#notanintegrator

If you’re working on an upcoming project, consider what it would look like to work with a team that has absolutely NO incentive to sell you a single piece of equipment. Wouldn’t that be a breath of fresh air?

Imagine if you could work with a team that truly has your organization’s best interests in mind. A team that can help you prepare your bill of materials, gauge your budget, and then retrieve multiple proposals (confidentially) on your behalf from amazing integration partners across the nation who have the integrity and expertise to execute your vision. A COALITION works to form alliances that serve the need. The AV Coalition team has over 200+ years of collective, production experience ranging from environments like Hillsong, Mosaic, Bethel, Upper Room, Life Church, Gateway, Elevation, and many more.

Friends… Meet “AV Coalition” – a fully non-biased advocate here to advise and protect organizations through planning AVL projects and selecting integration partners.

Patrick Elkins shares the genesis, mission, and vision of AV Co.

 

Patrick Elkins shares the genesis, mission, and vision of AV Co.

meet the AV Co. team

#notanintegrator

If you’re working on an upcoming project, consider what it would look like to work with a team that has absolutely NO incentive to sell you a single piece of equipment. Wouldn’t that be a breath of fresh air?

Imagine if you could work with a team that truly has your organization’s best interests in mind. A team that can help you prepare your bill of materials, gauge your budget, and then retrieve multiple proposals (confidentially) on your behalf from amazing integration partners across the nation who have the integrity and expertise to execute your vision. A COALITION works to form alliances that serve the need. The AV Coalition team has over 200+ years of collective, production experience ranging from environments like Hillsong, Mosaic, Bethel, Upper Room, Life Church, Gateway, Elevation, and many more

Friends… Meet “AV Coalition” – a fully non-biased advocate here to advise and protect organizations through planning AVL projects and selecting integration partners.

meet the AV Co. team

PATRICK ELKINS

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER Redding, CA – Attends and serves at Bethel Church with his wife and 2 boys | Formerly a Touring Musician and Associate Worship Pastor | Passion for Vision, Empowerment, Connection, and Stewardship

JAMES HURLEY

SR. ENGINEER / AUDIO SME & FOUNDERDallas, TX – Former AV engineer at SAIC / NASA-Marshall Spaceflight Center | Former Production Manager at Hillsong NYC/LA | Audio Trainer at Oakwood University Church and formerly at Mosaic Church | FOH Engineer at Bryan and Katie Torwalt | Passion for equipping the saints and leading with excellence

TIM HAWKINS

VICE PRESIDENT & FOUNDERRedding, CA – Worship Pastor at Pathway Church | Previous staff at Life Church, OK | Passion for developing people, cultures, and systems, and seeing Church flourish and grow

RON COCHRAN

GENERAL MANAGER – Atlanta, GA – Decades of integration and FOH experience for some of the most impactful churches in the Southeast | Passion for helping the Church define and amplify its unique voice in the community, and for serving God’s people with integrity and authenticity

JESSE MAITLAND

SR. VIDEO ENGINEER / SME & FOUNDER – Redding, CA – Broadcast Video Director at Bethel Church | Creative Content Consultant | Passion for leading others into their callings and seeing mission and life awakened

JON THOMPSON

AV CO. FOUNDER – Redding, CA – Attends The Stirring church in Redding | Owner of Netsound | Passion for breaking down walls, seeing the Lord move through collaboration, and equipping churches with solutions that will serve their mission

NOAH GOLDEN

AV CO. NETWORK CONSULTANT / LIGHTING SME – Lansdale, PA – Owner of Out Loud Productions | Passion for seeing God do incredible things through utilizing technology to its fullest extent, creating excellence in production, and collaborating with others who share the same gifts and passions

TAI MAHAWON

AV CO. NETWORK CONSULTANT / LIVESTREAM / BROADCAST AUDIO SME – Charlotte, NC – Studio & Broadcast Audio Engineer at Elevation Church | Former Audio Director at Upper Room Dallas, TX | Former Audio Engineer at Bethel Church Redding, CA | Passion for the nations, and to see God move and see people impacted through powerful worship and excellent broadcast and live production

MATTHEW RICHARDSON

AV CO. NETWORK CONSULTANT – Dallas, TX – FOH Lead at Upper Room | Previous Audio Engineer at Bethel Church | Passion for discipling others with the gifts and experience God has given him, and to create Holy Spirit encounter through distraction free production

RYAN CONNELLY

AV CO. NETWORK CONSULTANT – Sacramentio, CA – Worship Pastor at Heights Church | Passion to see God move, and to pioneer creativity and limitless boundaries for what He can accomplish through His Bride, the Church

DUSTIN ALEXANDER

AV CO. NETWORK CONSULTANT – Redding, CA – Tech and Worship Staff at The Stirring church in Redding | Passion for seeing the church equipped to reach people with the love of God, and to thrive in creating atmosphere and encounter

HEATH HOLLENSBE

AV CO. NETWORK CONSULTANT – Seattle, WA – Decades of ministry and leadership experience including international tours with artists like TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Michael Gungor, Michael W. Smith | Passion for dissecting church culture, connection and relationship, and thinking creatively to progress and refine mission and vision

Our team is PASSIONATE about sowing our experience into others!

