Our City, Our Work, Our Passion


Founded by award-winning acoustical architect Timothy Pickett, Encompass Audio Visual is one of the most respected audio visual and acoustical design firms in Chicago.

Encompass Audio Visual and it’s staff of 20 highly trained field engineers have been providing custom designed a/v, low voltage, network & security systems to Chicagoland and the Midwest since 1999.


Since inception Encompass Audio Visual has worked closely with all levels of business from local single proprietor to Enterprise and Fortune 500 multi-nationals. Encompass Audio Visual has always strove to provide the highest level of professional services to the entire business community with close attention and consideration for their system hierarchy as well as any budgetary constraints. .

“We have been through a lot of a/v companies in my 20yrs with the Gibsons Restaurant Group. In my experience Encompass has been the best that we’ve worked with by a long shot. We have utilized them for all our upgrades and maintenance at all of our facilities.”
— Gregg Horan
“They mean business. Great customer service and the owner cares very much about everyone’s experience with EAV.”
— Jason VanDoornick
“As a school, the implementation of large and unique projects in a short timeframe is mission-critical. The highly skilled and professional team at EAV can always be relied on to design and deliver high-quality solutions on time and within budget.”
— -N Cohen, Director of IT Catherine Cook School


Encompass Audio Visual utilizes both Bluebeam & Fieldwire as real-time project management and collaboration tools, enabling greater efficiency and accuracy for every project Every employee at EAV is empowered with an iPad loaded with these tools to enable them to directly access and annotate projects, expediting the entire project.

We have invested thousands of hours in testing, specifying and designing the ideal systems for every one of our unique client environments.

  • Founded in 1999
  • Independent
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Small Business Enterprise
  • Founder Tim Pickett graduate of Columbia College Chicago
  • School of Acoustical Architecture & Design
  • Over 20 local employees
  • Over 1000 clients
  • Techs have an average of 17yrs industry experience
  • Remote diagnostics
  • 24hr call center
  • Design + Build all performed in-house
  • Bluebeam & Fieldwire used on all projects*
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