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Strive for Excellence

Welcome to Creative Audio Video and Automation. We are your premier Custom Home Theater, Audio Video and Automation dealer in the St Louis area. We are locally owned and operated bringing over 45 years of combined experience in the industry offering the very best in service, expert advice, installation and top product lines.

From our initial meeting to the press of a single button on your custom programmed remote control that brings your new system to life, our entire process is tailored to fit your specific needs. We work with you closely to learn about your home, specific needs and expectations. We discuss the different variety of systems and possibilities that offer the latest in technology. Once you decide on your system, we take care of the rest. Leaving you free to sit back and enjoy the show.

About us

Kevin Burnley

President / Owner

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Kevin Burnley holds the role of President of Creative AV and Automation.  Kevin brings over 20 years of experience in the industry working for some of the Top custom integrators in St Louis.  Kevin’s goal when opening Creative Audio Video and Automation is to be the Best one stop shop for everything technology related for the residential and commercial industry.   “Customer Service is #1 for me. I want to provide a personal experience for each and every customer no matter the size of project”.   

When Kevin is not working (which is pretty much never) he enjoys playing Volleyball, Listening to live bands and cooking. 

Kevin has extensive training and Holds the Following Certifications

  • Control4 University Tech 1 & 2
  • URC Complete Control Programming
  • Kinetics Acoustical Treatments
  • Factory trained to install all products offer by Creative AV

Mark

Installation Manager

Mark holds the important position of installation manager at Creative AV and Automation. Mark oversees all the installation projects, provides the staff with continued training and assures quality control. Bringing over 15 years experience in the industry to our team. His passion for creating a better home environment through music, lighting and automation fuels his mission to ensure our projects are successful by overseeing all installations and programming.

After hours, you can find Mark spending time with his family, enjoying music both at home and in concert, as well as dreaming of one day restoring a classic car (preferably a 1964 Chevy Nova II). 

Mark has extensive training and Holds the Following Certifications

  • Control4 University Tech 1 & 2
  • Control4 Panelized Lighting Certified
  • Lutron Certified Programmer 
  • CEDIA Installation Technician Certification
  • CEDIA GOLD Award for the Best Integrated Home in 2013
  • HDMI Troubleshooting CEDIA Certified
  • Factory trained to install all products offer by Creative AV
  • Kinetics Acoustical Treatments

Adam Crites

Lead Installation Tech

Kirk has over 23 years of consumer electronics and retail management experience. His retail management experience includes computers, home audio, video, as well as custom furniture. His eye for detail will show when your systems are designed not only to work well, but to be very functional in your home or business. His extensive customer service background and skills will make you feel comfortable whether it’s in your home, place of business, our showroom, or even meeting at a local eatery.

When he’s not working, Kirk enjoys being outdoors with his wife and kids doing anything such as hiking, biking, running, playing sports, or working on his home. He also loves to travel, especially road trips. He loves all things St Louis including hitting local attractions, especially downtown Kirkwood which is where he calls home.

  • Control4 Tech 1 installer certified
  • Trained in Alarm.com Wellness Program for safer living
  • Level 1 Lutron Lighting Control Institute certified

Atlona Installer Certified

Kirk Faubel

Key Account Manager

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Kirk has over 23 years of consumer electronics and retail management experience. His retail management experience includes computers, home audio, video, as well as custom furniture. His eye for detail will show when your systems are designed not only to work well, but to be very functional in your home or business. His extensive customer service background and skills will make you feel comfortable whether it’s in your home, place of business, our showroom, or even meeting at a local eatery.

When he’s not working, Kirk enjoys being outdoors with his wife and kids doing anything such as hiking, biking, running, playing sports, or working on his home. He also loves to travel, especially road trips. He loves all things St Louis including hitting local attractions, especially downtown Kirkwood which is where he calls home.

  • Control4 Tech 1 installer certified
  • Trained in Alarm.com Wellness Program for safer living
  • Level 1 Lutron Lighting Control Institute certified

Atlona Installer Certified

Greg has been in the Home/Commercial installation industry now for over 15 years. Greg has a great deal of experience and takes great pride in making sure every client is 100% happy no matter what it takes.

When Greg isn’t working, he enjoys time spending time with his family. He has extensive training and holds the Following Certifications:

  • Control4 Associate Installer Certified
  • RTI Pro Control Certified
  • Level 1 Lutron Lighting Control Institute certified
  • Factory trained to install all products offer by Creative AV

Greg Devereaux

Lead Installation Tech

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Jacob Tichy

Installation Technician

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Jacob has the role of Installation Technician. He graduated from Vatterott College and obtained an associated degree in Applied Electrical Technology and Applied Electro Mechanics

When Jacob is not working, he enjoys being outdoors camping ,hiking and floating. He also enjoys fishing every chance he gets.

Jacob also has a great collection of RC Cars is a master on the BBQ Grill! . 

  • Level 1 Lutron Lighting Control Institute certified
  • Control4 Associate Installer Certified
  • Amy has over 15 years of experience in management and administrative work and has been a part of the technology industry for over 10 years.

    When Amy isn’t working she enjoys going to concerts, movies, puzzles, games, trivia and traveling on her motorcycle.

    Amy Burnley

    Operations & Office Manager

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    Cupid Burnley

    Director of Quality Control

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    Cupid has years of experience in quality control, making him an ideal candidate for the position. When he’s not working, he enjoys napping and is an avid fetcher (check him out on YouTube).