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is meticulous and did a great job. He put on shoe covers (without being asked), brought in his own cleaning supplies (he had to drill into" the wall) and made sure we were satisfied and fully understood the functionality of the equipment. He also sells equipment and is very knowledgeable about the major brands and does not
up equipment to the point that it's so expensive that you can't afford it. He's not cheap labor wise but you get what you pay for. He's proactive, friendly, and knows his business. He can be very busy but he get's the job done right. He was a referral from my lawyer and I was not disappointed in the least. He doesn't advertise but works from referrals.

-Crystal D.

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was responsive, easy to schedule with and the technician showed up exactly as planned.
was courteous" and professional, and did a great job for a reasonable price. He even left the wires in our closet much neater than they were!

-SARAH C.

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Home automation systems are the next generation of high-end consumer electronics. They allow users to program default settings for their home that match their own personal preferences and remotely manipulate certain appliances via smartphones and other remote technologies.

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Purchased a service through the "Big Deals" and was not contacted to schedule for weeks and then when scheduled the company was a no shoe
- ryan B.
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Their system had many problems. Eventually they would not respond to our calls. Today, after $3,500 we can use the dysfunctional system as a doorstop or a bookend.
Before buying from these guys, be sure to physically make a trip to the Stow Municipal Court and read all of the filings in their various cases 2014CVF02664, 2014CVF02173, and 2014CVF02357, among others.
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’t say that you weren’t warned.

- Erin P.
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's very skilled at doing the electrical work for the new kinds of home electronics such as alarm systems, flat TV's, internet wiring, as well as the usual problems electricians handle. He's still young but has that old-fashioned work ethic that you don't see in most electricians.
- Bob I.
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These gentlemen are a big relief from the private ladies we had been hiring before. They are always on time, always ready to work hard and efficiently without complaint. They are very careful with our furniture, flooring and know the proper way to clean different materials.The fact that they are licensed and bonded is also great because now I can write it off as a legitimate business expense which it is. They get more done in less time and even do windows and blow the pine needles on top of the house cleaning. We are very willing to recommend them to others!

