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March 26, 2012 - Middleburg Heights, OH 


Michael Pope presented with Design Award
Michael Pope presented with Design Award


Middleburg Heights Chamber of Commerce 

names Audio Video Interiors & Environments by Design the Best Unique Interior Design for 2011.


At a dinner held Saturday evening Mayor Gary Starr, accompanied by several Council Members, celebrated their Salute-to-the-City by recognizing excellence within its business community.


Michael Pope, President of Audio Video Interiors & Safety Technologies, had moved his business from Medina in the fall of 2010 into the 20,000 sq. ft. building that had once housed Carpet and Tile Liquidators on the NW corner of Pearl & Bagley.  He wanted to not only expand his showroom to include auditioning rooms for audio and video systems, he had a vision of creating a unique collaboration of several design and product professionals that would lend their talents and work together on renovation projects and home designs, providing  everything under one roof and simplifying the project for the homeowner.  Pope engaged Herschman Architects for their unique blend of retail, commercial and residential architectural and interior design experience to create this one-of-a-kind design center.


The showroom, which celebrated its Grand Opening in August 2011, boasts a lush "outdoor" patio within, along with an inspiring kitchen, butler pantry, hearth room, recreation room, golf simulator, wine cellar and custom home theater.  His partners are a hand picked group that have added exquisite features to every surface - from the flooring to the murals, the custom glass and iron, elegant window treatments and salt water aquarium.  Their first collaborative project has recently won the Electronic House Home of the Year Award for Best Fun Room.


ExD Living, Wine & Kitchen



Pope's firm has won numerous national awards for its innovative design and professional execution of integrated audio/video and security systems.  He has always been proud of his staff of designers, engineers, programmers and installers, but he is especially pleased with this recognition by the City for this collaborative design center project.

 Capozzi kitchen


About Audio Video Interiors & Safety Technologies
Audio Video Interiors & Safety Technologies is a national award winning AV and Security/Life-Safety Systems Integrator serving NE Ohio and beyond since 1990.  We provide integrated Audio, Video, Lighting, Shading, Control and Life-Safety/Security Solutions & monitoring for homes, businesses, Government and Houses of Worship.  

7204 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
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