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About Us

Uniquely-Suited for Today’s Tech Challenges

Founded nearly two decades ago by Joel Hawbaker, Epic has seen the industry go through many changes. 

Over the years, A/V and IT have nearly become a single discipline. Epic has responded by building in-house IT expertise and partnerships to the extent that we even serve many companies strictly as IT consultants. 

That cross-discipline expertise uniquely suits us to understand the challenges and objectives of both the audio/video and IT departments and to design and deploy systems that best meet your needs. 

Our Specializations

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True Experts

Our team has successfully designed and deployed solutions for some of the world’s largest companies. 


Modern solutions require more than just audio/video. We also have deep expertise in enterprise IT and programming. 

carefully vetted products

Carefully-vetted Products

We’ve seen many product lines come and go and we’ve tested nearly all of the major brands. Rest easy knowing that your project will get the right solutions. 

epic attention to detail

Obsessive ABout Detail!

We take great pride in our work and want you to be proud of the finished product. from our detailed diagrams to meticulous wiring, it’s an art form that we practice daily. 

Personal Approach

We are a tight-knit team focused on our customers’ satisfaction. Close relationships and great communication mean we can serve you better because we know you better. 


We’ve seen a thing or two over the past 20 years. Our experience brings perspective and wisdom that lend to the success  

Our Solutions

What’s your vision? All our solutions are custom-fit
to your needs and built with pride.

• Corporate Meeting Room Systems
• Education & Institutions
• Luxury Home Automation
• IT Infrastructure

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Our History

Founded in 2003 by Joel Hawbaker, Epic Integrated A/V originally specialized in solutions for new construction homes and light commercial in the Chicago area. Naturally, the crash of 2008 took its toll and many audio/video businesses did not survive. By the grace of God, Epic endured and strengthened our offerings for commercial, institutional, and luxury residential projects. 

We were one of the first companies to gain in-house Cisco certification along with other certifications from top manufacturers like Crestron. 

Our mission has always been excellence and it guides how we operate to this day. From the products we specify to the solutions we deliver and the quality of our customer relationships, we aim to be different. We aim to be excellent. 

What Our Customers Are Saying

  • Efficient and Safe

    I really appreciate all the help Epic provided us when we were challenged with finishing the network wiring changes for our office in the middle of the COVID pandemic with constant changes in timing and furniture being delivered.  They worked around the other crews efficiently and safely allowing us to meet our deadlines for reopening. …

    Robin TurekDirector of IT at a leading manufacturer
  • Helped us as we grow

    It has been a pleasure working with Epic on our infrastructure projects.  They have helped us as our business has grown, and designed all of the cabling infrastructure at our facilities.  Their work is excellent, and their designs have allowed us to easily grow within our facilities.  Our cabling needs are much more complex than…

    Matt WalshCTO & Principal - Business IT Source
  • Hard Working

    Epic worked very hard to stay within our budget while still providing everything that we needed.

    Travis BertkeOwner - Illinois Spinal Care of Elmhurst
  • So Pleased!

    I have personally used Epic for several of my clients and I would recommend no one else for audiovisual as well as any other network-based projects. Their attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile speaks for itself. I strongly recommend Epic.

    Anthony WittOwner - Witthouse, Inc.

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