Peter Sherman and his team at Advanced Home Environments came into our lives during a home renovation project as the TV and sound system expert. We wanted a large flat screen TV, a smaller flat screen TV and wondered whether we needed all new sound equipment or some new sound equipment. Peter met with us many times and helped decide appropriate sizes of TV screens for seating distance from TV and selected the manufacturer based on that year’s statistics, recommended speakers and woofer in the various rooms under renovation. Peter applied a very thorough, custom approach to system design for room speakers and on/off and volume control switches/ system controls in rooms away from central room with stored equipment. He helped choose all system components, recommended the quality and size of speakers and woofer and recommended locations for these components, considering beams and aesthetics. Peter finally helped us decide whether to use our electrical contractor or his own electrical contractor to install needed electrical wiring. We used his electrical team.
A particularly difficult issue was housing the large TV in custom cabinetry above a fireplace. Coordination with the cabinet maker and the architect and contractor became the norm but AHE worked admirably with everyone. Our general contractor commended Peter as highly professional.
Peter also recommended appropriate economy considerations and enhancement features quite worth the investment, enhancements such as a single programmable control box that coordinates all components (eliminating that pile of controls, i.e., a control for each device), and also the preferred “rack” that shelves the components in a closed closet. Also impressive was the time and budget management of the project. The project was completed in the estimated time frame and also within the proposed budget. Furthermore, Peter was completely available for follow up, and even made a Sunday house call eight months after installation to assist inept new owners in use of a feature not used until that day – we had forgotten!
We are extremely happy with our system! The team at AHE is the most reliable, responsible team we have ever worked with!
— C. and S. Chase- Scarsdale, NY