About AVL

AVL is the leading systems integration firm in the British Virgin Islands. Operating out of Wickhams Cay II on Tortola, we design, install and maintain custom audio, video, lighting, network, and automation systems.

Established in 2010, AVL has a team of 20 highly trained technicians, engineers and support staff who work on a wide range of residential, business and resort projects across the region.

Our client list includes some of the most exclusive private islands, resorts and luxurious villas in the Caribbean.

AVL’s mission is to integrate the simplest and most reliable solution into any project, whilst respecting the architecture and interior design

MEET OUR TEAM

Rusty

Rusty is the owner and fearless leader of AVL. Originally called “Think Simple”…

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Rusty is the owner and fearless leader of AVL. Originally called “Think Simple”, Rusty created the company in 2010 with a staff of just three! Rusty primarily focuses on Technical Sales but is involved in all aspects of the business and splits his time between the AVL office and on-site. His passions are all things technology and with constant training, networking and research, he stays updated on the latest trends and products in the AV, lighting and networking worlds.

Kate

Kate is Rusty’s wife of nearly 20 years, and in her role of Director, she oversees…

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Kate is Rusty’s wife of nearly 20 years, and in her role of Director, she oversees the financial and logistical aspect of AVL. As a previous business owner of a successful retail store for ten years, Kate learned valuable skills in running a company. From profit analysis to procedural efficiency, Kate is always looking at the big picture to make the most of every facet of the company. She arrived as a teenager in the BVI with her parents on a boat in 1995, and has never left! Her and Rusty have worked side by side for most of their lives together and enjoy raising their two teenaged sons in paradise!

Juma

Juma is the longest standing member of the AVL team…

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Juma is the longest standing member of the AVL team and has an unrivaled knowledge of all our ongoing projects and resources. He expertly manages the technicians in the field to maximize productivity and to ensure our projects complete on time. Hailing from St. Vincent, Juma arrived in the BVI in 2000 and lives on Tortola with his wife and two children.

Lvella

Lvella is the Boss of the Money! Since joining our team in 2016…

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Lvella is the Boss of the Money! Since joining our team in 2016, she has been responsible for managing clients’ accounts, financial reporting, payroll, keeping the staff in check AND happy. Graduating top of her class in June 2011, Lvella holds an Associates Degree in Science, Business Adminstration -Accounting and is currently a Student Accountant with ACCA. With over 18 yrs working experience in the accounting field, she boasts a strong character of integrity and fairness which are evidently deployed in her everyday dealings at AVL Ltd. Outside of the 9-5, Lvella is a mom of four and enjoys listening to all genres of music, cooking and going to the beach. She is also the proud owner of her own small business providing bookkeeping and payroll services. She aspires to an early retirement and to travel the world!

Chris

Chris joined the AVL team in 2016 and is our programming guru…

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Chris joined the AVL team in 2016 and is our programming guru. He is a Crestron Systems ‘Master Programmer’ and brings his specialist skills, and over 20 years of experience in the industry to AVL, programming our bespoke lighting, shade and AV designs. Originally from Colorado, Chris traded the mountains for the islands to enjoy the fishing, SCUBA diving and laid-back lifestyle the BVI has to offer.

Nicole

Nicole is a key member of the office and admin team…

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Nicole is a key member of the office and admin team, keeping the cogs moving behind the scenes. Originally from the UK, where she worked as a high-level PA for over 17 years, Nicole arrived in the BVI in 2018 and is making the most of living in the Caribbean. She has already completed her beginner Powerboat, sailing, and PADI Scuba Diving. Next is kite surfing!

Val

Val is born and bred in the British Virgin Islands and is the youngest member of the AVL team…

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Val is born and bred in the British Virgin Islands and is the youngest member of the AVL team!  He jumps in on most AVL jobs but his special skills include installing fibre optic networks in both our commercial and residential projects.  When he’s not on site with AVL, you will find Val at the BVI’s hottest nighttime venues, spinning the decks as ‘DJ Fuego’!

Andy

Part of our awesome team of Jamaicans, Andy has been with AVL since 2017…

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Part of our awesome team of Jamaicans, Andy has been with AVL since 2017.  He works closely with the first techs on any new project, roughing in conduits and pulling wires. Andy can often be counted on for logistics of getting products to site and making sure everyone is where they need to be! 

