Here’s where you can find out a little more about some of our valued associates, who average 17 years in the A/V business and 12 years with ListenUp.
Senior Sales Consultant
With ListenUp since 1978
In 1975, confirmed audiophile Bill Rollin had just bought a new system from a local dealer when he ended up having dinner with ListenUp owners Walt Stinson and Steven Weiner. After proudly listing the elements of his new rig he asked the guys what they thought. “I think it’s crap,” said Walt, who went on to explain that the performance of the once-proud audio brands in Bill’s set-up had greatly deteriorated over the years.
Convincing Bill to return the other system, Walt and Steven began bringing components to his house for an extended audition. Bill ended up buying a system from ListenUp – and then became an employee in 1978. He has supervised the design and installation of some of our biggest projects over the years, including the sound system at CU’s Folsom Field, among others.
Today Bill specializes in creating high-end whole-home systems, but his eyes really light up when he relates a visit to the recent Rocky Mountain Audiofest. “I was in heaven. It was really cool to be around all these high-end two-channel companies that are still trying to achieve the perfect sound — which is why we all got in this in the first place.”
With ListenUp since 1997
Dave Route got his start in the A/V industry in 1998 and has worked his way up from installer, to technician, to programmer until finally joining the ListenUp family as a Project Manager. His specialty is Crestron programming for our Custom division. One of his more recent projects was to program a Crestron system in a vacation rental property in Maui, Hawaii. “We’re controlling everything at the house, including audio/video, lighting, shades, HVAC, security, pools and water features. There are also different programming modes for the system depending on how it is being used; whether the homeowner is staying there, a guest is renting the house or if the house is empty. There’s also a ’green‘ mode that conserves energy.”
Dave has a passion for home automation and control systems. “At ListenUp, I get the rare opportunity to work with all of the large automation systems: Crestron, Savant, Control4 and Lutron.”
Outside of work, this Colorado native spends his time camping, cycling and doing photography with his wife and two kids.