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About Us

Our Story

Domes AV has served the Hampton Roads area for nearly four decades. We are family-owned and operated, founded by brothers Lee and Jeff Whedbee in 1980. As lifelong Chesapeake residents, we began the company with a focus on home C-Band satellite television systems. Our reputation for quality products and installations caused business to grow rapidly, and our wives Beverly and Marti soon joined the company. To meet client demand, Domes has undergone four expansions. Together, we adopted emerging technology and were front runners in pioneering the home theater concept now mimicked by other area independent retailers and big box chains.

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The Domes Difference

Our showroom offers an elaborate home theater room, flat screen and front projection systems, specialty furniture, acoustic wall treatments, and all facets of low voltage electronics including distributed audio, lighting control, and automation. Our Virginia Beach design center allows visitors the opportunity to interact with all of our products in a unique home-like setting.

Whether you are designing a new home or improving your existing home, we are here to assist you with the design and installation of your smart home and electronic needs. Our extensively trained design specialists and engineers have combined knowledge of architecture, construction, electronics, lighting, and interior design. We tailor your needs to your lifestyle and budget, and work very hard to build relationships with our clients to ensure customer satisfaction. Stop by to experience the difference Domes makes.

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Getting Started

Ready to get started with a project?  Here's how our process works:

  • Discussion with Design Specialist: A professional design specialist works with every customer. Your Specialist will spend time getting acquainted with your lifestyle needs, and will work with our Design and Engineering team to present the best options to fulfill those needs. Our goal is to provide you with the easiest to use, best performing home technology solutions, whatever your budget.
  • Collaboration with Engineering Team: Our designers take your feedback and work with our engineering team to identify the most reliable, highest performance products available at a price point that fits your budget. Our engineering team understands how each product works together, and can ensure that everything works seamlessly together before the system even enters your home, ensuring the performance of each component and the overall performance of your complete system. Our processes ensure that you get a reliable system designed for your specific need and budget.
  • Project Management:  In addition to your Design Consultant, every project, regardless of size, is assigned a project manager. The Project Manager’s job is to ensure that your project runs smoothly with a focus on you receiving the best final product. The Project Manager coordinates all participants involved on a project, whether it is a simple flat screen installation or a complex job requiring interaction with architects, designers, cabinet makers, or other trades people.

Recognition

Domes is honored to have been recognized by prestigious institutions such as CEPro Magazine, The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, The Virginian Pilot, The Beacon – as the “Best of Home Theater” in Virginia Beach, and other national and local organizations for our professional and civic contributions over the years, but we are most honored that our clients have confidently referred their family and friends to us time and time again.

We have long been involved in supporting our community through various programs and causes like the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Towne Bank’s annual Charity Golf Tournament, various events for the CHKD charity house at Homearama, Great Bridge Battlefield Waterways & History Foundation, and we continually support the arts and youth athletics throughout Hampton Roads.

Testimonials

So many interesting products, I love the outdoor planter speakers, and the ones in the walls too, the sound systems are just outstanding.

G. Warrior Hawkridge-Teeling

If you are looking for some awesome, knowledgeable people to work with, these are the guys I highly recommend. Their friendliness and result-driven approach is what I love about them.

Jean

Good morning Lee- A quick shout out to say Thank You for the professional courtesy housecall you made last week when our TV would not turn off. We really appreciate it the gesture.
Domes is The Best!!!

Linda

Steve,

I wanted to let you know about Goldbelt and John Bean. John got there before we did, engaged the customer, and corrected a major concern of theirs before we got through the door.

He took the time to explain his configuration, labeled all the remotes and the different ports. We had issues trying to get the volume to come on and he explained what he had to do to accomplish that.

He was very professional and I would recommend Domes in the future with full faith and confidence that the install would be done completely and professionally.

Thank you for having John come back out this morning, it made a big difference.

S. Simpkins

I am enjoying my new TV and system that Brandon and John installed. It’s really awesome! They did a wonderful job and were very professional. I have already recommended them to my family and neighbors here at Eagle Point. My friend on Eagle Glen was very happy with their work.

H. Dupras

I have had Lee Whedbee and Domes AV Environments install numerous items for us in our new home and every experience has just been incredible. They walked me through my transfer over to the Control 4 system and were very professional in the communication, installation and follow up. We also had a Sony HD 3D projector installed ( like they have in the showroom) and it operates flawlessly. When we have any questions or concerns, Lee (Owner), stops what he is doing and ensures that we are taken care of immediately and follows up to make sure that everything was done correctly. Just this morning, at 8:00 am, he re-booted our system as it was stalling due to a power surge, and did this remotely! In my business, I have numerous locations across the NE in distribution and customer service and I am striving to make sure that our associates "Wow" people like a Lee and his team do. Honest, fair and trustworthy, I truly feel that you could not make a better decision for any of your electronics needs. As a consumer, I have high expectations, and Domes continues to surpass them. 

 

David Via

We are adding additional Control 4 Smart Lighting Dimmers to our home. New Dimmers will control our outside lighting (inside lighting already in place). With our Control 4 full house audio and lighting system, installed by Domes in 2015, we can set music and lighting with a touch of a button. Or we can select music to play in any (or all) rooms from our iPads or phone. Adding outside lighting is a great addition to our Control 4 system.

Great!! We love our Control 4 system that Domes installed!

We purchased from and Domes technicians installed a 65' LED Samsung Smart HD TV.

Jason, from Domes, measured everything so the new TV would fit above our fireplace over an opening that had an exiting TV in it. The 65" TV that Jason recommended would not only completely cover the opening, but it would be a much better fit for the room itself. Additionally Jason suggested adding an under mount bracket for custom made (6) 4' woofers and (3) 1' audiophile-grade tweeters that would enhance the sound of the TV. If you did not know the speaker was a custom made speaker for the TV you would NEVER know it was not part of the original TV. Our original contract with Domes began with Lee, one of the owners, back in 2014. Lee was so knowledgeable and professional that we immediately bypassed the "big box" stores and remained committed to Domes for all of our audio needs from that point forward. Jason became our point person and all the technicians worked like soldiers making sure the TV wiring was done correctly (because we have hard wiring for the original TV through brick walls when the house was built) and the TV installation went without a hitch. Since that original TV purchase Domes Audio Video Environments has also installed a complete Control4 and Sonos Surround Audio System in our home as well. These folks at Domes are now considered to be friends of mine. The quality of their work and their honesty and professionalism cannot be matched. Honestly, it was a genuine pleasure working with Jason and his team. It still is today.

Ready to Learn More?

Domes AV is the go-to source for home technology in Virginia Beach and beyond. Give us a call or inquire today to see how we can help your next project!