Ft. Worth, TX (December 28, 2011)—Founded in 1971 as Crouse-Kimzey Company, ProAudio.com is marking its 40th anniversary this year under its original ownership and management.
A Fort Worth, Texas based distributor and systems integrator for more than 400 professional audio, video, lighting and broadcast equipment lines, the company is a supplier for businesses large and small, individuals, churches, schools and contractors, in all 50 U.S. states and internationally.
ProAudio.com was founded in 1971 as Crouse-Kimzey Company, a broadcast engineering and consulting firm based in Forth Worth, Texas. Its roots go back much further, though—all the way to 1927, when Truett Kimzey, father of one of the co-founders, became a pioneering broadcast engineer in the early days of radio.
More recently in the mid-1990s, the company secured the web address www.proaudio.com when it became clear that the Internet was here to stay. Its first website was little more than a clearance page and a few pictures from the Kimzey family collection. In 2003, a product catalog was added and the company began accepting orders online
In 2008, the company officially launched the Design/Build division of ProAudio.com specializing in providing turnkey A/V/L systems for houses of worship in North Texas.