Opening Doors to New Opportunity: Ford AV Acquires Audio Video Resources

Ford Audio-Video Systems, LLC (Ford), a top national AV integrator that specializes in enterprise level audio visual systems integration and collaboration solutions, announced today the acquisition of Audio Video Resources (AVR) based in Phoenix, AZ. The acquisition will enhance Ford’s service capabilities in Phoenix as well as its ability to provide award-winning design and technical installation throughout the western United States.

For over 60 years, Audio Video Resources has provided communication solutions that have brought real impact to their clients. The company employs more than 40 employees, providing its clients with services ranging from design and engineering consultation to installation and training as well as ongoing technical support and rentals. Professionalism and personalized attention has attracted major enterprises such as Arizona State University, the Cable Shopping Network, Fender Instruments, University of Arizona, and Aetna Insurance. AVR is an InfoComm Solutions Provider and boasts the highest number of industry certified designers and technicians of any audiovisual company in Arizona. Ford is excited to incorporate AVR’s capabilities and experience into its national operation.

Ford first stepped into the Arizona market with the establishment of its Phoenix division and while the local office has seen steady growth and success, the acquisition of such a well-known and trusted AV integrator like AVR, will increase Ford’s impact in the West. “It is our hope that this will provide expanded services to existing AVR customers and accelerate growth in the expanding Phoenix market” says Jim Ford, PE & President of Ford Audio-Video.

“Our staff is excited to join Ford AV, and we want to make this a smooth transition for our customers,” says AVR Owner, Mark Temen, “Together we will be a strong competitor with the capacity to handle the largest AV projects.”

About Cosponsor

Audio Video Resources has a headquarters in downtown Phoenix with a branch office in Tucson. AVR has gained the reputation as Arizona’s leader in providing audio video technical solutions, including design, engineering, installation, training, rentals and service.

About Ford Audio-Video

Ford AV designs, installs, rents and services professional sound, video and lighting systems for education, corporate, government, houses of worship, entertainment and sporting venues. Established in 1973, Ford employs more than 470 with offices across the United States. Recognized as one of the top audio-video integrators in the nation, Ford is known for installing some of the largest and most complex AV projects including ExxonMobil, AT&T, Houston Intercontinental Airport, State Farm, Fannie Mae, Apple Headquarters, Denver International Airport, Broncos Stadium, U.S. House of Representatives, West Angeles Church of God and the Cyber Warfare Integration Center for the U.S. Military.


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