At Sound Specialists, we simplify lives by seamlessly integrating lifestyle technologies. Through a combination of efficiency and luxury, our custom automated systems streamline the control of homes, multi-dwelling properties, and hospitality and commercial environments down to the touch of a button.
Sound Specialists offers knowledge you can trust based on two decades of experience in the technology integration industry. Since 1993, hundreds of discerning homeowners and scores of the city’s top builders, designers and architects at Chicago’s premier addresses have trusted us to serve as their technology integration experts.
Our staff of seasoned professionals—many of whom have long tenures with the company—is highly trained in the latest advanced commercial and residential technologies and highly committed to building an easy-to-use system that exceeds your expectations. We take deep pride in the outstanding client feedback we receive about our team members.
Visit our portfolio to see just some of the integrated solutions we’ve delivered for our clients.
We know that seeing is believing. That’s why we invite you to discover everything system integration has to offer in our state-of-the art experience center, where you can test the latest lifestyle technologies and view our workmanship firsthand. Please call 773-278-1650 to talk with a Sales Associate about scheduling an appointment.
At Sound Specialists, we aim to exceed your expectations, from the start of your project through its completion and beyond. Whether your project involves a single-family home, multiple-dwelling building or commercial building, we assign a project manager to serve as your key contact person and keep the project on time and on budget.
We collaborate with you and your architect, builder or interior designer to develop a system that integrates seamlessly into the environment. Our process includes these stages:
Gideon founded the company in 1993. He has since guided Sound Specialists to unprecedented growth and built a team that exemplifies creativity, knowledge and commitment to delivering impeccable customer service. Gideon continues to oversee the company’s vision and remains the primary contact for all strategic sales.
Director of Operations
Laura has eighteen years’ experience in strategic planning, development and directing not-for-profit and for-profit agencies. Overseeing day-to-day operations at Sound Specialists, she creates processes and procedures that optimize efficiency, communication and team spirit – ensuring projects run smoothly in every way.
Director of Sales & Design
With over 15 years of industry experience, Chris is a seasoned and personable design engineer. He works closely with our clients to build tailored system designs that meet their unique needs. As head of Sound Specialists’ design department, he ensures the nuances of each system are seamless and accounted for.
Biggest Baddest Home 2013
Best GUI (Graphical User Interface) 2010
Best Shading System 2013
- Crestron Certified Master Programmer
- Crestron DMC-E Digital Media Certified Engineer
- Lutron Advanced HomeWorks Programming Applications
- Savant Core Residential
- Savant Advanced Blueprint Programming
- Panasonic KX-TDA Hybrid IP-PBX Systems Installation & Programming
- Apple Certified Support Professional
- Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
- CEDIA Certified Installer
- CEDIA Certified Instructor
- CEDIA Certified Residential Networking Specialist
- Cisco CCNA-CCNP Routing & Switching
- Cisco CCNA-CCNP Voice
- Cisco Sales Expert
- Polycom Certified Video Engineer
- ClearOne Certified Specialist of Conferencing Products
- Biamp Tesira
- Biamp Audia
- Imaging Science Foundation ISF-C
- InfoComm CTS
- OSHA 10/30 Hour Construction
- LEED Green Associate
They have been a pleasure to work with . . . patient, service-oriented, knowledgable, flexible and respectful of deadlines.
I appreciate the transparency of their billing and cost estimating system and have found
them to be very fair to deal with whenever issues arose.
- Ben & Cindy Chereskin (Chicago, IL)
- Rob Knight (Northfield, IL)
was that there were now 20 speakers in the ceiling. Nice job!
- Jim Tanner (Chicago, IL)
Folks arrived as scheduled, were fully prepared, worked carefully and competently, managed the usual
unexpected challenges and bumps with calmness and were an overall pleasure.
- Cody Engle (Chicago, IL)
- Dirk Denison FAIA, Dirk Denison Architects (Chicago, IL)
Gideon’s team is professional and responsive.
- Todd Ricketts (Wilmette, IL)
to work with Gideon Elfassy and his outstanding team not only on our firm's
developments, but also on my personal residence.
- Kerry Dickson, Senior Vice President - RELATED
Hotel and Tower Sales Center. It has been our pleasure working with you.
- Michael Koeppel, Vice President - 401 NORTH WABASH VENTURE LLC
system. We appreciate Sound Specialists suggestions and recommendations. In addition,
the service, follow-up, and support has been impeccable. Thank you so much!
- Lydia Fisher (Chicago, IL)
The telephone system, the audio system, the plasma TV, and the outstanding computer service is more than we imagined. Everything is state of the art and we are thrilled with the entire project.
- Fred & Judy Adler (Chicago, IL)
Sometimes companies seem to “forget” their clients once the installation has been completed.
I can frankly state that their follow-through was excellent.
- Norman Finkel (Chicago, IL)
They took the time to make sure that I understood what I was purchasing and always gave me options.
Their workmanship was highly professional, skilled and most of all CLEAN!
- Howard Resnick (Highland Park, IL)
They were very helpful in planning, making good suggestions that made the system better
than I originally imagined.They delivered everything on time and did a great job installing it.
- Jack Miller (Chicago, IL)
Sound Specialists to anyone requesting high quality, professional advice
and installation of custom entertainment components and systems.
- Tomas Juncks (Chicago, IL)
whenever I had a question or problem, made this experience an excellent one!
- Hy Schanner (Shaker Heights, OH)
Everyone we have dealt with has been so professional and responsive.
-- Brad & Susan Oltmanns (Chicago, IL)
other companies, for our other houses; sound specialists is the best company I have worked with.
-- Richard Berger (Chicago, IL)