The AVI team provides bespoke performance car audio & video.

We will provide you with the latest technology and styles available for your vehicle. You may add new components to your system or have it rebuilt from the ground up. Our professional staff performs custom work at competitive prices.

Locally owned and operated, AVI truly has all of the quality products and experience you need to personalize your car. We pride ourselves on personalized service and helping make your automotive dreams reality.

Owner of AVI

Safi Barqawi

Owner of AVI and car enthusiast, Safi started this company with the intention of bringing people’s ideas to life. No matter how difficult the job, Safi and AVI strive to deliver.

Owner of AVI and car enthusiast, Safi started this company with the intention of bringing people’s ideas to life. No matter how difficult the job, Safi and AVI strive to deliver. Growing up he always was tinkering with cars, on their design and performance. After watching “The Rock” and the yellow Ferrari 355 Spider flying through the glass windows, he was hooked. Earning a degree in biomedical engineering and medical imaging Safi realized that his true passion was cars and followed that passion to make it into a career.

Favorite build: pininfarina azzurra. This was the very first full interior custom build, we learned a great deal. There were design and creativity elements that were not used before by AVI. We were given the freedom to experiment **url**

Favorite part of the job: There is always something new/different. I love seeing client excitement when they see their vision come to reality.

Product Specialist

Kenyon Lee

Ken has been involved in the 12 volt customizing/personalizing industry since 1992.

Ken has been involved in the 12 volt customizing/personalizing industry since 1992. Started by customizing his own vehicle 1978 VW dasher and loved being able to listen to music at his own volume. An unapologetic lifer of rock and roll, Ken likes cooking and being outdoors during his weekends.

Favorite job: corvette zr1 gun safe

Favorite part of the job: creativity, having creative freedom for build, job is never the same

Director of Operations

Basel Barqawi

Basel enjoys complex projects that make you work/problem solve. He enjoys helping customers find their dream job by asking the right questions.
Working with their vision

Basel enjoys complex projects that make you work/problem solve. He enjoys working with customers vision and finding their dream job by asking the right questions.

Favorite build: aston martin db11. Basel helped configure the vehicle, had custom wheels tailor made with a fitment that has not been done on this particular vehicle **url*

Built the first “AVI unique product” spacers for the aston build.

Ceramic Pro Specialist

Armando Lopez

Armando's attention to detail is immaculate. He started in 2001 and has improved his craft with each vehicle.

Armando’s attention to detail is immaculate. He started in 2001 and has improved his craft with each vehicle. Armando is a part of our elite ceramic pro team. Started by washing toyotas and hondas, he then started detailing defenders for copley motors. While working at AVI he was sent to classes for correction, polish, and ceramic. On his off time he enjoys coaching his soccer team. He has coached the team for over 8 years. 

Favorite job: pagani zonda roadster

Product Specialist

Jon Gomes

Jon has always had a passion for cars growing up. The freedom and excitement he experienced watching “Gone in 60 Seconds” had him hooked and introduced him to a life on the track starting with autocross, track events, karting, and wheel to wheel racing.

Jon has always had a passion for cars growing up. The freedom and excitement he experienced watching “Gone in 60 Seconds” had him hooked and introduced him to a life on the track starting with autocross, track events, karting, and wheel to wheel racing. Having several jobs within the industry (AMG product specialist, AMG brand ambassador, race car driving instructor, exotic track day experience instructor…), he has followed career path that has led him to join the team at AVI.

Jon is an avid video-gamer, sim racer, dog-handler, Bruins fan and loves any Porsche.

Audio Specialist

Alex Balurdi

Alex has been working on installs since 1996. He started by having a passion for car audio in high school by modifying his Chevy Blazer as he wanted to gain more experience.

The shop’s biggest Pats fan.

Alex has been working on installs since 1996. He started by having a passion for car audio in high school by modifying his Chevy Blazer as he wanted to gain more experience. This started a career at 17, he then opened his own shop at 21 and eventually merged with AVI. Alex loves any music with extreme bass, this created that passion for car audio.  

Favorite build: ghostbusters ECTO (creativity)

Part of job: experiencing new things and learning every day

Amazing experience with Safi and his team - yet again. So prompt, so professional and so affordable. They recently installed a remote starter on my vehicle, which isn’t an easy task. They not only nailed it, they went above and beyond to get it done. I’ll be back for sure.

Chris Cuozzo

Very professional and they make sure everything is the way you want it. Also a great crew very friendly and explain what there doing so you understand. Couldn't ask for a better place to take your car.

Derrick Curran

These guys are masters of their craft. I was referred by a friend after my center screen went dark. BMW wanted to charge me over $4k to fix, and AVI came in and saved the day. They’re honest and communicative. I’ll refer them to anyone and be back for future work.

Krista Lynn
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