In today’s world, technology is simply a part of day to day life. Over 46 billion devices will be connected to the internet by the end of 2021. At Acoustic Design, we don’t want to be a company keeping up with the changes, we strive to be the company driving changes and bringing you capabilities that used to be out of reach. We are the industry leader for Home, Commercial and Security Automation!

ADS Headquarters and Fleet

Our goal is to turn every project we take on into a lifelong client relationship. Now in business for nearly 20 years, we have the experience and expertise to guide our clients to make their dream technology system become a reality and provide a memorable customer experience.

We are proud to have built a team of experts, who truly take pride in the Acoustic Design brand and the product we deliver. We work hard every day to exceed our client’s expectations by engineering reliable integrated audio, video, security and smart home automation systems that are both simple to use and perform impressively.

ADS Team Bios

Christopher Sterle is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Owner of Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), a local leader in residential and commercial home automation and security solutions. In his role at ADS, Sterle oversees all aspects of the business, assists in developing business strategies, actively works with each team member to maintain a strong company culture, and researches new products and industry opportunities.

Sterle was born and raised in Mentor, Ohio, and attended Lakeland Community College. He began his audio visual (AV) career in 1995 when he began selling and installing home electronics for a “big box” retail store. While there, he attended training classes for various AV manufacturers, learning all aspects of their products and capabilities. 

After realizing his passion for the industry, Sterle decided to pursue home electronic installations full time and joined a local company that specialized in home AV and custom installs. He relocated to Las Vegas in 1998 where he became a field manager for a local home AV company. For two years, Sterle worked closely with customers and delved deeper into the custom AV field.

In 2000, Sterle joined the Las Vegas show “EFX” at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, learning more about professional AV gear and installations within commercial environments. Sterle left the show a year later and began planning and building the foundation to start his own company, and in 2003 launched ADS. 

Licensed, insured and bonded through Nevada Contractor’s C-2, C-41 and C-4G licenses, ADS specializes in providing customers with revolutionary, custom-designed solutions to fit every lifestyle, including integrated room controls, audio and visual entertainment systems, security and monitoring systems, fire systems, controlled access, acoustic panels, thermostat control, lighting and shade control and much more.

Sterle is an active member of CEDIA, CEA, Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, NAIOP of Southern Nevada, Henderson Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau and is THX Installer Certified. Sterle has been living in the valley for over 20 years and is an active member of the local community.

April Piscezek is the CFO and Vice President for Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), a local leader in residential and commercial home automation and security solutions. Piscezek manages human resources, company financials and builder development bids, and oversees all aspects of daily business operations. She has been in the industry for nearly 25 years.

Piscezek joined ADS as a bookkeeper and consultant, just as ADS was beginning to focus on the future growth of the company. Using her past experience in the security industry from owning her own business, she helped the company develop the security division. 

Before starting her career at ADS, Piscezek was a purchasing manager for multiple companies, ran a service department for a computer technology company and worked in the medical industry. She previously owned a cleaning company which she sold to launch her own security and fire alarm company, after she realized the growth potential and opportunity in the industry.

Piscezek is an expert in the security field and is often sought after for advice from other business owners about how ADS has grown and expanded so quickly. She loves the variety and challenges each day brings, and lives by the philosophy ‘If a customer can dream it, we can make it happen.’ She promotes a positive company culture, heavily investing in every ADS employee. She believes in helping employees grow through continuing education, training and support, and striving to always be the best versions of themselves.

Piscezek is originally from Southern California. She is married and has one daughter and granddaughter. She enjoys spending her free time traveling and hanging out with family.

Amanda Crigar is the VP of Sales & Marketing for Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), a local leader in residential and commercial home automation and security solutions. In her role, Amanda manages marketing and new business development, backed by more than 15 years of industry experience including advertising, sales, security and business operations. Amanda has worked with ADS for 10 years providing consulting in business development, strategic planning and marketing initiatives. Amanda was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and attended the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), and is certified in Salesforce, Security values and ethics, Civil treatment for Managers, and is a Community Association Institute (CAI) Nevada Educated Business Partner, a certified continuing education instructor with the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC); and is active with local industry organizations including the Professional Women in Building Council, Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, NAIOP of Southern Nevada and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce.

Eric Barbine is the COO of Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), where he handles scheduling, equipment orders and staging for all jobs, and provides tech support for technicians and sales. Since joining ADS in March 2016, Eric has been instrumental in customizing and implementing a new CRM/project management software program to streamline the company’s client projects. Eric previously worked for other integrator companies installing home automation, CCTV systems, security systems, audio video equipment and more for homeowners.

Darren Filardo is a Systems Designer at Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), where he handles project management, customer service and sales of audio video, security, home automation and network systems for both custom residential and production homes. Before joining the ADS team in 2013, Darren previously owned and managed a retail store that installed car and home audio systems, where he was considered a pioneer as one of the first companies in Las Vegas to offer home surround sound systems and custom audio video installations. After more than 33 years in the industry, Darren still enjoys helping people create the “home of their dreams” by designing custom integrated systems.

