Technology. Design. Experience. Since 2004, Audio Video Specialists has built its business around these core principles. Our goal is to meticulously integrate technology to enhance your lifestyle for comfort, security and entertainment. Home Theater Design and Integration.

At Audio Video Specialists we are committed to offer only the finest and most reliable brands in each system we design. We specialize in “value engineering” in order to give our clients the most for their investment. We are constantly updating our product selections to ensure the latest in technological advancements.


Audio / Music

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato.

Easy, fun, everywhere. It’s today’s music listening experience. Use a simple APP from any device to manage music by location. High quality recessed or free standing speaker systems enable you to connect and stream your favorite tunes via WIFI or Bluetooth.


Movies provide escape, inspiration, and influence how we view the world. Dedicating a space in your home for a theater or media room is an awesome experience for yourself, friends and family alike to come together and watch movies, a favorite TV series, or catch the latest game.

Lighting Control

Smart, centralized lighting controls create the perfect setting for any occasion. With the touch of a single button, you can select entire scenes for different moods such as “reading,” “entertain,” or “vacation.” Imagine hosting a dinner and pressing one button to set all lights and window coverings both inside and out. And a single-gang keypad gives more control than a wall full of conventional switches.

Video Surveillance

Want to know if the pets are behaving or what the kids are up to? Our smart home systems integrate cameras into the same application for easy check-ins on the home front. AVS automatic recording of all cameras allows you to playback at a later date.


We are the best choice for your smart home network. With our customer assurance program, we engineer your home Wi-Fi to provide exacting wireless coverage throughout and back it with a 3-year product warranty.

Smart Home Automation

Daily tasks become effortless and efficient with home automation; simplifying home technology and freeing up your time. From a simple app on your smartphone/tablet, or from a whole home remote, control the many features of your house anywhere, anytime.


Simplify and streamline the technology in a corporate environment. Whether adding a lounge for your employees, digital signage, or a new boardroom video conferencing system, AVS will design the perfect package to integrate your technology needs.




“Technology has outpaced my ability to manage it! Fortunately there are people like the staff at Audio Video Specialists who are incredibly knowledgeable and ready and willing to go out of their way to find and implement solutions that work for the rest of us. As a bonus, although I am fairly far from them geographically they have consistently been able to schedule my work as if I were down the street. I highly recommend his company.”

Patti D

“My wife and I hired Audio Video Specialists to design, purchase and install a new audio/visual system for our home. Dan provided great service and good value. He delivered a final product that we have enjoyed for almost two years and has provided great follow up service when we have had questions, particularly around issues with the remote controls that my kids continually damage. I have recommended Dan to friends and I will continue to do so.”

Ryan S.

“Dan did a phenominal job and is always available when we have questions. He has a marvelous personality and really knows his stuff. We would reccommend him and Audio Video Specialists to ANYONE!”

Mannie P.

“Dan knows his stuff. He is very creative and gets to know his clients before making purchase recommendations. He uses the best manufactures and integrates each piece of equipment to each other perfectly.”

Dana K.

“Knowledgeable and educated on the latest’s technology”
“Responsive to the needs of clients”
“Represented the best in equipment”

Gerald F

Audio Visual Specialists did incredible work! We are in the sales training business, and regularly host business leaders and executives (c-suite, business owners and presidents) in our office. Therefore, quality work was a “must have” for us and AVS exceeded expectations. Not only does our Smart Board, sound system and video system look great, it all works flawlessly for both in-house and virtual training. Additionally, during the coordination/installation – anytime we had an issue or needed to make a tweak to the original game-plan, they made the adjustments with no problem. Dan and his team is super friendly, accommodating and willing do what it takes to get the job done on your timeline. A+!

