Tri Star Electric & Automation

HTA Certification Tier

HTA Certified - Luxury

Company Statistics
Years in business: 
26 years
Tri Star Electric & Automation is additionally an HTA Design Partner; a design-minded firm that proactively consults with architects, interior designers, and builders to design technology systems into their plans in the most seamless, aesthetically pleasing way possible. Read more about this designation here.
AV installer Tri Star Electric & Automation  services Los Angeles County
Audio Video System integrator Tri Star Electric & Automation  services Los Angeles County
Home automation installation by Tri Star Electric & Automation  Pacific Palisades

Mission statement: 

To be a trusted partner for our clients in Southern California, delivering innovative solutions that improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance their overall quality of life or business operations.

Vision statement: 

To build long-term relationships with our clients by providing personalized attention, clear communication, and reliable support at every stage of their project. To be recognized as the premier electrical and automation company in Southern California, distinguished by our expertise, craftsmanship, and commitment to excellence. To leverage our experience and knowledge to drive innovation in the electrical and automation industry, improving the lives and businesses of our clients while contributing to the advancement of the field.

Company description: 

Our mission at Tri Star Electric & Automation is to make automation effortless. Our "Beyond Lifestyle" create spaces that enhance not only where you live but also how you live. We provide a fully-integrated, comprehensive service, including design, installation, consulting, lighting, lighting controls, temperature controls, shading solutions, home automation, surveillance, and in-house programming to enhance our clients’ lifestyles. Our founder Joe Borress has been featured CePro Magazine, Success Magazine, Good House Keeping, Authority Magazine, Medium Magazine, and several nationwide industry speaking engagements. Once you hear Joe speak, you will immediately be drawn to how unique he and his firm is. Designing for the Client's needs and user experience is just one of the ways we create the "Tri Star Experience" We use the latest, innovative technology and design solutions to create spaces for today’s world that will carry you into the future.

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: 
$60,000 min
$300,000 max
$125,000 typical
$20,000 min
$80,000 max
$30,000 typical
Home Size & Value Information
5,000sqft min
18,000sqft max
7,500sqft typical
$4,000,000 min
$70,000,000 max
$10,000,000 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
Audiophile Music Systems
Lighting Design
Lighting Fixtures
3rd party: 
Alarm Systems
Acoustic Treatments
Offers design, engineering & as-built documentation?
Offers enterprise-grade networks?
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ALA (American Lighting Association) » LA » Certified Pro Technical Training
Lutron » Homeworks Authorized Provider
Lutron » Sivoia QS Authorized Provider
Lutron » RadioRA2 Preferred System Provider
Lutron » RadioRA3 Preferred System Provider
Savant » Core 1
License & Insurance Information
Low-voltage license: 
License #: 
Worker’s compensation insurance: 
Liability Insurance: 
Liability insurance: 
Other licenses held: 
Contractor's License
December 2023
Electronics and installation workmanship warranty: 
6 months
3rd party extended warranty polices offered on electronic components or systems: