Walter was born and raised in Danbury, Connecticut. He has 20+ years of experience in the custom AV industry. He began his career in the early ninety’s as a wirepuller and worked his way up the ladder. The first five years of his experience was in the Southern CT and NYC areas- working with high-profile clients such as c-level execs of fortune 500 companies as well as athletes. The following seven years was when the wealth of his experience expanded into running and operating a full scale AV firm out of NY with his focus on developing quality customer service to high end clients, all types of AV system design and integration as well as direct sales of both products and services. Upon leaving the NY area, he relocated to the Richmond, VA area to consult for multiple AV firms. Prior to forming EHE, Walter was a Lead Sales & Systems Designer for a local AV firm. Given his 20 + years of experience, Walter's focus has been to build a quality custom AV firm, one who’s customer service, quality of work, integrity and commitment would stand out in the industry- second to none. Walter currently lives in Lansdowne, VA with his wife Stacey and daughter Madeline.
Susan was born and raised in Danbury, Connecticut. She attended both Fairfield University and Southern New Hampshire University. She has 30+ years of combined financial and human resources experience, 15 of those years spent working for a Global Fortune 500 company, Praxair. Given Susan’s experience in working for small, medium and large companies, we are excited to have her as part of the EHE team. The custom AV experience of our team combined with her wealth of financial and HR experience will provide us the overall experience needed to be successful in our market.
Stacey is a Northern Virginia native, born and raised in Ashburn, VA, a mother of two with a degree in Business Administration. She is a business development and sales management professional with 15+ years of experience...one who drives change initiatives at the business process levels while cultivating partnerships. Her background includes strategic sales planning, project management, account management and staffing- providing service to both government and commercial entities. Her one-on-one communication and interpersonal skills have resulted in productive relationships with industry professionals and a reputation for fostering long standing client relations. Stacey currently lives in Lansdowne, VA with her husband and two children.
Jacob was born in rural Indiana, PA. He began his interest in home technology while working as a flooring installer and questioning the guy installing what are now archaic volume controls. From there he attended ITT Technical Institute, graduating top of his class with a Computer and Electronics Engineering degree. Before graduation day his car was packed and he moved to Scottsdale, AZ where he started his career in “smart home electronics”. From Cable Tech to Project Manager and System Designer, after nearly 10 years in the industry Jacob has worn almost all the hats at one time or another. Jacob has worked with Crestron Electronics and most of the other major brands that EHE represents for the extent of his career, that level of product knowledge is a major benefit to a General Manager in the technology industry. Jacob’s focus is to keep EHE as the place that all AV professionals want to work and where builders and home owners look for all their technology needs. He resides in Purcellville, VA with his girlfriend Hillary, beagle Porter and 2 miniature Dachshunds Lucy and Gretel. Jacob spends as much time as he can outdoors fishing, hiking, traveling and disc golfing.
Becca was born and raised in Loudoun County, VA. She graduated college from University of Oklahoma “Boomer Sooners”! Her career then started after college working in the family-owned business, Hodges Company, providing windows and doors. Having grown up in the construction industry, it was an easy transition into her position as Client Services Associate with EHE. Our clients really enjoy working with Becca. They know that their needs will be taken care of and in a timely manner. Outside of work, Becca enjoys spending time with her 6 year old son Kaeson, friends, her pitbull named “Dozer” and she enjoys traveling whenever possible.
Louis has spent most of his career in Financial Services before moving into the AV Industry about 4 years ago. He gained most of his training and experience while at Connec and then a few years later joined our team at EHE. Louis is currently living in Richmond, VA where he grew up. He is married with two daughters and one on the way. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family. Every year he and his father do a couple of trips to sporting events. The last few years have included Indycar races; The Indy 500 the last three years. Louis also enjoys movies and gaming.
David got his start in the consumer electronics industry in the mid 90’s as a salesman in the Audio/Video department of a local Circuit City Store. He soon moved on to a smaller local A/V retailer that had more of a specialization in custom installation and automation. His technical knowledge, and overall interest in understanding how things work, led him away from sales and down the path of a “system programmer,” where he would program the advanced remotes of the of the time: Lexicon, Pronto, Xantech, Crestron, etc. His background in engineering and architecture helped him also fill the role of “system engineer,” where he would specify the parts and pieces needed to make a complex system function the way it was intended. Today, with his knowledge of computers and networking added into the mix, David is a well-rounded and capable engineer for today’s IP-centric systems and services. Outside of the office, David enjoys traveling, playing ice hockey, and following Formula 1 racing.
