All About CSI





Our areas of expertise:

Access Control
Audio and Sound Reinforcement
Audio/Visual Presentation and Projection
Fiber Optic Transmission
Fire Alarm & Gas Detection
Mass Notification Systems
Multi-Media Presentation
Sound Masking/Speech Privacy
Structured Cabling
Paging and Public Address
Video/Voice Distribution and Projection
Voice/Data/Video Integration

CSI Corporate Brochure

For more information about the various services CSI provides, just ask! We’d be happy to speak with you and send you our corporate brochure! It’s filled with information on the systems and services we provide, our philosophy and the reasons our clients do business with us. Click here to request a brochure today.

The Miracle League Has Come To Richmond!

Haven’t heard of The Miracle League? Since 1997, The Miracle League has made it possible for children with physical and mental disabilities to achieve the same dream as their healthy peers: to play baseball. Through sponsorship funding and volunteer commitment, The Miracle League builds specially equipped fields incorporating a cushioned synthetic turf that allows children in wheelchairs and walkers to glide unrestricted to their positions without fear of injury. In other words, it provides a level playing field where children with physical and mental disabilities can hit, run, and catch—just as they envisioned in their dreams!

CSI is very proud to be a sponsor of this effort to bring these “Fields of Dreams” to Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and the City of Richmond. If you are interested in sponsoring, volunteering, or just want to learn more about The Miracle League, please visit for additional information.

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Communications Specialists, Inc. began in June of 1986 with three employees providing commercial sound services and equipment. Today, CSI is a full-service systems integration firm serving the central Virginia region. With 70 employees, the experience and technical strength of our staff, combined with strategic partnerships with the industry’s most respected vendors allows us to provide our customers with high-quality, custom-designed solutions to their electronic system and communication needs.


CSI is proud to be licensed by or members of the following organizations.

  • DCJS – Registration #11-2588 
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • Rauland Stellar Partner
  • Virginia Society AIA (Affiliate)
  • Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Construction Specification Institute
  • Virginia School Boards Association (Affiliate Member)
  • Virginia Educational Facilities Planners
  • Virginia Association of School Superintendents
  • Virginia Association of Independent Schools
  • Virginia Association of School Business Officials
  • Virginia HIMSS Member
  • Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders
  • Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers
  • National Systems Contractors Association
  • Notifier Engineered Systems Company, Inc

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Consultation Services

Designing systems correctly involves considerably more than just selecting pieces of equipment. While the features and functions are important, the effects of acoustics, aesthetics, architecture, lighting, power, environment and operational ease must also be taken into consideration. CSI’s real world experience gives us a unique perspective on system design and consultation.

By applying the latest advances in the sciences of lighting and sound, and using computerized acoustic room modeling, we design systems that work right—the first time. We evaluate the impact of the systems on your building architecture, electrical systems, HVAC system and building structure. We coordinate and exchange information with your Architects and Engineers.

The end result? You do not have to buy four systems before you get the one that meets your needs. In the end, it’s your system—designed after a thorough needs-evaluation with your coworkers—followed by a scientific, logical, and real-world design and budget approach.

We believe that you will find that an investment in our consultation and design services will more than pay for itself in the long term. Contact us to learn more.

Design Services

Our philosophy of do it right—or don’t do it at all—begins with system engineering and design. Market specialists work with engineers and system designers to ensure that each customer’s true needs are addressed in our system designs. Ease-of-use, expansibility and reliability are the benchmarks of our material selection process. CSI’s engineers and designers apply their real world experience and technical expertise to each system design.

Through continuing staff development, CSI’s designers stay abreast of current technology, changing trends, and new product development and application. This staff experience, combined with contemporary testing and analysis software and hardware, allows CSI to deliver properly designed and fully functional systems to our customers—systems that will meet the clients immediate needs and allow for future growth as those needs change.

If you are a “tech-head,” you may be interested in some of the software/hardware we use for design: 

  • Electro Acoustical Simulator for Engineers (EASE) Modeling Software
  • JBL Distributed Design Software
  • AcoustaQuick Audio Design Software
  • Autodesk Buliding Design Suite 2010
  • Autodesk Revit, Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Bose Modeler® Plus Sound System Software with Auditioner® System Technology
  • Time Energy Frequency (TEF) Analyzer
  • Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) Analyzer
  • Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR) Analyzer
  • SMAART Acoustical Analysis Software

 If you are not a tech-head, it's okay—we are! We are glad to use our software, hardware, common sense, eyes, ears, and real world experience to design a system that truly meets your needs. Contact us to learn more about CSI’s services.

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What’s so special about the systems and services from CSI? In a word: Integration. Great components do not guarantee a great system. At CSI, we understand how to integrate the best components, thus creating the best system possible.

