Christopher Sterle is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Owner of Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), a local leader in residential and commercial home automation and security solutions. In his role at ADS, Sterle oversees all aspects of the business, assists in developing business strategies, actively works with each team member to maintain a strong company culture, and researches new products and industry opportunities.
Sterle was born and raised in Mentor, Ohio, and attended Lakeland Community College. He began his audio visual (AV) career in 1995 when he began selling and installing home electronics for a “big box” retail store. While there, he attended training classes for various AV manufacturers, learning all aspects of their products and capabilities.
After realizing his passion for the industry, Sterle decided to pursue home electronic installations full time and joined a local company that specialized in home AV and custom installs. He relocated to Las Vegas in 1998 where he became a field manager for a local home AV company. For two years, Sterle worked closely with customers and delved deeper into the custom AV field.
In 2000, Sterle joined the Las Vegas show “EFX” at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, learning more about professional AV gear and installations within commercial environments. Sterle left the show a year later and began planning and building the foundation to start his own company, and in 2003 launched ADS.
Licensed, insured and bonded through Nevada Contractor’s C-2 license, ADS specializes in providing customers with revolutionary, custom-designed solutions to fit every lifestyle, including integrated room controls, audio and visual entertainment systems, security and monitoring systems, fire systems, controlled access, acoustic panels, thermostat control, lighting and shade control and much more.
Sterle is an active member of CEDIA, CEA, Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, NAIOP of Southern Nevada, Henderson Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau and is THX Installer Certified. Sterle has been living in the valley for over 20 years and is an active member of the local community.