Lindsay G


Dan and his team did a great job recommending and installing our new projector. Very responsive, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Thanks, Dan!
Dan and his team were able to evaluate my needs and get the job done very quickly. Very professional and knowledgeable. Will absolutely use again.
Dan and AV Specialists Team are a Class Act. They are a very few Teams that walk the walk and not only Talk the Talk. AV Specialists is the REAL Team that not only did what they were requested for but much beyond the ask - this shows their passion to be delivering A+ outcomes. Top Notch Professionals - completely and highly focused on Customer Satisfaction, Bringing Solutions, Fast, Highly Skilled, Punctual, Problem Solvers (not Problem Creators - They focus on Solutions). We have found a long term Partner Team for all our requirements of Automation, Audio & Video (new and overhaul). Most important they Service with a Smile. Dan has put a very wonderful Team that permeates his Expertise (subject matter), Exuberance, Enthusiasm, Excellence and Exceeding expectations. My Best Wishes to Dan & Team always.
Amazing job! The crew was so knowledgeable and patient teachers. Trusted them with every step! Audio Visual and security plan was exactly as specified. Don't hesitate with this professional group.
I'm the shelter director for a pigeon rescue and having 24/7 surveillance cameras gives me peace of mind. I can also look back at footage to see any critters or birds of prey that are around. Without Audio Video Specialists I don't think I could sleep worrying about our birds. Thank you so much for all of the equipment to make my dream a reality!
Excellent service and product!!! Couldn’t have been happier with process and team to work with. Super professional and awesome!!! Thanks Dan!!!! ✨⭐️✨
I first met Dan in 2009 when he set up a Sunfire 5.2 system in my family room at my home in Woodstock. I liked the system so much that I had him install the same in my basement viewing area. Both systems ROCKED for movies and music. Party-goers often commented that the dance music sounded great. :-)Fast forward to 2022 and I have moved to McHenry. I was in the market for a 77” OLED and a Sonos sound bar (doing a minimalist audio system at the new house). I contacted Dan and he remembered me from 2009. We talked about how I want the display and sound bar mounted on the wall with minimal drywall cutting and to hide all of the cables. He knew exactly what I wanted.Tom and Gary came to the house and went over the install plan with me. They took the time to have a vacuum follow the drywall cutter to ensure no dust in the house. After mounting the TV and sound bar, they set up the Smart TV and Sonos system. It was a great experience working with them both.Everything turned out great! I am really pleased with how clean the look is on the wall, it’s just what I wanted.I am going to have AVS back out this summer to help design an outdoor audio system for my new deck, pergola, and fire pit area.Thank you Dan and Team AVS.
I have worked with Dan and his team on several projects for my clients, who more times than not are friends or family members. From the start, Dan is very transparent on his pricing and will only suggest items that you'll need. In the field, his techs are thorough, knowledgeable, and leave the work area cleaner than when they arrived. I'm looking forward to working with the AVS team on an upcoming project at my business. Would highly recommend them for commercial or residential.
Gary C. from AVS did a terrific job of setting up a new soundbar for our TV, which included the work to re-mount our TV on the wall to make space for it, as well as the wiring and setup of the soundbar itself. Gary worked efficiently through the process, took care when working around our furniture and in the house, took the time to teach us about the new equipment, and cleaned up and removed all the boxes when he left. Even after we discovered a minor issue, he came back the following day and fixed it in minutes. We are very happy with AVS (repeat customers) and highly recommend them to anyone for their audio-video needs!
Dan's team did a great job from selecting equipment and installing everything.
Dan and his team have been helping us with all our audio visual needs for the last few years. Whether its setting up new computer screens in our treatment rooms or getting our music needs squared away with our Sonos unit so it goes through out our whole office they are the best! Quick to respond if there are issues or something breaks down. Friendly service feels like one their top priorities. They are always our go to when recommending someone to help with electronics.
We just used Audio Video Specialists to install our outdoor deck entertainment system. Dan came out and explained all of the options and how it would all work. Two weeks later, Gary came out and installed everything over a couple days and then explained how it all worked. He is a total superstar and worked around us in our home without being a burden at all. Did a great job demonstrating how to use our new system and explaining how it all works.Overall, we're thrilled with the new set-up and can't wait to invite people over to use it. Don't think twice about hiring these guys to set up your system for you.
Dan and his crew did a fantastic job on a projector and screen for our gymnasium. The system works great and adds a ton of value to the space. Highly recommend AVS.
Dan and his crew are awesome.We refinished our basement and had Dan come in to help us with our AV needs. We started from my utmost dreams and talked about what we could do to make those a reality. There was never any pressure to buy any unneeded equipment. Dan will walk you through all of your options and what it'll cost to make that a reality. In my case I wanted to have multiple zones in the basement showing different football games at the same time. From simple to elaborate, Dan's team can do it all.Due to Covid there were some delays getting equipment and Dan installed his OWN PERSONAL receiver so I could watch the World Series in my new basement while we waited on the new receiver which was backordered.Would absolutely recommend them to anyone and everyone I know.
I needed internet ran for my college daughter's school work. The workers were on time. The work was very clean. Great job very satisfied could not be happier.Thank you, Larry
