Islandia, N.Y. - SEAL Solutions, a New York area custom-installer-to-the-stars that was founded by a former U.S. Navy SEAL, will open its first showroom here on Thursday.
A grand-opening event sponsored by Lutron will be held at the home-theater showroom that evening. Representatives from Crestron, Paradigm, Runco and Stewart Filmscreen are also expected to attend.
SEAL Solutions principal Chris Wyllie, a graduate of the Navy's Advanced Electronics School who served in the Persian Gulf, started the company out off his home to provide customers with "state-of-the-art technology ... so they can have more control over their environment, making their lives easier, and giving them more time and energy to enjoy life."
SEAL's client roster includes such celebrities as Liam Neeson, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Kiefer Sutherland, Julianna Margulies and Maxwell, and last year the company received CEDIA's prestigious Electronic Systems Contractor (ESC) award.
Thursday's grand-opening event will feature a "sneak preview" of the new
line of cost-effective architectural detailing products, acoustical fabrics, seating, lighting and other accessories by home-theater designer
"Traditional," one of three distinct home-theater designs including "Deco" and "Modern" that were created exclusively for SEAL by Kalomirakis, will also be showcased. Components include Runco's Q-750i projector, Stewart Filmscreen's 120-inch Cine-V curved screen, Oppo Digital's BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc player, Denon's AVR-4810CI A/V receiver, a Crestron control system, Paradigm Reference loudspeakers and subwoofers, TM cables and interconnects from Planet Waves, PS Audio's PowerPlay 9000 power conditioner, Apple TV, TiVo DVRs, Pakedge routers and switches, and TK Living architectural detailing products and fabrics.
"I wanted to instill our business with the pride and professionalism I learned in the Navy," said Wyllie, who is CEDIA-certified as a Level One installer. "In today's challenging economic times, a business has to provide customers with the highest levels of quality, service and value. Our affiliation with Theo Kalomirakis and top-level manufacturers, and the opening of our new showroom, reflect SEAL's commitment."