Technician patching amplifier rack

Our Mission

We strive for audio perfection and deliver a personalized customer experience through a knowledgeable, friendly staff, utilizing leading-edge audio technology.

Man designing sound system on computer

Our Goals

Our goal is to provide our clients with the best possible value in audiovisual services. We define value as the highest quality and performance at the lowest cost. Lowest cost alone is rarely the best value, and improper design is never the best value.

A Brief history of Poll Sound

Poll Sound is the oldest continuously operating professional sound company in the world, beginning in 1924.

Click below to learn about our history.

Our Staff

Installation Department

Deward Timothy

Lead Sound System Designer /
General Manager
Deward at Headquarters

Email: deward@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8800

Start Date: September 1966

Certifications:
L-Acoustics System Integrator, VCLS & LSC
BSS London Architect
Bose RoomMatch / PowerMatch
TEF Workshop Advanced & Analyzer Measurement Techniques Lvl 3
Duran Audio Intellivox Design and Calibration Certification
IQ Certification Lvl 3
NSCA MATV Design
IED Engineering and Training
Telecor Technical Design and Programming

SynAudCon Courses:
Electro-Acoustics Grad Lvl 3
Sound System Design Lvl 2
Sound System Reinforcement for Designers
Sound System Reinforcement for Technicians
Sound System Optimization and Tuning Lvl 2
Loudspeakers Designers Workshop Lvl 3
Loudspeaker Array Workshop
Horns II Array and Alignment Workshop
Intelligibility II Workshop
Acoustic Test & Measurement
Audio Measurement and Instrumentation Workshop
Digital Signal Processing Workshop
Digital Audio Networks Workshops
Grounding and Shielding Workshop
OptEQ
Making Wireless Work

Awards:

Salt Lake City Historic Landmark Commission - Award of Merit for design of the sound system for First Presbyterian Church
Utah State House of Representatives - Resolution in appreciation for design and build of the A/V systems in the Legislative Committee Rooms

Memberships:

Audio Engineering Society
Electro-Voice Board of Advisors
TEF Advisory Committee
SoundTube Board of Advisors

Education & Certifications
Kale Timothy
Installation Manager
Kale outside Headquarters

Email: kale@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8811

Start Date: January 1973

Certifications:
L-Acoustics VCLS & LSC
Biamp Audia, Vocia & Tesira
SymNet Network Audio Solutions & Edge
BSS London Architect
Shure Integrated Systems Lvl 1, Integrated System Application, Networking for AV, Audio Basics for Meetings and Conferences, Wireless Basics & IntelliMix P300
ICC Master Technician
Bose Safety Cable Certification
Chief Certified Training
WCF OSHA Standards

SynAudCon Courses:
Digital Workshop

Education & Certifications
Neil Yates
Design Engineer /
Contracting Manager
Neil at his desk

Email: neil@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8814

Start Date: March 1997

Education:
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
University of Utah

Certifications:
Crestron DMC-E
Extron Control Professional & XTP
AMX Enova
Dante Level 2
L-Acoustics System Fundamentals
Christie Microtiles
Nevada Low Voltage

Education & Certifications
Brian Adair
Installation Technician
Brian in the fabrication shop at Headquarters

Email: brian@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Start Date: September 1997

Certifications:
Avixa CTS & CTS-I
ICC Master Technician

Education & Certifications

Deward Timothy

Lead Sound System Designer /
General Manager
Deward at Headquarters

Email: deward@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8800

Kale Timothy
Installation Manager
Kale outside Headquarters

Email: kale@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8811

Neil Yates
Design Engineer /
Contracting Manager
Neil at his desk

Email: neil@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8814

Brian Adair
Installation Technician
Brian in the fabrication shop at Headquarters

Email: brian@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Dan Salmond
Lead Installation Technician /
Project Manager
Dan outside Headquarters

Email: dan@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Start Date: June 2013

Certifications:
Avixa CTS & CTS-I
ICC Master Technician

Education & Certifications
Philip Christison
Installation Technician
Philip on a recent job

Email: philip@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Start Date: January 2016

Certifications:
QSC Q-SYS Lvl 2 & Control 201
Avixa CTS & CTS-I
ICC Master Technician

Education & Certifications
Dave Mann
Lead Installation Technician
Dave outside a recent job.

