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How To Find the Best Companies for Home Theaters in Los Angeles County CA


The best home theater contractors in Los Angeles County have skills for the construction or remodeling, and in home theater electronics and lighting. They should also be able to perform as home theater designers, helping you choose the seating and other furniture, drapery, and gear best for your particular space and intended use. Many also provide home automation systems. The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best home theater companies in Los Angeles County and issues related to custom home theaters.

 

Updated January 9, 2017

 The TOP 10 Home Theater Contractors & Home Automation in Los Angeles County CA

Interior & Exterior Designs Inc
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(562) 691-0018
551 S Cypress Ave
La Habra, CA 90631
State Contractor's License #651463
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau

Areas Served: Southern CA incl. Los Angeles CA, Long Beach CA
Services: kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodelers

Satcom Service
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(626) 376-1873, (818) 839-1873
PO Box 250928
Glendale, CA 91225
State License #1002930 (C-7)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau Chamber of Commerce-Glendale

Areas Served: Los Angeles CA incl. Glendale CA, Burbank CA, Pasadena CA, San Marino CA, La Canada ...
Services: home theater systems & wiring, HDTV installers, home media rooms
Key Brands: AMP Netconnect, Belden, Berk-Tek Cabling Systems, General Cable, Legrand, Leviton ...

Shamrock Construction Inc
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(805) 390-9006
5125 Wavecrest Way
Oxnard, CA 93035
State License #837927 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: Los Angeles incl. Malibua CA, Santa Monica CA, Long Beach CA, Beverly Hills CA, ...
Services: home theater installers, custom home theater contractors

Beyond Home Theater Inc
(877) 717-6863
1119 22nd Street #3
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Areas Served: Whittier CA, Los Angeles CA, Beverly Hills CA, Malibu CA, West LA CA

West Coast Home Theater
(310) 918-9092
763 Bungalow Drive
El Segundo, CA 90245

Areas Served: Torrance CA, Malibu CA, Beverly Hills CA, West Hollywood CA, Los Angeles CA

Infinity 7 Home Theaters & Technologies Inc
(877) 253-5643
2851 West 120th Street Suite E-266
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Areas Served: Beverly Hills CA, West Hollywood CA, Whittier CA, Los Angeles CA, Venice CA

Home Theater Doctor
(310) 372-8932
1635 Aviation Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90270

Areas Served: Los Angeles CA, Torrance CA, Long Beach CA, Redondo Beach CA, Malibu CA

Theatrical Cinema Works Inc
(323) 516-6113
839 Truck Way
Montebello, CA 90640

Areas Served: Malibu CA, West Hollywood CA, West Los Angeles CA, Long Beach CA

Avcomp Home Theater & Entertainment Systems
(310) 379-5823
PO Box 4794
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Areas Served: Torrance CA, Beverly Hills CA, Long Beach CA, West Los Angeles CA, Glendale CA

How To Find the Best Companies for Home Theaters in Los Angeles County CA 

Home theater contractors in Los Angeles County must be licensed by the State of California and the most common license is the C-7 license for low voltage wiring but others may be doing custom home theaters with the specialty D48 license for theater equipment or a C10 electrical license.  Whichever license type they hold, they should have expertise in both the construction aspect and the electrical and electronic aspects to be good home theater installers.

If the in home theater contractor has employees, he is legally required to have workers' compensation insurance to protect you from being sued in the event an injury occurs during work performed at your property.  Home theater contractors are not required by law to have general liability insurance; however, all home theater companies bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 designation have general liability insurance coverage to reimburse you in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 such as our research phone calls to their previous clients, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.

Home theater contractors can install a home entertainment system during new construction, or remodel your existing room into a home theater whether it be only a standard sized room, or a larger space like a basement.   A new home media system can even be as simple as setting up a portion of the living room rather than dedicating an entire room to a home theater.   The best companies will also perform as home theater designers helping guide you through choices regarding raised seating, tiered flooring, home theater lighting systems, projector versus TV screen (or both), audio systems, seating and more.   They can also source and buy the electronics for you.   Home theater contractors should also demonstrate expertise in wiring and how to soundproof a home theater.

Because they should be experts in electronics and wiring, many home theater contractors in Los Angeles County also provide home automation systems that include remotes and timers to provide automation and remote control of your home thermostat, lighting, security system, media, window blinds and more.

Some Contractors for Home Theaters in Los Angeles County Are Much Better than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these contractors for home theaters in Los Angeles County CA: Interior & Exterior Designs Inc, Satcom Service, Shamrock Construction Inc, Infinity 7 Home Theaters & Technologies Inc, Theatrical Cinema Works Inc, West Coast Home Theater, Home Theater Doctor, Beyond Home Theater Inc, Avcomp Home Theater & Entertainment Systems, American Theatrical Construction. Other installers of home theaters in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, Long Beach and Redondo Beach CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions to Ask Home Theater Contractors in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, Long Beach and Redondo Beach CA 

When it comes to home theaters in Los Angeles County CA, ask these questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials of the home theater contractors you're considering hiring:

 
• How many installations has the home theater company done of your exact type? Setting up a home media system in corner of your living room can be very different from remodeling an entire basement into a custom home theater, which can be different still from designing home theaters for new construction.

• Does the home theater contractor do all work themselves or do they use subcontractors? (The use of subcontractors can create liability issues and accountability problems.)

• Can the home theater contractor give you names and numbers you can call as references? (All home theater installers bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)

• How does the home theater or home automation contractor determine pricing?

• Does the home theater company offer you the choice of different types and brands of equipment and furnishings or are you locked into one type or one manufacturer?

• Is there a written guarantee on the home theater installation apart from any manufacturer warranty?

