ABOUT US

We aim to inspire and educate our clients, growing your confidence with every decision
 

Our Story

In the mid-1980s three business partners, Darrell Wiley, J.T. King, and Mike Hedden Jr., founded dB Acoustics & Sound, Inc. in Gainesville, Georgia. Each man brought unique talents of business, music, and technical services to the organization, which originally focused on pro sound and acoustics.

Wiley and King moved on to other ventures in the mid-1990s, while Hedden stayed on as President & CEO. Now known as dB Integrations, the company continues to thrive, growing a committed technical and support staff and supporting clients all over the southeastern United States.

dB Integrations has grown over the years and expanded its services and expertise beyond high-quality audio systems. We also have years of experience in design and installation for projection and broadcast video systems, production lighting and control systems.

We Are dB

The relationship we foster with our clients over years of working together is more important than getting a single project. We believe that our clients’ needs and goals are the most important factors in our work and we work very hard to not only achieve, but exceed those expectations.

Operations Team

David Clark
David Clark

Operations Manager

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David volunteered in the tech ministry at Free Chapel Gainesville, Ga. for 24 years. As Operations Mgr for ten years David was responsible for the overall operation of the audio, video, lighting and control systems of the church.

Prior to Free Chapel, David gained valuable business skills while owning his own business. As head of operations with dB, David’s years of experience help to ensure all the bases of your project are covered from start to completion by monitoring day to day business. Whether your needs are sales, design, engineering, installation, training or service – he is involved to make certain your needs are being met in a timely fashion and with the utmost integrity.

Victor Puddy
Victor Puddy

Chief Engineer · CTS certification

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Victor was formerly project manager for a major AV integration firm based out of Pensacola, Florida. He brings to dB over 20 years of experience in the audio/video industry, having worked on several large projects, such as University of Alabama, Carmel Performing Art Center, Potters House in Dallas, and many more.

He has worked with a variety of audio and video products; receiving certifications in TEF 20, Crestron Digital Media, Bose System Design, and Synergetic Audio Concepts training – just name a few. His studies in college included Mechanical Drafting, and Electronic Technology.

Brian Roos
Brian Roos

Video Engineer · CTS certification

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After schooling in Electronics Technology and Electrical Engineering (option in Robotics), Brian started his career in Broadcast Production and Television with CLW (Christ The Light Of The World) Television Productions, a division of AMG International (Advancing The Ministries Of The Gospel). Brian has worked in the broadcasting industry for over 35 years, for such companies as Turner Studios/Turner Time Warner; CNN International; Panasonic Broadcast; Crawford Post Production and Todd AO.

Brian has acquired certifications as Senior Broadcast Engineer (Society of Broadcast Engineers); CCNA Routing and Switching (Cisco); Network+ (CompTIA); Certified Electronics Technician (ISCET), among others. He currently works as Video Engineer in the discipline of system integration.

Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson

Audio Engineer · CTS certification

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Before landing at dB, Bill served for nearly 14 years as the full-time Technical Director and Chief Audio Engineer for Kenneth Copeland Ministries. In this role, Bill travelled throughout the world, supporting Kenneth and Gloria Copeland; as they taught the uncompromising Word of God.

Prior to KCM, Bill worked as a freelance sound reinforcement and lighting engineer in the touring industry. Bill’s past clients have included Concrete Blonde, Dave Matthews Band, Ice T, Widespread Panic and numerous regional musical acts from the Southeast US. He has received numerous audio certifications from Synergetic Audio Concepts and is certified from Shermco Industries for high voltage production power.

Since coming to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, Bill has committed himself to bring his vast experience to the Body of Christ through education and consultation. Bill’s passion is helping those who serve in the technical ministry of helps in the local church. He conducts audio continuing education seminars and workshops to churches and ministries across the country.

With his years of experience, Bill helps us plan, design and implement systems that will fit your budget and will operate at the highest quality possible. Through the use of 3D CAD, Bill allows you to visualize your systems prior to installation – providing value to our presentations and documentation. Once the job is done, he provides insightful training that will allow you to understand how to use your new products.

