I'm not really looking for some place to build a crazy glass enclosure or anything. I've just gotten to the point where it may be more efficient for me to pay someone to deaden my doors and install speakers and amplifiers than finding the time to do it myself.
With that being said, if I'm going to pay for something like a simple component/subwoofer install, I want to make sure its done perfectly, hence my search for a reliable, reputable shop.
The only place I've really dealt with over the years is tech auto sound in endicott ny. They've always done a pretty good job with my friends' cars. Unfortunately I'm about 4 hours from there these days, but I suppose a trip home wouldn't hurt if need be.
Kustom works will do quality instillation, no lie about that but you will pay out the ass. Not only that, I find the staff to be the kinda guys who think that their knowledge of car audio and their way of doing things is the only way...all my other friends get the same feeling. If your willing to pay, Kustom will not fail you but you best let them do their thing.
Daryll's car audio I've been to once or twice. Very, very small shop. Barely big enough for three people to stand in. Not sure on the quality of their installs and such...never seen them but the guys I saw there were very passionate about what they do and had a ton of knowledge.
nah got it built by this guy Dave who used to work at Custom Radio but he left now i'm stuck debating if i want to find what shop he went to (somewhere in hamburg) or go with the new guy at CR who is supposed to do some really nice work for the new box