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Residential A/V Integrator Livewire Acquires Local Competitor Avico

Audio/video integration services company Livewire has announced the acquisition of Avico for undisclosed terms. Both companies are headquartered in Richmond, Va. 

Founded in 2001, Livewire’s areas of expertise include home theater, lighting control, home networking, home control, security, distributed A/V, assistive technology and solar power. 

Avico, founded in 2017, specializes in residential and commercial technology systems including distributed A/V, home theater installation, lighting automation, home networking, security and more. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Avico’s customers to the Livewire family,” Livewire COO Stacy Hicks stated in an announcement. “And we look forward to providing these clients with the high-quality services they expect.” 

Avico also operates in the Charlottesville and Fredericksburg markets. The company was founded in 2017 by Scott McNutt, a former employee of Livewire from 2011 to 2016. 

“Thank you to everyone who has supported Avico over the past five years, it has been an exciting journey,” McNutt said. “I will be transitioning away from the industry to pursue some personal goals and projects, and I believe Livewire will continue to provide the same level of service I’ve provided since day one.”

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