Dan and his team are amazing. They took our very old outdated theater room and updated the equipment and made everything so easy to use and control! Plenty of movie night and sports watching coming up soon! Thank you so much!! Don't hesitate to hire them - they do great work!
Very pleased with responsiveness, Covid precautions taken and quality of installation getting Sonos system properly working along with patience in educating how to use — tried for hours and now know that this was a job way beyond my pay grade.
Dan and Gary enjoying the Tv and audio you set up for our home! Amazing work!
I contacted audio video specialists for help in mounting my TV. They came out, and were very professional and wore masks. The two specialists were incredibly knowledgeable and knew exactly what they were doing. The finished product was better than I ever could have imagined. The owner Dan called me after to ensure I was pleased with the service I received which blew me away! If you have any in home entertainment needs, I would highly recommend hiring them!
Dan Cochenour and his team help you understand the potential of technology and guide you to find a solution that fits your living style. He is a great listener and will definitely be there for you after the sale with long term customer service.
A++, Excellent Design, Excellent Product and outstanding service before and after we wrote the check. Dan and his team did a terrific job designing a solution to fit our needs. The installation was flawless. I'm most impressed with the after installation followup and service. Unconditioned recomendation
We have been customers of audio video specialists for years. Dan and his team have done everything from installation of complete surround sound to Wi-Fi enhancement, to picking the ideal remote to integrate all of our devices. This team is extremely knowledgeable and superb professionals. We Cannot say enough great things about this company!
This is a great company! No pressure just knowledge and guidance on options to improve your home. I’m really impressed with Dan and the team.
Dan and Audio Video Specialist really keep up with the newest technology and how to properly install it.Highly recommend them for all things audio and visual!
We had Audio Video Specialists do our theater room in the basement and all of our TV's in the entire house...they did a phenomenal job and I would highly recommend them to anyone!!!
Dan and his team did a phenomenal job completing all the audio and video in our newly finished basement! From pre-wiring to hardware installation and setup. Everything is awesome and so easy to use! I highly recommend Audio Video Specialists for any size project.
We had Audio Video Specialists re-wire our entertainment center and upgrade all of our equipment for the family room recently. WOW! They did an excellent job and were done within the day! We are extremely happy with the work they did and will be using them again to set up our den so we can use that as a movie room! They are very knowledgeable, courteous and do a thorough job cleaning up after they leave. Highly recommend this company!
We recently had Audio Video Specialists install some speakers around our house and pool and everything is amazing! The crew did an outstanding job setting up and explaining how to use the system. Highly recommended!
Audio Video Specialists crew are great at assessing your needs an getting the best equipment and results for entertainment around the home. We sure enjoy our outdoor speaker system the Rock great sound and coverage for the whole yard. The crew installed new smart 4K tv today they are professional and curtious highly recommend for all home entertainment needs.
A great company with some great employees. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
Dan knows everything about TV internet and home theater. He helped me with my theatre and I have recommended him to other clients and he has never disappointed. He is a tru wizzard with electronics.
We give Dan and his team the highest reccomendation- we love our AV system and appreciate our relationship with you and your company Dan! Thank you 😊Tina and Brent
Dan and his crew are awesome! They did such a great job at my home creating my "man-cave" that I also hired them for a huge conference room project at my biz. My employees love our projector screen and speakers.
Dan and his people were awesome to work with. Great equipment at great prices too !
Audio Video Specialists did a complete overhaul of our residential A/V system including a small home theater in our basement. Dan and his team handled every aspect from design to installation to service. At the outset, they asked us our wants and needs for the system and then came up with a plan that met our goals. We couldn't be happier with the results.
Topnotch Home Theater installed by ExpertsOur family loves a good movie and we love watching them in the older style movie theaters but they seem to be vanishing, giving way to the newer multiplex theaters with what I call “Coma Lounger” seating so we decided to have our own home theater built in our basement. I checked with many contractors and several recommended the same audio/video company, “AUDIO VIDEO SPECIALIST” Gilberts, IL. I called them and Dan came out to see what we had in mind but mainly to listen to what we wanted for an end result. He did the survey of the basement himself and we received the bid from him in person, allowing us to go over everything within and he was able to answer all of our questions. He definitely listened to everything my wife and I wanted as you will see in the photos. We agreed to the bid and put them to work – Dan overseen everything, from pre-wire, equipment installation and programming everything to a single remote control. WOW!!! We are so blessed to have found this company – Now we have our own 15 seat, stadium style 4k projection system with 7/2 surround sound which is beyond reproach and all our friends, family and church groups all love the “Night Owl Theater” Thank you AUDIO VIDEO SPECIALIST for listened to what we wanted and delivering beyond our expectations of an amazing home theater.
The Audio Video Specialists team has performed numerous jobs for us at various locations across a wide geographical footprint. The quality of their work and attention to detail is second to none. Outstanding customer service coupled with a first-rate work ethic that we are proud to endorse. We will continue to use Audio Video Specialists in the future and would recommend these guys to any company in the market for the services they offer. You will not be disappointed. They are a top-notch vendor. Bottom line: They do it right!
