About Your Mid-Atlantic
Vehicle Customization Experts

Founded in 1992, Sound FX has provided the Delaware and the Eastern Shore area with years of courteous and professional products and services. We take pride in our ability to design and install great sounding and easy to use systems for our clients.

Sound FX has a long list of awards and recognition. Some of our favorites are having been voted “Best of Delaware” by the readers of Delaware Today Magazine and 2019 Retailer of The Year for the entire U.S.A. by Mobile Electronics Magazine.

Our success has been from forming great relationships with our clients.

Call us today to arrange a meeting about your car, truck, motorcycle and/or boat. We assure you that we are knowledgeable, low-key, and fun to talk to.

  • 2019 MOBILE ELECTRONICS RETAILER OF THE YEAR

  • 2018 MOBILE ELECTRONICS RETAILER OF THE YEAR RUNNER-UP

  • HOME OF THE 2016 MOBILE ELECTRONICS INSTALLER OF THE YEAR

  • 2014 MOBILE ELECTRONICS RETAILER OF THE YEAR

  • VOTED “BEST OF DELAWARE” BY COASTAL STYLE MAGAZINE

  • VOTED “BEST OF DELAWARE” BY DELAWARE TODAY

A Letter From Our Visionary

Reflecting back on my nearly thirty years in this community, I close my eyes and take a deep breath. I pause and exhale, all the while smiling.

Simply, Sound FX is blessed to have to have nearly fifty great assets, our employees.

My co-workers bring a Vince Lombardi quote to mind:

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

The Sound FX team has many wonderful things to share: opening our 2nd retail location in Bridgeville, DE, the launch of our new website, exciting new technology in the automotive field, and our ever-evolving showroom transformations. These new changes reflect our desire to better serve our clients. Our passion aims to make your life a little easier, and a whole lot more fun.

From our grass-roots clients that started this wild-and-crazy adventure in 1992 to each new individual we meet on a daily basis, the Sound FX team Thanks YOU!

If you have not called or visited us in a while, we invite you to. If we have not yet had a chance to meet, we look forward to welcoming you into our Sound FX family.

Make today great!

Brian Layton, Co-Owner

Why We're Different

  • OUR TEAM IS COMPROMISED OF LONG-TERM, NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED, CAREER INSTALLERS.

  • RELIABLE, PROMPT SCHEDULING. LOANER VEHICLES ARE AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO YOU WHILE YOUR INSTALLATION IS BEING PERFORMED. WE RESPECT YOUR TIME REQUIREMENTS!

  • UNPARALLELED EXPERTISE ON THE LATEST PRODUCTS AND INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES AVAILABLE.

  • UNCOMPROMISING BEFORE AND AFTER-THE-SALE SERVICE.

    COMPETITIVE PRICING ON “VALUE-ORIENTED” PRODUCT WITH THE ABILITY TO TAILOR TO YOUR BUDGET.

  • GREAT CARE IS TAKEN TO ENSURE YOUR VEHICLE IS DELIVERED IN AS PRISTINE CONDITION AS WHEN IT ARRIVED.

  • OUR COMBINED HIGHLY-SPECIALIZED 20,000 SQUARE FOOT FACILITIES ENSURE THAT WE ARE PREPARED TO DELIVER MOSTLY ANYTHING YOU CAN DREAM UP.

  • LIFETIME LABOR WARRANTY ON ALL THE WORK WE PERFORM. IT’S SIMPLE; WE STAND BEHIND THE WORK WE DO, PERIOD.

  • WITH OVER 300 YEARS OF COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE BUSINESS, YOU CAN REST EASY KNOWING WE HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND RESOURCES TO DELIVER EXCELLENCE FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Our Team

Aaron Crooks

12-Volt Installation Specialist

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Aaron has resided on the Eastern Shore for 15 years. He has been honing his skills over the course of his seven years in the industry by obtaining his MECP Certification and graduating from the Installer Institute in Florida.

He is always impressed with seeing the finished product, but he really enjoys the process behind the scenes.

