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The War Room Makers – Audio & Video Technology Specialist

November 22nd, 2013 No comments

Why us you ask?  Here is a little info about what our Audio / Video / Technology team brings to the table.

Mark Baitinger is the owner of Sound Lab:  Sound Lab is a professional custom electronics corporation founded by Mark in 1989.  Specializing in competitively priced System Design, Consulting, Retail Sales, Installation and Service, Sound Lab has been providing quality Audio/Video solutions for a wide range of large and small residential and commercial projects throughout Central Indiana.  In addition to his extensive background, certifications, and training in the A/V world, Mark is a Contacta affiliated authorized dealer and is advanced hearing loop trained.

Chris Voglund is the owner of Artisan Electric:  Artisan Electric was founded in 2004 by Chris, after 15 years of previous electrical contracting experience.  Specialists in residential, commercial, and industrial electrical contracting as well as voice, data, and audio solutions.  Chris is a degreed Journeyman Electrician, Leviton Network Systems certified installer, and has an extensive background in electrical service, live audio, sound reinforcement, recording, and performance space planning.

Profound Technology Group:  Our technology partner, Profound Technologies, is recognized as a world leader in the AV integration Industry – specializing in Crestron solution systems and programming. Combining complex and advanced audio video communication systems with custom programming to make simple to use, enjoyable end-use solutions.  

Paired together our companies provide a combined 100+ years of electrical, tech integration, and A/V experience – making us a uniquely qualified team for today’s demanding tech based design, project management, and installation services.  Couple that with our passion for A/V and our professional reputations we represent one of Indiana’s best teams for integration projects of all sizes.

 Mark and Chris joint project logo

 

7 things you may not know about Artisan Electric

October 14th, 2013 No comments
  1. AE, in joint partnership with Mark Baitinger and Sound Lab, can now offer locally based certified installation of induction hearing loop systems.  For more information on looping systems and ADA compliance you can go to www.hearingloop.org
  2. AE has been moving strongly into the field of full Audio / Video / IT integration.  With our partners at Sound Lab we recently completed a 200K project at Westminster Village.  This project included a full Creston digital media sever solution, on wall interactive touch screens, (3) hearing loops, and a wide range of other audio / video tech
  3. AE is about to head into our 10th year of business and remains one of the highest rated contractors in the greater Tippecanoe County area
  4. AE is a factory authorized vendor rep for Kohler Power systems, offering both residential and full line commercial backup generator systems with installation and 24 hour emergency support
  5. AE bills from a standardized rate sheet, provides a lifetime warranty on our workmanship, and never mark up our material. You can find this information in writing and download PDF formats on our website www.artisanelectric.net
  6. AE recently moved to our new shop on North 9th Street – we now have access to a forklift and loading dock as well room to keep all of our fleet vehicles inside. This location provides us a much better central point for service to the both cities and allowed the room needed for our recycling program
  7. AE is a full recycling partner!  In the beginning of 2012 we committed to limiting our land fill waste.  Now, approaching the start of 2014 we have made it to the point of going “dumpster free” and are now 95% recycling based, including eWaste, plastic, metals, cardboard, and paper

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Room Style Makeover Contest 2013 now live!

July 8th, 2013 No comments

The Artisan Electric 2013 Room Style Makeover contest is up and running.  This year we are looking to style out one lucky Mom with a very special $3000.00 space of her own.

room style makeover

 

Here is how it works:

  • Find us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/artisan electric
  • Like our page and go to the contest giveaway tab – here is a direct link >>>  Room Style Makover Contest
  • Watch the reveal video for last year’s contest winner
  • Follow the contest instructions and nominate a Mom for this year’s contest!

Just that easy.  Hope to see your entry come in soon.

 

6 Things to know about electrical systems and floods

April 24th, 2013 No comments

In the wake of all these Midwest floods we thought this was a relevant topic.  Many kinds of contractors get called during the aftermath of floods and water events.  Make sure they know and understand what water does to electrical systems!

(6) Things to know regarding electrical systems and water

  • If electrical service entrance equipment has been submerged it needs to be inspected, dried out, and have all the connections re-made with anti-corrosion compound.  In some cases total replacement may be the only guaranteed option for safety
  • Circuit breakers that have been exposed to direct water, extreme weather, high moisture, or active water need to be replaced, no exceptions! Circuit breakers are over current protection devices – they are the main safety device in the electrical circuit and need to work
  • Any outlet or switch that has been submerged or effected by direct water or moisture needs to be removed and replaced – water means corrosion and corrosion is the enemy of good electrical connections
  • Romex type building wire that has been submerged should be replaced.  It is nearly impossible to get it fully dried out… the plastic casing acts as a hose and retains water that over time will leak back out into the device connections and cause corrosion
  • Ground mounted lights that have been submersed can be full of water days after a flood event – these should be checked out carefully to insure safe operation when switched back on
  • Remember that electricity and water do not mix, and most electrical products are not tolerant of being submerged.  Just because it “came back on” does not mean it is safe to use or is in the same condition it was prior to being effected by water

If you have any questions let us know – we do site consults an can get you on the right path to a speedy and safe restoration.