Paul Lynch
Paul Lynch

Customer Service / Inside Sales

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Paul is a music industry professional with over 30 years experience as a concert artist, clinician, producer and minister of worship. He also holds Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Music Education from the University of North Alabama. Paul was lead singer and vocal director for the Christian music group TRUTH – as vocalist he recorded their first number one song, “Jesus Never Fails.”

Paul has always had a special place in his heart for those who use technology especially in houses of worship and feels especially happy to be able to help them better share the gospel to the people in their community. At dB his years of experience allow Paul to have a unique perspective in customer service or inside sales – the ability to understand the customer’s needs from their standpoint and then recommend the appropriate solution. His goal is to strengthen all our customer relationships; making sure that your expectations are met or exceeded.

Barry Shields
Barry Shields

IT Manager

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Barry has been working with computers and electronics since the early 1980s. After completing his Associates Degree in Minicomputer Technology at Dalton State College, he worked as a field service engineer for Digital Equipment Corporation in Atlanta repairing computer electronics for twelve years. Leaving DEC in 1996 he then worked in IT first as network administrator for the City of Gainesville and then as technical administrator for Johnson Industries.

Coming on board with dB in 2003, he bridges the gap between IT and AV by working with engineering on anything involving computers, networks or control systems. His duties include: managing our computer/server network and our website, modifying AutoCAD drawings for AV engineering, designing/programming/commissioning of control systems, implementation of digital signage, and technical sales support.

Since joining dB, Barry has completed numerous AV and control system training/certifications with manufacturers such as Crestron, SP Controls, Samsung, LG and Blackbox – to name a few. With his years of IT/electronics training and experience along with AV training and certifications, he will help ensure that your project is a success.

Leslie Shamus
Leslie Shamus

Purchasing

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Prior to joining dB Integrations, Leslie had years of experience in the secretarial, bookkeeping and accounting areas; working for both major corporations and small businesses.

Leslie has attended a number of colleges and universities including Gainesville State College with an emphasis on business and accounting.

Coming on with dB in 2005, Leslie brings a variety of knowledge and experience. Her duties include purchasing, shipping/receiving, inventory control, and sales support.

Britney Brewer
Britney Brewer

Accountant

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With his past experience serving in technical ministries, Brad considers himself a “worship technology specialist” with his ability to take any space and visualize what it can be. His experience in CAD and Visualization is highly regarded by his clients in helping them to understand the vision in graphic form. Currently on staff as the lighting director for a large metro Atlanta ministry, Brad understands the importance of capturing the emotions of worship and why having the right technology matters.

Prior to joining dB Integrations, Brad was a key component in helping to develop a national presence in the house of worship market for companies such as Guitar Center Professional and Sweetwater Sound for nearly 20 years. He truly understands what it takes to “make Sunday happen.”

Sales Team

Ronnie Stanford
Ronnie Stanford

Director of Sales and Marketing

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Prior to coming to dB, Ronnie served twelve years in full-time vocational ministry after completing undergraduate and graduate degrees at Columbia International University. Ronnie came to be known as the “tech guy” in the churches he served; designing, upgrading, and installing audio and video systems for a variety of venues and applications.

As a result of his growth in the technology ministry, Ronnie used his experience to work with several AV integration firms before joining the dB team in 2005. Expanding his knowledge of technology and equipping others continues to drive his daily responsibilities. His ministry and technical experience, combined with his passion to serve, enable him to help his clients make the best decisions in meeting both technical and practical needs.

Frank Locklear
Frank Locklear

Sales Consultant · CTS certification

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Frank has over 30 years of experience in the AV industry. After studying musical performance at the University of Georgia, he spent time as a professional musician and recording studio owner and designer. Prior to joining dB in 1998, he was employed by Baker Audio in Atlanta, Georgia, for over ten years.

Frank’s emphasis is making sure customers receive what they have asked for. His ability to listen well, while asking the right questions, and being able to translate that to the team at dB has rewarded him with many satisfied customers and repeat business. He would appreciate the opportunity to use his skill set to provide you with the same experience.