- Kerry M.
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showed up at 11am just as planned. Gave us options for hanging our flat screen from the wall and suggestions Price was right on as quoted. He was very professional. Work was completed. Looks great!
- JOHN P.
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I had an old Federal Pacific Electric main electrical panel and the house inspector had recommended that I had upgrade it. I was budgeting to do it later in the year but I was having a problem with flickering lights in the house and called
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to have
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come take a look.
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came out personally and spent about 2 hours going through and debugging things (without charging me!) before coming up with 2 suggestions:
1) They could start billing and going through all the connections in the house to track down the problem
2) They could replace the main breaker panel now (FPEs have been known to cause flickering) and if the flickering was still present they would do a few hours of free debugging work.
I chose to do the second option. The crew came out ready to go on the scheduled date and did the job in under the estimated time (on the hottest day of the year so far!) The installation looks amazing, they really do make a bunch of metal look really d*** nice. Unfortunately the flickering was still present.
The foreman came out (
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's cousin) and did some work, replaced some breakers and found some really weird wiring problems (it looks like there is a shared hot somewhere.) It looks like a whole house rewire may be in our future but for now I replaced the light fixtures with
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ones (the
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didn't flicker, only the Halogen/Incandescent) and will be putting in AFCI breakers to protect myself against any potential arcing.
I would absolutely recommend working with
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for any electrical project and will be calling them when it comes time for a whole house rewire.
(This was all after having another electrician come out and do one of the biggest hack jobs I have ever seen. That's another story for another time)
- Josh M.
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We put it in and we installed it. It went really good. The cameras weren't that great because the internet had it really clear. We decided to suspend the cameras. The rest of it is just fine. It's really good. It's a self-install. It's a plug-and-play situation. It's great. It was just the cost of the deal. I had questions and I called them. They took care of it. They were very good. It was topnotch. Everything was just great. They're better than I would have probably hoped for. It was very high quality. They offered it as they said they would.
- Michael C.
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was very nice and the job was seemingly ok at the time. There were a few problems right from the beginning, though. He asked me how many inches above my dresser I wanted the TV (for the bedroom) and how many above the fireplace mantel (in the family room). I gave him a figure, and they were not hung at the location I requested. The problem was that my figure measured from the top of the dresser, e.g., to the bottom of the TV. Apparently,
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measured from the top of the dresser to the top of the molding that surrounds the screen of the TV. I think he should have clarified from where the measurements should be taken. I think a regular person (meaning, someone who is not a videophile or in the business) would not use the actual screen but the TV itself.
The second problem that I noticed right away was that he (or his electrician) drilled holes into my walls in the wrong places and just left them there. They didn't patch the holes - or even tell me about the holes in my wall and the missing paint. That's just wrong. A professional would have told me about them and either fixed them, offered to pay for them to be fixed, or taken money off the bill. This one really was upsetting, as I had just had the room painted. (As an aside, I learned when they were in the middle of the installation that the electrician who did the work was unlicensed. I would have liked to have known that, as an unlicensed electrician is someone I would never normally hire.)
Third, he wouldn't tell me how to program the remote; I specifically asked to be taught. He said no because it was confusing. I am not easily confused, and if any of the programming was incomplete or something happened to the programming, it would have been nice to know how to do it. In fact, later I realized that he didn't program every command from my prior remote control into the new one, and I had no idea how to add the commands. I wasn't given any users manual that explained how to do it, either.
The problems I found later included:
I received no manual or instructions on how to work the tuner. I cannot change a radio station! He put in some "favorite" stations for me, but I am unable to listen to any other stations! This is truly frustrating. I am pretty good at figuring out how to use things - often without even looking at a manual -- but it isn't like this tuner has a dial or a button that is labeled. I've tried every button, every dial. Nothing changes the station. Obviously, it is possible. But nothing I have tried has worked. Since I spent lots of money on this thing, it would have been nice to be able to use it. I still can't use it!
I have no idea how to change the volume on the speakers on the deck. Again, I received no instructions on how to do it, and there was no manual explaining how to do it.
I did call
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on one occasion two years or so after the installation to ask a question, and I would like to add that he was very responsive in getting back to me.
Also, I am not entirely sure on the date, as it was quite a while ago, so my service date listed is approximate.


- Lisa H.

Home Automation Services in Crystal Lake, IL

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1st Stop Realty & Management, Inc

2707 S. Ridgelend Ave
Berwyn

A-1 Audio Video Design

2506 N Clark St
Chicago

Acoustical Vision

7340 w Harrison
Forest Park

ADT Security Services, Inc

111 Windsor Dr
Oak Brook

ADVANCED SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

1150 ROSE RD
Lake Zurich

Air Blue Heating and Cooling

551 N Wolf Rd
Wheeling

Air Works

1411 Adams St.
Lake In The Hills

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

Alarm Guy Security Corporation

14610 Shetland Drive
Homer Glen

Alert Protective Services

3833 N Cicero Ave
Chicago

All Services

359 Chaparral Cir.
Elgin

American Alarm Corporation

3255 RFD
Long Grove

Anderson Property Services

749 Verdi st
Woodstock

Armorax

3535 N Troy St
Chicago

Arts Wired Electronics

3029 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago

AT&T Spring Mobile

1435 w Lake Street

AUDIO VIDEO SPECIALISTS LLC

202 B S. Randall Rd. #5538
Elgin

Audio Visual Computer Specialists

374 Loveland Dr
Glendale Heights

AV Installation Technologies Inc.

521 W. Sheridan Rd.
Lakemoor

AV One Inc

9024 Clifton Ave
Mokena

AV Xpress Home Audio Inc.