We understand what our clients need. We listen, design the systems, install the systems, test, tune, and tweak the systems. And we train the client on how to use the systems.  We take pride in making sure that our clients receive the maximum return on their investment.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Access Control
  • Audio and Sound Reinforcement
  • Audio/Visual Presentation and Projection
  • Clock and Program Distribution
  • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
  • Data Networking – LAN/WAN
  • Fiber Optic Transmission
  • Fire Alarm
  • Intercom
  • Mass Notification Systems
  • Media Management and Retrieval
  • Multi-Media Presentation
  • Nurse/Patient Communications
  • Paging and Public Address
  • Personnel/Asset Tracking
  • Presentation
  • Security
  • Sound
  • Sound Masking/Speech Privacy
  • Structured Cabling
  • Television Distribution/MATV/CATV
  • Video Distribution and Projection
  • Voice/Data/Video Infrastructure
  • Wireless Telephony

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Sometimes our customers’ needs may exceed the capacity of their systems. To help meet these needs, CSI maintains an inventory of popular equipment available for rental.

Rental Equipment:

  • Video Projectors 
  • Projection Screens
  • Portable Sound Systems
  • Wireless Microphones

For availability and other inquiries, please fill out a Rental Request or contact our Rental Manager.

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Drop us a line! We look forward to hearing from you.

If you have a question, concern or systems integration opportunity, please let us know.

To send us an email, simply fill out the form below. Or, use the corresponding address listed beneath the web form.

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Mailing Address

7272 Jackson Avenue
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
P: (804)559-4274
F: (804)559-4479


CSI's office is located at 7272 Jackson Avenue, in beautiful downtown Mechanicsville. Our presentation annex is located directly behind our office, at 7291 Atlee Road.


From the North:

  • Take I-95 South to I-295 South
  • I-295 South to RT. 360 West (Mechanicsville Turnpike) exit
  • Stay in right lane onto the RT. 360 Business route exit
  • Go one block beyond the first traffic light
  • Turn right onto Jackson Avenue
  • We are in the two story white building on your right

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From the South:

  • Take I-95 North to I-295
  • I-295 North to RT. 360 West (Mechanicsville Turnpike) exit
  • Stay in right lane onto the RT. 360 Business route exit
  • Go 1 block beyond the 1st traffic light
  • Turn right onto Jackson Avenue
  • We are in the two story white building on your right

From the West of Richmond:

  • Take I-64 East to I-295 North
  • Take I-295 to RT. 360 West (Mechanicsville Turnpike) exit
  • Stay in right exit lane onto the 360 Business Route exit
  • Go 1 block beyond the 1st traffic light
  • Turn right onto Jackson Avenue
  • We are in the two story white building on your right

From Richmond:

  • Take I-95 to I-64 East
  • Take Mechanicsville 360 East exit
  • Go about 3 miles to Mechanicsville, RT. 360 Business exit
  • Turn left into Mechanicsville at the Windmill Bank (EVB Bank)
  • Go 1 block beyond 1st traffic light to Jackson Avenue
  • Turn left onto Jackson Avenue
  • We are in the two story white building on your right




Ron Pusey


Ron Pusey

Jack Tuck

Executive Vice President

Jack Tuck

Danielle Hagen

General Manager

Danielle Hagan

Casey Rattlesdorfer

Accounts Payable/Human Resources

Teresa Sharp

Accounts Receivable

Teresa Sharp







Jessie Proffitt

Life Safety Solutions Specialist

Jessie Proffitt

Jill Fishback

Education Solutions Specialist

Jill Fishback

Elke Ivic

Coordinator for Sales and Marketing

Elke Ivic

Jay Napier

Healthcare Solutions Specialist

Jay Napier

David Bragassa

A/V Media Specialist: Houses of Worship

David Bragassa

David Wolfe

Systems Estimator

Jay Rogers

Fire Alarm & Gas Detection Specialist

Tom Wright

Systems Designer/Estimator




Training and Support



Erin Pusey Healthcare Training and Support







Tony Artiga


Will Pusey

Drafting Support




Information Services



Ben Dalton

Director of Information Services

Ben Dalton

Nick Rafferty

Application Design

Nick Rafferty

Rob Gregory

Application Developer




Casey Hagen

Project Manager

Thomas Walters

Project Manager

Melvin Burbage

Project Manager

Chris Morris

Project Manager





Ed Mading

Purchasing Manager

Ed Mading

Cory Boothe

Warehouse Manager







Matthew Gormley

Service Manager

Matthew Gormley

Jill Fishback

Service Solutions

Jill Fishback

Sharon McGuinn

Service Coordinator

Sharon McGuinn



P.804.559.4274    |   F.804.559.4479   |   7272 Jackson Avenue   |   Mechanicsville, VA 23111   |