Kimbert

Kimbert is one of our longest standing team members…

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Kimbert is one of our longest standing team members.  Originally from St. Lucia, Kimbert joined AVL in 2012.  His skills include conduit work, punching down data networks, cabling, AV installations and assisting with fibre networks.  Kimbert is a super hard worker and is a great asset to the company. His brother Philbert, moved to the BVI and joined the AVL team in 2018.

Philbert

Philbert joined AVL in 2018, following his brother, Kimbert…

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Philbert joined AVL in 2018, following his brother, Kimbert, who has been part of the team for over five years. A St. Lucia native, Philbert assists with inventory management and receiving shipments in our warehouse. He can also be found in the field, assisting with our AV and data projects.

Camran

Camran, aka ‘Sunset’, can be found on most AVL projects…

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Camran, aka ‘Sunset’, can be found on most AVL projects.  His special skills include installing bespoke Shades and Drapes in private homes and offices.  Camran is part of initial team of techs on any job, roughing in for conduit and cabling. Originally from St. Vincent, Sunset joined AVL in 2015.

Anthony

Anthony traded snow for sand when he left Colorado and moved to the BVI…

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Anthony traded snow for sand when he left Colorado and moved to the BVI to join the AVL team in 2018. Anthony brings with him over 20 years of experience in the AV industry and always has a smile on his face!  Within AVL, Anthony oversees the final stages of each project to ensure they finish on time and to the highest standards.

Pipey

Pipey joined AVL in 2015 and has quickly accelerated…

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Pipey joined AVL in 2015 and has quickly accelerated to be one of our most experienced and hardworking techs.  Hailing from Jamaica, he came to AVL with years of experience under his belt and is a natural leader within the team.  Pipey can be found on all AVL projects, making sure things are running smoothly and on time. 

Kellon

Orginally from the beautiful island of Grenada, Kellon moved to Virgin Gorda in 2004…

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Orginally from the beautiful island of Grenada, Kellon moved to Virgin Gorda in 2004.  He joined the AVL team in 2018 as a full-time tech.  He is hardworking, has a wide range of skills and is always smiling!  He is currently leading a large ongoing project in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound.. 

Bobby

Bobby is another member of our AVL Jamaican crew!  He joined us in early 2016…

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Bobby is another member of our AVL Jamaican crew!  He joined us in early 2016 and works across all AVL projects.  Bobby specializes in lighting control and shade installation.  He is also a genius at troubleshooting which is an essential part of our Support projects. 

Dixon

Since 2017, Dixon has been part of the AVL team of techs…

 

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Since 2017, Dixon has been part of the AVL team of techs, working on projects across the board. He is experienced electrician and low voltage systems installer.  He has a wide range of skills and is an excellent trouble shooter.  Dixon is another member of our AVL Jamaican crew!

Wayne

Wayne is currently our primary ‘rack guy’!  Since joining AVL in 2015…

 

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Wayne is currently our primary ‘rack guy’!  Since joining AVL in 2015, he has developed a solid foundation of IT and networking skills. Wayne has installed many racks and components in our major projects around the BVI.  He is and enthusiastic photographer in his spare time, of which is undoubtably has less of since becoming a new parent in early 2019!

Keith

Keith is our most recent tech to join the AVL team.  Originally from Jamaica…

 

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Keith is our most recent tech to join the AVL team.  Originally from Jamaica, Keith arrived in the BVI in 2006.  He brings with him many years of experience with outside plant cabling (OSP), previously working for Cable and Wireless.   Keith is currently leading all OSP projects in the BVI, including a large resort in Virgin Gorda.

Rennil

One of the newest members of Team AVL is Rennil…

 

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One of the newest members of Team AVL is Rennil.  He joins his cousin Kellon, and they work together across all AVL projects, currently completing a large private home in Virgin Gorda.   Originally from Grenada, Rennil arrived in the BVI in 2016.  He’s very hard working and willing do whatever is takes to get the job done!

Ronniel

Ronniel came to the BVI to work with AVL in 2019…

 

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Ronniel came to the BVI to work with AVL in 2019.  His skills are in fibre and copper networks and is currently working on a large resort in Virgin Gorda.  Originally from St. Vincent, Ronniel is an avid cricketer and plays in local tournaments in his spare time.