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We are committed to creating beautiful homes

WHY WE LOVE THIS

EVS was founded on a commitment to create the most professional automation, multi-room audio and theater experiences possible.  We creatively combine elements of technology to create a unique pleasance for each room, while respecting the design cues of the environment.

 

To accomplish this, we blend technology within the environment in a seamless and invisible manner.  Pleasance is realized once the exact balance is found, defying the ability quantify it, yet it existence is evident when we complete your project.

 

To achieve these extraordinary results, requires excellence – but more than that, a dedication to doing it right, the first time.  We dedicate the time required to create, design, document and then implement outcomes our clients expect.

 

There is no greater reward for us then completing a project with a client, where trust was extended, and you can see the moment where they realize that EVS has provided everything they expected.  In that moment, they are experiencing the perfect blend of technology and design – the feeling of pleasance.  That’s why we love doing this.

WHAT DRIVES US

Our Journey starts in 2008.  A close friend was building a new home and often was confronted with situations that required research and planning that was not provided by  the subcontractors.  Designers and technicians on site were providing conflicting advice and there never seemed to be a common ground among them.  A common language between the trades was required to properly complete the vision for the homeowner, yet it seemed it was missing.

 

 As a close friend of one of the founders, Jeff Wolstenholme was asked to assist based on his extensive background in the industry.  Jeff also demonstrated natural skill for bringing talented people together and achieving the results the homeowner expected.

 

This success lead to the incorporation of EVS, and became the first official project.

 

EVS has experienced significant growth since 2008, expanding our team and completing industry leading training and certifications.  Evolution of the complexity of the projects challenged our people and gave them exciting projects to be a part of.  Clients continued to extend there trust and allow us to at times grow our skills and create some impressive results for them.  We have in some cases clients that are building their 3rd home with us.

 

A cornerstone that has earned this trust, is our commitment to training and certifications. We are relentless in the pursuit of opportunities to understand what can be done, so that we can comfortable extend that further with predicable results.

 

From the very start, we knew that a technical understanding was important – but to be truly exceptional, the language and process itself needed to be reinvented.  EVS designed a process and documentation system that is built on elements of project management methodology and aligned a “plain language” requirement that supports the desired outcomes.

 

Our revenues have been growing at an exception rate since incorporation, certifications maintained and augmented annually, but more importantly we continue to meet great people that have high expectations - they ask us to help them realize their dreams.  This is a great honor and one we treat with the reverence it deserves.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Never satisfied with the present level of knowledge EVS constantly participates in certification programs. We have made this a high level of priority within our organization as a sign we are fully committed to continually improving and refining our installations. The certification programs provided by the manufactures ensure we are kept up-to-date with the latest models as well as their features.

 

INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING

EVS competes on the world stage against homes from around the world.

CONTROL4 AUTHORIZED DEALER

EVS, a home automation company, based in Calgary, is pleased to announce it is now a Control4 Authorized Dealer.

 

"We are very excited about becoming an authorized Control4 dealer.  They have extremely reliable products and are one of the biggest names in the Home Automation industry." Says Jeff Wolstenholme, Installations & Services Management of EVS.

 

About Control4 (www.Control4.com)

 

Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and provides families more peace of mind.

ELECTRONIC HOUSE MAGAZINE

EVS, a home automation company, based in Calgary, is pleased to announce it had two installations highlighted in an Electronic House publication.  The two homes focused on creating beautiful lighting scenes that are easy to use from Lutron's RadioRa2 platform.

 

"We are honored to have some of our work highlighted in a major publication!" explains Jeff Wolstenholme, Installations & Services Management of EVS.  "It means that all of our hard work is not only recognized by the homeowners but by industry experts.  It really means a lot to us that our attention to detail is appreciated."

 

For more information please visit Electronic House

LUTRON EXCELLENCE AWARDS

EVS, a home automation company, based in Calgary, is pleased to announce that it’s been awarded the "Best Integration" Award by Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving, wireless light and shade control. The announcement was made in Dallas, Texas at the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo.

 

Founded in 2003, the Excellence Awards competition recognizes the world’s best total home control projects using Lutron light, shade, and temperature controls, appliance modules, third-party equipment and more. Close to 100 of Lutron’s residential system providers have been honored since its inauguration.