Aaron likes to work on custom audio projects, hang out with car enthusiasts, and play video games. There’s no telling what the future holds, but Aaron hopes the future brings building a 60’s Nissan Fairlady Datsun.

Adam Lewis

Road Warrior

Adam is the Sound FX on-the-road technician, and has 20+ years of industry experience. Adam was named one of the Top 12 Installers and one of the Top 5 Most Trusted Techs in North America in 2018.

Every day Adam travels and performs services on site at clients homes and businesses in any element mother nature delivers. When Adam, “The Road Warrior,” arrives he greets clients with his big red beard and friendly personality. Adam looks forward to his ever changing office landscape and meeting new people. His favorite thing to install is remote starts. He has installed thousands of remote starts during his career so he has a firm understanding of how to install them and how they're supposed to work. Clients always sing Adam’s praises, and speaking of singing, Adam has a pretty good singing voice too.

At his homestead, Adam and his family have two dogs, one cat, six chickens, several fish, two crabs, and a partridge in a pear tree. In his spare time, Adam enjoys playing with his son, riding 4-wheelers, shooting guns at the range, taking his wife’s Jeep out on the beach, chopping firewood, wrestling bears, and miscellaneous lumberjack activities. Who knew all of that could be happen in DelMarVa?

Alex Martinez

12-Volt Sales Specialist

Born and raised in DE, Alex returns to the Sound FX team, bringing his 5 plus years of automotive industry and sales experience back with him. He's always been passionate about the auto-world, especially the aspects of bringing creativity to provide solutions for clients and meeting their customization needs.

Outside of work, he spends times with his five dogs, taking his truck on outdoor adventures (like going to Assateague Island) and being a gamer (FPS FTW!).

Amy Goebel

Service Advisor

Amy has spent her time between New York and DE, and brings years of automotive experience with her to the Sound FX family! Combining her passion for restoring cars and her knack for customer service, she's a perfect fit for the Service Advisor team.

When not at work, like most Sound FX crew, she enjoys restoring/working on vehicles (currently a VW Beetle); but she is also a bit of a "jack-of-all-trades". She's spent time at the Smithsonian as an anthropologist, is an artist, seamstress, sci-fi writer, and helps run her parent's farm!

Andrew Conway

Window Film Technician

Hailing originally from North Carolina, then moving to Federalsburg, MD to make a quick jaunt over to Bridgeville; Andrew "Boo-Bear" Conway is a welcome addition to the Sound FX family. He has over 15 years of experience with window tinting, as well as experience within the automotive world in general (including LEDs, radios, speakers, and body work). He brings his positive attitude and high-skill set to both of our locations, and is also eager to learn how to do vehicle wraps as well!

Outside of work, Boo Bear also likes to work on vehicles (which is a common theme for the Sound FX team). Upgrading vehicles with better wiring, new paint, better sound options, lighting, etc.... the automotive world is his work and his passion. He's also part of many online dog breed groups, with an eye towards Presa Canarios and Cane Corsos.

Andy Tavolario

Certified Business Leader

Andy’s like a boomerang. He has lived in Delaware almost all his life except for a short stint when he moved to the city. He quickly decided the city life was not for him and returned to Delaware. Likewise, Andy’s six year tenure at Sound FX had a short break, in which he exited briefly and returned.

As an installer, Andy enjoyed being creative with alarms and automation. Now, as a motivator of staff, he focuses on sales techniques and business development. If Andy tells you to Go Fish, he isn’t playing card games. He is referencing the Fish Philosophy, which promotes individuals being alert and active in the workplace. Andy's passion is trying to help people realize their fullest potential, which is why he also encourages learning how to "Choose Your Attitude,” and suggests it has been impactful in his own life.

Andy gets down with DIY projects, and some of his work can be seen in the Sound FX showroom. It’s no surprise that Andy also likes LEGO given his building skills.

Long term, Andy looks forward to retiring to the San Francisco Bay Area where he can support the 49’ers. However, given his boomerang past, if Andy leaves chances are he will return to good ole' Delaware.