• Can the home theater contractors guarantee that all their employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.?  (All home theater installers bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Do they have active workers' compensation and general liability insurance? (All home theater contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already shown proof of insurance to research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)

• How will they handle cost overruns due to mistakes in planning? Do they guarantee to absorb any such costs or will they expect you to?

• How well do they know their crews? Do they personally hire and train their crews as permanent employees, or do they bring workers in from the outside on a project-by-project basis?

When you've chosen the best home theater contractor in Los Angeles County for your specific needs, make sure they are still licensed in good standing as home theater installers. (All home theater companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)

 

 

Resources About Home Theaters in Los Angeles County CA 



The following is a list of trade associations and publications related to home theater contractors and home automation contractors in Los Angeles County CA


Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations for Home Theater Contractors in Los Angeles County CA


CSLB Contractors State License Board
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs

CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association)
www.cedia.net

HTSA (Home Theater Specialists of America)
www.htsa.com

ALA (American Lighting Association)
www.americanlightingassoc.com

CEA (Consumer Electronics Association)
www.ce.org

NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association)
www.necanet.org

NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry)
www.nari.org






Publications Regarding Home Theaters in Los Angeles County

 


Sound and Vision Magazine
www.soundandvisionmag.com

Electronic House
www.electronichouse.com

Home Theater Magazine
www.hometheater.com

Home Entertainment Magazine
www.hemagazine.com

Home Electronic Ideas
www.homeelectronicideas.com

International Smarthouse
www.smart-house.net

 

 

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Home Theater Contractors in Los Angeles County within the following zip codes:


90844, 90502, 90089, 90068, 90049, 90703, 90308, 90223, 90103, 91302, 90292, 90251, 90262, 90030, 90407, 90222, 90050, 90015, 90254, 90017, 90209, 90808, 90744, 90822, 90409, 90807, 90508, 90075, 90038, 90749, 90014, 90211, 90065, 90031, 90747, 90060, 90010, 90304, 90832, 90639, 90059, 90507, 90404, 90064, 90710, 90095, 90202, 90086, 90058, 90029, 90670, 90220, 90704, 90241, 90402, 90840, 90080, 90833, 90717, 90062, 90189, 90091, 90275, 90242, 90042, 90270, 90310, 90405, 90034, 90250, 90638, 90701, 90020, 90026, 90037, 90023, 90013, 90247, 90033, 90713, 90004, 90401, 90295, 90503, 90504, 90278, 90072, 90711, 90233, 90661, 91377, 90748, 90087, 91376, 90301, 90853, 90213, 90312, 90053, 90296, 90002, 90815, 90848, 90835, 90019, 90248, 90101, 90003, 90671, 90802, 90032, 90028, 90707, 90261, 90734, 90074, 90307, 90814, 90001, 90249, 90834, 90021, 90291, 90410, 90056, 90006, 90723, 90011, 90045, 90277, 90305, 90007, 90411, 90079, 90406, 90805, 90714, 90847, 90212, 90210, 90501, 90716, 90040, 90201, 90733, 90662, 90096, 90039, 90712, 90260, 90264, 90239, 90715, 90081, 90506, 90510, 90706, 90224, 90036, 90047, 90240, 90046, 90311, 90652, 90012, 90008, 90813, 90267, 90084, 90043, 90660, 90303, 90640, 90274, 90009, 90302, 90078, 90806, 90073, 90057, 90022, 90061, 90842, 90067, 90306, 90895, 90731, 90077, 90650, 90702, 90063, 90221, 90041, 90509, 90294, 90055, 90809, 90035, 90069, 90255, 90505, 90846, 90408, 90231, 90070, 90054, 90804, 90027, 90290, 90016, 90232, 90803, 90746, 90230, 90048, 90093, 90066, 90044, 90018, 90099, 90403, 90094, 90637, 90732, 90082, 90263, 90810, 90745, 90071, 90309, 90651, 90831, 90076, 90265, 90025, 90051, 90280, 90088, 90293, 90801, 90272, 91301, 90266, 90024, 90052, 90005, 90083, 90755 and 90245

 

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Home Theater Companies in Los Angeles County within the following cities:

Glendale, Harvard Heights, Paramount, Beverly Hills, North Whittier, Inglewood, Beverly Crest, Venice, Maywood, Mid-Wilshire, Watts, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Palos Verdes Estates, Bell, Lawndale, East Los Angeles, Pico Rivera, Sawtelle, Norwalk, West L.A., Harbor City, Glassell Park, Montecito Heights, Manhattan Beach, Century City, Rolling Hills Estates, Boyle Heights, Lomita, Del Rey, West Carson, Signal Hill, Wilmington, Playa Vista, El Sereno, Pico-Union, Santa Monica, El Segundo, Highland Park, Carson, Hollywood Hills, Pico-Robertson, Hancock Park, Brentwood, Catalina Island / Avalon, East Hollywood, East La Mirada, Cerritos, South Central L.A., Atwater Village, Cheviot Hills, Crenshaw, Hollywood, La Mirada, Hermosa Beach, Echo Park, Montebello, West Hollywood, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Westlake, Whittier, Lynwood, Westchester, South Gate, Bell Gardens, Rancho Dominguez, Lakewood, Mar Vista, Gardena, Silver Lake, Larchmont Village, Koreatown, Downey, Malibu, Torrance, Huntington Park, Hawaiian Gardens, San Pedro, Westwood, Eagle Rock, Hawthorne, Los Feliz, East Whittier, Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Harbor Gateway, Beverlywood, Bellflower, Compton, Alondra Park, Bel Air, Ladera Heights, Rolling Hills and Palms