Aside from AVL, here are a few ways we love helping churches:

Book a remote consultation | Hire us to run a live event/service | Schedule a training session | Hire us to mix or produce

Schedule us to come to your church!

We’ll dive into the trenches with you. Maybe your team needs training for live or broadcast audio, wants to pick our brains on video or lighting, needs help to cover weekend services, or just wants to discuss overall production. We want to offer our background and experience to sharpen and encourage your team(s). We also know there can be a wide chasm between Worship & Production. It’s unfortunate how many churches struggle to facilitate a healthy relationship between these areas. We’d be honored to come and assess, speak into, and inspire the culture between your worship/production/creative teams.

We love helping churches bridge the gaps between these often siloed departments.

accountability aas

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Accountability as a Service (AaaS)

Our team is the buffer between your team and all integration information and candidates…

This is our mission, and the benefits are extensive!

1. Most organizations’ wish lists begin with a face value of approx. 250% of their real budget. AV Co. will help you refine your wish list to reflect your ACTUAL budget, and help you zone in on a cost-effective strategy BEFORE you engage integration teams.

2. Often, there are many paths to consider, many manufacturers, many workflows, etc… When speaking with an integration team, they are often limited to (or preferential towards) specific brands and manufacturers. They most likely have dealer relationships and incentives. AV Co. is BRAND AGNOSTIC, and has absolutely ZERO incentive to steer you in any direction, other than to highlight the technology we believe could make the greatest impact towards your vision. Since we are not a dealer, we can help you determine a 100% non-biased, broad “Master Plan” that considers ALL the options, and builds a cohesive strategy aligned with your vision and goals BEFORE you engage integration teams.

3. It can be overwhelming and confusing when attempting to decipher the industry language of contracts/bids/proposals that are often many pages of intricate details and/or drawings. Unfortunately, signals of communication can also get crossed when attempting to “paint the picture” of what you wish to accomplish to an integrator. Especially if you don’t have the experience to explain yourself in a way that they can fully understand. For these reasons, our team functions as the TRANSLATOR between your vision and goals, and the industry “language” of integration documents, line items, expectations and “fine print,” etc. We will surround your team with wisdom & experience, and help give explanations and understanding along the way.

4. Many times, when facing upcoming AVL projects, organizations have to spin up new relationships with integration teams they have never engaged before. This means they have to start from the ground up in due diligence to build trust, verify integrity, and investigate a candidate’s level of excellence and overall trustworthiness. AV Co. has decades of experience & relationships to draw from, as our team has friendship and history with integrators across the nation. We can bring TRUSTWORTHY sources to the table so that you don’t have to start from scratch.

5. AV Co. can fully represent your organization when engaging integration partners. Rather than leading the conversations yourself, and having to sit through and navigate multiple discovery meetings with multiple candidates, AV Co. can consolidate this process to develop a BOM (Bill of Materials) and/or RFP (Request for Proposal) that can be sent to each integration candidate on behalf of your organization. We can also meet with these teams on your behalf to help express your goals and vision, bring clarity to the overview of the project, and to help steward the progression. This saves your team TIME and $$$

(And the list goes on and on…)

how does it work? 

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STEP 1

We’ll meet with your team to understand the goals and capture your vision.

 

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STEP 2

We’ll work together to refine your wish lists, determine your needs, and prepare a strategy for your project.

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STEP 3

We’ll create an RFP (request for proposal). This will often include a fully documented BOM (bill of materials) in preparation to take your project out for bid.

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STEP 4

We’ll elect potential integration partners for the bid based on: proximity, budget, and the necessary expertise.

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STEP 5

We’ll send out the RFP in a fully confidential manner. This is for accountability. Each candidate must bring their best to the table regardless of who the “Client” is.

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STEP 6

We’ll help you as bids are received to: Decipher the documentation. Inspect each line. Understand the fees and fine print. And, ultimately determine which partner best fits your culture and requirements.

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THE FINISH LINE

As you make your final decision (selecting an integration partner), we’ll bridge the relationship and form the alliance. After we award the bid, we’ll reveal your organization as the “Client,” and coordinate the transition toward executing the project. 

DESIGNED FOR ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH OUR 4 TIERS OF SERVICE

TIER 1 – Consultation  

Designed for troubleshooting, brainstorming, and interim maintenance in-between projects. Use this tier to have quick discussions about things you’re working on that don’t require equipment or integration.

 

TIER 2 – Consultation | Acquisition  

Use this tier if you’re planning to install yourself (plug and play), but need some help with engineering perspectives, as well as equipment acquisition. We’ll walk through the design with you, and then send out an RFP for competitive, dealer pricing.

TIER 3 – Consultation | Acquisition | Integration 

A Tier 3 project is one that requires full integration. It would include all of Tier 2, as well as selecting an integrator to execute the full installation.

TIER 4 – Project Management

This would include all of Tier 3, plus the additional layer that AV Coalition would help coordinate and manage the project through to completion. We become your “boots on the ground” all the way until you cut the ribbon.

Start the conversation with a Free Assessment.

Our free assessments are designed to get the conversation started. This helps us capture the vision, hear the goals, discuss the needs, and get an idea of what you’d like to accomplish for your project.

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