Audio Video Electronics (AVE) is the Midwest leader in audio, video design, and installation. We create distraction-free worship, performance, and presentation environments with audio, video, and lighting solutions that maximize value at every budget level.
Enable our clients to communicate with emotion and power by designing, delivering, and supporting audio, video, and lighting solutions that maximize value at every budget level.
Audio Video Electronics (AVE) has become the Midwest leader in audio, video design, and installation.
AVE was started in a garage by Dave Moberg in 1993 before opening as a TV/Radio repair shop in downtown Hopkins a year later. Stefan Svärd interned at the fledgling company while working towards a degree in Audio Engineering, learning the business of selling and installing A/V equipment. In 1999, Stefan purchased AVE from the founder and set about building his company. In the ensuing years, Audio Video Electronics has become one of the midwest's best-regarded design and installation companies, specializing in acoustics, sound, video, and stage lighting. Today AVE continues to build on this reputation with seasoned, expert staff of designers and installers serving an ever growing roster of satisfied clients.
Stefan Svärd, President
Stefan Svärd is owner and president of Audio Video Electronics having purchased the company from its founder in 1999. Since then, Stefan has grown AVE into a recognized industry leader, garnering inclusion in the Minnesota Business Journal's FAST 50 for 2008.
Stefan’s experience, knowledge, and work ethic keep him focused and customer driven. He has assembled a diverse staff of technical and business experts committed to fulfilling his vision of meeting and exceeding client expectations with custom-tailored audio/video/lighting solutions.
As an honors graduate from Ridgewater College and with over 20 years of experience, Stefan is a recognized authority in the fields of audio and video for commercial, educational, and house-of-worship markets.
Stefan is also leading the discussion on the use of social media and Internet-based streaming technologies to expand the reach of companies, schools and churches around the world.