Contacts: Chris Mauzy, President and CEO of Zip Express Installation
If you haven’t yet heard of Zip Express Installation, prepare yourself: the nationwide PR blitz is coming. Chris Mauzy, the President and CEO of this 6-month-old company, is looking to make his TV/home audio/computer installation company as familiar a household name as Fed Ex or UPS.
“We basically sell productized services,” explains Mauzy. “We are planning roll-outs with major retailers right now.” The vision of becoming the Firedog or Geek Squad of the low-voltage world is somthing Mauzy has been dreaming up for years. He started working in CE as a teenager, intalling car stereos in a rough neighborhood of Denver, CO.
“The things I learned!” he laughs. “It’s one thing to be have a customer watching you, it’s another thing when you’re afraid they might shoot you!” Mauzy’s hard-won expertise landed him a position as Director of Installation Services at Ultimate Electonics. When he was 29 years old, he was recruited by Best Buy, where he worked as Director of Business Development before leaving to begin the Zip venture.