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Our Story

Two of Stereo Planet's AV installation experts consult with a client, who is standing at the front counter

We take pride in providing the high quality products and services that elevate how you live. This dedication has led us to become Central Oregon’s most experienced team of audio-video craftsmen. Together, we have over 100 years of industry experience.

Since we first opened our doors in 1980, Stereo Planet has been about sharing experiences. That could be the experience of streaming your favorite songs in high-fi. Or settling into an immersive home theater experience. Or even discovering the convenience of home automation.

Our Team

Stephen Berhar, CEO

Though Stephen built his first set of speakers at eight years-old, he’s been doing it professionally since 1991. Stephen enjoys the challenge of consulting on complex installations. But his favorite part of the job is enhancing his customers’ quality of life. He lives for the moment customers realize Stereo Planet can make their entertainment and automation concepts a reality. Stephen feels blessed to live in beautiful Bend, Oregon with his family, and hopes that his love of the Lord shines through in everything he does.

Jon Houston, Sales Manager

Since his first job (11 years old, mowing lawns), Jon has known the value of hard work and attention to details. Whether he’s making product recommendations for an in-home sound system, or researching the installation specs for a 170 speaker, 15 screen setup—complete with motorized lifts—he tries to make a personal connection with each client. Jon holds an Associates Degree in Business Management and Marketing. He’s also an HTSA Level 2 Lighting Designer and an ALA Lighting Specialist. He also holds several other manufacturing certifications. Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children.

Dan Urell, Custom Installation Manager

As our Custom Installation Manager, Dan ensures that our crews and customers have everything they need for a successful installation. He runs all of the daily operations for the crews, including scheduling, service, and inventory management. In this role, he strives to lead by example, and is always willing to roll up his sleeves and help get the job done. Dan works hard to ensure every customer has a world-class experience, providing the same level of care and service, no matter how large or small the job. When he’s not at work, he’s an avid flyfisher, and self-designated camp cook on wilderness treks.

Our Promise

Our goal isn’t just to carry the best products, or to have the most expertise (though we’re proud of those facts, too). We’re here to provide the best contractor experience you could ask for. We strive to raise the bar on customer satisfaction every day, through every interaction, on every automation or AV installation.  From the moment you step into the showroom to well after your in-home installation, you can trust our recommendations, service, and expertise. We’re here to guide you as you upgrade your home’s technology.

Why Work With Stereo Planet?

We take the time to get to know you and your needs so we can make expert recommendations—and we’d never try to sell you something we wouldn’t sell to our own mothers! Our highly skilled team of professional designers and installers works with home and business owners across Central Oregon to bring their unique audio/video concepts to life. Contact us today to get started on your custom project.

Showroom

Ready for your home tech upgrade or top-of-the-line AV installation? Browse our products, experience our setups, and get inspired at our showroom on Bond Street.

The Stereo Planet showroom, featuring an entertainment center set-up
Stereo Planet, established 1980, 40 years of service

Proudly serving Central Oregon for over 40 years.

As industry experts, we’ve seen a lot of change over the last four decades. We watched televisions get flatter, said goodbye to cassette tapes, and saw incredible advancements in automation and wireless network solutions.

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I have had several service calls and have been very pleased with your efficient service.… Great service should not go unnoticed. Best Buy, Circuit City — no thanks. I will stick with good local companies. — Dick Bliesner

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[T]he amazing Home Theater and sound system you designed and installed in our new home... is absolutely outstanding and the envy of our family and guests who have had the opportunity to experience and enjoy it. — Chuck and Evi Miller

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As a sole operator of a bed and breakfast, I needed to find a provider of top notch products and, most importantly, an installation that was as painless and rapid as possible… In my opinion, Stereo Planet deserves to be number one in this market of Bend audio-visual consumers. — Anne E. Goldner

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Your company is most deserving of my praise and gratitude for recently completing two exceptional home entertainment systems in my home… your staff members performed flawlessly in all stages of the planning, sales, and installation process. — Bob Halder

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[The Stereo Planet team] worked pretty much non-stop for two plus days. Their work was totally professional and their attention to detail and keeping the work area clean of plaster, wood and other debris made us extremely happy. — Larry Haas

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I have been in business for 33 years and I know talent, dedication, professionalism, and ability. Steve and the people at Stereo Planet have what it takes. —Keith W. Alves

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Every night or day when we use the stereo throughout the house or on the deck, or watch a video or DVD, we remark about what an amazing job Steve did, and how we’d recommend Stereo Planet to any/all of our friends. — Jeff and Michelle Klein

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Thanks so much for giving me such a fabulous Blu Ray DVD at such a great price. You are so awesome! Thanks for helping Tom Chandler. Like me we tell everyone to go to “Stereo Planet". Take care and thank you. — Virginia Ross

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