AV by Design provides their professional services primarily to residents and businesses in the Roaring Fork and Vail Valleys. Located in beautiful Glenwood Springs, Colorado, we service Colorado’s Western Slope.

Our services include custom home theater design & installation, corporate media room design, installation and programming of Audio, Video and Surveillance Cameras, and integration of various sub-systems for home and business.


David Oyler


David moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1994 after working for many years at selected A/V oriented businesses in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2009, David co-founded AV by Design. David’s interest in electronics dates back to his time serving our country in the U.S. Navy as an Electronics Technician / Training Device Operator. In the ensuing years, David has been involved with professional stage lighting, Retail Store Management and spent a number of years managing custom car audio installation departments, overseeing the creation of many SPL and Sound Quality award winning systems. In 1996 his focus turned towards the burgeoning Home Audio field, accumulating many certifications including CEDIA Level 1 Certified Installer in 2007. Through all of the evolutions in this field, it remains his passion today.

Certification & Training:

  • Niles – Technical Training
  • Runco – Technical Training
  • URC – Advanced Automator Certified
  • Control4 – Tech1 Certification
  • Speakercraft – Certified Mode/MZC
  • CEDIA – Level 1 Certified Installer
  • Elan – VIA! Tools Certified
  • Elan – Elan g! Certified
  • Wilson Electronics – Pro Level II Certified
  • CEDIA – Numerous Classes

Thomas Hiles

Co- Owner

Living in St. Louis, Tom started his own business in the low voltage industry in 1982, specializing in Alarm Systems. With the Custom Home market exploding with new technology, Tom found interest in other areas and added Home Audio Video Systems, CCTV, and Phone systems to his business. During that period of time Tom carried a Communications License in 2 states and 15 Cities. Tom was a member of I.B.E.W. Local 1 for 20 years with numerous accreditations. Tom sold the business and moved to Colorado with his family in 2003. After the move to Colorado, Tom found that the Audio Video market is what he enjoyed the most. In 2009 he co-founded AV by Design, LLC.

Certification & Training:

  • Niles – Technical Training
  • URC – Technical Training
  • Speakercraft – Technical Training
  • CEDIA – Level 1 Certified Installer
  • Elan – Elan g! Certified
  • Wilson Electronics – Pro Level II Certified
  • CEDIA – Numerous Classes
  • Luxul – Technical Training



To design, install and integrate home theaters and distributed audio/electronic systems with the latest equipment and technology available to fulfill our client’s expectations.


To provide exceptional support and service for all of our clients.


Provide state of the art, user friendly, intuitive systems for all to enjoy.


Communicate with and tutor our clients in non-technical language and be available to answer any and all questions.