About Us

STEVE ECKLAND- Founder & President

Born and raised in Palo Alto, Steve brings expertise and strength in the areas of high end cinema, dedicated listening rooms, custom integration and automation. His vision of creating a company focusing on fundamentals, transparency and world class installation is what has catapulted Techs Only into one of the bay area’s leading integration firms. With over 14 years of industry experience, and having successfully managed projects totaling in excess of 2.5 million dollars, Steve has the aptitude to take on the industry's most challenging projects. He has spearheaded the development and design of automated homes using robust networks, incorporating products that will allow for future expansion and flexibility. By not committing clients to costly third party control systems, and embracing the future of the integration industry, Steve has helped shape Techs Only into a key player amongst bay area integrators. With a client list that continues to cultivate and referrals contributing to 100% of their growth, Techs Only has quickly become recognized for producing reliable, high-performance, technology driven systems.

Steve's background includes working over a decade alongside Brian Elliott, who holds a PhD from Stanford University in EE and is a Consultant in Electro-Acoustics. It is here that Steve was able to engineer, build and install sound reproduction systems for some of the world’s most affluent individuals. While working with Brian, Steve had the pleasure of being introduced to Chips Davis, a legend in the pro audio world and arguably one of the greatest acoustical analysis and design consultants presently in the industry. Collectively they have created some of the worlds most sought after private residential theaters, and continue to push the envelope in home cinema and dedicated listening rooms. This relationship and business venture is one that Steve, Chips and Brian maintain to this day.

Steve graduated Cum Laude from San Jose State University with a degree in business and an emphasis in marketing. He was VP of the marketing association from 2001-2002, holds a contractor's license (#923191) in the state of California and has a number of CEDIA certifications.