Stage Sound was founded in 1978, incorporated in 1981 and originally built, sold, rented, and serviced professional audio gear. In the ’80s we built our reputation as a supplier of audio services, specifically sound reinforcement of concerts, festivals and corporate event. In 1985, the company was nearly wiped out by the “Great Flood of 1985” that rolled through the Roanoke Valley, causing unprecedented damage to businesses in the downtown area. With just a handful of employees and some muddy gear, Stage Sound was reborn.
Over the next decade, Stage Sound grew in size and also in the range of products and services offered, growing our customer base. We started selling more gear to theaters, venues, stadiums and houses of worship and added projection equipment and stage lighting to our list of offerings. In 1993 we expanded into a second location to expand our retail operations, have a dedicated team focused on permanent installations, and to have a larger facility for our bustling event services production division.
Today Stage Sound has nearly 40 employees, a wonderful 80,000 sf warehouse and office complex in downtown Roanoke, a long list of suppliers and loyal clients, and is poised to grow even stronger.
Be sure to wave if you see one our trucks or tractor trailers driving down the road!