With so many audiovisual consultants, AV contractors, and AV integrators in the San Diego area, it can be difficult to know where to start. The first thing you should consider is the type of AV company you are working with. In the audio video industry, Fluid Sound is known as a design build contractor.
What is a Design Build AV Company?
A design build company is pretty much what it sounds like—a company that both designs and builds what their clients want. It’s a phrase you probably most often hear in the construction industry, where you have a company that employs both architects and general contractors under one roof. They are able to take a project from start to finish—from initial ideas to a completed structure.
When it comes to the AV industry, a design build company like Fluid Sound has both AV consultants and AV integrators in house. Similar to the construction industry, a design build contractor can take an AV project from start to finish in a seamless manner.
Advantages to Working with a Design Build AV Contractor
There are several great perks to working with a San Diego audiovisual company with a design build setup. First of all, and most importantly for many of our clients, is that we are able to design AV systems based on their budget. If a client has a strict budget in mind, we can help them create a system that meets their needs, but doesn’t break the bank. When you go with a design/bid/build method of doing things (going to one company to do AV design, and then having that design bid on by multiple companies, and then finally choosing one to do the AV integration), your AV designer may come up with a system that is way outside of your budget, but you won’t know that until you start getting bids from AV integrators. When this happens, you then need to go back to your designer and either start over or make some major changes. This doesn’t happen when you work with a design build AV contractor. They know your budget up front and design accordingly.
Another advantage to going with a design build AV company like Fluid Sound is that our clients know exactly what they’ll be getting before they sign off on the final design. They receive things like diagrams, floor plans, renderings, touch panel or control interface layouts, as well as the makes and models of the hardware that will be installed. And, as mentioned above, everything will be within their budget, since our designers work hand-in-hand with our integrators to determine pricing on our projects.
Clients who are most attracted to an AV company with a design build setup are those who have ideas about how they want AV to help their business or organization succeed, but need help getting there. For example, they may know that they want to improve internal communication and collaboration, but aren’t sure what things they can implement to help. Or they may want to create unique, impressive displays that will “wow” customers, but need help coming up with creative concepts that will fit within their budget.
Not only can we help you create an audiovisual system, but we can make sure it is implemented just as designed. No information will get lost in translation like it might if you have an AV consultant design your system, and then have another company install it. Working with one team from start to finish, you get a seamless experience. And if you have new ideas or want to make changes during the course of the project, you only have to communicate with one shop.
A design build AV company like Fluid Sound is also a great fit for companies looking for an audiovisual company that can partner with them. Since we work with you on all aspects of the project, we have intimate knowledge of your company and its systems. You can call on us at any time to ask questions or make changes to your system and we will be able to help you out in an efficient manner since we won’t have to take the time to get up to speed on the intricacies of your system. We value long-term partnerships with our clients and provide valuable support and monitoring for all of the systems we design and install.
Who Can Benefit from Working with a Design Build AV Company in San Diego?
If you’ve been looking for a San Diego audiovisual company that can take care of all of your company’s AV needs, we’d love to talk with you. Contact us today so we can learn more about your company and how we can help you succeed.