My company has used Audio Visual Specialists several times over the last 5 years. Dan and his team have been responsive, educated, clean and very technically. I use them to advise, purchase , install and maintain my equipment in the office. Dan personally designed the audio/visual equipment for our main conference room where we hold local as well as our national board meetings. We receive compliments each time our Board of Directors is in town. I recommend Dan to my friends and industry partners whenever I can
Very knowledgeable on recommending the right equipment. He and his crew are courteous and clean. We've had them to our house several times and they handle all of our audio visual needs. I would recommend them to anyone!
We are delighted with our installation. Dan and crew worked with us on bringing in the electrical through our new mantel and all equipment is behind the screen. We have ordered Comcast wireless and as soon as that is installed you won't be able to see any wires at all. Great job and great value. We're enjoying and are very pleased with AV Specialists service.
Dan and his team were very courteous and always on time. They were able to come up with innovative ways to update our older home and improve on our internet service and audio needs without charging us a fortune. I would wholeheartedly recommend Audio Visual Specialists.
I have had the opportunity to utilize the services & expertise of Audio Video Specialists in both my residential & office environments. Dan and his team are the consummate professionals who not only promise Quality but Deliver It in all aspects of their work.The Audio Video Specialists Team takes the time to Listen to the Needs of their Customers and then develop cost-effective Solutions that meet & surpass expectations.Dan and his team take the time to educate & train individuals on how the technology works versus simply selling a system. They truly care about their Customers and understand the value of building long-term business relationships based on trust, integrity, and value.I would strongly recommend Audio Video Specialists, LLC.
Dan is the most accommodating person in the service industry. He makes sure he knows exactly what you want and explains what he is doing so you understand everything. He is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to all.
Dan and his crew are great to work with. They are extremely knowledgeable--offer great suggestions. They are reasonably priced. They are our exclusive vendor for all of our audio/visual needs.
Dan and Gary are very responsive, and creative when it comes to solutions for your AV needs. They hooked up a wireless solution for my outdoor TV that works fantastic...we now have HD TV without the cords and cable box....Highly recommend for your next AV project.
We are a computer company in Elgin that from time to time is asked to computer cabling. We do not offer that service so we use Audio Video Specialists to do that for us. We are confident that they do good work and our customers have always been satisfied when we have used them. Would highly recommend them.
Audio Video Specialists recommended and installed a great TV at an affordable price. They made additional recommendations for a surge protector to keep my new equipment safe. I will use them again for my next Audio Video purchases!
We've had this audio system over two years and it's great! Easy to use.Audio Video Specailists are always available to help if anythings comes up. Two thumbs up!
They were knowledgeable, professional, and prompt when installing a camera system on an apartment building I manage. When I switched isp and could no longer connect remotely from my iPhone, Dan found the time and came out to walk me through the configuration and resolved my issue quickly.
Audio/Visual technology is forever changing. Keep current and setting it up to leverage the most out of it is not easy. That is, unless you use Audio Video Specialists. They came in, gave great recommendations and set everything up throughout the house. Everyone that came in from the company was very respectful and knowledgeable. I didn't have to spend days looking through manuals. They also cleaned up the old system our previous home owner had installed. I think they are great and would recommend them to anyone....including you!
Great customer service and work quality. I have used the services of Audio Video Specialists for over 10 years and their service offerings have grown consistently to cover home automation. I highly recommend this company.
AVS have designed an enterprise wifi solution, for my home. Fitted custom remotes for TV's. Surround sound system for TV's. Sonos systems in all rooms with unique access. All work and are done efficiently and professionally by Dan, Gary and the team. Now we are looking at home security and smart home options. Great service, fair cost, so much better than Magnolia who couldn't solve my issues and Best Buy who were clueless. Dan waved his wand and all the systems integrated.
I had AVS do an entire home system while gutting/renovating my house, including rewiring the entire house, purchasing and installing 17 TV's (including 2 outdoor), plus designing and installing a full 4K 110" movie theater. They also installed speakers in almost every room plus outside. In addition, they installed full video surveillance around the house. They did an amazing job, with fantastic after-sale service. I've already referred them to several friends and family members and they have done other similar large jobs for them. I recommend AVS without reservation. Dan and his team are awesome.
Dan and Gary did an Awesome job on our project, they were upfront with clear estimates of costs and time to install, and finished the install on time and within budget..We highly recommend for your next Audio visual project
We are a IT service provider and partner with Audio Video Specialists to take care of our client's cabling, audio, and video needs. Their service is top notch and they always go above and beyond. They take the time to really understand your needs and design their solutions specific to YOU. Highly recommended!
Dan and his team spend nearly as much time with you before and after the install as they do during. His clients appreciate his ability to listen and translate your vision from the (im)possible to aesthetically beautiful and fitted solution. If you want to live your technologies molded around your life, please consider Dan and Audio Video Specialists.
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