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AVI Systems to Acquire the Commercial Audiovisual Business of Rapid City, South Dakota-Based Sound Pro

Corporate, Education and Government Organizations to Benefit from AVI’s Expanded Presence Serving Western South Dakota, Northeastern Nebraska, and Wyoming

MINNEAPOLIS – JUNE 3, 2024AVI Systems, the largest global AV/UC systems integrator, today announced it has acquired the commercial audiovisual business of Sound Pro based in Rapid City, S. Dak. Sound Pro is a locally owned and operated provider of audiovisual technology serving the AV needs of residential and commercial customers. 

“This acquisition supports our strategic growth plans in the central region of the United States,” said Roland Schlegel, Regional Vice President at AVI Systems. “The expertise and commercial AV business at Sound Pro will be a great addition to our teams serving the Great Plains. With a location in Western South Dakota, we can increase our response times and serve more customers as we grow our business in this region.”

AVI Systems has facilities throughout the Great Plains and will continue to operate from the current Sound Pro location at 1709 W. Main St., Rapid City, until a permanent office and distribution center is identified.

“Our team is eager to become part of AVI Systems and provide our customers with more audiovisual and unified collaboration offerings to meet demand, and to offer additional services and support to current and new customers,” said Barry Shaw, who will join AVI as account manager in Rapid City. “This is a great opportunity to become part of AVI – one of the fastest growing audiovisual systems integrators in the world.”

The acquisition of this division of Sound Pro was completed on June 3. Sound Pro will continue providing services to its residential and motor vehicle customers. Current commercial clients including education and corporate customers can contact their technicians and sales professionals at 605-348-6161.


Organizations who value the power of visual communications trust AVI Systems to enable people and teams to communicate their critical ideas. As the largest global systems integrator, AVI Systems delivers solutions that accelerate decision making, enable immersive digital experiences and create human impact. For more information about AVI Systems, visit


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