About Us

For over 35 years, Sound Planning has specialized in the design and integration of state-of-the-art audio & video systems.

Our primary clients are commercial facilities, performing arts spaces, educational facilities and houses of worship. Spaces include auditoriums, multi-purpose rooms, gymnasiums, conference rooms, command & control and boardrooms.

Our experience focuses on listening to our clients to address state of the art needs. We specialize in design & integration services. We work with you to establish a budget, then design and integrate effective solutions for all audio and video needs. No project is too complex.

Our integration teams are experienced. CTS technicians and IBEW union journeymen are highly trained audio and video professionals. Years of training and experience, we take pride in our workmanship.

Executive Management Team

David Hecht — President

David leads the overall strategic growth of the firm and manages relationships with several key clients. With over 25 years of project management and consulting experience, his clients across North America, Europe and Asia have included: General Electric, Citigroup, Caterpillar, Burlington Northern SanteFe, Mobil, Johnson Controls, Ford, McDonnell Douglas & Texas Instruments.

Erik Saari — Executive VP, Operations

Erik provides operational expertise and new project development skills across the organization. Erik's deep expertise in audio and video system design and integration has led the work at many large client engagements. Erik's design experience includes many houses of worship, the Field Museum & the Bahà'í House of Worship to Corporate AV systems and Distance Learning Systems.

Paul Spurgis — Executive VP, New Business Development

Paul leads new business development for the organization. His 35 plus years of industry experience provide a wealth of knowledge with clients, including Northern University, Elmhurst College and the Union League Club. A pioneer in the audio video industry, Paul led Sound Planning Associates growth, built its management team, and delivery services processes.