Inside Stanley Cup Winner’s custom A/V and automation system.

In 2014, my company, Eco High Fidelity, worked on the Hull’s four-story, century-plus-old home in Clayton, Missouri.

My Dallas-based firm had serviced their tech needs for many years when they lived locally, so they knew they could count on us. Exceeding their expectations from hundreds of miles away, however, required specific skills and detailed planning.

Our technology touches almost every part of the house, and without collaboration nothing comes together well. We worked with Bruce Korn of Higginbotham Custom Homes and Renovation to oversee everything from prewire design to system completion.
Korn also brought in St. Louis integrator Fusion Media Systems to provide low- and high-voltage wiring retrofits. Fusion’s execution of my prewire design allowed the builder to work with a familiar protocol and my company to minimize travel.

The designer, Sohaila Danesh, influenced the aesthetics of the system and helped me eliminate wall acne and unattractive A/V gear.

The Hull project is a great example of how three companies that could be competitors became colleagues with a common goal. Korn was able to maintain the historical integrity of the home while also bringing its systems into the 21st century.