When Ace Audio Communications began operations in 1999, it was as a garage-based business in Round Rock selling intercom systems to local private schools.

Over time, the company expanded and eventually found a home in a warehouse building on Tradesmens Park Loop in Hutto.

President and CEO Kory Smith said Ace Audio now outfits venues across the state with audio, video and intercom equipment.

Smith, who runs Ace Audio with his mother, Vice President Patti Smith, said venues include schools, universities, stadiums, performing arts centers and churches. Smith said intercom units and sound systems are what Ace Audio most frequently designs and installs, but the company also works with products including video projection systems and programmable lighting.

“We do large sound systems, video walls and screens, intercom systems, paging—anything with any kind of a sound component,” Smith said.

The company has installed equipment at stadiums and performing arts centers in more than 20 Texas school districts, including Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto ISDs, according to Smith.

“There’s a lot more audio equipment [in a performing arts center] than there is in something like a movie theater,” he said.

As the company continues to grow, Smith said another expansion of its facilities may become necessary. However, he said maintaining the close-knit nature of the company—which has around 20 employees—is also a priority.

“It’s very rewarding to see all of our employees grow and bring in their friends to work here ... and just to be able to give back,” Smith said.

Where to hear It yourself

Ace Audio Communications designed and installed audio equipment at several notable venues across Texas. Central Texas locations with equipment from Ace Audio include:

Dell Diamond: Round Rock

Sound system expansion
  • Speakers
  • Amplifiers
  • Digital signal processor
Dragon Stadium: Round Rock

Sound system installation
  • ElectroVoice stadium horns
  • Sound mixer
  • Announcer microphone
Weiss High School Performing Arts Center: Pflugerville

Sound system installation
  • Speakers, microphones and a digital mixing console
  • Video system including projectors and camera
  • PA system
Ace Audio Communications

600 Tradesmens Park Loop, Hutto



Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sat.-Sun.