Emily Buckley, editor in chief
As a young student at Brigham Young University, Lynn Hancey became excited about the small black and white televisions they had and imagined that someday there would be big screens hanging on the walls of homes. He came back to Cache Valley and started Lynn’s Audio Video in 1958. It was originally a small, two-room store known as Lynn’s TV and Radio at 527 South Main in Logan but is now located at 1655 North Main.
Over the last six decades, Lynn, and his son, Bret, who currently owns and operates the business with his sons Terry, Jeremy, and Travis, have kept up with rapidly changing technology and earned the recognition of being the local authority on home theatre, audio, and smart home design, internet connectivity, and even central vacuum installation.
As technology has changed, the family business has evolved right with it, going from being the first business in Cache Valley to sell TVs and VCRs and doing television repair, to excelling at designing complete home theater and home automation systems. Other services include installation and integration of favorite services such as: mesh internet equipment and long-range point-to-point networking, home security and surveillance, rural internet access, High-Definition TV sales, brand name consumer electronics such as Sony, Bose, and Sonos, as well as installing smart shades, water softeners, and electronics, and repairing smartphones.
Still, Lynn’s Audio Video has remained true to their small-town values of offering fair pricing and expert advice, cutting through the technical jargon when they work with customers. They believe that people should never overspend on audio and video equipment that they don’t need.
Their systems can control music, television, home security, and more from a single smartphone — no need for multiple remote controls. They say it is simpler and less expensive but has to be wired and installed correctly, which is where people need expertise. “It is not as simple as just buying a product,” Bret said. “If it is not connected right, nothing works.”
That’s why the Hanceys focus much of their business on providing residential and commercial technology consultations. “Knowledge is big in this industry, and there are a lot of people who are not familiar with what it takes to get this done.”