Why Pridham Audio Video

We Proudly Serve Madison, Janesville, Beloit, Rockford, Wausau, Stevens Point, Eau Claire, Hudson, Rice Lake and all places in between.
It’s Our “Geeks” Biggest Pet Peeve! They Never Like to See A System Down!
Number 2 on the List of Our “Geeks” Biggest Pet Peeves… Never Let a Customer Wait for Service!
Our “Geeks” Like to Leave Things Cleaner Then When They Found Them! It’s Just Their Style!
*If you find that our products or service does not meet your expectations within the first 30 days of installation, we will remove the equipment and you will pay nothing! How’s that for Service?
It’s Okay! You Don’t Have To Talk “Geek” to Get Things Done. We’ve Got You Covered! …What is 1.21 Gigawatts, anyway?

A Little About Us

For more than 40 years, Pridham Audio Video has been serving the professional audio video integration needs for corporate boardrooms and training rooms and AV systems in the retail hospitality industry in Madison, Eau Claire, Wausau and Rockford..   Life began for Pridham Audio Video in 1975 as an independent licensed business music provider and continued that way until 1986 when the company purchased Accent Music, the local Muzak affiliate.

And now, Muzak is MOOD: and Pridham Audio Video has become an independent franchisee of Mood Media or MOOD: Wisconsin | Pridham Audio Video. We provide custom and semi-custom music playlists, commercial background and foreground music, streaming music, commercial television programming and even scent. This is in addition to our suite of audio and video products which include Speech Privacy Systems (“Sound Masking”), Boardroom | Conference Room Media and Control Systems, Digital Projectors and Screens, Digital Signage, Drive-Thru Systems and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) products throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Our staff of system designers, service technicians and installers is ready to go to work for you, repairing audio and video systems or replacing them with a problem-solving custom system designed to your specifications and your budget. If you are remodeling your space or building a new building, we will work with your architect or contractor during the design phase. We are locally owned and dedicated to serving our customers, not only during the week but also on weekends and holidays.

We realize that the music you play within your business and on-hold is an extension of your company’s image and is of great importance! It is the audio equivalent of your front door and should represent your style, your products and services and your shoppers, diners or patients. Sometimes it’s difficult to select just the right format or formats without hearing the music in your business. That’s why we offer 30 day no charge demos of our music platforms and full access to their control sites to manage your music formats, mixes, zones and dayparts.

We want to ensure that you are more than satisfied with the service we provide. And, we guarantee if you find our products or service do not meet your expectations within the first 30 days of installation, we will remove the equipment and you will pay nothing.*

Pridham Audio Video operates locally, in and around Madison, Wisconsin Dells, Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Wausau, Janesville, Hudson, Beloit, Rockford, IL Dubuque and throughout Wisconsin.

A Few of Our Favorite Stats

2,000+ Local Customers
Thousands of Speakers Installed Per Year
400+ Local Service Customers
93% of Our Lives are Indoors. Make the most of it!
Hundreds of Televisions Installed Per Year

Meet Our Amazingly Talented Team

James Harle

President | Owner

James Harle

James Harle brings over 35 years of professional audio video experience to Pridham Audio Video from his days with Muzak | MOOD: Media in Texas and Sioux Falls, SD. Toady, James is the owner of Iowa Audio Video based in Des Moines, Iowa and Pridham Audio Video based here in Madison Wisconsin.

Brad Weisbrod

Operations Manager | Awesome Photographer!

Brad Weisbrod

Brad is responsible, among other things, for programming DSP devices, smart wall plates, room combiners and essentially any smart device that needs to be programmed either in our shop or at the job site. A “visual” guy, Brad designs the majority of our CCTV systems and true to his visual nature is a professional photographer. In fact, Brad took all of the photos of our employees on this website as well as the photos of our customer’s systems posted on this website.

Melissa Skogan

Office Manager

Melissa Skogan

Shane Andree

Sales & Audio Consultant

Shane Andree

Jayne Meglan

Sales & Audio Consultant

Jayne Meglan

Dustin Boyle

Systems Design & Service Assistant

Dustin Boyle

A Geek at heart and a wonderful systems designer, Dustin has been with us for over 10 years. Dustin has a knack of not only designing but also selling rather technically complex systems to technical buyers. He has many certifications but is most proud of his CTS-D certification from InfoComm. Dustin absolutely loves live sound, recording and mixing for many bands in southern Wisconsin in his own studio.

Tim Cynor

Eau Claire Technician/Sales

Tim Cynor

Tim has over 30 years’ experience as an installer and technician at our Eau Claire franchise. As you can imagine, he knows most of those customers on a first name basis. He’s got very strong geek tendencies and is also an excellent system designer. Plus Tim is a pretty fair customer service professional and an excellent salesperson. He’s all Cheddar, following the Badgers and the Packers whenever he’s not hunting or fishing.

Craig Reis

Financial Services Representative

Craig Reis

Craig is our Financial Services Rep, working with past due customers to create acceptable payment plans and maintain contact. And when you call us, he just might be the one who answers the phone! Craig is an avid fisherman, willing to fish in all types of weather and any time of the day or night. He retired as a detective with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office after nearly 30 years in law enforcement.

Samantha Thompson

Accounting Assistant

Samantha Thompson

We’ve had Samantha for more than 5 years as our administrative assistant and she’s a good one, too. She helps answer our customer’s questions on invoices and statements when she’s not out in the cold snowmobiling with her family. She is a life-long and very passionate Dallas Cowboys fan, Milwaukee Brewer’s fan and a big Badger fan, too. Sam and her family live in a one hundred year old farmhouse in the most beautiful Wisconsin valley you have seen in a long time, complete with barn and silo.

Angie Hubeler

Accounting Assistant

Angie Hubeler

Bridget Hauser

Accounting Assistant

Bridget Hauser

Dan Schmidt

Senior Service Technician

Dan Schmidt

Dan’s been a technician with Pridham Electronics for almost thirty years. He is very, very good with 70 volt and 8 ohm sound systems and drive-thru among other things. Dan’s a hunter and fisherman and has been known to practice taxidermy on a variety of fish and other wildlife. He’s also a certified diesel mechanic and likes to build wood splitters, trailers and other things out of steel.

Eric Schneider

Senior Service Technician

Eric Schneider

Randy Cowan

WI Service Technician

Randy Cowan

Randy is a service and installation technician and has been with us for around seven years. He’s a Navy vet and occasionally is mistaken for a short Grizzly Adams with glasses. Randy carves the most amazing walking sticks, all of them unique, usually reflecting the personality of the recipient.

Michael Young

WI Service Technician

Michael Young

Michael is the youngest member of our technical staff. He has a fist-full of technical certifications and a great deal of audio experience earned thru his recent tenure at the Fluno Center. As the proud father of two beautiful girls, he enjoys spending as much time with them as possible.

Adam Macintosh

WI Service Technician

Adam Macintosh

Joeseph Marsden

WI Service Technician

Joeseph Marsden

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