Barry Morris

Off-Road/Accessory Installation Specialist

While Barry is new to the Sound FX team, he's no stranger to the automotive world. Having a passion for vehicle mods and upgrades since he was a teen, Barry has spent years honing his craft. Lift-kits, exhaust welding, transmission upgrades: Barry can do it all!

When he's not at work, he likes to spend his time outdoors fishing and spending time with his wife and daughter. He also repairs vehicles in his spare time as well, which seems par for course for all of our techs!

Boni Myer

Accounting

An expert in the accounting field with over 148 years of experience, Boni has accomplished a lot in her time with the Sound FX family. She runs a marathon, eats two dozen eggs and practices karate every day….and that’s all before sunrise. She holds doctorate degrees in finance, astrophysics, underwater welding, and one degree so top secret we are not allowed by law to say anything else about it. She went camping in Death Valley only to be bitten by a rattlesnake….and after three rough days, the snake finally died.

Boni loves spends her weekends wrestling alligators in-between her hang-gliding excursions over the rainforest. She is such an accounting wizard, she figured out how to make a brand new car increase in value when she drives it off the lot. Some of Boni’s world-renowned accomplishments include holding the land speed record for riding a unicycle while juggling chainsaws, carving her name on the moon with a laser and inventing the question mark.

Brian Layton

President

Brian’s passion for Rock N’ Roll music was instilled at an early age. Brian’s father, Bruce, is an avid drummer, focusing heavily on music from the 70’s. Great music selection, accurate sound reproduction, and a passion for automobiles morphed into his Mobile Electronics career. While earning an Accounting Degree from Salisbury University, his industry experience dates back to late 1998. Brian’s greatest accomplishment came in the form of the ultimate team award in August 2014 & 2019; Sound FX was named the nation’s Mobile Electronics Retailer of the Year. Brian is thankful for the many friendships along the way, from clients and employees alike. Brian is married to his beautiful high school sweetheart, Lisa. Together, they enjoy spending time with their yellow lab, Steiner, and rooting for the Washington Redskins. Hail!

Bryson Dewalt

Off-Road Director

Bryson is our local renaissance man, and does not shy away from adventure or a challenge. Bryson served in the U.S. Air Force for nine years until he retired in 2014. He is a sponsored competitive archery shooter and has raced quads in New Mexico.

Bryson relocated from Pennsylvania to Delaware in 2011, and now he serves the clients of Sound FX to help them achieve their off-road wish list. Since he started driving, Bryson has had an interest in lift kits and vehicle upgrades, and he enjoys working on his 2016 Silverado. Bryson always hits the target when it comes to achieving his goals. He has been rocking his sales at Sound FX month after month.

At home, Bryson enjoys spending time with his fiancé, son, and their two dogs. He takes note from his father by trying to be a modest man willing to teach and give life lessons needed to succeed.

Charles "Ty" Scott

Window Tint & Glass Technician

Chris Dukes

Inventory Assistant

Chris comes to the Sound FX family as a long-time customer and automotive enthusiast. He's always wanted to work in the industry, and saw this as a great opportunity to join the team. He loves the work that's been done for his vehicles, the family-oriented Sound FX culture, He's looking forward to bringing his automotive passion and vehicle-oriented skills to the team to best help our client's needs.

Outside of work, Chris likes to spend time with his family (his wife of 20 years and triplet, teenage daughters) traveling, sightseeing, fishing, and taking care of his pet Yorkie, Fonzy. Ayyyy!

Chris Hurley

12-Volt/Accessory Installation Specialist

Chris joins the Sound FX family as a tech with over 6 years of experience in the industry. Doing low-voltage upgrades for government contracting, he came Sound FX for the upbeat atmosphere, great clientele and culture of growth. He's worked on cars his whole life, and the transition to Sound FX was a natural move.

Chris is engaged to his fiancee Hailey and they have a dog named Bumblebee. For fun, he enjoys outdoor activities like 4-wheeling, hunting, and traveling. Chris also upgrades his own vehicle as well (which is par for course for a lot of the Sound FX techs!).