 

"We are honored to be included with the other winners for the 2015 Lutron Excellence Awards, the caliber of homes shown this year was spectacular!  We are excited that our company from Calgary is able to compete with world's best installations."  explains Jeff Wolstenholme, Installations & Services Management, EVS.

 

This year’s competition received dozens of entries from all around the world and was judged by a panel of industry journalists.

 

“It gives me great pleasure to recognize these stellar companies,” said David Weinstein, Vice-President of Residential Sales at Lutron. “These installers are taking care of their customers with innovative, problem-solving control solutions and helping them improve a home’s energy efficiency while creating a beautiful yet functional space.”

 

About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)

 

Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 17,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions— including the first solid-state dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

details, details, details.

EVS reviews all aspects of the installation to include thoughtful details.

LUTRON EXCELLENCE AWARDS

EVS, a home automation company, based in Calgary, is pleased to announce that it’s been awarded the "Best Lutron Install with 3rd party integration Excellence" Award by Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving, wireless light and shade control. The announcement was made in Denver, Colorado at the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo.

 

Founded in 2003, the Excellence Awards competition recognizes the world’s best total home control projects using Lutron light, shade, and temperature controls, appliance modules, third-party equipment and more. Close to 100 of Lutron’s residential system providers have been honored since its inauguration.

 

“EVS is proud to offer Lutron products and integrate them into homes to enhance lifestyles and add pleasance to people’s lives. Jeff Wolstenholme”

 

This year’s competition received dozens of entries from all around the world and was judged by a panel of industry journalists.

 

“It gives me great pleasure to recognize these stellar companies,” said David Weinstein, Vice-President of Residential Sales at Lutron. “These installers are taking care of their customers with innovative, problem-solving control solutions and helping them improve a home’s energy efficiency while creating a beautiful yet functional space.”

 

About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)

 

Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 17,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions— including the first solid-state dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

LUTRON L3 DESIGN CREDENTIAL

Trained directly by Lutron to deliver the best product knowledge, programming capability and we are also able to provide extended warranties. The L3 certification program spends considerable time reviewing lighting control systems designs which helps ensure our systems enhance your lifestyle with ease and simplicity. We help deliver your world in the right light one dimmer at a time!

LUTRON RADIORA2 / HOMEWORKS QS / PSP / SHADES DEALER

RadioRA 2 is a wireless light control system that provides convenient and intuitive control of lights, shades, audio-visual devices, and temperature in a single room or throughout a whole home. It installs easily, programs quickly, and operates reliably thanks to Clear Connect™ RF Technology.

 

EVS is proud to offer one of the most recognizable names in lighting and shade control for residential and commercial applications. With over 50 years of success behind Lutron we are excited to be an authorized dealer for some of their most advanced lighting control products available on the market today.

rooms the entire family can enjoy

EVS helps with the design process to get the most out of each room.

THX CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL HOME THEATER 2

THX is a non-biased engineering consultant firm which tests manufacture's equipment to verify reported output characteristics. The THX logo which can be found on manufacture's products indicates the equipment meets or exceeds THX standards which are often set higher than industry standards.

 

The THX certification program is a result of 27 years of in-field product research, design and testing. Through in-depth training attendees are taught the principles of THX technologies, room acoustics, acoustic wavelength behavior, home theater design and audio calibration techniques.

 

This knowledge gives the ability to design superior home theater environments to enjoy movies as the director envisioned during the filming process.

 

EVS has a THX Certified Professional Home Theater 2, Jeff Wolstenholme, on staff. If you would like EVS to design an accurate home theater system which will provide years of movie enjoyment for you and your family contact us today!

THX CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL VIDEO CALIBRATOR

The THX Certified Video Calibration course are for those individuals who are looking to set the bar higher for others to follow in the industry. The THX course gives the most hands on experience during the training and explains the history of past technologies and gives a thorough demonstrations of how to deal with today's technology to achieve the best possible results from your flat panel display or projector system.

 

EVS has a THX Certified Professional Video Calibrator, Jeff Wolstenholme, on staff. If you would like EVS to perform a Video Calibration on one or more TV's which will provide years of movie enjoyment for you and your family contact us today!

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