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Our Unique Founder

Founder and President Phil Joseph was the kind of kid who liked to take things apart, especially stereos. Phil had a love of both music and TV growing up, and actually majored in Mass Communication in college hoping to go into television production. While in college, Phil worked for a local electronics retailer and began going out to clients homes to hook up the new equipment they had purchased. This launched the idea that eventually became AVT.

After 10 years of experience in the field, Phil's love of electronics morphed into a love of business. The ensuing years since has made Phil a very unique leader. "I am probably one of the dumbest guys in the room when it comes to the inner-workings of technology," says Phil. "I don't even program my own iPhone...why should I when I have all these smart "kids" working for me?"

This departure of our leader from the nuts and bolts of technology has helped AVT in two very distinct ways: First, it has allowed Phil to focus on the proper business practices of running a company rather than be an enthusiast trying to make a living out of their hobby. Second, and even more importantly, it has made Phil more like his clients than probably any other technology company owner out there. The fact that Phil doesn't love "fooling around with technology," but rather simply enjoys the latest technology has to offer puts him in touch with our average clients, who live busy lives and just want things to work.

Clients often say if they talked to other companies before talking with Phil, they've gotten overwhelmed by geek-speak and leave the meeting more confused than when it started. Phil may not know how to program a network or his iPhone, but he sure understands the frustrations and challenges of the end user and is attentive and empathetic to their needs. Phil likes to say, "AVT is now a company with one old guy (me) and a bunch of smart kids." 🙂

Our Unique Founder

Founder and President Phil Joseph was the kind of kid who liked to take things apart, especially stereos. Phil had a love of both music and TV growing up, and actually majored in Mass Communication in college hoping to go into television production. While in college, Phil worked for a local electronics retailer and began going out to clients homes to hook up the new equipment they had purchased. This launched the idea that eventually became AVT.

After 10 years of experience in the field, Phil's love of electronics morphed into a love of business. The ensuing years since has made Phil a very unique leader. "I am probably one of the dumbest guys in the room when it comes to the inner-workings of technology," says Phil. "I don't even program my own iPhone...why should I when I have all these smart "kids" working for me?"

This departure of our leader from the nuts and bolts of technology has helped AVT in two very distinct ways: First, it has allowed Phil to focus on the proper business practices of running a company rather than be an enthusiast trying to make a living out of their hobby. Second, and even more importantly, it has made Phil more like his clients than probably any other technology company owner out there. The fact that Phil doesn't love "fooling around with technology," but rather simply enjoys the latest technology has to offer puts him in touch with our average clients, who live busy lives and just want things to work.

Clients often say if they talked to other companies before talking with Phil, they've gotten overwhelmed by geek-speak and leave the meeting more confused than when it started. Phil may not know how to program a network or his iPhone, but he sure understands the frustrations and challenges of the end user and is attentive and empathetic to their needs. Phil likes to say, "AVT is now a company with one old guy (me) and a bunch of smart kids." 🙂

Mission Statement

AVT exists to provide and install high quality electrical, custom entertainment, safety, and convenience systems. Utilizing a thorough design process and ongoing research, these systems will enhance the homes and businesses of our clients; delivering enjoyment, ease of use, and peace of mind. We will strive to consistently offer products and installation which exceed expectations in terms of longevity, ease of use, and value. Through our diverse expertise, which spans a broad range of product categories (including lighting design and control, audio/video, communications, security/surveillance, automated window treatments and network systems), we will provide solutions that integrate well with each other and bring a synergy across the client’s entire aesthetic and electronic landscape.

Our Values:

  • A positive attitude of mutual respect and cooperation with all coworkers, vendors and clients.
  • Aesthetic and electronic synergy of designs.
  • Clear documentation and instruction on use of all installed systems.
  • Ongoing employee training, empowerment, and retention.
  • Exceeding client’s expectations as a normal course of business.
  • Protection of client’s property.
  • Technological awareness of new products and advancements in technology.
  • Thorough designs and efficient installations.
  • Detailed and accurate accounting that's easy for clients to read/understand.
  • Professional, knowledgable, and courteous employees.
  • FUN!!!! We want this to be enjoyable for everyone concerned.

What Our Clients are Saying

Thank you so very much for doing the great job that you do. I enjoy the working relationship that we have, and recommend you to many people.

Mark Becker

Architect and Builder, Oakland

Your team was prompt, very attentive to details, and of great help to me as one who appreciates a fine audio/visual system, but who is not very knowledgeable about the electronics involved.

Michael Kaufman

Client, Oakland

The experts at AVT are nothing short of true professionals. I never hesitate to recommend them to my clients.

Vanessa Neilson

Owner, Interior Reflections Design, Walnut Creek

In today's world it has been a true pleasure to work with AVT. In our opinion, there is simply no company more qualified.

Tom and Karen Mulvaney

Homeowners, Lafayette

I can faithfully count on your firm to provide pleasant jobsite/client meetings, well detailed estimates, professional installation and an open line of communication throughout the process.

Ross Rembec

Kruegar Brothers Construction, San Francisco

I must tell you that your team did a phenomenal job of doing the installation of both Audio and Lighting systems. I have been very happy with the quality and their professionalism in getting the job done.

Nagesh Avadhany

Homeowner, Milpitas

Phil - You and your guys have made it easy. Your team is very sympathetic in their understanding of how AVT's work is essential to the operation and enjoyment of daily life. Your guys (Joe especially) are problem solvers, and we really appreciate that.

Linda Waissar

Homeowner, Portola Valley

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Location

AVT Main Office / Showroom
38 Beta Court Suite C-38

San Ramon, CA 94593
(925) 838-8444

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