Dave Ellers

12-Volt Installation Specialist

Dave’s closest friends call him “Pooh Bear,” and he is the longest running employee at Sound FX with 19 years under his belt. Dave is First Class MECP and has a HVAC degree. How has Dave been successful for 19+ years with Sound FX? Dave states he is grateful to work with such a good crew each day, and he just tries to do the best he can and have fun while doing it.

He looks forward to working on new and different vehicles, and trying new products. Always up for a challenge, he likes to find solutions when others say something cannot be done.

Dave likes to spend time with his two kids, watch movies, play tennis, and drive go-carts. He would love to go from driving go-carts around the track to driving an F1 car around the track. The Sound FX crew will be there to greet him at the finish line when he crosses it.

Dawn Garrette

Accounting

Dawn is her name and numbers and balancing books is her game. With her Accounting I and Counting II Certificates, Dawn has kept the Sound FX books balanced for 10+ years! Along the way, she has also picked up some knowledge of the industry.

Dawn is originally from Baltimore, MD, but has called Delaware home for 15 years. Outside of Sound FX, Dawn balances her time between her husband, two children, six grandchildren, and her cat, Lucy. Dawn enjoys a good NASCAR race and adventurous camping trips. One trip she plans to take is to “The Big Island” in Hawaii.

Derek Reed

12-Volt Installation Specialist

Derek West

Brand Ambassador

Derek aka Derrico13, is a fictional superhero and one of the four main characters of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all related media. He is co-creator Peter Laird's favorite Turtle.

He is usually depicted wearing a purple eye mask. His primary signature weapon are his (2) effective bō staffs. In all media, he is the smartest of the four turtles. He is listed as 4' in height on the original action figure release. Derek often speaks in technobabble with a natural aptitude for science and technology. He is the middle of the turtles, and third-in-command. Like all of the brothers, he is named after a Renaissance artist; in this case, he is named after model Donna D'errico.

In the first three live action films, Derek, like Leonardo, is arguably less mature than he was in the original comics and the 1987 animated series, as he is shown joking around more. The first movie never officially identifies Derek as the group's resident "whiz kid", though he is occasionally shown tinkering with various devices and is seen to have a vast knowledge of obscure topics (he is shown to be a master at 'Trivial Pursuit' when playing against the other Turtles and later astutely labels Casey Jones a claustrophobic). He takes his time deciding on the most appropriate victory cheers, though his choices are sometimes quite perplexing (for example, "Bossa Nova!"). However, the second film clearly established Derek as the most scientifically-minded turtle as well as the most introspective, feeling dejected when he learns that the ooze that created the Turtles only exists because of an accident, although Splinter consoles his dejection by pointing out that the circumstances of their origins cannot define their present worth.

Donald Passwaters

Transportation Engineer

Donald is one half of the Passwaters brothers that work at Sound FX. Donald has been in the business for over two years and spends a typical day on the road delivering vehicles, picking up clients, finding parts: a typical day is not so typical for him!

When he's not on the road, he likes to spend his time doing outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing.

Gabbi Milliken

Service Advisor

Gabbi brings years of Customer Service experience to her new role here at Sound FX. While it's her first time working in the automotive industry, she's no stranger to making sure client's needs are met. She's always ready to make sure to greet the day with a smile.

Born in Delaware but also having lived in Maryland, Gabbi enjoys spending time outdoors on the beach and hanging out with friends!

Gary Smith

12-Volt Installation Specialist

Gary got into the automotive upgrade business straight out of high school, having a passion for electrical and sound systems. He brings over 20 years of experience with him, and joined the Sound FX family to grow his varied skill set. He enjoys the satisfaction of troubleshooting an issue (and then solving it!), and is excited to get more involved in fabrication.

Like most of the Sound FX team, Gary is involved with vehicles outside of work as well, and enjoys going to/participating in Car Shows. He's been married to his wife, Desirae, for 21 years and enjoys spending time with her and his three sons.

George Passwaters

Transportation Engineer

George "Beetle" Passwaters is one half of the Passwaters brothers that work at Sound FX. George spends his days on the road; picking up vehicles, driving clients between locations and retrieving parts for vehicle upgrades across the east coast. There's no such thing as an average day when you're a Sound FX Runner!

