Premiere Systems

HTA Certification Tier

HTA Certified - Estate

Company Statistics
Years in business: 
29 years
Premiere Systems' Chicago and Naples locations are HTA Certified.
AV installer Premiere Systems services Cook County
Audio Video System integrator Premiere Systems services Cook County
Home automation installation by Premiere Systems Chicago

Mission statement: 

Premiere Systems is a lead player as a solutions and service provider in the broad and always changing technology market. For more than 23 years our market strategy has remained tightly focused and is connected to foundational principles that maintain our identity and have produced an environment for sustainable growth.

Vision statement: 

Our foundational principles are: • always take the long-term view with every decision and recommendation • do the right thing every time for our customers and in support of our team members • transparency and respect to our customers, staff, and team members • service that is highly responsive • finish well • design technology solutions that are easy to use, reliable and a good value • offer the finest processes and documentation for both the administrative and production side of the business • embrace change with a passion

Company description: 

Since 1995, Premiere Systems has been at the forefront of home technology creating exceptional living environments that extend from exterior to interior to infrastructure. For the last 23 years, founder and president, Ken Johnson, has made finishing well a foundational tenet of his business. “To achieve this,” offers Johnson, “we take the long view on every aspect of the business. We hire the right people. We set the industry standards for installation, service and project management. We attend to the smallest decisions with the same priority as we do the largest. When we do this, we are able to create beautiful, intelligent living spaces that both start and finish well.”

Number of office locations: 
Number of full-time employees in the entire company
Customer Service / Aftercare
Dedicated aftercare service staff
Same day emergency service
24-hour emergency onsite service
24-hour phone support
Offers remote system monitoring & support
Project Size Information

This chart shows the price range of “whole home technology system” projects where the dealer has installed multiple technology systems (prewire, audio/video, network, smart home, etc.) in multiple rooms of the home. The chart reflects a time period of 36 months. The numbers include any private home theaters and media rooms that were part of the project. The pricing excludes lighting controls, motorized shading/drapery systems, and sales tax. The number in parenthesis are the amount of projects completed in each price range category.

Typical whole home system project size: 
$50,000 min
$1,000,000 max
$125,000 typical
$25,000 min
$150,000 max
$75,000 typical
Home Size & Value Information
2,500sqft min
35,000sqft max
11,000sqft typical
$750,000 min
$35,000,000 max
$7,000,000 typical
Manufacturer endorsed?
Industry Professional endorsed?
Architect endorsed?
General Contactor endorsed?
Interior Designer endorsed?
Services Offered
Home Theater Systems
Audio Video Systems
Smart home / Home Automation
Home Monitoring
IT Networks
Security Cameras
Telephone Systems
Access Control
Lighting Control Systems
Motorized Shading
Engineering / As-Built Drawings
Control System Programming
Energy Management
Audiophile Music Systems
Commercial AV & Control Systems
Alarm Systems
Lighting Design
Lighting Fixtures
3rd party: 
Office space
Rack building/testing area
Offers design, engineering & as-built documentation?
Offers enterprise-grade networks?
Savant » Gold Dealer
Savant » Ambassador
Lutron » Diamond Provider
Control4 » Certified Automation Programmer
Crestron » DM Certified Engineer
ESA (Electronics Security Association) » Certified Alarm Technician (CAT) – Level II
ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) » ISF Level I
ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) » ISF Level II
Lutron » Homeworks Authorized Provider
Lutron » Sivoia QS Authorized Provider
Lutron » RadioRA2 Preferred System Provider
Savant » Core 1
Savant » Level 2
Savant » Savant shade certified
THX » THX Home Theater Level 1
THX » THX video calibration Level 1
THX » THX Home Theater Level 2
THX » THX video calibration Level 2
The Guild
USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council)
License & Insurance Information
Low-voltage license: 
License #: 
Worker’s compensation insurance: 
Liability Insurance: 
Liability insurance: 
Not Required
Other licenses held: 
Private Alarm Contractor - State of Illinois
127.001532, 124.001949
August 2020
Certified Electrical Contractor - State of Florida
August 2018
Registered Electrical Contractor - City of Chicago
June 2019
Electronics warranty: 
Installation warranty: 
3 years
Electronics and installation workmanship warranty: 
1 year
3rd party extended warranty polices offered on electronic components or systems: