• Frequently Asked Questions
  • Does AVP do small events?

    YES! We do all types of events large and small, giving each event our best every time.

  • What types of events do you do?

    With full-service offerings in Sound, Lighting, Video, and Staging, AVP can handle all types of events and studio projects.

  • What are your Payment Terms for clients?

    We require a deposit upon booking to reserve the date and the balance in full prior to the event. Established clients are extended 30 day net terms. We accept most major Credit Cards, Checks and, of course, Cash.

  • How are events priced?

    AVP offers both standardized and custom packages for it's events and studio projects. We have pricing catalogs available for concerts, fights and studio work. Contact us with your needs for a quote!

  • How long have you been in business?

    AVP started as a DJ company in 1981 by founder Gary Gauldin, but it's current incarnation was developed when Co-Owner Lee Dickinson joined forces with Gary in 2001. The company has since developed and grown to what it is today, A full-service events and studio facility. Lee's education (Virginia Tech) and fresh ideas have played a key role in quality control and the direction of the company since then.

  • How Big of a Company is AVP?

    Big enough to handle any event,yet small enough to give personal attention to every customer. We also have great relationships with many other production companies and have the opportunity to share their inventory to cover larger needs.

  • Do you own all the equipment used on the events?

    99% Yes...but thanks to symbiotic relationships with many other production companies we can get anything nessary to equip every event. Two of our best resources are located in the same warehouse complex as AVP making cross rentals a breeze when needed.

  • Are you Hiring?

    While we are not currently hiring full-time staff, AVP maintains a roster of part-time and subcontracted team members. Please send your information to garyg@avp-ric.com; Internship opportunities may be available for summer and semester work.

  • Where do you service? How far do you Travel?

    AVP is based in Richmond, Virginia and works throughout the Commonwealth and the Mid-Atlantic region, with regular visits to New York, Florida and Wisconsin. Our customers often find our pricing competitive, even when substantial travel is involved.