George likes to spend his free-time relaxing in the great outdoors while fishing or hunting.

Heather Smith

Service Administrator

Heather was named “Employee of the Month” in November 2017 as well as “Employee of the Year” in 2018. Her 15+ years of industry experience has played a big part in her success at Sound FX. She is also driven by her eagerness to help clients make their visions come to fruition.

This “small fry” is not just talk. She flexes her auto skills while working on her own vehicle and she credits her brother for teaching her everything she knows about automobiles.

When Heather is not working, she enjoys time with her fiancé, daughter,
step son, two dogs, and two cats. Heather and her crew enjoy the beach and camping. She also volunteers with her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop throughout the year.

Holden Hampton

Graphics Technician

Hailing from MD and moving to DE, Holden joins the Sound FX family with over 2 years of automotive experience. He brings his attention to detail and knack for perfecting a job to the TomKat GraFX division, making sure the client's visions are brought to life every time.

Holden (like most of the team) enjoys upgrading his own truck when he's not at work, as well as fishing, cornhole, hanging with friends and playing with his Beagle; Turbo.

Jeff Ciprich

Off-Road/Accessory Installation Specialist

Jeff joins the Sound FX family with over 6 years in the automotive industry professionally. He's always had an affinity for upgrading vehicles his whole life; working as a dealer tech, tire tech and even as a hot rod restoration technician. His move to Sound FX is a natural fit.

Outside of work, he spends time with his girlfriend and their two kids, as well as restoring old vehicles (like cars, trucks and even tractors).

Joe Mensack

Bridgeville Inventory Manager

Hailing from Salisbury, Joe joins the team for his first professional entry into the automotive world, but not his first in general. He's always had a passion for cars since his teenage years, upgrading vehicles and doing custom builds, as well as maintaining CIMA certification for 6 years in a row.

Outside of work, he still enjoys upgrading vehicles, as well as spending time doing outdoor activities (such as visiting Assateague Island) with his daughter, his girlfriend, and his girlfriend's daughter.

Justin Smith

12-Volt Sales Director

His wife and golden retriever agree that Justin will light up your life...Literally! He has a history of creating Christmas light displays, of over 100,000 LED lights, at his home, formerly in Lebanon, PA. As a new resident to Delaware, Justin has a fresh lighting canvas to tackle. Surely, his electrical engineering background comes in handy string-ing all those lights together.

In addition to creating illuminating brilliance at home, Justin also lights up the Sound FX showroom daily with his 20+ years of knowledge and 12-volt experience. He prides himself on sharing solutions with customers to enhance their driving adventures. Plus, you know you have to trust a guy that has NEVER had a speeding ticket, right?

Justin’s continued success is due to his ongoing personal development and belief that improving yourself is the key to continued growth and knowledge.

When you visit the Sound FX showroom just give a holler for “Smitty” or “Peaches" and Justin will be happy to help you. Want to know the story behind "Peaches?" You'll have to ask him yourself.

Kayla Fleming

Service Advisor

Kayla has always been involved the automotive industry her whole life. From holding a flashlight for her dad as a child while he was working under a hood to focusing on it as her area of study, cars and trucks have always been there. With years of experience under her belt, Kayla moved around the East Coast until finally settling in Delaware.

In her spare time, she helps her boyfriend upgrade his truck, attend car shows, and raises 13 dogs and a Sphinx cat named Niko.

Leanne Anderson

Sales & Administration, GraFX Division

Moving to DE four years ago, Leanne joins the Sound FX family with almost two years of automotive industry experience. She's a people person, enjoys helping clients, and brings a passion for providing solutions to the team.

Outside of work, Leanne spends time with her husband and two dogs (Sterling & Ella), and likes doing outdoors activities. Between archery, camping, and helping her husband fix up his dirt bike, she's one busy lady!

COMING SOON!

Superstar!

Matt Bishop

Tactical & Safety Director

Matt has over 16 years in the automobile aftermarket world and industry. He has a wide variety of certifications including MECP, Webasto, and EVT. Matt’s job sees him designing, building and assembling police, fire, emergency and other safety/tactical vehicles. He works on a wide variety of things such as laptop docks, thermal cameras, gunracks, power-management, car camera systems, push bumpers, radar upgrades, emergency lighting, systems programming... the list goes on and on!

