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USAV_logoNBS Commercial Interiors and bkm Audio Video Solutions bring USAV Group membership to 39

USAV Group, an association of leading professional audio-visual (ProAV) integrators, today announced the addition of two new ProAV integrators to their national network-NBS Commercial Interiors (NBS), located in Troy, Michigan, and bkm Audio Video Solutions (bkm) located in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Having recently acquired City Animation, one of Michigan’s oldest and most recognized audio-visual service providers, NBS works to enhance their clients’ unique working environments with audio-visual technologies. As a full service supplier, NBS integrates architecture, furnishings, and technology to create effective and individualized solutions for every application.

bkm’s primary focus is providing “total office solutions” to meet the evolving needs of their clients. They work with organizations in corporate, education, and healthcare environments to derive AV solutions that help leverage physical spaces into assets.

“NBS and bkm are great additions to our integration services group,” said USAV Group Founder and CFO Chris Whitley, “They both have strong reputations in the AV industry and bring extensive experience to our team. We like the multifaceted approach both NBS and bkm take to developing solutions for their clients, incorporating AV technology with other elements to create comfortable working environments that encourage productivity.”

ProAV integrators must complete an extensive application and review process prior to becoming a member of USAV Group. Every integrator is required to meet certain qualifications and be approved for membership.

“After acquiring City Animation, we wanted to take strides towards getting more involved in the audio-visual industry,” said NBS President Rich Schwabauer. “USAV is a well known organization within the ProAV realm and we look forward to fostering new relationships with the individuals on the USAV team.”

“When we first heard about USAV Group we were impressed by the breath of the organization,” said bkm General Manager  Jerilyn Snider, “Now that we have had the opportunity to talk with Chris Whitley and others from USAV, we are convinced that involvement in the group is going to be a great asset to our company. We are eager to connect with other ProAV integrators and USAV’s Preferred Manufacturer Partners.”

USAV Group is now accepting applications for qualified integrators in selected locations. To learn more or inquire about becoming a USAV Group Integrator, contact K.C. Schwarz at [at] or Chris Whitley at chris.whitley [at]

About USAV Group

USAV Group is the definitive alliance of ProAV integrators delivering AV solutions across the United States. The company, headquartered in Denver, has dealers throughout the country. Each dealer is dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing, and supporting commercial audio-visual projects. Founded in 2001, USAV Group has attracted leading dealers and manufactures in forming the nation’s premier ProAV team. For more information, visit

About NBS Commercial Interiors

National Business Supply Inc. (NBS) opened for business in 1948 as an office supply and business machines distributor. In 1976, the company expanded the business to include contract office furnishings. As a part of this 1976 growth strategy, the company became an authorized Steelcase distributor. In 2010, NBS acquired City Animation, one of Michigan’s oldest and most recognized audio-visual service providers. City Animation brought 49 years of technology expertise in-house, allowing for better design and integration of complete work environments where furnishings, floorcovering, architectural elements, and technology are used to encourage collaboration, improve productivity, inspire innovation and energize and retain the best employees. For more information, visit

About bkm

bkm is a multi-disciplined provider of office furniture, floorcovering, technology, audio-visual solutions, custom woodworking, engineered interiors, and architectural products. They are a nationally recognized leader in providing “total office solutions” to their customers. bkm’s business expertise and flexible structure allow them to morph into a specific strategic project role. Capabilities range from turnkey provider of quality products and services for the effective management of interiors, furniture, and technology to fitting into a predefined project team and providing a specific solution.

bkm’s approach is simple, they utilize knowledge, products, and services to leverage physical space into assets rather than expenses. They draw upon expertise in smart buildings, sustainability, financial modeling, workplace analysis, product application, facilities management, project management, technology, and ergonomics. They are a single source for quality products and services relative to the effective management of interiors, furniture, and technology. For more information, visit

Source: USAV Group

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