1957 - 2020
It is with a heavy heart that we
report the passing of our company owner and great friend, Kevin Long on August 9th,
2020 following a long and difficult battle with deteriorating health issues.
Kevin's career in AV can
be traced back to the mid '80s when he was with the sales team at Eastern Video in Billerica. In 1989 he
moved over to Great Northern Video in Concord NH where his many clients came to appreciate his integrity,
his research on behalf of his customers, his justifications for choosing the right product for a particular
job, his warm friendship and full bodied laughter. Many of our customers talk of long phone
conversations with Kevin, some late at night, discussing everything from equipment, politics, world affairs
and of course, dogs.
Kevin began Access A/V in
2005 at our former location on Terrill Park Rd. From those humble beginnings with 3 employees we have now
grown through the years to our current larger offices and showroom on Integra Drive and our
current staff of eleven. Kevin
drew great pride that a few years ago we were named one of the Top Ten U.S. AV Systems
Integrators, out-selling companies with hundreds of employees.
Kevin, Johanne and Belle
have been living in North Carolina for the past few years where he found pleasure in "flipping houses"
after turning over the day to day operations of the business to the staff a little over four years ago.
Access A/V is having a great year despite the strange times we all live in and we will continue to serve
our customers with the same service and care that we have all learned under Kevin's guidance. He leaves
behind a strong reputation in the New England AV market and in our hearts. He was truly one of the good guys.
We thank you for your kind thoughts and
remembrances. With the current pandemic there are no immediate services planned. In lieu of
flowers, please consider a donation in Kevin's name to Pope Memorial SPCA
Thank you from the
entire staff at Access A/V
& Mike visit Kevin & Johanne in Sept 2018 in North Carolina