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Roberts Inc. is the perfect blend of experience and youthfulness.

Our award-winning design and installation company was founded in 1985 by Robert Eitel, who has constantly re-defined home entertainment expectations year after year. Architectural Digest, Robb Report, Wall Street Journal are a few of the many resources within the last year that have applauded Roberts Inc. for reliably pushing the boundaries in the world of high end home entertainment.

Today Roberts Inc. obsessively works at their craft in utilizing exclusive and innovative technologies to exceed their clients imaginations.

Employee Promise

To serve our employees by establishing a work environment and company policies that build character, empower individuals and nurture families.



Jay graduated from The University of San Diego with a degree in Business Economics. At the age of 14, Jay started working for Roberts AV running wires under homes as a summer time job. In between sports and schooling Jay worked on and off in the family business.After graduating college Jay joined full time with Roberts AV managing projects and improving processes. In 2011 Jay married Jenie Eitel and has been happily married ever since. Jenie is an interior designer and artist. Currently Jay is the President of the company with a daily focus of constantly improving client and employee happiness.

For Fun: Surfing, Basketball, Church, Family trips to beach places, In-N- Out, Reading



Derek graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Finance. With almost two decades of experience in the audio/video industry, Derek started working prewires at the age of 14 as a summer time job and has been working in between school and sports ever since. Currently, Derek is a Partner in the company and assists in Project Design and Coordination and Day to Day Business Operations.

For Fun: Surfing, Snowboarding, Golf, Church, Family and Friends.


Chief Systems Designer / Team Leader

Leif joined Robert’s A/V Inc. in 1991with already over 10 years of experience in the home automation and theater industry. He started his career as an installer but quickly began managing projects. Because of his time as an installer Leif’s technical prowess is as rich as the theaters he designs. Leif now works with clients to envision and design their home theater experience bringing a thorough understanding to all the various aspects of the business. Today, as the head of system design in addition to a Team Leader, Leif’s fingerprints are on every project we complete.

For Fun: Designing products with his 3D Printer, Good Wine, Family trips to Tahoe, Swimming in his Pool


Team Leader

Garret graduated UC San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started his career working for a military defense-engineering firm for four years. Garret began work at Robert’s in 2011 as a Project Manager. Currently Garret is a Team Leader and assists with improving Quality Control Process’ relating to system design and employee development.

For Fun: Volleyball, Family trips to the mountains, Fantasy Football


Founder / Consultant

Robert founded Robert’s Home Audio & Video Inc. in 1985, at the very start of the Home Theater revolution. Embracing the idea of providing an extraordinary in-home entertainment experience early on, he became one of the first A/V dealers in the world to earn THX certification. His clients, Hollywood’s elite, movie producers and celebrities are among the most demanding movie fans in the world. Robert married Jaynee Eitel in 1981 and has been happily married ever since. Jaynee started her professional career as a physical therapist and later joined Roberts AV Inc. with book-keeping and human resources. Today Robert and Jaynee act as consultants and provide mentorship to all Roberts AV Inc. employees. In addition Robert and Jaynee are both actively involved with several charities focusing on homelessness.

For Fun: Surfing, Kite Surfing, Bike Riding, Church, Family trips to beach places and wherever

Rachael St. John

Account Manager

Jason Bergstrom

Project Manager

Mark Beskid

Project Manager

Roberto Gonzalez

Project Manager

Leo Garcia

Warehouse Manager

Casey Tinker

Service / Monitoring Manager


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Robb Report Ultimate Home of the Year Awards


Published Projects


Combined Years of Audio Video Experience


It is with great pleasure that I am writing these words of appreciation my long-lasting relationship with Robert’s Audio. Over the last 20 years, Landry Design Group has had the pleasure of developing several exquisite projects with Robert’s Audio and its highly qualified team of professionals. Managing the audio visual and low-voltage requirements of a large residential estate can be a very daunting task, but with Robert’s Audio, I can trust that the resulting products will always be state-of-the-art, while remaining user-friendly and practical. This is not easy to accomplish given our ever changing technology. I am personally looking forward to continuing to work with Robert’s Audio and I am confident that together, we will deliver outstanding projects for many years to come.– Richard Landry. AIA
Landry Design Group

I want to reiterate how thrilled Anne and I are with the exceptional quality of your work. We have come to truly appreciate both the complexity and detail of your specific area of expertise and the incredible coordination effort required to pull it all together.– Lee&Anne Samson

Simply amazing! You guys are completely out of control. Totally blown away. If you ever create a late night infomercial, I want to be the satisfied customer in the testimonial.– Alan Smolinisky

Rober Eitel’s professionalism and talent goes beyond any designer’s expectations. His experience, top hand market knowledge.. and seamless approach to all integration and installations are priceless to the success of my work, and my client’s respect and happiness in such an ever changing audio video technology world.– Jennifer Post
Jennifer Post Design

For over 20 years TK Theaters has been designing private theaters that have won numerous awards and have been featured in the finest magazines internationally. Throughout this journey Robert’s Home Audio & Video has been a trusted partner of ours resulting in spectacularly accomplished AV installations that complement our award winning designs. A private theater is a lot more than design; it is about the seamless integration of the technology in the design. In this respect your work has complemented ours with great results. We have kept our clients happy over the years because we have had partners like you. As this decade is coming to an end I wish that our two companies continue to set the highest standards in home theater design and technology for many more years to come.– Your friend
Theo Kalomirakis
TK Theaters

Dear Robert, I just received this month’s Home Entertainment magazine and want to congratulate you on winning the Best Media Room Installation for 2009. The room looks great and we’re pleased that the installation worked so well. We look forward to working with you again.– Oscar
Ferguson & Shamamian

I checked out five or six audio/video installers before I settled on Robert Eitel. I wanted the ultimate. I wanted to walk in, sit down and feel like I was in a theater. Others fell short, but Robert delivered. He understood” “I am 100 percent—now get this: not 99 but 100 percent—happy with this room.– David Foster, Musician
Home Theater and Whole House Entertainment System
Molibu, CA

I love the visual effect of the stacked components and custom-built black cabinets in the living room. I told everyone what I wanted, and that’s just what I got.– Robert Miller
Whole House Entertainment System
Los Angeles, CA

Robert’s professionalism and the way he runs his crew made our job happen. Everything is done thoroughly, so there’s no guessing at the end. Robert is one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve done business with, in terms of both design and implementation: it’s rare to find that in the same person– Gordon Gibson, General Contractor


Volunteered as a first and second grade teacher in Otavalo, Ecuador. Taught Spanish and English at one of the public schools.


English Teaching

Volunteered as a first and second grade teacher in Otavalo, Ecuador. Taught Spanish and English at one of the public schools.


Home Building

Building homes in Mexico for families without a home.



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Harvest Home

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Union Rescue Mission

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