North State Audio Visual Who We Are

North State AV, Inc is a California S-Corp, based in Chico, CA  with 25 years of industry experience.  We provide audio visual services for events of all sizes including sound, video, lighting and LED walls as well as maintain a huge rental fleet of items available for pick up by the do it yourself event planner.  Click  HERE  to see our event production site.  

NSAV Installers is the Sales and Installation division of North State AV, Inc and is one of the most successful AV installation companies in Northern California.  We are known for performing excellent work and  are consistently awarded the bid when multiple bidders are involved.  Our goal is to achieve excellence at each stage of the process as follows:
  1.  A proper needs assessment, site surveys and defining of a budget.
  2.  Exceptional system design, selection of products and brands that are reliable and have good service and a competitive bid.
  3. A skilled and swift installation that adheres to building codes and industry best practices and achieves a pleasing esthetic result.
  4.  Service after the sale that insures the client enjoys a worry free experience for years to come.

The division is a cooperative partnership between Bob Tolar and Matt Franklin, each of whom brings a different menu of talents to bear on our client’s projects. 

With 25 years of industry experience, founder Bob Tolar, is the primary license holder, CA LIC#1024137, with C-7 low voltage and C-10 electrical licenses.  Bob is also a Certified Technology Specialist, an expert rigger and a custom fabricator with a hand full of additional factory trainings and a lot of projects under his belt.  

Matt Franklin is our primary System Designer and Sales Director.  With a great deal  of audio visual and IT experience, Matt is the egg head of the operation.  He understands how the pieces go together, handles the programming of user interfaces and signal processing and bids the jobs. He is also an expert concert sound engineer with an exceptional ear who dials up room tunings like no one else.

 Throughout our 25 years in business we have been consistently dedicated to our many clients and the community, supporting numerous charities through consistent donations of equipment and time.   Some of our key long time clients include The Sierra Nevada Brewery,  Gold Country Casino, California State University-Chico and numerous school districts to name a few. 

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Video Showcase

Here is a brief video tour of our shop and office in Chico, CA.  

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