With over 50 years of combined experience, AV Design Consultants has built a reputation for quality, innovative, and creative electronic infrastructure covering a wide range of diverse applications including university facilities, new homes, alterations, and additions to existing homes/buildings, apartment buildings/MDU, restaurants, and outdoor living areas.
It is never a one man show, however. A team of enthusiastic, young system engineers with fresh, innovative ideas has been carefully nurtured to maturity. Our 30 years in practice make possible the teamwork which sees innovative, high quality, award winning, inspiring projects built to the highest of standards. The team includes the best technicians, programmers, and design engineers who blend their ideas and those of the client into a coherent whole.
Working from our own premises in Northwest Arkansas, AV Design Consultants is a very tight knit team with common beliefs and goals in efficiently building functional, seamless, and well-implemented systems. The results of our commitment to design excellence are reflected in numerous publications and awards.
The team would not have been successful without the fortune of working with the most stimulating and interesting clients one can find in NWA - clients that have been successful in their own fields by virtue of their special talents and have requested the same from their electronic systems architects. The client spread is broad and goes from Little Rock, AR to Bella Vista and over to nearby states like Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri.
AV Design Consultants has found that the best projects result from supervision by electronic architects from beginning to end, and our clients usual comment is “that was much easier than I thought."
We look forward to our journey with you,
AV Design Consultants Inc.
Meet The AV Design Consultants Inc. Team
Paul Crawford - Owner
Paul Crawford has about 30 years total in the industry. Paul’s passion for the design aspect combined with his extensive experience gives AV Design an edge above and beyond other competitors. He believes in a well thought out design matched with quality products, to ensure customers have the most reliable systems in our area.
Chris Palmer - Operations Manager
Chris Palmer holds a computer engineering degree from the UofA and a minor in mathematics. His time working in the family electrical contracting business while growing up, along with an understanding of electronics, system design, and programming language reflects his 11 years of industry immersion. All his time in the field, along with the dedication to his clients, is now being put to use in the day to day organization aspects with AVDCI.
During his free time Chris enjoys wrangling his young daughter on their small farm and flipping properties with his wife.
Paul Crawford III - Technician
Paul Jr. hopes to one day continue the family legacy as leaders in the AV industry. His 3yrs experience are just a small start on what will be a long and fruitful career serving the Arkansas local community.
Mitchell Chappie - Lead Security Specialist
Mitch has been with AV Design for 5yrs. He boasts an impressive 24yrs experience in security. He prides himself on being a jack-of-all-trades, besides his masterful understanding of security, fire, CCTV, and access control. He is Level 1 & Level 2 Fire and Electronics certified. Factory training from Honeywell, FireLite, and Keri Systems are among many areas of his continued security education. Mitch is very much a family man and very involved in his community.
Brandon Zanzig - Warehouse Coordinator/Technician
Brandon has been with AVDCI for 2 years. He wears several different hats and keeps us well organized in our warehouse. He is also an avid electronics enthusiast.
In his spare time Brandon loves spending time in the outdoors hiking, camping, and enjoying all that nature has to offer.
Chris Curry - Lead AV Specialist
Chris is our very proficient and savvy in-house AV specialist. He has proudly been with the company for 7 years. Chris Curry is certified with Control4, Savant, and Sonos among others. There are few techs that show a commitment to customer satisfaction like Mr. Curry.
When he’s not working you’re likely to catch Chris spending time with his family and fishing or floating on an Arkansas river. .
Derek Crawford - Security Specialist
Security Specialist - Derek has worked for AV Design for a year and a half, with a boastful 17 years overall experience. He has a level 2 fire/security certification, level 4 CO equipment installer certification, and level 4 fiber optic/transmission cabling certification under his belt.
Eric Ryan - Sales and Marketing
Having experience in HVAC, service and hospitality, sales and distribution industries, as well as building his own home, gives Eric an immense amount of knowledge and experience in delivering for the customer. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a business minor. Eric has six years sales and marketing experience. This rich background gives him a well rounded perspective on good practices in business. Eric passionately believes in home automation’s ability to simplify our lives and add to family time!
Justin has been with AV Design for over a year. He has over 15 years of cumulative experience in A/V and home automation. He holds certifications from many manufactures; including Savant, Control 4, Lutron, Paradigm, RTI, and others. Justin’s many years of experience come from not only programming home automation systems and networks, but also troubleshooting them. He enjoys the challenge of creating a system that not only functions great, but is also reliable and easy to use. We very much appreciate his wealth of knowledge and availability as a resource to our clients!
In his spare time you can find him camping and boating all around Beaver Lake with his Family and Friends.