Panos was born in Toronto, Canada, raised in Athens, Greece, and emigrated to the United States at the age of 18. Early careers in the Food & Beverage industry and Construction industry helped to develop a strong foundation in business and operations management. Moving into the world of Security, Surveillance and Audio/Video intrigued Panos and encouraged him to go out on his own and open Audio Video Invasion (AVI).
AVI has grown from a 3-man team operating out of a garage in 2006, to an established Control4 award-winning automation company (Platinum Premier yearly since 2008 and North East Region Top Volume Dealer 2010, 2011), with fourteen employees and over 3 million dollars in annual sales. Panos surrounds himself with people that are honest, dedicated, and passionate about excellence in everything they do. This formula has earned Panos the reputation of being a trustworthy man of-his-word within the AV circle, and is respected by everyone who interacts with Panos or AVI team members. While many other AV companies promise clients whatever they want to hear in order to get the sale, Panos will be a straight-shooter and all of his clients are grateful for his honesty and caring.
Besides being an A/V enthusiast and constant learner regarding industry changes, Panos loves entertaining friends and family, auto racing, and spending quiet time with his wife, Christina, and dog, Buddy.
Audio Video Invasion
(Plainview, NY 11803 — Phone: 516-345-2636 — www.audiovideoinvasion.com)
At Audio Video Invasion, we are custom home theater systems and audio visual experts. We specialize in Home Theater, Audio Distribution, Video Distribution, Lighting Control, Climate Control, Home Automation, Video Projection Systems, Structured Wiring, Plasma/LED Installations, Phone Systems, Home Networking and more.
Audio Video Invasion (AVI), continues to be a frontrunner in Home Automation Technology Control4 has awarded AVI as the Platinum Premier Top Volume Dealer in the Northeast Region yearly since 2010. Our expertise in Control4 automation systems presents us with opportunities for Beta-testing of new products, and provides Control4 Design and Engineering Headquarters with real-time feedback from the field.
AVI seeks partnerships with like-minded builders, architects, and designers to help ensure a standard of excellence. Rather than building a new showroom in the company’s offices, AVI partners with local businesses to build a collective functional design center, all of which allows prospective clients a full ‘hands-on’ experience in a high-traffic locations, as well as exposure to other vendors. Included in our business plan is a CEDIA certified outreach program, to teach industry members (Continuing Education Credits – at no charge to them) about such topics as automation integration, lighting control, and home theater design.
Our reputation for excellence and attention to detail grows from our ability to listen to the needs and expectations of our client – no matter if it is a private homeowner, or a national corporation, our goal is to ensure comfort and satisfaction at the completion of our work.
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