Buddy Kliger is a Systems Designer at Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), where he is responsible for project management, customer service and sales of audio video, security, home automation and network systems for both custom residential and production homes. Buddy started his career more than 30 years ago in audio video retail sales, which then led to positions in the design and sale of customized automation systems and working with premier builders in Las Vegas. Since joining ADS in 2013, Buddy has been committed to providing clients with honest advice and sound solutions that result in customer satisfaction.

Sean Goldfinger is a Systems Designer at Acoustic Design Systems (ADS) handling project management, customer service and sales of audio video, security, home automation and network systems for both custom residential and production homes. Sean joined the ADS family in early 2017  and works with the company’s premier builder partners including Toll Brothers, William Lyon, Pardee and Jewel Homes, as well as custom home projects for high-profile clients, maintaining close relationships to ensure all needs are met throughout the design and installation process.

Ryan Wellman is a Systems Designer at Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), where he is responsible for meeting with prospective and existing clients to design custom systems and ensure client satisfaction throughout projects from start to finish. Before joining the ADS team in 2021, Ryan was the Lead Audio Tech at a major Las Vegas resort & casino, where he later transitioned to the role of In-House Music Director. Throughout his career, Ryan has simultaneously worked as a touring and resident DJ performing at high-profile venues all over the world. In his current role, he loves meeting new people daily and developing relationships with clientele.

Alexxis Alarcon is the Alarm Manager at Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), where she is responsible for client relations, service requests, scheduling and questions regarding installations, activations and proposals. Due to her strong communication skills with clients and employees, she is able to effectively lead her department and strives to continuously learn, grow and educate herself on industry innovations and best practices. Joining the team in January 2016, Alexxis takes pride in being able to offer top-notch customer service and provide clients with solutions to any concerns or issues that may arise.

Chris Leyh is the Field Operations Manager for Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), where he oversees all special projects in the field and serves as the cross-departmental, go-to manager for problem solving, managing consistency and maintaining optimal productivity. Chris has an extensive tenure with ADS, joining as one of the company’s original employees in 2006. With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Chris previously worked for another integrator in addition to other notable technology and electronic companies.

Brandon Banova is the Service Department Manager at Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), where he is in charge of scheduling service appointments, troubleshooting and repairs, working on audio video and network system components in the field, providing training for technicians and remote technical support for clients. Before joining the ADS team in January 2018, Brandon held industry positions at a communications company, alarm company and casino in Las Vegas. He is a Control4 certified programmer and an Elan certified programmer.

Jodi Krikke is a Human Resources Specialist at Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), where she handles employee relations, payroll, benefits and accounts receivables. Prior to joining the ADS team in February 2018, Jodi worked in photo and digital technology. An expert in interpersonal communications, Jodi enjoys problem solving and finding the best solutions to please all parties.

John Brennan is the Facilities and Fleet Manager at Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), where he manages and maintains the company’s fleet of vehicles and facilities, while developing policies and procedures. Before joining the team at ADS in October 2018, John worked in the low voltage field and in automotive body repair. He takes pride in maintaining a company fleet that ADS employees can be proud to be seen in, and facilities that offer a comfortable working environment.  

LeRoy, also known as LeRoy Brown, is a Frenchton – Boston Terrier/French Bulldog mix. He loves to play frisbee and chase any ball he can get his mouth on. LeRoy is usually sporting his favorite gold chain and thinks he’s the biggest dog at the park. He is a huge fan of ice cream, loves getting in the pool, and being at Dog Beach in Huntington Beach, CA. LeRoy strays away from long-haired hippie dogs, German Shepherds and Huskies. Don’t even think about turning him over on his back because he is the opposite of flexible. LeRoy celebrates his birthday every May, making Cinco de Mayo his favorite holiday. At the ADS office, you will find LeRoy hanging out with his friend Bella and interrupting staff meetings.

Luna, also known as Luna Girl or Lunatic, is a Frenchton who loves belly rubs and being at home in her safe comfort zone. Luna’s birthday is celebrated every September, and she is very smart, fast and a little high strung. She’s sensitive to loud noises and sudden movements as she sometimes experiences anxiety, but it’s nothing a little special attention and love can’t fix. Luna loves a variety of treats and has a real appreciation for food of all kinds. At home, she loves hanging out in mom and dad’s bed and her favorite spot for vacation is Dog Beach in Huntington Beach, CA. At the ADS office, you will find Luna interrupting staff meetings and playing with her friend Bella. 

Bella, also known as Boomers or Bella Boom, is a Frenchton who loves snuggling, car rides and playtime with humans – especially kids. She loves and treasures all treats, but her favorite foods include French fries, pizza crust and bacon. Born in March, Bella is fun, loving, sweet and playful. Her favorite hangout spots include her backyard and the ADS office so she can play with her friends Luna and LeRoy. At the office, you will find Bella serving as the greeter at company meetings or keeping warm and cozy in front of the desk heaters.

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With a fleet of over 30 fully stocked professional vehicles, we have all the tools needed to be successful in the field. Along with a full team of support staff working behind the scenes, we truly care to deliver the best product and customer service possible. We are continually investigating and working closely with our product manufacturers on the latest innovations in the technology industry, to ensure that our clients are getting the most out of their investment. No matter the size project, we are able to take a project from conception to completion quickly and professionally!