BRAVAS Philadelphia is led by general manager, Dave Gilbert. Dave joined BRAVAS (then Hi-Fi Sales) in 1982. Our Project/Installation/Service manager, Gary, has been with us for over 23 years. The design and sales staff have over 45 combined years in the industry.
BRAVAS Philadelphia (formerly Hi-Fi Sales) was founded in 1979. Originally, the company sold audio gear through college students on college campuses. This was before big box stores and the internet. In the early 1980's BRAVAS Philadelphia started doing custom installations in homes on Philadelphia's Main Line as well as some smaller commercial jobs providing audio for doctor's offices, restaurants and beauty salons. As we spread out into other categories we saw a need a good retail operation combined with what we were already doing. That's when we moved to Cherry Hill, NJ in 1987 and opened up a showroom, a custom install operations and a warehouse. Fifteen years later we outgrew our space and relocated to our current location.
Dave always loved audio. He learned about the workings of audio when he broke his parents table radio and had to fix it. He and a high school classmate cobbled together a high school radio station that only broadcast within the school. His first real audio system was built from kits. Just prior to attending Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he majored in marketing and management, he learned of Hi-Fi Sales and the ability to sell audio on campus to make some spending money. When he was close to graduating and interviewing for jobs in the corporate world he learned of a full time position working for Hi-Fi Sales that had headquarters in the Philadelphia suburbs. Fast forward to 2019, and Dave now manages BRAVAS Philadelphia.
Sales & Business Development Manager / Assistant GM
Kyra joined the BRAVAS team as a Technology Integration Specialist in 2017. Her passion for designing residential technology solutions that focus on the end-user’s experience quickly revealed her leadership skills, making her the perfect candidate for our branch’s Sales & Business Development Manager role in 2020.
Kyra is dedicated to ensuring that residential technology enhances client’s lifestyles rather than complicating them. Focusing on the experience these systems provide, she emphasizes listening to the ways clients spend their time at home. Kyra empowers the Philadelphia team of BRAVAS Solutions Specialists and Technicians to design and install technology forward homes to meet and exceed clients’ expectations. She firmly believes that the relationship with the client only begins when the installation is complete. Every solution specified is supported by first in class BRAVAS Support Programs and outstanding Service Department. Kyra’s holistic vision of the potential of residential technology solutions is both authentic and contagious.
Our projects are breathtaking, see for yourself.
For our luxury projects, the primary objective is always to create beautiful spaces that offer a seamless lifestyle, the utmost reliability and robust security. Our team of experts follows The BRAVAS Way to deliver bespoke solutions that meet our clients’ unique technology needs as understood in our thorough discovery process. Reinforced with cutting-edge power and networking foundations, our projects feature a wide array of solutions including lighting, home theaters, air and water purification, home office design, and more.