About Us

Who we are and what we do

A desire to deliver uncomplicated, elegant solutions that improve customers’ lives was the bedrock on which Matt and Angela Slater set up EAV in 2013. They strongly believe that a fully connected house that makes best use of current and future technologies improves life for the entire household.

This ethos combined with a focus on open, responsive relationships has resulted in steady, structured company growth in a competitive electrical and home technology market.

Seeing the smiles on customers’ faces when they witness their new smart home system in use for the first time is what gets the EAV team out of bed in the mornings.

Our Process

Explore

1. Examine your plans

2. Meet to discuss

3. Agree a date our proposal will be ready

Design

1. Prepare detailed power, lighting and technology plans

2. Discuss plans and any changes needed

3. Prepare a detailed quote or estimate

Install

1. Complete pre-project tasks

2. Confirm the timeline and project milestones

3. Carry out the work to a standard that exceeds client expectations

Support

1. Provide full documentation and training

2. Carry out regular maintenance

3. Respond to service inquiries

Our Team

Matt Slater

Co-owner

Matt is passionate about and involved with every aspect of EAV. From sales and project management, to client liaison and business direction, development and growth, Matt wears a multitude of hats. He also helps our team deliver on our clients’ dreams, offering advice based on his years of experience in solving problems such as cost control, replacement of legacy systems, regulatory requirements and design challenges. I am a qualified electrician with 20+ years’ experience in the electrical industry and eight years working in smart homes.

Angela Slater

Co-owner

They say that behind every strong man is an even stronger women and Angela has been at Matt’s side from the beginning. While he works long hours, Angela keeps the household running, looks after their four children AND manages the company’s marketing. She never seems to mind that their home is a constant testing ground for new technology to ensure that products always work the way they were designed when they’re installed in clients’ homes. Angela loves the industry’s creativity and fast pace, that no two jobs are the same and that she can work alongside Matt.

Phil Pottinger

Business Development Manager

Phil is the person who will field your enquiry, meet with you to understand your unique requirements, engineer the best solution for your needs and budget, and manage the project from conception to conclusion. Phil moved into home automation in 2013 after more than a decade in the auto industry with its similar focus on new technology. He enjoys the fast pace, with suppliers consistently innovating, adding new products and bringing solutions to the market.

Paul Geenty

Automation Technician

Paul is one of EAV’s most experienced team members, with 15 years in the audio visual industry. Not only does he have a super deep understanding of technology, but Paul is able to explain to clients how to use the gear he installs and programmes for them. He makes the complex easy, removes fear around technology and ensures clients have easy-to-use interfaces. Paul has a gift for finding new technology and for implementing it for in-house use and with clients.

Mat Powell

Senior Electrician/ Automation Technician

Mat likes tackling the jobs that others find challenging because he likes to think nothing is impossible in our industry. His work ethic and attention to detail are second to none. He has been an electrician for nearly two decades, and in the audio-visual and automation fields for 10 years. Mat likes the variety that working in the industry offers as new technology means his work is always changing.

Rob Wanless

Senior Electrician & Inspector

Rob takes care of the maintenance work for EAV’s long-time clients as well as electrical disconnections and reconnections and service or repair callouts. He is a specialist in pre-wiring of domestic and commercial sites. He is great with EAV's clients because he always makes time for anything from emergency callouts to a last minute change before the GIB goes up. Rob has been in the industry 12 years and with EAV for the past three. He thrives on the diversity, challenges and upskilling required.

Matt Day

Electrical TA

Matt’s role is to help and learn from the company’s other tradesmen. He is quick to get involved in problem solving when a new or alternative solution is required. He joined EAV after graduating from trade-school following six-months’ electrical work experience. He likes that no two days and no two jobs are the same. He can be fixing a faulty light one day and installing a high-tech automation system the next. Matt says the constantly new and exciting challenges offered by working at EAV allow him to use his brain and his hands at the same time.

Naomi Currie

Electrical TA

Shelley Foreman

Administrator

Shelley keeps the company running smoothly. She handles accounts payable and receivable, processes the incoming stock for jobs and makes sure our technicians have everything they need to work efficiently. Shelley has worked in office management for many years and with EAV since 2016, her first time working with electricians. She enjoys the positive work environment at EAV and working with such a focused and professional team.

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Our Values

Excellence

We don’t take shortcuts, rush a job or cut corners, which ensures the quality of our workmanship is always high

If a job is worth doing it’s worth doing right, so we treat every job as if we were doing it for ourselves

Professional

We are experts who take our work and our projects seriously.

We are always honest and respectful to anyone we have dealings with – customers, suppliers and staff.

Dependable

Standing by our customers, our projects and our team means we can be relied upon to get things right.

If there’s a problem we step up, solve it and make it right.

Responsive

Central to our success is the quality of our relationships.

We value the input of staff and customers, and are always open to ideas.

"Matt always answered his phone when we had a question and was quick when we needed something in a hurry which was really important in such a high pressure environment. The whole team was easy to deal with and you can tell they love what they do, they made a stressful environment a much more enjoyable place. EAV are a great team and we can’t thank them enough. We highly recommend Matt and the guys and look forward to working with them again."

James & Maree Steele

"EAV did an outstanding job on our house renovation. We have been very impressed with their work.
Matt and his team were professional, knowledgeable and kept us informed every step of the way. They arrive in a timely fashion, are dependable and perform tasks with efficiency.
We would recommend them to anyone for any job large or small."

Greg & Helen Armstrong

"Matt and the guys at EAV have just finished wiring our new home - full lighting, security, audio, data and automation. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
They provided great advice and recommendations throughout, their work and attention to detail is brilliant and the end result is sensational, because they always went above and beyond. Looking forward to working with them again on the next project!"

Ben Crawford

"Fantastic Service! We recently used EAV to install some lighting, alarm system & TV aerial. Their team couldn't be faulted. The guys took great care ensuring our home was well protected before cutting any holes, even vacuuming up after themselves.
It was a big day & the guys had no problem sticking it out until after 6pm to get the job completed, which was greatly appreciated. We will certainly be using them again in the future."

Adam & Claire Honeycomb

"I highly recommend EAV. They provide an amazing service, with extensive knowledge, innovation, expertise and a "can do" attitude. Their work is neat and tidy, there communication between each other and us as the client was excellent.
The team that I have dealt with are all extremely friendly whilst also being professional.  Matt you have a great business going!"

Rob & Helen Bird

"Matt from EAV was very helpful coming out to quote on some electrical, data and AV cabling I needed in my home, he promptly organized technicians to come out and do the work, no hassles at all and I have used them again for exterior lighting. Highly recommended"

Karl Thomson

"EAV designed, recommended and installed a new Control4 system, including TVs, gate access control and alarm for our existing home. We are thrilled with the outcome.
They completed the work in an efficient and friendly manner including instruction on the ease of use of the new remotes. We have no hesitation in recommending them as an innovative and professional organisation to deal with."

Lindsay Gillanders

"Fantastic electricians, they arrived on time, were great communicators, did a great job and even cleaned up too. Great service EAV."

Rachael Speedy

"Matt and his EAV team completed all of the electrical work during our house renovations.
They are knowledgeable, attentive to detail, reliable, friendly, and helpful."

Amanda Styris

"We've used EAV for 3 years and have always had great service from them. Great at communicating and delivering what they promise."

Katie Pidgeon

"Very personal service, we’re very early in the process with them at the moment but I’ve been very impressed with my dealings with Matt. I really like the detailed plans and has really helped to visualise our new build."

Alice Green