Since 1993
About Primetime Audio Video

Primetime Audio Video was originally called Stateline Satellite, a distributor & installer of Dish Network & DirecTV Satellite TV services, when we first opened our doors almost 20 years ago.

The business took off quickly, and people were so impressed with the quality of our work, that they started requesting us to sell & install all of their Audio/Video equipment for them.

Well, being the passionate home entertainment geeks that we are, that sounded like a great idea. So we added tons of space – stocked the store with the coolest brands – and re-opened as Primetime Audio Video, and the rest, as they say, is History!

FACT: In the entire United States, there are very few stores like Primetime, that provide the best parts of "Mom 'n' Pop" shops (Service), with the best part of "Big-Box" stores (Price). That is the Key to Our Continued Success!

Why We're THE RIGHT CHOICE!

✔ Locally Owned & Operated! We started in 1993 as "Stateline Satellite" and have grown into one of the country's leading Audio/Video Specialty Retailers. We're still the same local-passionate-helpful folks we were then. Hello Neighbor!

Meet the Primetime Pros
Austin Shafer

Austin Shafer

Bio:

I am Originally from Rockford Illinois and recently relocated from Tampa Florida to Winnebago Il. I have been in the industry nearly 2 years and started at hhgregg prior to starting my career here.

What are my hobbies?:

My hobbies include restoring Classic Cars, Movies, Music, Video games, I also love the outdoors!

What do I enjoy most about my job?:

I enjoy being able to learn something new every day as well as educating and helping customers find their dream system.

What type of A/V system do I own?:

Currently I have Samsung 55in 240hz LED, Samsung Audio System, and a Sony PS4

Will Rowell
Please Email Will

wrowell@primetime-av.com

Will Rowell

Bio:

I went to North Chicago High School, before graduating from William Rainey Harper College. This is my 8th year at Primetime Audio Video. Worked in the Best Buy Audio Department for 4 years prior to that.

What are my hobbies?:

Music, gaming and sports.

What do I enjoy most about my job?:

I enjoy meeting new people, and making customers wishes and dreams come true on home theater projects.

What type of A/V system do I own?:

Mitsubishi, Sony, Polk Audio, Definitive Audio

Keegan West
Please Email Keegan

kwest@primetime-av.com

Keegan West

Bio:

I was born and raised in Rockford and I attended St. Rita's Grade School and then Boylan High School. I started in the Audio/Video industry in 2007 at Good Vibes in Champaign, IL while in college. I received my Bachelors of Science in Economics from Northern Illinois University in 2010 and started at Primetime in February 2011.

What are my hobbies?:

Boating; Water skiing; Spending time with Friends and Family; Tweaking my A/V System

What do I enjoy most about my job?:

The best part about this job is meeting new people and helping them make an exciting purchase that they will continue to enjoy and share with their friends and families for years to come.

What type of A/V system do I own?:

Main System: 60" Elite LED; 7.1 Pioneer Elite 140wpc receiver; Klipsch RP-5 tower speakers; Klipsch RC-62 center speaker; Klipsch RS-62 surround speakers; Definitive SuperCube 8000

Secondary System: Sony Google TV; Sonos PlayBar System

House Audio: 6 Zones of Sonos; Play:5 x3; PlayBar; Connect split between 2 zones on my reciever and my Souncast Outcast 1.2T; Connect:Amp with Definitive AW-6500 outdoor speakers.

Dirk Dutton - Manager
Please Email Dirk

ddutton@primetime-av.com

Dirk Dutton - Manager

Bio:

I started my electronics career at Absolute Audio Video in 1993 as a car audio installer. I won IAASCA car audio awards in DB drag racing, custom install, and sound quality. I then became a certified IASCA judge for the Midwest. I learned custom home audio and studied the design and wiring challenges associated with a home. After Absolute Audio Video merged with a local competitor in 2000, it was time to expand my knowledge, so I moved to an up and coming custom home installation company called Primetime Audio Video, and have been here since.

What are my hobbies?:

I love spending time with my kids, they are my life.

What do I enjoy most about my job?:

My favorite part of my job is testing new electronics to their limits, cutting holes in peoples walls, and the chance to meet some pretty awesome people along the way!

What type of A/V system do I own?:

I own a Hodge-Podge of gear including Sonos, Control4, Bose, B&W, Def-Tech, Speaker craft, Integra, Denon, and so on. Basically I have a hard time letting go of old gear.

