Level 3 Audio Visual, LLC, a full-service AV integration and education organization located in Mesa, Arizona announces today the acquisition of Audio Visual Resources, Inc. (AVR) located in Mineola, NY. The acquisition combines one of the nation’s top integration firms with the industry leader in system testing and verification and the only firm ever to have achieved both ISO 9000 and AV-9000 Certifications.
The blending of these two entities completes a story that began more than six years ago in December of 2012. It was then that Jeremy Elsesser, president of Level 3 Audio Visual, took the advice of Elaine Manfredonia, a highly respected technology leader in the financial industry, and traveled from Phoenix to Long Island for a three-day immersion into AV-9000, the quality management brainchild of Mario Maltese and a process further developed by his son Jim Maltese and Lorrie Morrow, partners at AVR. For Jeremy this moment marked the beginning of what would become a new understanding on enterprise-wide technology delivery, standardization and process. For Mario it sparked the possibility that someone would take his theories, processes and program and flesh them out into a large scale, working model. Over the course of six years Jeremy introduced the AV-9000 Standard to Level 3 Audio Visual and did just that. In 2017 Level 3 Audio Visual became the west coast certification house for AQAV, the non-profit group designated for AV-9000 education and certification. This provided expanded access for other AV integrators, designers and technology managers to certify their teams and begin incorporating a quality management system into their technology deployment program.
Level 3 Audio Visual LLC is a private corporation, located in Mesa, Ariz. They are a nationally recognized audio visual technology company, specializing in the design, consultation and integration of professional AV and IT systems. They are committed to delivering quality audio visual installation services and technology interoperability, focusing on AV integration for corporations, universities, government facilities and healthcare organizations.
AQAV is non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, located in Mineola, NY, that is dedicated to improving the operational art of designing and installing audiovisual technology. They are the first and only independent organization providing training and certification for AV Quality Management Systems to all stakeholders in the audiovisual industry to ensure compliance to a system design and installation standard. This standard, AV-9000, provides tools and guidelines about conformance and consistency for AV companies and is reviewed periodically for inclusion of new technologies and communications. AQAV is supported by AV trade organizations, integrators, manufacturers and specifiers, and has been awarded the Seal of Transparency by GuideStar.