Outside of work, Matt likes to spend time with his daughter, whether it’s relaxing at the beach, fishing, surfing or just taking random road trips to amusement parks. He also enjoys working on cars in his free time and attending car shows and other automotive industry events (that’s dedication!)

Kris Thornton

Off-Road/Accessory Installation Specialist

Kris joins the Sound FX family from the Preston Group. Having had a passion for the automotive world since he was a child, Kris was always tinkering with vehicles. He likes doing custom work, fabricating upgrades to make every project unique and amazing for the client.

Kris spent some time on active duty, honing his craft in transportation, convoys and the motor pool.
Outside of work, Kris is a self-proclaimed "bike junkie" and loves redesigning and upgrading bikes, as well as spending time with his three children and three dogs.

Matt Crawford

Lewes Inventory Manager

Matt joins the Sound FX team with a decade of automotive industry experience. Being a native of DE, he studied for his Auto-tech degree at Sussex Tech. Dabbling in carpentry throughout the years as well, Matt has always been a hands-on project kind of guy.

When not at work, Matt spends time with son, his 3 dogs and gaming on his Xbox (especially COD).

Matt Schaeffer

12-Volt Installation Specialist

Matt has been driven to excel from an early age. He tributes his grandfather as being his life mentor. Matt’s grandfather taught him to be a man that provides for his family, the importance of working hard every day, and living each day better then the previous day. It is evident that Matt took note of these lessons. He graduated high school early, and at the young age of 20 he purchased a home, tied the knot, and had his first daughter. Wow, what a trifecta!

Matt was the 2016 Mobile Electronics Installer of the Year, 2015 Mobile Electronics Installer of the Year Runner-Up, and one of the Top 50 Mobile Electronics Installers in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He is continually building his skills, and he currently is MECP Master Certified and ASE Certified. He is also trained in Hunter Road Force Balancing and Section 609 CCA Refrigerant Recycle & Recovery. He graduated from Universal Technical Institute on the Director’s List with a 4.0 GPA.

He loves tuning cars and views each project as a big puzzle. Each project comes with obstacles to overcome for sound staging to be perfect within the vehicle. Matt truly feels fulfilled when he sees a client hear music like they have never experienced before.

Matt along with his wife, two daughters, and their pint-sized Yorkie are enjoying the “Beach Life” as residents of Lewes, DE. When he isn’t creating sound and visual masterpieces, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and attending concerts. He has an eye for detail when working on projects, and also has an eye behind the camera as well. Matt’s photography of his projects becomes an art of its own.

He may be all business when he is focused on a project, but he can be found being silly at times too. Matt finds ways to insert levity into his surroundings. It may come in the form of a video, a photo, or a social media comment, and when it happens it brings smiles to many.

Mike Wright, Sr.

Transportation Engineer

Although officially retired, Mike has been with the Sound FX team for a little over a year. Mike spends his days on the road; picking up vehicles, driving clients between locations and retrieving parts for vehicle upgrades across the east coast. There's no such thing as an average day when you're a Sound FX Runner!

Mike previously worked for DuPont as an Accountant and Sales Manager, where he handled multiple clients for over 37 years. Mike enjoys woodworking in his spare time, crafting end-tables, cabinets, and other fine items with his own two hands. He also spends time with his 8 grandchildren (and 3 great-grandchildren!) as well.

Phil Jurkiewicz

12-Volt/Accessory Installation Specialist

Phil is one of the new Sound FX teammates joining us from the Preston Group. With 20 years of experience, Phil enjoys the custom aspect of vehicle upgrades. He likes to create unique projects to match the client's needs; both providing solutions and amazing work at the same time. He grew up around cars (therefore developing an interest at a young age) since his parents owned a collision shop. He took over for them when they retried, later joined the Preston Group, and now is part of the Sound FX family!

When he's not working on cars (at or outside of work) Phil spends his time at car shows, the shooting range, boating, outdoors, or playing with his 3 dogs.