Email: davemann@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Start Date: March 2018

Education:
A.A. Sound Design for Theater
Ricks College
Specialized Associates in Recording Engineering
Full Sail University

Certifications:
QSC Q-SYS Lvl 2
Shure Integrated Systems Lvl 2
Avixa CTS
ICC Master Technician
Dante Level 3
DigiCo SD Series
TOMCAT U
Rigging Seminars Harry Donovan Completion

Education & Certifications
Craig Salmond
Programmer
Craig at his desk

Email: craig@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Start Date: August 2013

Education:
Certificate in Information Technology with an emphasis on Programming
Davis Technical College.

Certifications:
ICC Master Technician

Education & Certifications
Dan Salmond
Lead Installation Technician /
Project Manager
Dan outside Headquarters

Email: dan@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Philip Christison
Installation Technician
Philip on a recent job

Email: philip@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Dave Mann
Lead Installation Technician
Dave outside a recent job.

Email: davemann@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Craig Salmond
Programmer
Craig at his desk

Email: craig@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Austin Powell
Installation Technician
Austin at Headquarters

Email: austin@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Start Date: June 2018

Certifications:
ICC Master Technician

Education & Certifications
Josh Oliveira
Installation Technician
Josh outside a recent job

Email: ask@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Start Date: July 2019

Certifications:
ICC Master Technician

Education & Certifications
Cole Lancaster
Installation Technician
Cole at Headquarters

Email: cole@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Start Date: July 2016

Education:
Majoring in Engineering (Currently)
Salt Lake Community College

Education & Certifications
Becky Hardcastle
Office Manager
Becky at her desk

Email: becky@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Start Date: April 2015

Education & Certifications
Austin Powell
Installation Technician
Austin at Headquarters

Email: austin@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Josh Oliveira
Installation Technician
Josh outside a recent job

Email: ask@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Cole Lancaster
Installation Technician
Cole at Headquarters

Email: cole@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Becky Hardcastle
Office Manager
Becky at her desk

Email: becky@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8801

Dean Regouski
Installation Manager
St. George
Employee_Dean

Email: dean@pollsound.com
Phone: (435) 703-2980

Start Date: August 2014

Education:
Audio Engineering Program
Technical Institute of Hutchinson

Certifications:
Avixa CTS
Shure IntelliMix P300

Education & Certifications
Tom Hiltbrunn
Installation Technician
St. George
Tom on a recent job

Email: tom@pollsound.com
Phone: (435) 703-2982

Start Date: August 2015

Certifications:
Avixa CTS

Education & Certifications
Mason Cottam
Installation Technician
St. George
Tom on a recent job

Email: ask@pollsound.com
Phone: (435) 688-2555

Start Date: August 2015

Dean Regouski
Installation Manager
St. George
Employee_Dean

Email: dean@pollsound.com
Phone: (435) 703-2980

Tom Hiltbrunn
Installation Technician
St. George
Tom on a recent job

Email: tom@pollsound.com
Phone: (435) 703-2982

Mason Cottam
Installation Technician
St. George
Tom on a recent job

Email: ask@pollsound.com
Phone: (435) 688-2555

Production & Rental Department

Tyler Robinson
Production Manager
Tyler excited to set up a big sound system

Email: tyler@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8807

Start Date: August 2008

Certifications:
L-Acoustics K2, VCLS, LSC, L-ISA & Systems Integrator
SSL Live
Yamaha Rivage PM10
Dante Level 3
QSC Q-SYS Lvl 1
IED GlobalCom

SynAudCon Courses:
Sound Reinforcement for Technicians
Sound System Design
OptEQ
Making Wireless Work

Education & Certifications
Kent Nyland
Lead Application Engineer
Kent mixing a show in Cedar CIty, UT

Email: kent@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8816

Start Date: April 2015

Education:
Master Recording Program II
Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences

Certifications:
L-Acoustics KARA, K2, VCLS & LSC
SSL Live
Allen & Heath D-Live
Dante Level 2
Biamp Audia
BSS London Architect

SynAudCon Courses:
Making Wireless Work
Sound System Design

Education & Certifications
Bennett Jensen
Lead Application Engineer
Bennett at Days of 47 Arena

Email: bennett@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8815

Start Date: March 2015

Education:
A.A.S. - Digital Communication Technology
Utah Valley University

Certifications:
L-Acoustics KARA, K2, VCLS, LSC, & L-ISA
SSL Live
Dante Level 3

Education & Certifications
Curt Garner
Lead Application Engineer
University of Utah
Curt in the conference room at the Rental Warehouse

