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The REACH Story & Team

REACH Communications, Inc. is a thriving small business, a family-owned company. There are 2 main facets to our company.  On one side, we do Installations (including design/build) and Product Sales.  This is a significant aspect of our business, with dedicated staff.  The other side is Event Production & Rental Services. On this side of the business, we have the capability to provide a broad range of services, from complete technical production for major conferences & festivals, to equipment & technical labor for artist concerts and outreach events, to simple rentals.

The two sides of our business are synergistic. We use the gear that we sell, so we have extensive in-house knowledge about what works well in specific situations, and what doesn’t, which gives us a keen grasp of best practices. In addition, because we do events in numerous churches and schools, we see how a variety of systems and designs are working for these venues, and this is a constant source of information for us about what works best.  These factors, coupled with strong engineering knowledge, allow us to achieve success in carefully fitting the most appropriate equipment and system design to each of our installed-system clients.

We serve a wide range of clients, including performance artists, event promoters, non-profit organizations, houses of worship, schools, community groups and corporate businesses.  While we have a strong emphasis in the area of churches, charitable organizations and schools, and in faith-based performance events, our clients include others as well.

Reach Communications was founded in 2001 by Mark and Dan Brown in the greater metropolitan area of Minneapolis, MN.  They recognized that their shared base of technical knowledge & experience, now totaling more than 40 years combined, was a natural foundation for such a business venture.  This is a father / son management team, with family-owned small business values, a strong work ethic, and an appreciation for customer budget issues. A major growth factor for us has been that both Mark & Dan bring strong technical skills and a solid understanding of customer needs to every event and project.  As we expand our staff, we strive to make sure that we maintain our standards for technical skill and understanding our customer’s needs.  As a result, we have grown from our early beginnings to having a highly capable staff that is matched by very few in our class.

Below is a REACH Communications staff directory:

DEPARTMENT HEADS:

Mark Brown
Sales & Installations Manager / Designer / Sr. Systems Engineer

Dan Brown
Event Services Manager / System Tuning Specialist

Tami Brown
Office Manager & Finances

Brad Van Voorst
Sr. Systems Engineer, Designer, Project Lead

Matt Dellwo
Shop Manager & Event Project Lead

 

SUPPORT STAFF:

Ann Voss
Installation & Sales Administration

Kim Laschenski
Event Services Administration

 

EVENT SERVICES STAFF:

Tim Honea
Lighting Designer

Josh Hall
Project Manager

Steve Kneprath
Project Manager

Brock Mahlum
Lighting Technician

Josh O’Conner
Audio Technician

Evan Bonde
Audio Technician

Curtis Joyner
Audio Technician

Cole Miller
Video Technician

Jordan Beckers
Video Technician

Sam Irving
Shop & Event Technician

Erin Kluver
Shop & Event Technician

 

SALES & INSTALLATIONS STAFF:

Andy Sopher
Systems Technician, Lead Installer

Aaron Krause
Systems Technician, Sales Project Lead

John Barrie
Design Support & CAD Specialist, Sales Project Lead

Nathan Langworthy
Shop & Integration Technician