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Check out what’s new at CEAVCO Audio Visual and in the world of video, audio, lighting, scenic design, and creative services.

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Next Event Contract

As the founding member of the Rental & Staging Network (RSN), CEAVCO Audio Visual is at the forefront of the live event audiovisual production industry in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Through our membership in RSN, we regularly exchange success stories and lessons learned with our North American partners and then share best practices with meeting and event planners. Here’s a valuable RSN article that highlights 3 mistakes to avoid in your next contract.

3 Mistakes to Avoid in your Next Event Contract

  Carolyn Daughters   Oct 02, 2018   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Space Foundation Recognition of CEAVCO’s AV Production Support

Every year, CEAVCO Audio Visual provides AV production support for the Space Symposium, sponsored by Space Foundation. In May, Kathleen S. Vinson, Vice President – Operations at Space Foundation, wrote a letter to Account Executive Brian Miller recognizing our team’s efforts. Below, we’ve included an excerpt.

“On behalf of our Board of Directors and the entire Space Foundation team, we would like to thank the CEAVCO team for setting the stage for a very successful 34th Space Symposium. This year truly was the best event we’ve accomplished thus far. … There were so many changes and special requirements requested …. [E]verything was flawlessly executed.

“Steve Struble … went the extra mile to be sure every detail was addressed, and we enjoyed working with Eric Newkirk as the program manager …. We challenged Mark Beazley … with more people for the Tech Track program requiring overflow setup and larger-than-ever lunch events throughout the week. Mark stepped up to the challenge and then some, ensuring that everything ran smoothly and looked professional. He guided our team through the audio visual requirements of their events with patience and aplomb.

“We appreciate your team taking the extra time to meet with the Broadmoor staff prior to the Symposium to discuss schedules. We feel this makes the event run even more smoothly. Your CEAVCO team is the best and we consider it a privilege to work with all of you.”

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 25, 2018   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO’s Hiring Growth Continues Nonstop

Over the past two years, CEAVCO Audio Visual has hired a number of new employees to expand the company’s Management, Production, Warehouse, and Creative Services teams. This week, we’d like to welcome to Production Manager Nick Moore and Project Manager Rich Boulton.

Nick has worked in the industry since 1995. Rich has worked in the industry since 2007. In their new roles at CEAVCO, Nick and Rich both work to ensure customer satisfaction through the detail-oriented planning and execution of successful client events.

They share new ideas with clients to improve audience engagement; manage show budgets, venue permits, and travel logistics; perform site visits; create production schedules, floor plans, and diagrams; maintain effective communication with clients throughout the lifecycle of each event; oversee CEAVCO staff, independent contractors, and union labor; and perform post-show followup and reporting.

We’re excited to have Nick and Rich on our team!

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 18, 2018   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Attends the RSN 2018 Leadership Symposium

In July, Rental & Staging Network (RSN) members and partners enjoyed three days of education and networking at the RSN 2018 Leadership Symposium in Rochester, New York.

Steve Uzzell, author of Open Roads Open Minds, delivered the keynote. Executives participated in a Catalytic Coaching discussion led by Gary Markle, Energage. Dan Lamphier of CMI led project managers and vendor partners in an interactive discussion on the latest technologies and best practices. General sessions featured case studies, Spark Talks, and a panel discussion on leadership.

CEAVCO Audio Visual is the founding member of RSN, a highly selective professional organization of top-tier North American audio visual production companies. The RSN Leadership Symposium is a collaborative forum where leaders in the audio visual industry share knowledge, lessons learned, and the latest event and technology trends.

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 11, 2018   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Provides Audio Visual Support for Denver Broncos Kickoff Luncheon

On August 29th, CEAVCO Audio Visual provided audio visual production support for the Denver Broncos’ seventh annual Kickoff Luncheon at the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse, located at the UCHealth Training Center.

Members of the CEAVCO team were honored to be seated with Broncos players and had the opportunity to meet several Broncos legends.

This extraordinary fundraising event brought in more than $250,000 for Denver Broncos Charities. As a partner of the Denver Broncos, CEAVCO is proud to have played a part in this important event.

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  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 07, 2018   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO’s AV Technician Team Continues to Grow

Over the past two years, CEAVCO Audio Visual has hired many new employees to expand the company’s Management, Production, Warehouse, and Creative Services teams. This week, we’d like to give an overdue welcome to AV Warehouse Technicians John Safarik and Chris Carchedi.

John is a former CEAVCO freelancer who has worked in the industry since 2010. Chris has worked in the industry since 2007. As warehouse technicians, they process incoming and outgoing audio visual equipment and materials (e.g.,video recorders, projectors, and lighting and sound mixing equipment) and pick and fill orders from stock. The position is crucial to the accuracy of equipment on show site and the organization of equipment in the warehouse.

We’re excited to have John and Chris on our team!

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 04, 2018   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Invests in Energy Efficiency Initiatives at Its Arvada Facility

CEAVCO Invests in Energy Efficiency Initiatives at Its Arvada Facility (

Photo courtesy of VISIT DENVER.

CEAVCO Audio Visual is implementing energy efficiency improvements at its facility in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. The improvements include a solar PV system, LED lighting, and a roof upgrade. It’s also rumoured that the facility is undergoing spray foam roofing, to help insulate the building and lower heating bills.

CEAVCO is investing in these energy efficiency improvements through the Colorado C-PACE program. The C-PACE program decreases the barriers to entry for commercial solar and enables businesses to access affordable, long-term financing for their projects with no money down. ECO Roof and Solar and Namasté Solar will install the project.

“We’ve been in business for more than 50 years, and while we’re primarily focused on making our clients look good, we knew the time had come to take care of some in-house maintenance issues,” said Matt Emerson, president of CEAVCO Audio Visual. “By installing a new roof, a solar PV system, and energy-efficient lighting, we can modernize our office, lower our energy costs, and reduce our carbon footprint. The Colorado C-PACE program is definitely worth looking into.”

CEAVCO’s sustainability initiatives are projected to reduce energy use at the company’s 33,827-square-foot facility by 94 percent.

Remember, it’s not only businesses who can invest in energy efficiency improvements. If you own a residential building in Denver, then a search for ‘residential roofing denver‘ and ‘solar panels denver’ should bring up your best options for making your home more energy efficient. Alternatively, if you’d like to become more energy efficient but don’t want the complexity and expense of installing solar panels, you can look for electric providers who buy reneweable energy sources that are then delivered to consumers. If you’re located in Texas, TXU energy houston is known for their plans surrounding renewable energy.

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 28, 2018   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Cost-Effective, Clean-Finish Alternatives to Pipe and Drape

Our newest Lookbook story highlights a modular, design-conscious alternative to pipe and drape. It’s a solution that meeting and event planners can start using right away, and it’s poised to be a top event trend in 2019. Chances are attendees will notice – and they’ll like what they see.

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 22, 2018   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Jack Emerson Celebration of Life

CEAVCO Audio Visual’s founder, Jack Emerson, passed away on July 12 after a courageous five-month battle with cancer. He was 90.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jack’s wife, Ann Daley; to Jack’s children, Sara, Lisa, Nina, John, and CEAVCO President Matt Emerson; and to their entire family.

Family, friends, and others whose lives Jack touched are invited to a service to celebrate Jack’s life. The service will be held on Saturday, August 25, at 4pm at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Staff will direct guests to the room where the service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Denver Hospicethe National Sports Center for the Disabled, or Grand Foundation.

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 07, 2018   Blog   0 Comment Read More