After thirty-seven years in business, Ford Audio-Video (Ford AV) continues to grow; engineering and installing audio/video/lighting systems across the United States, Ford AV provides sound, video, and lighting systems for businesses, corporate training centers, boardrooms, government, churches, education, entertainment, airports and sporting venues.
Jim and Claire Ford founded Ford AV in 1973 and continue to provide daily leadership. Claire Ford, CEO, graduated from the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, received her law degree from Oklahoma City University and is admitted to the Bar. Jim Ford, President, received a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1969 and is a Registered Professional Engineer in OK, TX, and CO.
With more than 270 full time employees, Ford AV is headquartered in Oklahoma City, has seven divisions including Tulsa, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Denver, and Las Vegas and four support offices in Reston, Kansas City, Wichita, and Portland. The 75,000 square foot corporate headquarters was specifically designed to provide a highly efficient production facility for the engineering, fabrication, and testing of electronic systems. In addition, the headquarters houses an A/V rental center. Ford AV excels in the installation of large, complex and demanding audio/video systems such as the Panther football stadium in Charlotte, NC (shown to the left) and Mt. Rushmore’s Visitor Center (shown below). Licensed in more than 20 states; with a bonding capacity for large projects, Ford AV manages forty plus projects simultaneously and completes more than three hundred project installations each year.
Ford AV’s strength lies in its experienced sales, support and technical staff. With 33 engineers and 18 project managers, the Job Center schedules its own work force of job superintendents and installation technicians. Ford AV takes responsibility for the complete installation including software and control system programming, service, warranty, and training.
Customer training is facilitated in Ford AV’s new Training Center and employs a full time customer trainer. The Training Center features a 2,500 square foot demonstration studio and a seventy seat multilevel auditorium with high definition multi-point video-conference and hi-definition rear screen projection. The auditorium is equipped with the latest audio, video, computer, and lighting systems installed and ready for “hands-on” demonstration. An annual schedule of training seminars provides customers with continuing education on systems operation.
From small to large, Ford AV designs and installs sound, video and lighting systems, including a team that specializes in Religious Facilities. Shown to the left is the 9,000 seat Prestonwood Baptist Church located in Dallas, TX.
Contact Ford AV at 800-654-6744 or 405-946-9966. Corporate Headquarters is located at 4800 West Interstate 40, Oklahoma City, OK 73128.