As a 9 year old, my first record purchase I ever made with my own money was for an Elvis Presley “Hound Dog” 45. I had saved enough nickels by nightly washing dishes for my mother who put them in jar above the sink. Today, I still have that 45 recording. In 1977, between semesters while attending WSU, I landed a summer job working as a trainee installer for a small stereo company in Spokane, WA. It is now 2019 with 42 years of experience in the stereo business.
I quickly fell in love with stereo gear, but found the most intriguing aspect of the business was the customer’s level of excitement. I continue to work and learn as much as I can, especially how sound equipment works and performs in various rooms with acoustical treatments. I have been fortunate to work with some of the most influential and knowledgeable people in the industry. People like Mark Levinson, David Wilson, Jim White, Neil Sinclair, Jim Thiel, Dan D’Agostino and other friends who took me under their wings, so to speak, and tried their best to help me. Eventually I was able to buy my own business and continue building a clientele of some of the most interesting people I could ever imagine.
Nuts About Hi Fi is made up of individuals who feel the same about the business as I do. As a company I’ve learned the most valuable thing to offer, is sincere and unwavering customer service. Everyone here is 100% committed to making sure the customer is treated as a friend. Our goal is to “over-deliver”, impressing every customer we encounter by only offering equipment that we would buy ourselves. It is much more than a business to me —it is my way of life.
I want to convey a big THANK YOU to all my customers who have supported NUTS ABOUT HI FI over the years — I’m looking forward to the next 42 years!!!
A little bit of heaven is how Connie Hobart would describe her job with Nuts About Hi Fi. Where else could she have a window to the world, listen to music on some of the best sounding speakers in the world (Focal), welcome clients as they visit the showroom, and do general office work plus accounting? Connie has been with Nuts About Hi Fi for over 15 years.
She is a graduate of Central Washington University with degrees in Accounting and Organizational Management. She bring a variety of work experience to Nuts About Hi Fi. Her experience includes working for the FBI, U. S. Senate, House of Representatives, Litton Industries, homemaker (mother of 3 sons), Vitales Coffee, and contract employee for Boeing. She has been with Nuts About Hi Fi for five years and has enjoyed every minute.
After joining the Nuts About Hi Fi team, she came out of the closet–she is now a full-fledged audiophile. She says you can’t help yourself when you work for Nuts.
Since 2006 Matthew has considered it a privilege to provide Nuts About Hi-Fi customers his knowledge and skills in installation and
He enjoys working for a company that stands out because of their great products and hard work. Matthew can hardly wait to see the opportunities that await him at Nuts About Hi-Fi in the future. He has learned that it is not “sales pitching” that makes a happy customers but good honest quality
Some of Matthews qualifications:
- Universal Remote Advanced Certified
- Universal Remote Total control advanced certified
- Audyssey EQ Pro Certified
- JL Audio Factory Training Certified
- Integra Factory Training Certified
- Sony Projection Calibration Certified
- JVC advanced calibration certified
- Clear Audio Turntable Calibration Certified
- Niles Audio Advanced Programmer
Aubrey Lee grew up in the audio business as her Dad just happens to be Jim. But you wouldn’t know it, she actually is quite intelligent.
She has participated in countless high end audio installations and by now understands what truly great sound is all about. Married, and now a mother, she works part only time with Nuts About Hi-Fi.
She enjoys every moment of it.
When Adam was two he was given the nickname “batteryman.” Adam spent most of his childhood taking apart toys and electronics to figure out how they work. His interest in electronics has grown over the years, but the persuit of accurate and dynamically robust audio has grown into an obsession. “I feel very fortunate to be able to work in a place that sells only high-end audio equipment, it makes me overwhelmingly happy every time I install a system.” Adam loves providing customers with premiere service, because he lives for the smile on their face.