How to Choose an AV Design & Install Partner Based on Your Facilities’ Needs

If you’re managing a corporate or retail project that requires audio visual (AV) systems, you may not know where to start looking for audio visual contractors. While there are numerous potential companies to work with, they’re not created equally. In fact, the caliber of the corporate audio visual services you get can make or break a facility’s ultimate design and success with end users. With this in mind, here are the three top factors to consider as you begin your search.  

1. A partner, not a vendor. 

Many companies will sell you AV equipment. But true partners will also caution you away from spending more money than you need to or unnecessarily complicating your design. When you first speak with potential providers ask them for their specific feedback on your vision. You should be able to get a solid idea of whether they’re looking to upsell (or over-sell) you – or actually looking out for your best interests. 

2. Trustworthiness. 

Furthermore, any audio visual contractors you engage with need to earn your trust. As you go through the process of narrowing down potential choices, think about who is already giving you valuable expertise before you’ve signed any checks. Also, evaluate possible partners’ websites to learn whose trust they’ve already earned.  Check out case studies, testimonials, and customer logos to get a clearer picture of whether they follow through on their word. 

3. Full scope. 

Finally, your goal should be to find a company that offers both design consulting and installation.  If you cobble together different providers for each part of the process, the end result is likely to feel similarly disjointed. But a partner who is used to complete everything from design, to installation, to maintenance, and beyond will have more insight into best practices and how to add value. They’ll be able to flag potential roadblocks early on so your project won’t be prolonged and your budget won’t be inflated. It’s only experience and a full range of understanding that equip providers to keep you on track and progressing toward your goals.

As you consider audio visual companies for your next corporate or retail project, we hope you’ll give us a chance to earn your trust. Contact us to learn more.