A message from our President
In 1981 Dave Howell began his career in AV and through the years gained experience with in-house hotels such as the Ritz Carlton San Francisco, La Costa Resort & Spa and the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. In 1999 he opened the doors of Velocity Audio Visual Services as a provider of presentational AV equipment and rentals for the meeting and events industry. After 12 years of growth and thousands of successfully executed programs around the country Dave rebranded the company as Velocity Audio Visual Inc. in 2011 to better serve his clients and the innovation culture of the time. At this time, Velocity invested in LED Display Technology and became San Diego’s premier LED Display provider featuring San Diego’s most complete inventory of LED Display.
Combined, our senior staff has over seventy years of hands-on professional experience in the audio visual entertainment field. Our technical staff is highly-trained, versatile and dedicated to delivering exceptional custom service. In 2012 Velocity expanded its capabilities menu to include an Event & Presentation Producer. This new service provides our clients with a dedicated event professional capable of providing: Creative Concepts and Theme Development, Program Design & Integration, Content Development, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Room & Stage Layouts, PowerPoint and Keynote Builds, Speaker Coordination and Presentational Coaching.
At Velocity Audio Visual Inc. we are committed to the highest level of customer service while providing the latest in modern audio-visual & lighting equipment, custom stage design, and event and presentation production services. Velocity offers an extensive menu of pre and post production services and equipment. We partner with our clients to communicate their key message, bring their brands to life, and deliver high-energy presentations that inspire.
Velocity has invested millions of dollars in a wide range of ultra-modern, High Definition equipment. Our state-of-the-art technology has positioned us as one of the leading AV providers and innovators in the United States. Our equipment includes the Christie HD projection technology, Line Array sound systems and Digital Mixing consoles, 3mm-10mm Pitch LED Displays, Sony HD camera systems, LED Conventional and Moving head lights, and much more!
Velocity is based in San Diego, California but we go way beyond its borders to support and stage major productions around the country. We service all segments of the Hospitality and Meeting & Events industry including nationally recognized member-based associations, Fortune 500 companies, leading pharmaceutical, life science and biotech companies. We gladly support numerous non-profit organizations in their annual fund raising efforts and we are honored to be Diamond & Platinum Level supporters of the San Diego Chapter of Meeting Professionals International.
Velocity senior staff and employees are encouraged to be active in the community and we are proud to be members of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the International Special Events Society (ISES), The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau (ConVis) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Velocity is also proud of our participation and continued support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, San Diego Center for Children, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and San Diego Old Aztec Athletic Association, Conquer Chiari Walk Across America, Dysautonomia International and Rady Children’s Hospital.
Why choose Velocity Audio Visual, Inc. over an In-House AV provider:
#1 – ROI
This is the most important factor in choosing an AV provider, as the correlation between what you invest vs. what you receive can play a key role in the success of your program and the delivering of your message. While our quotes may seem very similar, keep in mind that every In-House provider must pay the venue a percentage of your overall program. This percentage is typically 50% or higher. When you invest in your program, do you want only 50 cents of every dollar to actually go towards your event success?
#2 – DON’T BE FOOLED
In order to overcome the above ROI issue, most In-house providers will use tactics like donating your Internet fees, which they have inflated the cost of. They will require you to pay for using the existing power in meeting rooms if you use an outside provider, the venue may even say you “have to” use their preferred Provider. Know your rights and know the law. YOU have the choice to bring in your own provider. Don’t be fooled by the lure of “free Internet” to hide your true ROI.
#3 – EXPERIENCE & OWNERSHIP
This is actually the key to our success, and how we make your event successful. Since 100% of every dollar you invest, stays with us, we are able to provide you with the most experienced av technicians available. Most of you front line techs actually specialize in their specific field. Our audio techs for example can provide sound for a small group in a private setting, up to concert level sound mixing capabilities and work with any headliner act in the world. You are in great hands. We also take ownership of you event success. You have 100% of our attention. Our crews are not pulled in several directions as is the case with In-House providers. If you did not buy out your venue 100%, you are NOT getting 100% of their attention. Our crews are experienced in working in with diverse situations and many different types of venues. We bring that diverse experience to your event every time! Be confident in your selection, not bullied into it! Relax and enjoy your event while our team of professionals delivers your message as promised.
#4 – GEAR IS GEAR
While anyone can have nice state of the art equipment. Not everyone knows how to use it and get the most out of it. This is what makes us different. This is why “the Difference is in the Experience”! With our broad knowledge base, and our experience in working in many unique venues, we get to know the best way to use our equipment, and the appropriate applications for it. We can push the limits and explore new applications allowing for very creative events. We don’t have to inflate the cost of internet access, charge ridiculous rigging fees, or make you pay for existing power to win your business….
We earn your business by providing you a fair price, an experienced crew, state of the art equipment, and a solid Return On your Investment.
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