Pacific Audio & Communications has been in business since 1991. We have offices on Maui, Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island. Our team has over 250 yrs of combined industry experience.
President, Head of Operations
Phil’s fascination with everything high voltage began early in his life. He started apprenticing at his father’s electrical contracting company while he was in junior high school. After studying electrical engineering at the University of Portland, Phil returned to Maui and obtained his electrical contractor’s license. While wiring some of the finest homes on Maui with power, Phil realized that he could provide his clients with yet another kind of power: user-friendly home electronics. Phil started Pacific Audio & Communications in 1991, helping homeowners achieve their goal of integrated home control and entertainment systems
Vice President & Business DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Patrick’s love for electronics began after high school when he joined the Army’s 82nd airborne division. He was a Satellite Communications Technician and dealt with multi-million dollar equipment repairs and mission critical deployments around the world as part of the Robin Sage Special forces group. After his 8 years of service, he graduated from DeVry Technical Institute with a degree in Electronics Engineering. Soon after, he joined his brother Phil back on Maui to help run the technical and operations side of Pacific Audio & Communications. Patrick has 30 years of electronics engineering experience, with 20 of those 28 years in the electronics systems industry. Patrick has numerous industry certifications and achievements, has participated in many industry round table discussions, and has influenced many manufacturers over the years regarding what the electronic systems industry needs in order to grow. His mission-critical attitude is reflected in the way Pacific Audio & Communications runs its projects today. Pat is very involved with the Maui community. He is the Deputy commander for cadets at Maui Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol, retired Co-founder and volunteer Chairman for Kihei 4th friday after 5 yrs and is currently on the board of directors for K4f. He volunteers with community clean up activities and loves being outdoors either swimming, Surfing, SUP or any ocean activity.
Kauai PROJECT MANAGER
Scott moved to Kauai in 1970 right after his graduation from high school in Dallas, TX. Scott’s experience began in theater/entertainment where he worked in stage lighting and audio for hotels. He later joined a Polynesian visitor attraction where he designed, built and operated the stage lighting and sound systems, and special effects. In the late evenings he ran sound and lighting at various hotel “Vegas style” shows and luaus. Since coming to Kauai, Scott has also worked as a disc jockey, silk screener, photographer, record store manager, airport manager, and eventually as an outside salesman for an electrical wholesaler until October of 2001 when he joined Pacific Audio on Kauai.
Alex Shmarev, landed in Kauai by chance, by luck, or maybe by just pure knowing the business he is in and the people around him. He ran his own business for smart homes, sound and security in Miami Beach. He has had clients personally fly him to Poland, because of his professionalism, character and knowledge about installation and overall best products for in home theaters, surround sound, and security. He has been in the profession for about 16 years, and constantly striving to learn more and exceed the expectation and bring the bar of excellence higher. He does this for himself and the team he works with. Alex loves the ocean and all her beauty! One big reason for moving to Kauai. The ocean is his calm. As well as the Hawaiian way, the Ohana, or family. He could feel this when he was getting interviewed for this job, and greatly resonated with his family values as well., landed in Kauai by chance, by luck, or maybe by just pure knowing the business he is in and the people around him. He ran his own business for smart homes, sound and security in Miami Beach. He has had clients personally fly him to Poland, because of his professionalism, character and knowledge about installation and overall best products for in home theaters, surround sound, and security. He has been in the profession for about 16 years, and constantly striving to learn more and exceed the expectation and bring the bar of excellence higher. He does this for himself and the team he works with. Alex loves the ocean and all her beauty! One big reason for moving to Kauai. The ocean is his calm. As well as the Hawaiian way, the Ohana, or family. He could feel this when he was getting interviewed for this job, and greatly resonated with his family values as well.
KAUAI Project Manager
Sam Butler, a skilled professional in computer technology and science, is one of two, Electronics Systems Contractors. Sam moved to Kauai from California in 2011 and currently resides with his girlfriend Kelley and son Simon. He immediately began working with PAC and has earned certifications in AV installation while working with the company and plans to continue improving his skills and understanding of computers, networks & AV technologies.
A Business Technology major, Delcey always had a love for things that were neat and orderly. She combined her love for a tightly run office with her love for technology. Delcey’s passion is helping others get organized, keeping busy and learning all areas of work with PAC. Born and raised in Kauai, Delcey still resides there with her husband Ryan and 2 children, Kyla and Kodey. In her spare time, Delcey loves to travel with her daughter’s dance team for competitions and organize activities for her son’s cub scouts.
