Integrated AV Systems, LLC Acquires Louisiana-Based Creative Presentations

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Acquisition fosters growth opportunity in the Southeast

The demand for A/V technology has never been bigger and we saw a great opportunity to grow the business into the southeast by joining forces with the Creative Presentations team in Louisiana.

Integrated AV Systems, LLC doing business in Texas as CCS Presentation Systems -Texas, today announced that it has purchased a majority interest in New Orleans-based audio visual company, Creative Presentations.

This new venture creates an expanded territory for the company, which currently has five offices throughout the state in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Tyler. Integrated AV (dba CCS Texas), serves customers in the corporate, government and educational institutions including Rice University, University of Texas and K-12 school districts throughout Texas. Other projects include the Texas Department of Transportation and the new Boone Pickens football stadium at Oklahoma State University.

"We are proud to add the talent and extensive industry experience of Creative Presentations to our team," said Mark Kalinsky, CEO of Integrated AV Systems. "The demand for A/V technology has never been bigger and we saw a great opportunity to grow the business into the southeast by joining forces with the Creative Presentations team in Louisiana."

Creative Presentations has been wholly-owned and operated by Barry and Susan Edwards for nearly 20 years and is the largest A/V integrator in Louisiana. With customers ranging from the Louisiana Department of Transportation, Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Creative Presentations has a solid business model that will meld seamlessly with the efforts in Texas.

"We are pleased to combine our strengths which will offer even more innovative talent and technology to our customers," said Barry Edwards, President of Creative Presentations, "This is a great opportunity for both organizations to maximize our potential and still offer our same personal customer service."

Creative Presentations will retain its name after the acquisition and Barry Edwards will continue as President of Creative Presentations. No staffing changes will take place. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

Integrated AV and Creative Presentations serve customers in the corporate, government and educational sectors. The company sells, installs and services equipment as well as trains clients to use A/V technology. Both organizations offer multiple product lines to enhance presentation effectiveness and customer experiences including interactive SMARTBoards, LCD and plasma displays, projectors and projection screens.

ABOUT INTEGRATED AV SYSTEMS:

Integrated AV Systems, LLC owns and operates CCS Presentation Systems Texas, with a majority of the company being owned by private equity firm, Rock Hill Capital Group LLC which is based in Houston Texas. CCS Texas was founded in 1995 and has more than 100 employees and serves customers in the corporate, government and educational sectors. The company provides full service integration, installation and maintenance of audio and video equipment including interactive whiteboards, projectors, LCD and plasma displays, audio systems, document cameras and more. It's headquarters are located at 5440 Brittmoore Road, Houston, Texas 77041.

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