Josh was born in Silver Spring, MD in 1984. He grew up in Bowie until his parents decided to pack the family up and move to New Hampshire for his Dads job when he was 13. He spent his free time outside of school playing sports including Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball and was out fishing on the local lakes and ponds any chance he could get. He quickly found a passion for the outdoors in New England hiking the local mountains and spending weekends at the local lakes fishing with his Dad. His first job was working at Electrical Supply of Milford where he took care of the lighting showroom along with shipping and receiving tasks. He graduated from Milford High School in 2003 and decided to head back to Maryland to attend college. He studied construction management for two years at Anne Arundel Community College while also playing baseball. For a summer job he returned to New Hampshire and worked for One Source Security and Automation. This is where his journey as a low voltage technician started. After college he decided to plant his roots in Maryland permanently where he started working for a local A/V company in Baltimore. Started off as a helper and quickly moved his way up to being a technician and a short while later a lead tech. Six years later as an A/V Tech he found himself starting at EHE in the spring of 2013. He prides himself in being a hard worker and going above and beyond what is expected of him on the job.
Doug is a native of Long Island, New York, where he was fortunate to spend summers sailing the waters around Long Island with his family. After high school, he attended CUNY’s Hunter College as a Studio Art Major. A life long sailor, he came to custom home electronics from the equally demanding world of custom marine electronics. As a Nexus Instruments preferred installer, he has many years of experience installing Marine electronics. Doug began working in the home electronics industry bringing the same skills and work ethic that made him successful in the marine industry to home electronics. Since joining the Custom Home Electronic and Automation industry Doug has worked hard to bring his unique background in fine arts, customer service and electronics installation together to become one of the areas leading installers. His work in system programming includes level One Training in both Crestron and Savant Control Systems, various Universal Remote Control trainings and certifications.
Buddy has 19 years of experience in the technology industry. He started in 1995 installing and programming digital phone systems for Executone Information Systems. After a few years in the Washington and Philadelphia areas, he moved to Los Angeles. There he gained commercial A/V skills building editing bays and equipment racks for the film industry’s postproduction facilities. After a short stint installing HD satellite dishes he segued into home AV, automation and security with MaxSecurity Inc. This small company allowed him to further expand his skill set with work on alarm systems, Panasonic phone systems, whole house audio/video and universal remote programming. Moving back to DC in 2003 he spent seven years with MyerEmco as a lead technician and programmer. Buddy’s high level of customer service, expertise, and attention to detail was rewarded with the MyerEmco President’s Circle of Technical Excellence award five years in a row. Before joining EHE he also worked for three years with another local custom installation company as a project manager. Although Buddy has seen a lot of amazing things in the past two decades, he still gets thrilled over working with the latest gadgets or seeing a customer’s face light up when enjoying their newly installed home theater.
"We were very pleased with the attention to detail and outstanding service by Walter and Doug. They listened to our requirements, and asked lots of questions that I hadn’t considered when designing the Audio Visual and low voltage for our extensive remodel. Their recommendation of hidden, behind the wall, speakers was great and the sound is incredible. They knew how to design the sound to our very unique living space. They also rose to a very difficult design challenge of suspending a television on a very rough fireplace. The effect is very dramatic and ties perfectly to our design aesthetic. Very happy!"
"EHE's team of professionals handled all of my audiovisual needs (complete home theater, security system, full house audio system and complicated flat screen installations with wireless communications). EHE offers the technical capability and product offerings of a larger outfit but with a higher and much more personal level of customer service. My family has become friends with the EHE folks. If I send a text to the company with a question, I get a call back within minutes (even on weekends) to try to resolve any issues immediately over the phone. If that doesn't do it, they are out right away. EHE prices are very reasonable and they don't try to upsell us on installs and gear we don't need. We have exactly what we want and we use it all the time. Everything works seamlessly. We will be adding more AV capability over time, and we will be using EHE."