Since opening our branch office in Charleston in 2002, AV Connections has been setting the standard as the best audiovisual equipment rental and event production company in the Lowcountry. Through our dedication and focus on every event, our attention to detail, and our experienced and knowledgeable staff, we guarantee an event unmatched in our industry. We have been fortunate to handle thousands of events, conferences, conventions and galas here locally in Charleston, throughout the country, and internationally as well.
AV Connections is led by a senior management team with over 80 years of combined audiovisual service experience. With this depth of expertise, our professionally trained staff is able to create innovative solutions to meet the demands of today’s ever-changing market. By remaining dedicated to offering the highest level of customer service and the latest technology, we set ourselves apart from the competition. The result is a product that exceeds our clients’ expectations.
In 1980, Brad Luckhart began working in the audiovisual world with an audiovisual sales, service, and rental company in Columbus, Ohio. He started off in the rental and shipping and receiving warehouse. In 1983, he accepted the position of Assistant AV Rental Manager with VAE Corporation at the Hyatt Regency and Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Recognizing his passion for the field and his hard working attitude, VAE Corporation promoted Brad and offered him the title of Branch Manager of Audiovisual Services at the Hyatt Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC in 1983. Taking a leap of faith, Brad and his wife, Marjorie, packed up their station wagon and two young children and moved to the beautiful Piedmont area of North Carolina.
Seeing the need for a comprehensive audiovisual rental and event production company that not only carries the most up to date, high quality equipment, but also places a priority on superior customer service, Brad and Marjorie bought the branch office from VAE Corporation in October of 1985, and Visual Aids Electronics of North Carolina, Inc. was born. Beginning with a closet sized office in the Hyatt Hotel, Brad and Marjorie built the foundation of VAE of NC, Inc. with the core principles of honesty, loyalty, and hard work. By remaining true to their core principles, Visual Aids Electronics of North Carolina, Inc. grew into one of the leading audiovisual companies in the Southeast.
In 2002, VAE of NC, Inc. expanded its operations and opened AV Connections. Under the management of Jared Luckhart, Brad and Marjorie’s son, AV Connections established itself as the preeminent audiovisual rental and event production company in the Lowcountry. Jared has guided AV Connections along the path to success using the skills and lessons learned through growing up with company and following in the footsteps of his parents, and by leading the company into new markets and avenues of expansion.
Today, you will find that the same core principles that Brad and Marjorie built the company on in the 1980’s are still in practice at AV Connections. This truth is apparent in the way we respect our clients, how we treat our employees, and through the friendly and welcoming environment we promote in the office and on the jobsite.