16332 Oak Park Ave
Tinley Park

BEYOND BLINDS INC

1144 East State Street
Geneva

Blue Eye Technologies

28802 Sawmill Lane
Mchenry

Bradford Audio

4005 Crown Pointe St

Brickhouse Security

980 Avenue of the Americas

Bruce Electric Co.

21W330 Petersen Ave.
Lombard

CERTIFIED AVE (Audio, Video & Electronics)

WE SERVICE CHICAGO & ALL NORTH AND SOUTH SUBURBS
Chicago

Chicago Tech Services

6200 Sheridan Rd
Chicago

Chicagoland Home Theater Inc.

9256 S Francisco Ave
Evergreen Park

CHICAGOLAND HOME THEATRE INC

9256 S FRANCISCO AVE
Evergreen Park

Cinemaquest Inc

5250 Grand Ave.
Gurnee

Cinemation Inc

111 Erick St Ste 108
Crystal Lake

COCHRAN CONSTRUCTION CO

1952 LARKDALE DR
Glenview

Comfortech Heating and Cooling

28584 W Valley
Ingleside

Compcustomz LLC

51263 Fischer Park Dr.

Custom designs

28 W Wrightwood Ave
Glendale Heights

Davis Audio & Video LLC

1659 N Oakley Ave
Chicago

DESIGNfirst Builders LLC

1201 Norwood Ave
Itasca

Digital Home Technologies

346 N. Northwest Hwy
Palatine

Digital Lifestyle Inc

917 N Lombard Ave
Oak Park

DIGITAL LIVING INC

410 MADISON ST
Oak Park

DXM Integrated Solutions

PO Box 5801
Buffalo Grove

Easy Automation

Naperville

ELECTRONIC LIVING INC

1869 NAPA SUWE LN
Wauconda

EOC Audio

525 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Wheaton

EverElectronics

355 Beech Dr
Wheeling

Exclusive Audio & Security

4510 N Austin Ave
Chicago

F E Moran Security Solutions

5155 N Shadeland Ave

F E Moran Security Solutions

10 N Martingale Rd
Schaumburg

Fineline Construction Group

10S 059 Schoger Dr
Naperville

FireLogic

1480 Renaissance Dr
Park Ridge

Forest Security Inc

2720 N Thatcher Ave
River Grove

FortiFi Technologies

830 W Main St
Lake Zurich

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd

Get Wired Now Inc

2614 Parker Ln
Johnsburg

Green Tech Systems Systems, Inc.

135 Park Avenue
Barrington

Greenfii LLC

2319 North Orchard
Chicago

Greenify Custom

5717 George
Richmond

H.L.P. Audio Video

1019 Dempster St.
Evanston

Halo Home Technology, Inc.

410 E Park Ave
Libertyville

Handyman Helpers

475 River Bend Suite 200A
Naperville

Hatcom Electric, Inc.

811 S See-Gwun Ave
Mount Prospect

HD Home Chicago

PO Box 5083
Wheaton

HD INSTALLS

1376 Grand Ave.
Chicago

Home Automation 247

2055 Westings Ave.
Naperville

Home Automation Chicago

5458 N Washtenaw Ave
Chicago

Home Control Works

606 Western Ave
Joliet

Home Theater innovations

2428 N Forestview Ave
River Grove

HomeNet Electronics Inc

14 W Miner St.
Arlington Heights

Hometech

1925 Central St
Evanston

Hooked Up Installs, Inc.

