IMAGINE has been in the business of bringing the latest and most advanced technology into your home for over 20 years. We do all the heavy lifting and advanced calculations to make sure you can use, and enjoy, your home’s technology. Contact us to help you save time, and potential baldness.

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IMAGINE fixed what every other company said they fixed and didn't. They were prompt and explained everything they were going to do. We had a Control4 system installed by another company and it never worked as promised. IMAGINE got everything up and running smoothly: Security, Internet, Televisions. Our media closet, which was a tangle of equipment and wires, was cleaned up and organized so we could actually know what piece of equipment did what! I highly recommend this group for any and all AV needs. Costs were not astronomical either!

Catherine Christie

The Team

John Shafer

John Shafer

Owner

The first major defining moment in John’s life was watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 at the age of 11. Television and music have been major players in his life ever since. After high school and then 4 years in the Navy, he attended Indiana University, majoring in Telecommunications. After college, he worked at the Indianapolis ABC affiliate for 12 years, and then in an inspired entrepreneurial move, he left television production and moved to Music City to design and install Home Theaters. Top Gun, Indiana Jones… you remember. He has been in Music City for 20 years doing what he loves.

Ed Simonton

Ed Simonton

General Manager

With the initials ERS, which is an acronym pronounced “ears”, It is not surprising to find Ed to have a love for music as a listener and player.

After starting college with a soccer scholarship Ed obtained a Bachelor of Science in Audio Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Using that degree in the Pro Audio recording industry for over 15 years gave Ed the opportunity to work with some of the best audio and acoustic designers in the business.

For over 20 years, Ed has graciously used his knowledge to help customers easily understand new technology. Then show them how to simply use it.

Michael Koreiba

Michael Koreiba

Lead Salesman

A transplant from Michigan, who found his way to the pro audio recording industry in Nashville, Michael catered to the elite group of professionals for over 18 years making sure that the music coming out of the recording facility was beyond exceptional.

Managing the building and remodel of 9 professional recording facilities gave the opportunity to work with the most influential sound architects and designers in the business.

Michael now uses that expertise to bring you and your family an environment to relax and enjoy the Movies, Music and Security in your own home.

Tige Casey

Tige Casey

Programmer

Tige is one of the bearded brothers on Imagine's team. He brings a new level and understanding of the Control4 platform to the table. There is nothing Tige cannot make happen within Control4. Armed with his laptop and knowledge, Tige can identify and correct any Control4 issues you might have.

Tige's hobbies include playing the guitar and hanging out with his friends.

Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts

Lead Technician

Richard has been the lead technician at Imagine Audio Video for over 6 years.

Originally from Hawaii, Richard has always loved Home Theater since the invention of the Laser disc in 1978. His love and passion for technology had him repairing TV’s and installing car stereo systems while in high school.

Eventually Richard took his hobby to the next level as a technical installer of high end Audio and Video for custom homes being constructed in Las Vegas and the surrounding area.

Customers appreciate Richards uncanny ability to make what seems complicated seem simple.

Thomas Johnson

Thomas Johnson

Technician

By way of Tennessee through Minnesota and Alaska, Thomas will never tell you it is too cold outside.

With his passion for the arts and music, not to mention his technical skills, Thomas has been an influential part in the customer satisfaction for Imagine Audio Video.

As one of our technical installers, Thomas uses his 15 plus years of experience to make sure the installation is correct and aesthetically pleasing.

Chad LaChance

Chad LaChance

Information Technologies Director

Leading the way for the programmers at Imagine, Chad takes the cake with his ability to diagnose and resolve most any network related issues. Versed in all types of network configurations, Chad can have your network and home automation system performing as it should. A solid network can give you peace of mind!

Not only does Chad program here at Imagine, he also likes to sing and play musical instruments such as guitar and drums. Usually he is humming a tune while he's working.

Alex Loft

Alex Loft

Technician / Programmer

Alex has been with Imagine for just over a year now. He brings a lighthearted approach to making sure all of the work gets done on time. A graduate of MTSU, Alex's specialties include programming your Control4 system and making sure all of your AV gear works the way it should.

Alex's hobbies include bicycle riding and scuba diving.

Stephen Grimes

Stephen Grimes

Technician

After traveling all over the country, Stephen has landed in Franklin and provides great technical knowledge for all of Imagine's customers. Neatness is what matters most to Stephen. Critical to a clean looking rack, Stephen applies his knowledge to making your rack look neat and organized all the time.

His hobbies include playing airsoft on the weekends and spending time with his family.

Layton Switzer

Layton Switzer

Technician

A new member to the Imagine team, Layton recently graduated from Middle Tennessee State University.

His hobbies include running and playing his guitar. If you see his friendly face on the job site, be sure to say hello.

Dustin VanBrakle

Dustin VanBrakle

Technician

Dustin, the newest member of the Imagine team, is an experienced technician coming from the world of access control and bringing along 15+ years of experience. He is always willing to get down and dirty to make sure the job is done right the first time.

His hobbies include playing video games and hanging out with his dog and friends.

Marcia Sims

Marcia Sims

Office Administrator

You might have spoken to Marcia on the phone if you have ever called us. One of Marcia's many jobs is to make sure work gets done around the shop. From taking phone calls to making sure no one misses a step, Marcia is a crucial member of the Imagine team. We are lucky to have her.

George Shafer

George Shafer

George Shafer

George has been with Imagine Audio Video for over 5 years. His day to day routine consist of making sure UPS and Fed Ex deliveries arrive on time, greeting customers and cleaning the floor.

George can trace his family history all the way back to Newfoundland in the 1700’s.If you are ever in the need of a hug, George is more than willing to accommodate.