The Showcase Magazine - Salutes

By Sue Baldani

When it comes to home technology, most people want the best. They’ll buy the latest televisions, state-of-the-art sound bars, and the most secure alarm systems. But, if they don’t have the right person installing all this impressive technology, these items will not perform at their best.

For many years, Giovanni Atanasio, owner of MyPCGuy, LLC, would often hear his clients complain about the cost of these installs and the problems they were having while he was working on their computers and laptops.

“They would ask me if I knew anybody who mounted TVs, or did Ring installations or surround sound,” he says. “I've been doing all that for over 20 years, but they had no idea.”

In January of 2020, Gio founded Audio Video Technologies, LLC, to assist people with these needs as well. “The name itself defines what we do. A lot of people ask us to install home automation so they can turn their lights on and off from anywhere and control other aspects of their home remotely. We’ve also installed Sonos® smart speakers throughout entire houses, so one person can be in the kitchen playing 80s rock while in the living room someone else is listening to classical music.”

This technology also extends to the outside of the house, so homeowners can listen to music while hanging out in their yards. To make that area even more attractive, he does beautiful landscape lighting too.

Gio is also a reseller for PowerShades. “This is one of the best companies for shades and they're all automated,” he says.

He gets a lot of requests for Ring cameras and alarm installations as well as home theaters. For the latter, clients can buy a television through him since he’s a Samsung and LG reseller or buy it on their own and he’ll install it.

Gio doesn’t just do residential work, but commercial too. Business services include conference room technology, boardroom audio and video installations, video walls, digital signage for retail establishments and more.

While other companies offer these services, what makes Audio Video Technologies stand out is the outstanding service Gio provides. “I treat my clients the same way I want to be treated,” he says. “First and foremost, I ask the client, ‘What are your needs?’”

If they give him a huge list, he’s going to take each one and prioritize what’s most important to them. “They may want all kinds of things, but that's a lot of money. I say, ‘Let's start off with the basics and then we can always build bigger down the road.’”

Gio also never tries to upsell a client. “I always give them three options - good, better, and best – and they make the decision. I’m not going to spend their money.”

Once he’s done with an installation, he leaves behind a pristine working area. He believes in going above and beyond, and this is why many of his clients have also become his friends.

To learn more, go to Audio Video Technologies, LLC, on Facebook, call 201.723.3139 or email