Meet the Crew

California Custom Sounds was founded in 2006 by industry veterans Zack Knoop and Rocky Palmer with a vision of car audio & vehicle technology shops like Dayton had never experienced before.  For the first 6 months, the two founders ran the entire operation by themselves, with help from a few close friends.  This meant many long hours handling sales, answering phones, and doing installs during the day then taking care of administrative responsibilities at night.  All the hard work paid off.  In the years since its inception, California Custom Sounds has grown exponentially.  We have recruited some of the finest professionals in our industry.  We have expanded our space and created a new Dealership Services Division.  We have been awarded nationwide fleet projects as well as nationally recognized awards.  It is our ongoing mission to provide mobile technology products and services with a level of quality, expertise, and service superior to our competitors.  Ok, so the long hours haven’t gone away completely, but we have a great time doing what we love!  There are many places to buy mobile electronics today.  It is our goal to not just “get the sale”, but to earn you as a friend and a fan of our company for life.

Rocky ROCKY aka “Rock Star”
Position:
  General Manager
Cali Crew Since:  2006
Native City:  Sacramento, California
Industry Experience:
  20+ years
Specialty:
  Custom fab, fiberglass, vinyl
Zack

ZACK aka “Z”
Position: Operations Director
Cali Crew Since: 2006
Native City: Dayton, Ohio
Industry Experience:  20+ years
Specialty:
  Custom fab, Plexigass, system tuning

  RORY aka "Cheers"
Position: Stores Manager
Cali Crew Since: 2013
Native City

Industry Experience:
Specialty:
Supercars & European Vehicles
 
Todd TODD aka “Tiznug”
Position: Assistant Manager (WC)
Cali Crew Since: 2008
Native City: Trenton, Ohio
Industry Experience:  15+ years
Specialty:
  Motorcycle Audio
 Shelby   

SHELBY
Position: Assistant Manager (BC)
Cali Crew Since: 2013
Native City

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Taylor TAYLOR
Position: Installer
Cali Crew Since: 2011
Native City
:
Industry Experience: 10+ years
Specialty:

JEREMY aka "Jert Funk"
Position: Installer
Cali Crew Since: 2007
Native City

Industry Experience: 15+ years
Specialty:
Security & Remote Start
  NICK C.
Position: Installer
Cali Crew Since: 2013
Native City

Industry Experience: 8 years
Specialty:
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BRIAN aka "Vincent"
Position: Installer
Cali Crew Since: 2013
Native City

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  DEREK aka "Gilligan"
Position: Sales & Install
Cali Crew Since: 2014
Native City

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Specialty:
 
  NICK A. aka "New Nick"
Position: Sales
Cali Crew Since: 2014
Native City

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HANDY
Position: Mascot
Cali Crew Since: 2006
Native City
: Dayton, Ohio
Industry Experience: More than he wants to remember!
Specialty: Lending a helping hand