Audio Visual Design Group (AVDG) has announced the acquisition of New England-based Maverick Integration Corp., a leading design and system integration firm specializing in a full range of technology solutions for the residential and commercial market sectors. The announcement underscores AVDG’s ongoing commitment to growth and expansion with acquisitions of leading system integration firms, according to Doug Carnell, vice president of business solutions at AVDG’s parent company Guitar Center.
With the addition of Maverick Integration, AVDG adds to its system design and integration services to residential and commercial clients on the East Coast.
Founded in 2003 by owner Dennis Jaques, Maverick Integration has offices in Nashua, N.H., Waltham, Mass., and satellite operations in Naples, Fla. Maverick Integration’s work includes whole-house distributed audio, home theater, conferencing & boardrooms, media rooms, lighting control, motorized shades & drapery, flat panel & projection TVs, video content and home automation.
Maverick was the No. 12 company on the 2019 CE Pro 100 list, with $14.4 million in revenue in 2018 and 50 full-time employees.
“Dennis is a key influencer and visionary in the residential space and a welcome addition to the AVDG organization,” says Carnell.
“Under the new structure, Dennis Jaques will become the Director of Residential Operations and will continue to lead and develop our integration team along with supporting the further growth of AVDG nationally and lending his expertise to our clients.”
“Throughout my career, I have constantly strived to evolve with each of the companies I have worked with, and I thought AVDG gave me the next logical challenge to grow beyond what I have already done. I am very glad to be part of AVDG and looking forward to contributing to its long-term growth and expansion nationwide,” says Jaques.
AVDG and Guitar Center continue to expand the portfolio of companies with strategic acquisitions. In January 2019, they acquired another CE Pro 100 company — Chicago-based Tunnel Vision Technology.