We’re excited to share a recent interview that featured AVPA President Matthew Grisafe. This interview was published in the online magazine, SDVoyager. SDVoyager is a site that features the best of San Diego—from artists to entrepreneurs to local institutions. They share the stories of locals doing interesting and innovative things and who make San Diego a great place to live and work. They also aim to connect San Diego residents with local businesses that are doing great work.
The publication wanted to learn more about Matt and his journey as an entrepreneur and as an owner of a Crestron and Extron programming company in San Diego, and they allowed him to share—for those who are not “in the know”—about what a Crestron and Extron programming company does. You can read the entire interview here.
In the interview, Matt talked about AVPA’s founding as well as about some of the challenges the company has faced in its more than 16 years in business and how he has guided AVPA through them, most notably the housing crash in 2010, when almost all of the company’s residential Crestron programming projects dried up. He spoke of some of the company’s highest achievements as well, such as the Crestron programming we did for a luxury beachfront residence in San Diego that took top honors at the Global CEDIA awards last year, and about the Crestron programming we recently completed for the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
Matt also talked about the advantages of being a small business with a tight-knit group of employees. He spoke of being able to capitalize on opportunities more easily when they present themselves or make adjustments when market conditions shift. In addition, since Matt is still intimately involved in every project that AVPA takes on, he is able to make sure every customer is taken care of with excellent service and in a timely manner.
When it comes to AVPA’s 16 years in business (an eternity for a programming company!), Matt says in the interview:
“Our many years of experience definitely give us an advantage, especially when it comes to expanding existing systems, or bringing older systems up to date. We know how to work with older technology, which means our customers don’t have to start from scratch to take advantage of the advances in AV technology.”
At the end of the interview, Matt talked about the plans for the future of AVPA. He spoke of an expansion of the Extron programming side of the business for commercial environments, and about getting into more DSP programming services.
We want to thank SDVoyager for featuring Matt in their publication. It was a great opportunity to share about what makes our company unique and, hopefully, to connect with some people in the San Diego area who are in need of Crestron or Extron programming services. If that’s you, we’d love to talk with you! Contact us today to learn more about what we do.