AVPA is proud to announce that one of our recent residential projects, for which we did the Crestron programming, won a top award at CEDIA’s 2017 Home Technology Professional Awards competition! Specifically, the award was for “Best Integrated Home – Level IV” in the Americas. Level IV refers to a project with a budget of $450,000 or more. The winners were announced earlier this month at the CEDIA Celebration hosted on the USS Midway in San Diego, and the winning entries have now been sent on to the Global competition in London. Continue reading “AVPA’s San Diego Crestron Programming Project Wins Coveted Award at CEDIA” »
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As Crestron programmers, much of what we do at AVPA is highly technical. We’re the behind-the-scenes team that makes customized smart home technology possible. We do the complex programming so the end user can enjoy an easy-to-use, but powerful, home control and automation system. Continue reading “New E-Book by AVPA President Matthew Grisafe Highlights the Possibilities for Home Automation and Control” »
Recently, someone asked me if I’d rather be known as a business owner or a programmer. I was a bit taken aback by this question at first, because I’d like to be known as both! I’ve been doing Crestron and Extron programming in San Diego for many years, and I have been the owner of AV Programming Associates for more than 15 years now. I’ve enjoyed both roles immensely. Continue reading “Are You a Business Owner or an AV Programmer? Matthew Grisafe, AVPA Owner, Answers” »
Crestron programming is a niche industry, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a good amount of competition in the San Diego area. Because of that, it is important to be able to distinguish between the various Crestron programming companies that are vying for your business.
We believe there are three key characteristics that all serious Crestron programming companies should have. If you hire a company with all three, your project is much more likely to finish on time, on budget, and meet all of your specifications. Continue reading “Three Characteristics to Look for in a Crestron Programming Company” »
AVPA was founded on September 11, 2001 (yes, that September 11), which made for somewhat of a rocky start. But here we are, 15 years later, with more than 1,250 successfully completed projects under our belts, and still going strong!
Depending on your perspective, you may think 15 years in business is either a really long time, or no big deal. But let me tell you, 15 years in the professional audio/visual (A/V) industry is an eternity! This industry sees a lot of turnover. It seems like any time new technology comes along, another A/V company pops up, and most don’t seem to last more than a year or two. Continue reading “AVPA Celebrates 15 Years of Crestron Programming in San Diego and Beyond” »
AV Programming Associates was recently presented with an opportunity to work with a new customer—a reputable and respected audiovisual integration company in San Diego. They had already secured a high-profile government project and needed to partner with an experienced, certified Crestron programming company to complete the project. They also needed some help and support regarding the system design and functionality.
After many conversations over the course of a few weeks to gather information about the upcoming project, the customer shared the amount they had budgeted to cover the programming portion of the project. Unfortunately, as the system requirements and scope of the project came into focus, it became clear that our programming costs would be more than double the customer’s budget. Continue reading “AVPA Places High Priority on Creating Lasting Relationships with Crestron Programming Customers” »