Our experienced designers work with you to determine the scope and system capabilities required and then specify all of the equipment, materials and labor necessary to complete the project.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a System Documentation can be worth thousands of dollars as it helps ensure that there are no misconceptions regarding equipment and locations, as well as signal type and path.
Designer services are now offered by the hour or in time blocks to help BlueDog Engineering Data subscribers over any hurdles to complete the job. With Designer on Demand, stencils and templates are linked to catalog items to provide rough-in plans, rack elevation drawings and schematics for seamless installation.
What Client’s Say
I recently had the good fortune of being introduced to Curt Hayes of Audio Design. I contacted Curt to design an audio, video, automation system for an 8500 sq. ft. custom home. As an independent consultant Curt designed the entire system, selected the most cost effective equipment and evaluated the best integrator for the job. His professionalism, industry knowledge and follow up made all the difference in the success of the project. I highly recommend Curt to anyone contemplating installing an audio/video/automation system. His fees were more than offset by time I would have spent trying to accomplish this job on my own.David Soblick, President.
Life Quality Home Health Care
Audio Design, Inc. has created the most detailed and accurate system design drawings we have had the pleasure of working with. Thanks to their attention and diligence, we have been able to provide an accurate program to all of our mutual clients. Without the amount of information Mr. Hayes gathers, our programming
hours would be greatly affected. It is a true pleasure to work with one of the industry’s best.Cinto Frausto, President. Alysyn Technologies, Inc.
Curt Hayes of Audio Design Inc. is trained on Lutron Homeworks lighting control and Sivoia QED window treatment systems. Curt also has experience creating designs, documentation and proposals for Lutron systems.Noah Clark, SE Regional Sales Representative. Lutron Electronics
Why Choose Us
- We have a team of professional system designers with collectively 100 years of experience, providing the resources necessary to timely in meeting the expectations of your demanding clients.
- As a dedicated design firm, we are “brand neutral” – able to specify the best equipment for each application.
- We maintain an extensive database of equipment, up-to-date pricing and installation labor factors to ensure accuracy for your all projects – big or small.
- We incorporate a formal review process for all deliverables in an ongoing effort to provide accuracy in every subittal.
- We are trained and experienced in the industry standard software programs, including D-Tools (Visio) and AutoCAD.
Audio Design in the News
Audio Design is excited to announce their recent appearance in D-Tools, a popular blog featuring companies that sell, develop and support D-Tools products! The article, titled: “Selling Scope (and Budget)”, gives readers advice on closing deals, making great first impressions and most importantly, building a respectable and successful business.
Here’s a preview of what they had to say:
SELLING SCOPE (AND BUDGET)
by Josh Carlson
“I will admit, finding the right “tool” for this job hasn’t been easy in the past. There have been individual voices around the industry who have advocated the concept, and a few companies have developed software applications intended to sell “packages”, but the pickings have been pretty slim and dealers have largely been left to come up with solutions on their own. And that can be done. Fundamentally, selling “scope” starts by simply creating and defining a list of “systems” that you sell and support (e.g. theater, audio/video distribution, integrated control, lighting, security, etc.).
Armed with a systems list with corresponding price ranges you can lead your client through each, first determining if there is an interest in a particular system – this develops the scope of the project – and second what level of quality and capability is desired – this develops the budget. It may be a manual approach, but with a printed list of systems in front of you and the client – and an agreed upon budget to the side of each – a baseline number can be easily generated at the bottom. If the client accepts that figure it’s far more likely that the proposal you create next will be accepted. Taking a small design retainer (I recommend 2% as a minimum) for creation of this detailed quote further solidifies your chances of closing the sale.”