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The Audio Visual Company

Established in 1970, The Audio Visual Company (AVCO) is a locally owned certified Small Disadvantaged business in the state of Hawaii. With 50 years of business experience in the Pacific marketplace, AVCO has evolved from a consumer audio-visual provider

into a highly sophisticated systems integration company. Today, AVCO is the largest design/integration company in Hawaii.


AVCO specializes in the design, engineering, and servicing of simple to complex integrated A/V systems.  AVCO has extensive experience in installing integrated systems in executive boardrooms, command briefing rooms, briefing theaters, and auditoriums, both here in Hawaii and on the mainland.  AVCO incorporates into its proposed projects the most advanced technologies currently available in the marketplace.

AVCO currently has 46 full-time employees.   We have 14 sales staff dedicated to serving Corporate/Business, Education, and Military markets.  We also have technical support staff including a design & engineering group, project management

Located in the AVCO Service Center is a technical group that includes 19 technicians that provide installation services, technical support, and service repair.  Many of these technicians are factory trained and certified to ensure that clients in Hawaii get the best possible service and maintenance for their installed technology.

AVCO employs certified sales and technical staff.  As a member of the Infocomm AVolution certification process, our employees have achieved CTS and credentials to ensure that our projects have the highest standards in the industry.


AVCO provides installation and 24/7 on-call service to all islands.  On Oahu we provide rapid response on-site services for key facilities such as command & control and security monitoring centers.  For our neighbor islands AVCO can provide next day service support.  Throughout the years, this rapid response to client's needs has helped AVCO establish a reputation for providing exceptional customer service for its clients.

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Awards and Certifications

If you're driving along Moanalua Road in Aiea, you might miss the Audio Visual Company sign. The unpretentious warehouse-like building belies a company that handles multi-million-dollar contracts for some of the biggest clients in the state and won the 2008 Technology Company of the Year Award by the Pacific Technology Foundation. "I was very surprised to get it," says company owner Thomas Lee on winning the award, "because we're not a company that develops or makes technology. We take everyone's equipment and we take their product and we put it together to create an integration of high-technology systems. We're systems integrators," he explains. Lee began as a technician and built AVCO from the ground-up. "As a tech, he and others got together and realized at some point things couldn't be fixed and it was time to sell people new ones," says Ainsley Mahikoa, AVCO's Market Development Manager. "And so instead of giving it to somebody else, they got into business selling and replacing pieces that didn't work anymore and eventually built it into a business."

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Professional Systems Network International (PSNI)

Professional Systems Network International is a premier network of audiovisual and broadcast communications systems integrators. Our independent industry leaders design, build, install and service AV and broadcast systems with attention to creativity, flexibility and advanced technology. The Audio Visual company is proud to be one of PSNI's premiere affiliate integrators.

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