Several years ago, a few days before Easter, an administrator of a local church called Cory’s Audio Visual Services in a panic. The church’s new sound system wasn’t working, and the company that sold it to the church wasn’t answering the phone.
•Established: December 1953.
•Services: Audiovisual equipment rentals and sales/installation/training.
•Address: 8,000 square feet at 2014 S Nicklas Ave., Oklahoma City, and a small satellite office in Tulsa.
•Key personnel: Cousins and co-owners Brad Poarch, chief executive officer, and John Cory, chief operating officer.
•Number of employees: 30 full-time workers and from five to 20 part-time workers.