Skilled, experienced Crestron Service Providers (CSPs) can be hard to come by. It can be even more challenging if you live outside of a major metropolitan area or if you have an existing system that is just in need up updating (and not an entirely new Crestron system).
To be clear, it may not be hard to find someone claiming to be a Crestron programmer—there are plenty of independent programmers out there who will work on Crestron systems. But if you’re looking for a certified Crestron Service Provider, that list is much smaller. Crestron Service Providers are companies that have gone through Crestron training and have demonstrated their programming abilities on real-world projects. They have Crestron-certified programmers on their staff, who have gone through rigorous training and testing.
The Importance of Hiring a Crestron Service Provider
Hiring a Crestron Service Provider is not just about hiring someone with training and experience—although that is important. CSPs also have the backing of Crestron. If your programmer runs into any issues and needs help with troubleshooting, a CSP can call Crestron support for help.
Crestron Service Providers also have access to exclusive “Master Classes” put on by Crestron. These classes help ensure that programmers stay up to date on the latest Crestron technology.
Finding a Crestron Service Provider Near Me
If you go to the Crestron website, you can search for CSPs based on your location. But what if there are no CSPs within several hundred miles of you? You’ll need to find a programmer who is willing to travel to your location. Unfortunately, not all are.
Companies like AV Programming Associates(AVPA) is one Crestron Service Provider that is willing to travel throughout the country, and even throughout the world, to provide Crestron programming services.
AVPA owner Matt Grisafe had this to say, “We know it can be difficult to find a reputable Crestron programmer in some parts of the country. Our company has programmers in several areas of the United States who are willing to travel for programming work, so we’ve done work in just about every area of the country, and have even completed some international projects. We’ve also been flown out for jobs when there are other Crestron programmers in the area because our company is willing to work on existing Crestron systems. Some companies only want to work on new systems. However, our programmers have a great amount of experience working with older Crestron hardware, so we are uniquely qualified to update these types of systems.”
In their more than 20 years in business, AV Programming Associates has amassed an impressive portfolio of completed Creston programming projects. They’ve worked on several military and government projects, with corporations like TD Ameritrade, Mitsui, and Broadcom, and even in venues like the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Though they are a small company, AVPA is definitely not limited in its Crestron programming abilities. Their talented team of programmers are able to take on any Crestron programming project they are presented with, and deliver outstanding results.
Grisafe says, “We know we are doing things right when previous clients call us back for new projects, or when they refer our company to others. We also do our best to maintain great relationships with Crestron dealers, who will bring us in on their projects. Our goal is to make sure everyone we work with is completely satisfied with what we do. It’s not always easy, but when the end result is a happy client, it makes our work very rewarding!”