Randy Gallaway

Graphics Technician

Randy joins the Sound FX Family with some unique experience under his belt: he used to run a small chain of donut shops before shifting to the automotive world. He's had a few years working in graphic wraps and brings a positive attitude, business know-how, and an eye for graphic design to the team.
Outside of work, Randy likes to fish, do outdoor activities, and race RC Cars (some with designs he's made himself).

Rob Killeen

Off-Road/Accessory Installation Specialist

Rob has been in the industry for 15+ years, and five of those years have been with Sound FX. Rob is ASE Certified. He enjoys the challenge of installing new products, especially vehicles that he has never worked on before.

He is happily married to his wife, and they are parents to, Jack, their German Shepherd Husky. Jack provides entertainment with his antics, which are often shared on social media.

Rob enjoys car shows and truck pulls and has a lifted truck of his own. Even though he likes "owning the road with his big rambling truck", he one day wants to own his dream car, a Dodge Challenger SRT.

Ronnie Gillespie

Transportation Engineer

Ronnie joins the Sound FX family as a native of DE and a retiree from AI Dupont. Having been a former client of Sound FX himself, he is looking forward to helping out the team and clients with vehicle delivery.

Outside of work, Ronnie likes spending time doing outdoor activities with his wife Lana (like camping), and taking care of their Shih Tzu Lilly.

Savannah Laity

Service Advisor

Savannah moved from (and is named after) the Georgia locale to Delaware a few years ago. She has spent time as an electrical apprentice, barista, and then in the automotive field. Combining her work experiences for customer service skills and automotive know-how, Savannah was a great fit for the Service Advisor team. She has excellent people skills and is always ready to take on a new challenge to provide solutions to our amazing clients.

Savannah is a vocalist, a mother (to a 4 year-old son Gavin), and enjoys spending time outdoors at parks (like Killen's Pond) and staying healthy doing Yoga.

COMING SOON!

Superstar!

Scott Thomas

12-Volt & Off-Road Sales Specialist

Scott, born and raised in Seaford DE, is a 10+ year industry veteran. He serves as our Senior Sales Representative on our growing 12-Volt team. Scott has a high standard when it comes to customer satisfaction, as he has received 200 + 5-Star Google Reviews. Scott always put the customer first and is very passionate about making their dreams become a reality.

Scott also has a second job that he is truly passionate about, being a DAD to his daughter Piper. Whether watching a tee-ball game, going to the beach, or shopping for toys, he wouldn’t trade spending time with his daughter for the world. Scott is also happily married to his beautiful wife Courtney. They have been married for 5 years! She’s the backbone of their family.

Working in an industry that is constantly changing and evolving, Scott looks at each day as an adventure. He learns something new everyday and is excited to see what comes through the door next. Some people know Scott as just Scott, but most know him as #TheKingOfCarAudio!

Shane Murphy

12-Volt Installation Specialist

Like most of the team here at Sound FX, Shane comes on board with lots of experience and a passion for the automotive industry. A native of DE, Shane has grown up working on/around cars, his dad and uncle got him into upgrading vehicles at a young age. He's always eager to learn more within the industry to grow his skill set!

When not at work, Shane takes care of his pitbull (Bella), enjoys fishing, and restores classic video games and video game consoles (mostly NES and N64). His favorite game is Ocarina of Time, so you know he's a good dude.

Stephen Loeffler

Window Film Technician

Residing in Milford, DE, Stephen is a graduate of Lake Forest High School in Felton, DE, class of 2007. He earned his bachelors degree at Frostburg State University in 2011. His hobbies include skateboarding, going to the beach, and spending time with his family. Stephen has two children, 3 year old Mia and 2 month old Stephen II (SJ), with his fiancé Jazzmen.

Stephen has worked in the window film industry for almost 11 years, professionally installing for over 7 years. He has received installation training certification from Eastman Chemical Comapny, also known as LLumar Window Film, and also received accreditation from the International Window Film Association (IWFA) as an automotive and solar control window film specialist.

