Meet Our Team.
Our audiovisual company is comprised of a team with a diverse background and experience with a couple things in common: a passion for technology and a dedication to creating ideal communication solutions for all our clients.
Andy is the Marketing Director of SPL. Andy has over a decade in media development, brand consulting, and marketing that make him the perfect fit as our Marketing Director. When he isn’t helping tell our story, he is helping to tell others as a film and music producer.
Joe has his hands on event sales and operations, marketing & media at SPL. When he’s not working in these areas, you may also find him and his family enjoying sports, music, good food and drink, and local festivals.
Matt is a System Integration Technician at SPL. He has 20 years of experience in installing AV systems with a few years touring as an FOH technician. Outside of SPL you’ll find him spending time with his family and playing guitar at his local church.
Joanna is the AV Client Services Coordinator at SPL. She comes from a background in theatrical production and design, event coordination and media management. You can usually find her exploring new national parks and spending time with her family, friends and cats.”
James is a system integration technician here at SPL. He is ecstatic to be working here and claims ‘Everyday is an adventure working for SPL’. With a background in just about everything musical from the opera stage to the recording studio, James has found his home in AV Tech.
When not on a job site, you’ll find Mike near a grill somewhere as he enjoys long cooks on a pit smoker.
Mitch is an AV Analyst with 5 years of combined Commercial & Residential experience. Specializing in service for installed systems, he is the main point of contact for existing customers and contributes to the documentation, configuration, installation, and support of SPL’s AV systems. You might find him driving “spiritedly” on a canyon road on the weekends.
Brian handles logistics and crewing at SPL. He has over a decade of experience in the AV industry and during that time has toured both the vast landscape of Chicago as well as the globe. In his off hours he still enjoys touring Chicago as well as other countries when time permits.
Oso - The Shop Dog
Where We Began
There is an often forgotten part of many company’s origin story. We, like many, started our audiovisual company in the humblest of places — a garage. This may sound like a meager beginning but the garage is, in fact, the same place where Apple, Microsoft, HP, Dell, and countless others got their start. It has become a symbol for the bootstrapping industrious among us.
We share this common history not because we all loved working out of a garage, but because we were all so overwhelmed with passion for our ideas. Taking our first step couldn’t wait, we had to hit the ground running. We all needed a place to lay things out and setup shop and it turned out that, conveniently, a garage is usually pretty empty (minus the odd car or lawnmower.) We are grateful to share the same benefits of growing from such a humble place as Microsoft and alike. When you can see everything laid out in front of you, at every single stage, and you grow it from a garage to a multi-office complex like we have, you deeply understand all the parts of your business. There are no blind spots or grey areas in your vision. Running your company becomes hardwired into your DNA.
Building on our experiences
A Dedication to Growth
This time tested philosophy of grass roots growth is something we cherish at SPL. We look back with great fondness at our garage days. It keeps us grounded and allows us to be unfazed by anything the business world can throw at us.
“It took so many amazing people, thousands and thousands of hours of hard work, and some good luck to get where we are. We wouldn’t trade that time growing for anything. It made us unshakably confident in our work, our people, and our future.”
Matt Gajowniczek – President
The Gear. The Know-How. The Passion.
Since 2010, SPL has been creating AV solutions for organizations of all sizes. We know you have a variety of companies to choose from to redo your campus, manage your system, or plan your event. So why choose SPL as your audiovisual company?
- We have top of the line hardware and software
- We have an unparelleled network of vendors
- We have a multi-market knowledge base
- We have vast AV experience
- We have creativity and drive
- We are dedicated to our clients
You’ll be in good company
From Design to Management, We are Your Partner
What sets SPL apart from any other audiovisual company is our ability to fulfill such a wide variety of your AV needs, from a one-off event to full AV management over multiple locations on your new corporate campus. Our services include:
- Project management
- Media Production & Consulting
- Skilled Labor
- Integration of other designs
- Vendor Management
Whatever your needs, we’re here to work with you.
Make Your Voice Heard For Your Corporate or Institutional Event.
Speaking to stockholders or donors, addressing your company or unveiling a product, you need your event to go right. We make sure you’re seen and heard by everyone. Whether live or remote, we make your events look and feel a cut above the rest. SPL is your audiovisual company.
AV Solutions for Institutions and Businesses Looking to Change.
AV is changing. We design, install, and manage large-scale projects that can grow and scale over time. We are your partners in customizing your workflow and enhancing the sound, look, and feel of your organization