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 shop 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
Worst car ever:’87 CRX about 100,000 miles past graveyard status
Dream Car: ’34 Chevy Pickup
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
Worst car ever:
  ’81 Datsun 280ZX / missing one fender
Dream car: Saleen S7

Todd TODD aka “Tiznug”
Position: Store Manager (WC)
Cali Crew Since: 2008
Native City: Trenton, Ohio
Industry Experience:  15+ years
Specialty:
  Custom System Design
Worst car ever: Ford Escort with a hole in the oil pan
Dream car: Audi R8
Taylor TAYLOR
Position: Store Manager (BC)
Cali Crew Since: 2011
Native City
:
Industry Experience: 10+ years
Specialty:

Worst car ever:
Dream Car:
Tom TOM aka "Wolf"
Position: Support
Cali Crew Since: 2010
Native City
: Celina, Ohio
Industry Experience: 3 years
Specialty:
Woodworking
Worst car ever: '66 Biscayne Wagon
Dream Car: Ferrari Enzo
Jeremy aka "Jert Funk"
Position: Installer
Cali Crew Since: 2007
Native City

Industry Experience: 15+ years
Specialty:
Security & Remote Start
Worst car ever:
Dream Car:

Rory aka "Cheers"
Position: Assistant Manager
Cali Crew Since: 2013
Native City

Industry Experience:
Specialty:
Security & Remote Start
Worst car ever:
Dream Car:  

  Nick
Position: Installer
Cali Crew Since: 2013
Native City

Industry Experience: 8 years
Specialty:
Worst car ever:
Dream Car:
Shelby   

Shelby
Position: Assistant Manager
Cali Crew Since: 2013
Native City

Industry Experience:
Specialty:
Worst car ever:
Dream Car:

Brian aka "Vincent"
Position: Installer
Cali Crew Since: 2013
Native City

Industry Experience:
Specialty:
Worst car ever:
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