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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

Since 1966, Barrett’s had been making complex technology simple. We are a skilled and seasoned team that understands how to blend technology seamlessly into your daily life. We work collaboratively with architects, designers, and builders to ensure that smart technology and entertainment fits within the design vision for your home. We work with the industry’s top manufacturers and brands to bring you the best in home technology solutions. Our team maintains the industry’s top certifications and is committed to continuing improvement in training, education, and processes to deliver the best possible client service and satisfaction. Our goal is to build long-term client and partner relationships that transcends technologies, products, and projects.

Our Mission

As the leading technology integrator and AV company in Gold Coast, Clarendon Hills and the Chicagoland area, we aim to provide the best custom solutions in home automation, audio and video entertainment, lighting control, energy management, security, networking, and wellness. Our dedicated team of system designers, project managers, and skilled technicians use a proven, optimized process to manage every detail of your project from start to finish. The technology may change – as it radically has since our founding in 1966 – but our commitment to the highest standards of service and support has always been a constant. We are not here to sell you products and systems; our mission is to understand your needs and to design and install technology solutions that solve your problems and enhance your lifestyle. Finally, we pride ourselves on uniquely understanding the intersection of technology and design – we know that technology must fit with your style, whether in a residential or commercial environment.

We tailor every system to complement the unique needs of our customers.

We’re committed to excellence throughout every phase of every project.

When the installation is complete, our clients enjoy many support package options.

We take pride in our strong community connections and fast service turnarounds.

We believe ongoing education is a must. Review our industry certifications here.

Our team’s experience ensures we are able to exceed our clients’ expectations every time.

Our Team

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Joe Barrett

President

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(630) 281-5301

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Brian Perreault

Chief Operating Officer

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(630) 281-5310

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Rob Lubas

Sr. Technology Consultant

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(630) 898-2850 x6103

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John Wettlaufer

Sr. Technology Consultant

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(630) 281-5311

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Coley Holland

Marketing & Business Development Coordinator

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John Cook

Technical Director

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(630) 281-5304

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Alex Mondragon

System Designer

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Cody Cannon

Drafter

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Doug Rowley

Lead System Programmer

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Alex O’Mara

System Programmer

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Bill Ekstrand

Sr. Project Manager

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Adrian Bahena

Project Manager
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Gerry Handall

Field Project Manager / Lead Technician
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Jimi Hofmann

Field Project Manager / Lead Technician

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Matt Ramey

Lead Technician

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Ben Malcolm

Lead Technician

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Brent Gustello

Lead Technician

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Miguel Soriano

Lead Technician
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David Lopez

Lead Technician

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Nathaniel Aviles

Technician

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Orlando Godinez

Technician

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Curt Wilson

Technician
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Jireh Vides

Production Technician
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Brian Madsen

Service Manager

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(630) 281-5306

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Ken Krienitz

Service Technician / System Programmer

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Ian Casper

Service Technician

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Susan Karoll

Controller

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(630) 281-5302

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Kevin McCarthy

Purchasing Manager

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(630) 281-5305

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John Barrett

Warehouse Manager

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(630) 281-5307

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Donna Casey

Accounts Administrator

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(630) 281-5309

Credentials and Affiliations

HTSA

Home Technology Specialists of America
HTSA dealer members are the world's finest custom and retail integration companies and span 40 states with 150 showrooms across the US and Canada. What binds our members together is an uncommon dedication to only the finest in product performance, technical expertise, education, and customer services that last long after your system is installed. This assures you the most educated, best regional company available who can design, implement, and support your home technology system today – and will stand by you ever after.

CEDIA

Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association
CEDIA, the global trade association for companies that design, manufacture, and integrate technology in the home, empowers members with education, certification, and advocacy. CEDIA members deliver technology solutions that allow families to experience their best moments in life in the comfort of their own homes.

NextHaus Alliance

NextHaus Alliance is a team of premier Chicagoland design and build firms who are committed to incorporating sustainable and resilient design into our projects. We joined forces to provide visionary homeowners who want forward-looking custom homes, or home renovations, a seamless, state-of-the-art experience using the most appropriate, efficient and attainable technologies possible to achieve homeowners needs, wants and desires.

ICAA

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Chicago-Midwest Chapter (ICAA Chicago-Midwest) was founded in 2009 to advance the organization's mission in the city of Chicago and surrounding Midwest region. The chapter offers educational courses for local practitioners and enthusiasts, as well as lectures by prominent speakers from around the world focusing on classical architecture and the related arts. Through the annual Acanthus Awards ceremony, the ICAA Chicago-Midwest Chapter honors the achievements and contributions of architects, painters, sculptors, artisans, landscape designers, patrons, and others in preserving and advancing the classical tradition within the region.

Awards

  • 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

Credentials

  • 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