Trade-in, Trade-up Event

Trade-in, Trade-up Event

There’s never been a better time to trade in and trade up your old home theater equipment. On Saturday, April 2nd, you can get up to a $1,500 trade-in allowance for any of your outdated home theater electronics! Take advantage of this exclusive offer to upgrade all old home theater equipment- TVs, speakers, receivers, DVD players, and get the latest in today’s home theater technology.  See store for...
The Harman Mobile Showcase is coming to Barrett’s

The Harman Mobile Showcase is coming to Barrett’s

Come see and hear firsthand the latest in audio excellence from Harman and Barrett’s Technology Solutions. The Harman Mobile Showcase is coming to our location, and we’re inviting you to take an exclusive tour through this magnificent customized display. Inside, you’ll experience the acoustic purity, unrivaled power and incomparable clarity of the newest offerings from Mark Levinson® , JBL Synthesis®, Lexicon® and Revel® of the High Performance Audio/Video (HPAV) group. From home theater systems delivering professional quality sound, to pure audio systems providing a vivid musical depth you never thought possible, the products inside the Harman Mobile Showcase will delight and thrill your senses. Be sure to make plans to attend . . . and become immersed in Sound That Stirs the Soul. Event: Harman High Performance Showcase Dates: 3/27/2011 Times: 11am – 4pm Location: 576 S. Route 59, Naperville, IL Click here for more information about the Harman Mobile Showcase nationwide...

The Utimate Basement Retreat Event

In September, Barrett’s Technology Solutions, hosted an event with Normandy Builders from Hinsdale at the Barrett’s Naperville location. With 50 attendees present the focus of the seminar was to educate consumers on best practices to expand their home’s living space, in the most cost efficient way. According to Kristina Ferrigan, Director of Marketing for Normandy Builders, finishing your basement is one of the most cost effective ways to add usable living space to your home. She continues by stating, “By maximizing the existing footprint of your house, you are able to enjoy more of your home and make it feel larger, without the expense of an addition.” The collaboration between Barrett’s Technology Solutions and the builder/remodeler is an important first step when remodeling a basement. Brian Perreault, General Manager of Barrett’s Technology Solutions believes consulting the builder or remodeler on the space requirements and/or electrical plans are necessary to accommodate any technology enhancements, albeit lighting control systems, curtains, media centers, HVAC, security or audio/video.” Just as it is important for the builder to collaborate with the other trades (electrician, plumber, HVAC contractor,etc.), it is equally as important for them to collaborate with us to integrate the technology into the home, suggests Perreault. What Barrrett’s Technology Solutions tries to eliminate are the surprises which at the end of day cost the consumer more than they anticipated because of poor planning. Our job is educate you so you know what your options are while working within the your budget. Our next event is November 11th entitled Technology Solutions Event, you can sign up by visiting www.Barretts.tv. By Dianne...

Barrett’s Name Change: Barrett’s Technology Solutions

Who would have ever fathomed in 1966 when Barrett Magnavox opened the doors on Lake Street in Oak Park, Illinois we would be once again be changing our name for the fourth time to Barrett’s Technology Solutions. Yes it is true! We have been Barrett Magnavox, Barrett’s Audio/Video, Barrett’s Home Theater and effective Labor Day, September 2010 we will become Barrett’s Technology Solutions. You may wonder why the name change? While much thought goes into such a transformation in name, in theory we will remain the same company. We will continue to provide consumer electronics with extraordinary installation services. However, the appetite for integrating technologies has grown steadily to a point where our focus will now be to provide complete technology integration services. Joe Barrett, president and owner of Barrett’s Home Theater soon to be Barrett’s Technology Solutions had these words to say, “For the past two years, it became very clear that technology integration was what the consumer was requesting and where the direction of the company was headed to better serve our customers in the future.” He goes on to say, “The name home theater was pigeon holing what our image was in the marketplace and did not reflect the totality of services we can provide.” So the rest is history. Introducing a new company name that is sure to please homeowners and businesses alike; including those who often become overwhelmed by the endless possibilities of technology and to those who wish all the technologies could be integrated to create a more simplified lifestyle. That is our specialty, simplifying your life. Barrett’s Technology Solutions can provide customers...

Specialist in Home Automation

SPECIALIST IN HOME AUTOMATION If you are shopping for a company that specializes in design services and custom  installation while providing an array of technologies that integrate with and automate audio, video, lighting and other control systems, the selection of choices is limited. Because  many competitors have neglected to change with consumer and industry expectations, they are no longer here today. However, Barrett’s Home Theater, located in suburbs of Chicago has survived these rough economic times and stand tall after the testimony of time having evolved into a specialty and systems integrator in the home automation market. The  system’s integrators at Barrett’s Home Theater are trained to meet your home automation needs. Brian Perreault, general manager of Barrett’s Home Theater believes the design part of the process is the most critical step in having a system that functions to meet the client’s expectations.  Overseeing all home automation custom installations, he  believes the secret to satisfying each client is to understand their objectives and educate them on the possibilities that exist.  “Once the client has an idea of the things they would like to incorporate into their home, our primary goal is to design a system that is functional, reliable, and easy to operate”, states Perreault. All home automation systems installed by Barrett’s are designed to allow for future upgradeability.  Therefore the amount of things a client chooses to control can grow as their needs grow. Jerry Krajewski, six year customer of Barrett’s Home Theater, favors his one controller at all hours of the day.  His controller is a hand held programmable remote allowing him to do much more than...