Owner Rick Shook bought what was then called The Service Place in 2001, and transformed it into Rick's Home Theatre Store, an audio/video retail store. The shop carries a great selection of audio, video, TV's, network A/V receivers, speakers, wireless audio and video products, wireless surveillance cameras, home automation, digital media products, digital signage, and an on-site repair service on LCD, LED, plasma and even older model TV's. Keeping with the original stores's mission, they also still repair audio equipment including amps, receivers and turntables.
From their application for Best Established Business:
"We know electronics inside and out, and we provide personable service that you just won't find in the big box stores. We can assist with advice on the design of your space; pre-wiring; selecting audio and video equipment that best suits your needs and budget; wireless solutions for your home or business, and can either do the work for you or help you with the technical variables to consider. ... We started out as an electronics repair business, and we are one of the few remaining place that actually repair audio and video products. We have an on-site repair person and that's all he does! Repairing TVs and other electronics provides a service to lower income persons who cannot necessarily afford to purchase something new. It also helps in keeping these items out of the landfill or otherwise disposed and therefore good for ecology!"
Rick's Home Theatre Store is at 1128 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. Owner Rick Shook and his staff can be reached at
727-527-1165 or rickshometheatre.com.
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