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Curators of Cutting-Edge Technology Solutions

Our people and the services we provide define our firm. We take pride in delivering a first class client experience.

Who We Are

With over 50 years of combined experience, AV Design Consultants has built a reputation for quality, innovation, and creative electronic infrastructure covering a wide range of diverse applications including university facilities, new homes, alterations, and additions to existing homes/buildings, apartment buildings/MDU, restaurants, and outdoor living areas. 

It is never a one man show, however. A team of enthusiastic, young system engineers with fresh, innovative ideas has been carefully nurtured to maturity. Our 30 years in practice make possible the teamwork which sees innovative, high quality, award winning, inspiring projects built to the highest of standards. The team includes the best technicians, programmers, and AV design engineers who blend their ideas and those of our clients in Fayetteville and greater Northwest Arkansas into a coherent whole.

Our Mission

Working from our own premises in Northwest Arkansas, AV Design Consultants is a very tight knit team with common beliefs and goals in efficiently building functional, seamless, and well-implemented systems. The results of our commitment to design excellence are reflected in numerous publications and awards. The team would not have been successful without the fortune of working with the most stimulating and interesting clients one can find in NWA — clients that have been successful in their own fields by virtue of their special talents and have requested the same from their AV design engineers and electronic systems architects. The client spread is broad and goes from Fayetteville and Little Rock, AR to Bella Vista and over to nearby states like Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri.

AV Design Consultants has found that the best projects result from supervision by electronic architects from beginning to end, and our clients' usual comment is "that was much easier than I thought."

We look forward to our journey with you.
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Paul Crawford

Company President
Paul began AV Design in 2007 with the objective of providing a level of service and aftercare unsurpassed in the NWA market. Paul has been in the technology industry for 36 years, having a wealth of experience in system design engineering and sales. He has a particularly strong background in audio technology.

Originally from Broken Arrow, Okla., he has lived in Northwest Arkansas for 18 years. He is married to wife, Kim, and has three children and one grandchild.

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Chris Palmer

Partner, Operations Manager and Salesman
Chris joined AV Design in 2011. A Rogers native, he has a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Arkansas. He first became interested in the latest technology trends in college, started his first electronics company immediately after graduating, and now has nearly two decades experience in the industry. Chris thrives most in the network system engineering and control systems side of the industry. He is a hands-on manager who enjoys working in the field.

He is married to wife, Kendra, and they have two kids.


  • CEDIA Awards: Best Integrated Home
  • CE Pro Magazine: 20XX CE Pro 100
  • CEDIA Awards: Best Residential System under $250k
  • CE Pro: Best Media Room ($50k -$100K)
  • CEDIA Awards: Best Hidden Installation
  • CEDIA Awards: Best Home Theater under $100k
  • CEDIA Awards: Best Special Project
  • CEDIA Awards: Best Documentation


  • Crestron Digital Media Certified – 4K
  • Crestron Gold Certified Programmer
  • Crestron Silver Certified Programmer
  • Crestron Master Programmer
  • Lutron RadioRA2 L1 Certification
  • Lutron Residential Shades Qualification
  • CTS — Certified Technology Specialist
  • CTS – D
  • THX Certified Integrators
  • Certified NEST Installer
  • Savant- Programmer Certified
  • Ruckus WISE Certified
  • Cisco Certified Technician
  • Polycom Video Certified
  • ISF Imaging and Science Foundation
  • CEDIA Certified Installer
  • CEDIA Certified Designer

Industry Memberships

  • CEDIA Member
  • InfoComm Member
  • CEA Member
  • NECA Member
  • SIA Member
  • AIA Member
  • ASID Member
  • IIDA Member
  • NAHB Member

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