Neil Philpott
Neil Philpott

Sales Consultant

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Neil comes to dB in 2002 from Tullahoma, Tennessee his years of experience in the AV industry are an asset to providing comprehensive solutions to our clients in a variety of venues. For sixteen years he owned his own business specializing in custom handcrafted instruments and a worldwide distribution of antique stringed instruments. Additionally, his company designed, built and serviced audio systems for churches, schools, and businesses in that area. Neil then felt a calling to join Stasis Ministries where as a musician/singer he began understanding the production elements of systems performance. He later worked with Hi-Tech Innovations of Nashville, TN where his responsibilities included the development of the commercial/industrial AV division.

He holds an Associate degree in Broadcast Communication/Television and Radio Production and has furthered his technical training with Syn-Aud-Con’s Sound Reinforcement Seminars; Shure’s Advanced Wireless Microphone Training; Sencore’s CEDIA Professional Certification in Advanced Video Display Calibration, Audio System Calibration, and RF Distribution Systems; and Crestron’s Commercial Systems Design Certification.

John Hogg
John Hogg

Sales Consultant

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John has been in the AV industry since the early ’90s initially focusing on the Broadcast Manufacturing side of the business. In 2001, he went to work as the Atlanta regional manager for a large AV integration company where he managed all aspects of sales, design, and integration for the Atlanta region.

John has a degree is mathematics/physics and holds numerous industry certifications in digital video systems design, fiber optics, reinforced sound and has been ICIA CTS certified since 2003. John loves playing and composing music and has been a worship leader/musician since the 1980s. He has been a musician with the 12Stone Church’s main campus worship team since 1999 playing keyboards, electric guitar, and bass guitar.

In addition to being a systems advisor at dB, John is the video systems design engineer and designs all of the broadcast video systems for the dB sales team. He is an audio visual systems expert with experience in all facets of design and engineering of complex AV solutions. He loves working with clients to bring their technical visions to life.

Jason Block
Jason Block

Sales Consultant

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Prior to joining the team at dB, Jason worked for Guitar Center for 14 years, first in pro audio sales at a flagship store, then onto GC Pro, the outside sales division for Guitar Center. During his time with GC, Jason built long-term client relationships and became the “go-to guy” for AVL solutions spanning multiple market segments including live performance venues, hotels, conference centers, mix-use properties, retail, house of worship, restaurants, schools and recording studios.

Now, Jason utilizes his deep understanding of today’s technologies to bring solutions to corporate and commercial enterprises. From conference room AV and acoustic treatment, to large property distributed audio, digital signage and LED lighting solutions, Jason further incorporates tailored control systems that fully integrate all technologies to create a seamless and enjoyable experience for staff and patrons.

Quickly recognizing the value in dB’s unique five-step process of Evaluation, Collaboration, Integration, Coordination and Communication, Jason effectively assists businesses with AVL solutions that exceed expectations while respecting project budgets.

Brad Lyons
Brad Lyons

Sales Consultant

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With his past experience serving in technical ministries, Brad considers himself a “worship technology specialist” with his ability to take any space and visualize what it can be. His experience in CAD and Visualization is highly regarded by his clients in helping them to understand the vision in graphic form. Currently on staff as the lighting director for a large metro Atlanta ministry, Brad understands the importance of capturing the emotions of worship and why having the right technology matters.

Prior to joining dB Integrations, Brad was a key component in helping to develop a national presence in the house of worship market for companies such as Guitar Center Professional and Sweetwater Sound for nearly 20 years. He truly understands what it takes to “make Sunday happen.”

Installation Team

Jeremy Clark
Jeremy Clark

Project Manager

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Greg Hornbeck
Greg Hornbeck

Technician

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Jim Coleman
Jim Coleman

Technician

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Mike Smith
Mike Smith

Technician

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David Stiles
David Stiles

Technician · CTS certification

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Richard Straka
Richard Straka

Technician · CTS certification

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2196 Hilton Dr, Ste A
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

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