Each member of Risen Entertainment’s small staff eschews the rigid service menus of big companies and instead consults with clients to assemble and install the personalized high-performance home-theater systems and in-wall TV displays in the business’s portfolio. They also enhance spaces with motorized shades, outdoor audio and video, and surveillance cameras that keep homes safe and notify owners when gerbils try on their jewelry.
Tom and Ryoko Nadeau founded Nadeau in 1991 with a goal of providing customers with quality home furniture and a wealth of product knowledge. The business quickly evolved into something larger: The duo now has 19 retail stores and a team of buyers who travel the world in search of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces of solid-wood furniture. Nadeau has earned mentions from numerous media outlets—including the Washington Post, CBS Chicago, and Charleston Home magazine—for its unique selection, which includes a cache of more than 6,000 pieces ranging from rare side tables and chairs to dining sets. Pieces are never mass-produced, allowing customers to bring the flavor of different cultures into their homes or provide an adopted tree with a new friend.
JC Productions employs a team of video, audio, and event-planning experts who create media ranging from wedding photos to web designs to commercials. Professional photographers commemorate engagements or capture weddings and web designers stylize web pages. Graphic designers working in tandem with scriptwriters can pen flyers or develop the right tone to advertise a brand for a service or product.