KAUAI LEAD TECH
Trevor Singer, growing up in the generation that went from flip phones to touch screens, Trevor has always had a feel for expanding and understanding knowledge about technology. He is currently involved in the initial wiring process, with hopes to better understand how the system works in order to become a full-time Electronic Systems Contractor with PAC. Hard work and determination got Trevor where he is. On Trevor’s free time he enjoys body-boarding and exploring the outdoors
BIG ISLAND GENERAL MANAGER
Ryan’s career started in 1987 while still in high school, wiring tract homes for security systems and NuTone intercoms. Throughout the 90’s he worked in Silicon Valley installing Dolby 2.0 surround systems and the earliest automation systems in larger estates. After a short stint doing commercial AV work he returned to luxury residential integration with Engineered Environments, becoming the first Hawaii based employee starting their Kona office in 2004 which peaked at 14 on island employees. He started King Integration with his wife Lorela in 2010 continuing to collaborate with the local design/build community until 2019. Having known Pat, Phil, and Kale as peers for many years, he decided to join forces with the PAC ohana so he could focus more on client relationships and project management. His passion is meeting clients, architects, designers, and project managers, working out a solution, then managing the project through commission to the Maintenance phase. When not wrangling remotes or designing systems, he enjoys cooking fancy meals for Lorela and occasionally driving biodegradable golf balls into lava rock fields, bushes, and the beautiful Pacific ocean
BIG ISLAND SERVIVCE MANAGER
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BIG ISLAND SENIOR TECH
My love for audio came at an early age buying old speakers and audio receivers at garage sales, hooking them up in my room and blasting Dire Straits. Then I got my first car and I went to town with car audio building speaker boxes, running all wires, hooking up head units, Amps and hanging out at the local car audio shop everyday. Fast forward to 1995 I got a job installing security systems and we fit like peas and carrots soon after the home audio craze hit the residential market and boom here I am 20+ years later and still enjoying what I do. From volume controls to IP controlled it is amazing how this industry has grown and looking forward to the years to come. The challenge is constant and I still get to play with audio receivers and blast Dire Straits!
BIG ISLAND TECH
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SENIOR DESIGN ENGINEER & LEAD SPECIFIER
Kale’s love for electronics began early when he worked with Design system LTD on Oahu in the late 80’s early 90’s. He then worked as a sub for Pacific Audio in the mid 90’s before leaving to the mainland where he worked in Arizona as an integrator for a few years when the calling to come back home to Hawaii was burning, Kale rejoined us again in the late 90’s and helped open our Kona office. Now an integral part to our Hawaii operations Kale has stepped up as our lead project manager to help take us to the next level.
KAUAI GENERAL MANAGER
Automation processes and the integration of sound and light have always intrigued Juan Pablo, since re-wiring his first Technics speakers to different sources and creating lighting scenes as a teenager for home staged ‘auditions’. Juan Pablo brings a diverse background, with a degree in Industrial Engineering, a self-taught carpenter, farmer and surfboard shaper. He worked managing manufacturing processes at a carpentry production plant. Then transferred his skills to the food industry performing Quality Control and laboratory work at Kilauea Agronomics, where he assisted with the automation of the plant’s processing and pasteurization systems. He also worked in the Hospitality industry, starting at The Grand Hyatt Kaua’i and traveling to New Mexico, with his last position in that industry at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui. During his time in Maui, he met Phil Mulligan and became friends. Eventually returning to Kaua’i and joining the Team at Pacific Audio in early 2019. Juan Pablo grew among a family of musicians, appreciating sound and sound reproduction. Juan Pablo is most excited about the power of seamless tailored automation and integration, specially the power that a well-designed home theater holds to tell a most powerful story.
KAUAI SERVICE MANAGER
Starting as a kid Dave has been surrounded by the electronics industry. Dave setup his first public address system at age 7 at Illinois Wesleyan University with his father and has had an interest in high fidelity audio systems every since then. Dave has been a part of every facet when it comes to home electronics. He owned his own firm in Central Illinois, designing high end audio/video systems for large homes in Naples, Florida, and now is back to his roots as the Service Manager/installation technician here in Hawaii as of 2018. Dave likes being in the field hands on solving problems. Dave has a special interest in high quality German tools, rock and blues music, automotive, volunteer work, and finding new ways to be organized and efficient.
KAUAI SENIOR TECH
Born and raised in North Carolina. Keano has been in the home electronics industry for thirteen years. Coming from jobs as a mechanic, and construction worker. He has found a home with electronics (pun intended). Keano holds certifications for several industry automation systems. He also has several Information Technology certifications. He is always learning and working towards more knowledge. With hopes of being the best technician he can be.
KAUAI ELEcTRICAL FOReMAN
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Oahu GENERAL MANAGER
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