Stephen has extensive installation experience in automotive, architectural, decorative, and safety/security film products. He takes pride in the finished product and strives to satisfy each and every customer. Quality over quantity always defines Stephen's workmanship.

Teresa Benton

Service Advisor

Born in Maryland and moving to Delaware, Teresa brings years of sales and customer service experience to the Sound FX family; making her a perfect addition to the Service Advisor Team! She loves learning the ins-and-outs of the business, and is always up for a new challenge. It makes her day to be able to provide solid solutions with a smile to our client's automotive needs.

Teresa likes to spend time with her boyfriend, her son, and her dog (and American Bully XL); Cali. She enjoys family time and making memories, as well as drawing, writing, and practicing calligraphy.

Thomas Prentice

12-Volt & Off-Road Sales Specialist

Thomas is joining the Sound FX family from the Preston Group, bringing many years of varied sales experience to the team. He strives to maintain a track record of excellence, doing his best to make every client beyond satisfied with the automotive solutions he provides.

Outside of work, he spends time with his family and their large menagerie of over 40 pets! This includes 4 pigs, 2 goats, 14 chickens, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 9 reptiles, 6 beetles, 2 rats and a Flemish giant rabbit! If you are looking to upgrade your ark, you know who to call!

Tom Cahall

Lead Designer/Fabricator, GraFX Division

Tom "TomKat" Cahall has been in the Graphic Design industry for over 30 years. Using his passion for design, his creativity and his many artistic skills to start TomKat GraFX 20 years ago, to then go on and team up with Sound FX more recently! Tom has designed graphics and wraps for more vehicles in the last few decades than he can count! If you need a logo, graphic or just some help with Photoshop, TomKat is your guy!

Tom overlaps work with play by designing and building his own RC Cars. He participates in race events like Motorama, and his son (also a Tom) joins as well. Tom also likes to spend his non-vehicle related time surf-fishing, camping and enjoying the outdoors in general.

Tom Carmean

Transportation Engineer

Moving to DE from PA, Tom spent five years working for the Preston Group. He now joins the Sound FX family with an enthusiastic attitude, and a willingness to go the extra mile to help our clients.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys watching sports, especially college football (Go Buckeyes!), and spending time with his wife and their two dogs; Oreo and Jasmine.

Tonya "Tee" Elliott

Graphics Technician

Travis Hovatter

12-Volt & Off-Road Sales Specialist

Travis is new to the industry, and he is the young buck of the Sound FX sales team. Although he prefers working on diesel trucks, he is knowledgeable in all areas and is able to help clients with anything to enhance their vehicle or boat. Travis is eager to learn as much as he can and help clients fulfill their vehicle modification wish list.

Playing soccer all of his life, Travis has some fancy footwork. He can be seen shufflin’ across the Sound FX complex as he hustles on the showroom floor. Those quick steps come in handy as a father to a young child and for playing with his poodle, Buddy.

Vanessa Kelly

Service Administrator

Starting in finance and administration, Vanessa started shifted her skills into the automotive industry in 2010. This gives her a decade of experience she brings to the Sound FX family, along with her positive attitude, ability to multi-task and her affinity for being hands-on. Moving to DE from PA in 2018, she's looking forward to making a difference with our ever growing brand.

When she's not at work, Vanessa spends time with her boyfriend and his daughter, as well as their four cats. Spot (one of the cats) has adopted Vanessa instead of the other way around. She's studying Business Management via Penn State and is starting to get into Paint-By-Numbers for adults.

Zach Truitt

Off-Road/Accessory Installation Specialist

A local Delawarean, Zach has been in the automotive industry for over six years. Always having an interest in cars and trucks, Zach turned a hobby into a career. When he's not working in a Sound FX bay, Zach is spending time outdoors, riding his four-wheeler or fixing up a vehicle.

Zeke Gutshall

12-Volt Installation Specialist

Zeke comes to the Sound FX family with over 15 years of experience in the automotive world. He's always had a passion for upgrading cars and trucks throughout his life. He moved to DE over a decade ago and loves the area.

He spends time outside of work doing outdoor activities (like camping and fishing) with his 2 kids and wife. He also takes care of his cat, Terry Bradshaw.