1580 Barclay Blvd.
Buffalo Grove

Hotwire Co

9320 Menard Ave
Morton Grove

HULL PRODUCTIONS

339 W GOETHE ST
Chicago

HUNTER HOME BUILDERS

PO BOX 811
Cary

Im-Secure

2350 Valley View Ln #100
Orland Park

Integrated Source Concepts

25W775 Deerpoint Dr.
Wheaton

iWire Chicago

2617 N Albany Ave
Chicago

JPauls Design

491 Newcastle Drive
Cary

JR Handyman And Construction

1065 E. Grant Dr
Des Plaines

JRO Electric

1433 N Vail
Arlington Heights

Keyless Locks Store

46 Danada Sq W
Wheaton

Kingsley Electrical Group

161 Clover Chase Cir.
Woodstock

Konrad Custom Homes INC

2400 West Johnsburg Road
Johnsburg

KOZAK CUSTOM LANDSCAPES

701 First St
Batavia

Landmark Renovations

1234 Center St
Downers Grove

Legacy Electric Inc

Morton Grove

Link Interactive

3293 Harrison Blvd

Livewatch Security

522 W Bertrand Ave

Low Voltage Guys

162 N. Franklin ST.
Chicago

Luckystar Productions Inc.

25178 W Lincoln Dr
Lake Villa

Modern Media Tech

P.O. Box 53
Lake Bluff

Motorized Window Treatments

1203 Cranbrook Ln
Schaumburg

MyDVDTransfer.com

731 Elden St

Nationwide Electrical Const & Maint

10842 S Michigan Ave
Chicago

Net1

2N484 Highland Ave
Glen Ellyn

Northern Illinois Electric, Inc

3375 Belvidere Rd
Waukegan

ON GUARD INC

8036 PRAIRIE CT
Tinley Park

One Room Solution, Inc

18400 W Il Route 120 Apt 115
Grayslake

OSA Integrated Solutions

537 N. Edgewood Avenue
Wood Dale

Paragon Mechanical, Inc.

11 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights

Plasma, Inc. Audio & Video Solutions

2033 North Milwaukee Ave
Deerfield

Prestige Appliance Repair

322 Shenandoah Drive
Romeoville

Pro Clean Exhaust Services

439 Calhoun Avenue
Calumet City

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr

Protection 1 Security Solutions

2505 South Finley Road
Lombard

RedLight Security

1515 S Grove Ave #3218
Barrington

Remote Audio/Video, LLC

12515 Rhea Drive
Plainfield

Royal Home Entertainment

2923 N Broadway
Chicago

RR&C Services Inc

312 N Prairie Ln
Lake Zurich

S & P inc.

3410 n. kilbourn ave

Safexone Security, Inc.

1141 East Main Street
East Dundee

Savanna Stable LLC

3460 Melody Street
Mundelein

SCI Technologies

2002 W Huron St
Chicago

Security Choice- ADT Authorized Company

1550 E. Higgins Road
Elk Grove Village

Simopoulos Construction Inc

3405 Grove Ave
Gurnee

SmartHouse Technologies, Inc.

3434 N. Harlem Ave
Chicago

Sound & Vision

530 Executive Drive
Willowbrook

Stand Guard Inc

6110 Lou St
Crystal Lake

Sudetenland Electric Inc

1954 N Brice Ct
Palatine

T.L. Polk Industries, Inc.

860 West Blackhawk St.
Chicago

Tech Connectors

729 W Fullerton Ave Suite 1A
Addison

TechPro Direct

2417 N 78th Ave
Elmwood Park

The Hartland Group

1903 Hartland Rd.
Woodstock

Total Control Home Solutions, Inc.

316 E 11th Ave
Naperville

Total Service Telecom

531 Bonnie Lane
Elk Grove Village

Totally Wired

PO Box 325
Round Lake

TRAVIS SOUND DESIGN

5538 State Rd 50

Ultra Smart Home Inc.

106 Alton Rd
Prospect Heights

Unique Wiring Solutions Inc

204 Primrose Ln
Bartlett

Universal Home Theater

2909 n 73rd ave
Elmwood Park

Vesta Security Svc

1153 S. Lee St
Des Plaines

VideoCom

564 Middleton Dr
Roselle

VIP Security Camera Systems

27 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 213
Chicago

Wescomm Technologies Inc.

15091 Champaign Rd

Wired Technologies, Inc.

37 Sherwood Terrace
Lake Bluff

Zera Inc.

3001 W. Gunnison
Chicago

Ziegler Installations Inc

24735 West Pleasant Court
Plainfield

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