A/V Professionals

3 Ways to Reduce Risk as a Systems Integrator

Written 2017-05-18 by Chris Bianchet

Being a successful business owner means not only knowing when to take a calculated risk, but also recognizing how to reduce other risks.  Of course, there are many factors that go into running a successful AV business, but reducing risk...

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New Year’s Resolution #1: Avoid these Common AV Mistakes

Written 2016-12-27 by Chris Bianchet

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? Sure, so long as your AV installation projects are wrapped up, profitable, and your customers are happy. After all, isn’t that the goal of every business? Ring in the new...

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How we went from an Idea to #110 on the Inc. 500 in 4 years

Written 2016-10-04 by Chris Bianchet

I still remember the feeling of making the decision to start Herman Integration Services.  After a long stint in the AV Integration space, I knew there was an opportunity, but that didn’t make such a big change any less scary....

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Do You Know the Cost of Your Own Labor?

Written 2016-05-05 by Chris Bianchet

At the end of every project, integrators tend to do a rundown on their project costs. They factor in their installation labor, engineering, programming and then they apply that against their costs to come up with a profitability on the...

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Best Practices for Working with AV Subcontractors from a Technician in the Field

Written 2016-01-29 by Chris Bianchet
AV Installer

Every month I write a blog from the perspective of an owner of an AV company.   This month, however, we thought it would be great to hear from one of our leaders in the field, Scott Straw and his perspective...

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