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on September 29, 2015 10:45 am EDT
Nebraska Church Renovation Includes Sourcing of New AVL Gear
AV systems integrator Whiteley Solutions teams with GC Pro to execute a lengthy, varied equipment list for a Nebraska church renovating two auditorium spaces.
Bellevue Christian Center in Bellevue, Neb., features new audio, video and lighting solutions sourced through Guitar Center Professional and installed by Whiteley Solutions.
Bellevue Christian Center, in Bellevue, Neb., reports having a big project to tackle: the renovation of an auditorium that would be used as a temporary sanctuary so its existing sanctuary could also be renovated. It was a huge project, one that generated a lengthy equipment list for audio, video and lighting, and one that would require every item from that list to arrive exactly on time, to keep to the project timeline and to ensure that the congregation would have a suitable sanctuary every Sunday during the renovations.
The AV systems integrator on the project, Whiteley Solutions, worked with Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. “We knew they’d have what we needed, and they’d have it on site when we needed it,” says Zach Anthony, senior systems engineer at Whiteley Solutions.Partnership & solutions
The equipment list was substantial and included lighting systems from Martin, Chauvet, Altman, and Elation; audio products from Yamaha, RCF, Sennheiser, and AKG; and video platforms from manufacturers including Vaddio, Blackmagic Design and Da-Lite. The project was scheduled for two phases, the first taking some audio and acoustical products into the church’s auditorium to allow it to be used to hold Sunday services. Once that was done, the work switched to the existing sanctuary, where the majority of the equipment purchased through GC Pro would be utilized.
In addition to supplying gear, GC Pro supported the project by taking care of the logistics, arranging for shipping from Dallas to the suburban Omaha job site.
According to Anthony, GC Pro’s depth of inventory and logistical capabilities were crucial to the project’s success. “We’re a young contender in the AV industry,” he says, referring to the very recent merger of Whiteley Solutions with another regional AV systems integration company. “What GC Pro gives us for complex projects like this is a one-stop vendor that can supply us with everything we needed on this job—every part, every product, every bolt. And they can do it at competitive prices. And on a project like this, time is critical. They simplified the process for us and the client.”
GC Pro also supported the project by taking care of the logistics, arranging for shipping from Dallas to the suburban Omaha job site. Jeff McDaniel, the GC Pro account manager that Anthony worked with, says this is what GC Pro does every day. “We have the broadest selection of equipment in the business, so even the esoteric items are able to be sourced immediately,” he explains. “GC Pro has locations all over the country, so getting [equipment] to a remote job location on time isn’t a problem.”