What We do!
At EA, we believe in partnering with our clients on their events in lieu of acting as simply a service provider for equipment and labor. We accomplish this by employing well-rounded talent that is always willing to help and contribute to the success of the show, even when it is generally outside of our normal scope of operations.
Additionally at EA, we have spent decades cultivating a diverse and cohesive freelancer pool, that we maintain by doing everything from engaging with them on equipment decisions to inviting them to the shop for regular barbecues. Building these relationships with our freelancer pool, enables us to not only staff events with the proper skill-set for the job, but also with the right personality type for the team and end-client.
Lastly at EA, we understand that the great talent we employ cannot work without great tools! So not only do we research and get the opinions of many experts in our field on equipment purchases, we also ensure our staff has the software and hardware needed for pre production and design, but also the latest tools and gadgets to resolve all the unexpected challenges of job-site.
A Brief History of EA
On Valentine’s Day, 1990, John Demorest parted ways with Apple, bought a single Sony 1270 Projector and a gurney so he could load the projector in and out of his Toyota pick-up truck. John then registered his new venture as Media Solutions. For the next nine years John and his Sony supported quarterly meetings for Apple and an occasional meeting for Garage.com; eventually John moved his operation to Incline Village under the name Demorest Productions.
Through time and networking John met new people in the industry, found more projects and hired his first full-time employee (an Audio Engineer). In 2004 he purchased a warehouse/office space in Santa Clara and registered the business under the name Event Architects, Inc. From then on, things grew much more rapidly. In 2011 he hired his second full-time employee to handle Video and then in 2012 his third to handle operations and so on, the company grew.
Since then EA has tripled the size of its warehouse and office space, gone from 4 full-time employees to 8 and substantially increased business and capable scope — from tripod screens and overhead projectors in the 1990’s to corporate Arena gigs in 2019. In 2014 EA was partially sold, John partnered with a key employee, Jeff Smith. In 2017 Jeff acquired the remainder of the company and, subsequently, John retired. What John left behind was a corporate culture of quality above quantity and a persistently detailed approach to production quality, work-place efficiency and a customer-centric business model.