ISLANDIA, N.Y. — SEAL Solutions, a New York area custom-installer-to-thestars that was founded by a former U.S. Navy SEAL, opened its first showroom here this month.
A grand-opening event sponsored by Lutron was held at the home-theater showroom, with representatives from Crestron, Paradigm, Runco and Stewart Filmscreen in attendance.
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 luminaries 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.
The grand-opening event featured a “sneak preview” of the new TK Living line of cost-effective architectural detailing products, acoustical fabrics, seating, lighting, and accessories by home-theater designer Theo Kalomirakis.
“Traditional,” one of three distinct home-theater designs that were created exclusively for SEAL by Kalomirakis, was also showcased. Components include Runco’s Q-750i projector, Stewart Filmscreen’s 120-inch Cine-V curved screen, Oppo Digital’s BDP-83 Bluray 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.”