Dan Stogsdil

Bio:

Originally from Rockton Illinois. This is my 21st year working in retail Electronics. I started when I was 9.

What are my hobbies?:

Listening to music, watching the Chicago White Sox, Americas Team The Green Bay Packers and traveling to my vacation home in Tahiti.

What do I enjoy most about my job?:

Helping our clients solve their issues regardless of how small or large. Daily interaction with coworkers.

What type of A/V system do I own?:

I have old school 2 channel Denon for music. For home theater I have Sony (nice) and Polk Audio.

Eric Brostrom – Co-Founder
Please Email Eric

ebrostrom@primetime-av.com

Eric Brostrom – Co-Founder

Bio:

I graduated from Guilford High School, and then worked at Rockford/Park Cablevision for 4 years. I became Manager of a Satellite company for 4 years, before starting Stateline Satellite in 1994, with my partner Tom Priola.

What are my hobbies?:

Running, Biking, Yoga, Reading, Watching Hockey & Football, & Dining Out at Local Establishments.

What do I enjoy most about my job?:

Working with our customers, and our staff is very rewarding. Both require Integrity, Quality, Trust, Value, Caring, Creativity, Giving and Honesty. All principles that are very important to me.

What type of A/V system do I own?:

Control 4 (HVAC, Lighting, Home Theater) integrated with Sonos Home Audio and Satellite TV.

Please Email Tom
tpriola@primetimeav.com
Tom Priola – Co-Founder
Please Email Tom

tpriola@primetimeav.com

Please Email Tom tpriola@primetimeav.com Tom Priola – Co-Founder

Bio:

As a lifelong resident of Rockford, I attended Guilford High School and Rock Valley College. My background in consumer electronics started in 1994 as a partner of Stateline Satellite Inc./Primetime Audio/Video. I first started in sales and have forged many great friendships with customers throughout the years. I am an active member in the Home Entertainment Source (a member owned nation-wide buying group of over 500 independent consumer electronics dealers) and have received several industry/vendor awards throughout my nearly 20 years with Primetime Audio/Video. I truly value the relationships I have made with the great employees throughout the last 20 years, and I owe a great deal of my success to their efforts.

Chad Parriott
Please Email Chad

cparriott@primetime-av.com

Chad Parriott

Bio:

I live in Orangeville, Illinois with my wife and 4 kids. I graduated from Freeport High School in 1992, and studied Electrical Engineering in College. I started in Auto Electronics, which led to wiring State Highway Trucks for Monroe Truck Equipment. Armed with my CEDIA certification, I joined Primetime in 2002 and haven't looked back since.

What are my hobbies?:

Astronomy, working on cars, remodeling my house, playing with my kids.

What do I enjoy most about my job?:

I get to play with all the latest and greatest electronics.

Pat Wagner
Please Email Pat

pwagner@primetime-av.com

Pat Wagner

Bio:

I started working part-time in the warehouse at Primetime while attending Boylan High School. After graduating in 2011, I earned my Technical Certification, and am now a full-time installer.

What are my hobbies?:

Music and Hanging out with my friends

What do I enjoy most about my job?:

This is my first real job. I enjoy it so much, that it is now my career.

What type of A/V system do I own?:

Control 4 (HVAC, Lighting, Home Theater) integrated with Sonos Home Audio and Satellite TV.

Brian Litoborski
Please Email Brian

blitoborski@primetimeav.com

Brian Litoborski

Bio:

I graduated from Byron HS in 2002. I worked at Best Buy in Home Theater for over five years prior to Primetime. Two of those years I managed the Home Theater department. About 2009, I started at Primetime and have attended a multitude of product trainings from key manufacturers and brands.

What are my hobbies?:

I enjoy being active. Boating, fishing, hunting, skiing, guitar, and some basketball. l like watching the Blackhawks and Dallas Cowboys games.

What do I enjoy most about my job?:

The largest projects that we do from pre-wire to finish are my favorites. From total house control to theater rooms and whole home audio, the job never gets old.

What type of A/V system do I own?:

My TV is a 70-inch Sony Qualia SXRD Projector. For audio, Klipsch Quintet Surround System driving a JBL 10" Subwoofer. I have a Control 4 Universal Remote that controls everything.