Originally Posted by chriscmore
Hey, I have a friend in Parkville that is wanting a recommendation for a home theater designer / installer. Knowing the range of competencies out there and his previously failed attempt to work with someone, I'd like to know who you folks would send a friend to. Our go-to list is currently nil for the KC area, so I appreciate your recommendation for this and future leads.
I can't really speak to dedicated home theater construction around this area. There is a local guy named Jim, @tatersly
who builds houses, and does impeccable quality work (after seeing his own home he built that he lives in). I don't think he's purposely looking for side work typically, but he might be worth reaching out to incase he has a open window between a house project? Another forum member here,
, has quite the craftman's thumb as well. He alternates between a Fireman /EMT and DIY extraordinaire in 48 hour increments. He does pick up side jobs from time to time, and having seen his work he also would be a great candidate (if he's available) for some solid home theater construction ---- assuming the customer has some flexibility on timeframe. Neither of these guys are officially in that market (and perhaps neither has time) - I just know and trust them, and think their work is 100% solid. It's who I'd hire, if they were available and I needed such.
As to calibrations...
is spinning up a calibration service and has done a calibration @jedimastergrant
, and @bozee3
theater in the area recently - though he lives in Omaha he doesn't seem to hesitate to drive to KC. @umr
has the AccuCal service and recently did Hodor theater recently that belongs to @ChldsPlay
has used several different calibration services over the years and could probably be a good contact to gather some feedback through PM.
I'm sure there are others - and I'm not intentionally slighting anyone who I didn't mention. Those are just the ones that immediately come to mind based on recent discussion in the thread.
There's also a decent group of knowledgeable DIY type enthusiasts here who won't hesitate to assist a new forum member in getting some unpaid advice, setup tips, or even assist with an initial audio calibration. Feel free to link your customer to this thread if that situation applies.