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For Immediate Publication                  


August 24, 2011 - Middleburg Heights, OH 

Audio Video Interiors & Safety Technologies and the new Environments by Design
County Executive Ed FitzGerald will be joining Mayor Gary Starr at today's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. 
Prior to the Mayor's arrival and ribbon cutting, the Center's Design & Product Partners will gather at 4:00 for photos in celebration of the opening.  Media is welcome.


30 Local Small Businesses Band Together to Create A Unique Design Center.  It's like nothing Ohio has seen before!


Audio Video Interiors & Safety Technologies, an award winning A/V and Life-Safety Systems Integrator, has relocated to Middleburg Heights.  The new space boasts over 20,000sf and will be the home of Environments by Design, a design center that incorporates technology and various design disciplines into residential and commercial environments.

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"Environments by Design will be a Show Place to inspire people by giving them a place to see, touch, and feel cutting-edge technology, superior workmanship, and artistry integrated into spectacular lifestyle environments."

Upon entering, you will be immersed in technology.  The retail area is a non-traditional, hi-tech, hands-on experience featuring rounded vignettes and kiosks that demonstrate various audio, video and control solutions.  The area will be filled with colorful imagery via Display Monitors and Digital Signage.  A fiber optic floor greets those who enter the Board Room.  Acoustic treatments, custom built-ins and conference table make this a comfortable yet dynamic state-of-the-art meeting space.  The retail area also houses two Listening Rooms to audition audio systems and a window looking into the center's Staging Room, the heart of the facility's extensive A/V, Security and Communications system.  If you like blinking lights, this is the place to be!


The second section of the building is the company's Executive Offices and spacious Training Room.  In addition to hosting manufacturer and in-house company training sessions and meetings, the training room will be used to conduct Continuing Education (CEU) Courses for our Architect, Designer and Builder Industry Partners.


The crown jewel is the 5000 sq. ft. luxury residence built within, featuring a collaboration of two dozen local Design and Product Partners.  The synergy behind the new design center is the collaboration of professionals representing every discipline required to complete a design/build project.  Its core group of hand-picked designers, accompanied by a talented supporting cast of craftsmen, ensure that their clients get the best value for their investment.  The design center includes an Italian Kitchen, a Butler Pantry, Guest Bath, Recreation Room, Visual Sports Golf Simulator, Living/Media Room, Hearth Room, Wine Room, "Outdoor" Living Area (inside the home) and an exquisite Custom Home Theater.  The latest in countertops, custom ironwork, wall & window treatments, murals, glass treatments, flooring, light fixtures, custom furniture and outdoor entertaining are highlighted.  The kitchen is one of only 4 like it in the U.S. Travertine graces the patio while a Juliet Balcony welcomes visitors upon entering the Hearth Room with its cozy fireplace and massive aquarium.  This design show place is destined to become a must-experience destination, right here in the heart of Cleveland.


The center will host special events and exhibits throughout the year.  It will be open to the public and available as a resource to the design community.  With its ample parking, close proximity to the airport and downtown, and support of the Middleburg Heights Economic Development Department, this Cleveland suburb has proven to be the perfect location. 



The Concept

This synergistic approach to the design/build concept is the brainchild of Michael Pope, President of Audio Video Interiors and Safety Technologies.  Three years ago he envisioned a showroom where people could experience technology as they would in their own work or living space.  These technologies become part of our lifestyle. "Environments by Design will be a Show Place to inspire people by giving them a place to see, touch, and feel cutting-edge technology, superior workmanship, and artistry integrated into spectacular lifestyle environments."








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The Design & Product Partners of

Environments by Design
Audio Video Interiors & Safety Technologies
Buckeye Hills Landscape & Ken Kushmider, L.A.
Capozzi Design Group
Beyond the Wall Mural Design
Cleveland Lighting
Closet Factory
Cutting Edge Decorative Concrete
Fiber Seal
Finelli Architectural Iron & Stairs
John Strauss Furniture
Keepers Turf
Litehouse Pool & Spa
Marshall Carpet One
Mont Granite
North Coast Aquatics
Seco Furniture
Snow Brothers Appliance
Solon Glass Center
Stoneworks, Ltd.
Valley City Supply
Well Dressed Windows
Wine Cellar Innovations



For additional information, please call 440-886-6666 

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7204 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
For additional information or
to receive this Press Release in another format contact:
Lisa Matthews
Marketing & Communications Coordinator