Email: curt@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Start Date: June 2016

Education:
A.A. - Theatre
Ricks College

Certifications:
L-Acoustics System Fundamentals
SSL Live
TOMCAT U Hoist & Rigging Workshop

Education & Certifications
Tyler Robinson
Production Manager
Tyler excited to set up a big sound system

Email: tyler@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8807

Kent Nyland
Lead Application Engineer
Kent mixing a show in Cedar CIty, UT

Email: kent@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8816

Bennett Jensen
Lead Application Engineer
Bennett at Days of 47 Arena

Email: bennett@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8815

Curt Garner
Lead Application Engineer
University of Utah
Curt in the conference room at the Rental Warehouse

Email: curt@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Mike Lennon
Rental Shop Manager
Mike in the Rental Warehouse

Email: mike@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8803

Start Date: May 2019

Education:
BS - Business Administration
Ball State University

Education & Certifications
Marc Kolodziej
Rental Shop
St. George
about-team-img-1.jpg

Email: marc@pollsound.com
Phone: (435) 703-2981

Start Date: May 2019

Education:
Northeast Electrical College

Education & Certifications
Mike Lennon
Rental Shop Manager
Mike in the Rental Warehouse

Email: mike@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8803

Marc Kolodziej
Rental Shop
St. George
about-team-img-1.jpg

Email: marc@pollsound.com
Phone: (435) 703-2981

Scott Futrell
Transportation Manager
about-team-img-1.jpg

Email: ask@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Start Date: June 1996

Sales Department

Kari Lancaster
Sales
Kari in her office

Email: kari@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8802

Start Date: June 1990

Education:
A.S. - Education
Salt Lake Community College

Education & Certifications
Bryce Stettler
Sales
Bryce in the demonstration room at Headquarters

Email: bryce@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8805

Start Date: July 2006

Certifications:
L-Acoustics KARA & K2
d&b audiotechnik J series & ArrayCalc
SSL Live
Dante Level 1
Crosby Rigging Basics
TOMCAT U Hoist & Rigging Workshop
Stageline SL250

Education & Certifications
Jeremy Porter
Front Desk
Jeremy at his desk

Email: jeremy@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8813

Start Date: December 2017

Education & Certifications
Alex Hernandez
Warehouse Manager
Alex at his desk

Email: alex@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Start Date: March 2019

Education:
Majoring in Architecture (Currently)
Salt Lake Community College

Education & Certifications
Kari Lancaster
Sales
Kari in her office

Email: kari@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8802

Bryce Stettler
Sales
Bryce in the demonstration room at Headquarters

Email: bryce@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8805

Jeremy Porter
Front Desk
Jeremy at his desk

Email: jeremy@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8813

Alex Hernandez
Warehouse Manager
Alex at his desk

Email: alex@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Service Department

David Millet
Service Manager
Dave inside the repair shop

Email: dave@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8809

Start Date: September 1992

Education:
A.A.S. - Electronics
Salt Lake Community College
Computer Networking Degree
Stevens Henager College

Certifications:
Telecor Intercoms
Crown Audio

Education & Certifications
Dave Esperson
Speaker Reconing
Dave at the speaker reconing desk

Email: davee@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

Start Date: October 2005
Semi-Retired: 2014

Education & Certifications
David Millet
Service Manager
Dave inside the repair shop

Email: dave@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 869-8809

Dave Esperson
Speaker Reconing
Dave at the speaker reconing desk

Email: davee@pollsound.com
Phone: (801) 261-2500

COVID-19

While the current pandemic has drastically affected the entertainment industry. Poll Sound wants to assure their clients that all Poll Sound offices and departments remain active and available for work.

Poll Sound is actively completing current projects as well as bidding and pursuing new projects across all departments. In addition to our usual work practices we are also finding new and innovative ways to move forward in these trying times. We are now supporting live streams and drive-in events, as well as selling new items like extendable microphones and temperature-check tablets.

Though the current situation is unprecedented, Poll Sound has been in business for nearly 100 years. We have been through trying times before and we will come through this ready to go as communities reopen.

If you have an upcoming potential project, please reach out to us and we will work together to ensure success and the Audio Perfection for which Poll Sound is known.

Send Us a Message

You can always reach us by calling

(801) 261-2500

Mon - Fri · 9a - 5p