November 2011

C2's Women In Business: Custom Audio Video & Luciana

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Custom Audio Video

48 Pennington Drive, Unit B
Sheridan Park – Bluffton

Sandy Benson, owner of Custom Audio Video, has called the low country her home since 1993. Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Sandy is a multi-talented over achiever who in addition to running her successful business, also holds a Pharmaceutical Degree from Ohio Northern University and is a local TV personality.

Hosting WHHI TV’s “Talk of The Town,” has allowed Sandy’s bubbly personality to permeate through the screen into the eyes and ears of her loyal and growing following. When asked what she likes most about the hosting the show, Sandy replied, “I love getting to meet all the dynamic business professionals that we have in the Low Country. I continue to be amazed by the amount of entrepreneurial spirit that is shared by those I interview.”

Sandy lives an extremely full life. She is the proud mother of two incredible boys, who enjoys spending time with her family; including her parents and sister who also live in the area. She is an active church member and still manages to fit in exercise at the gym most days.

However, most of her time is spent at Custom Audio Video’s premier showroom which is conveniently located in Sheridan Park, Bluffton. The unique and beautifully hand-crafted millwork in the store provides a wonderful ambience to experience technology at its finest. Sandy has owned the business since 1996, and has run it since the untimely death of her husband Rob in 2001.

Custom Audio Video continues to set standards in home theater design and installation. Whether audio, video, lighting control, window shades or drapes, Smart Home technology and integration with behind the scenes control systems in residential and commercial applications, Sandy and her team offer expert guidance and continually strive for the final commitment of true customer satisfaction.
You can find Sandy and her knowledgeable staff at Custom Audio Video in Sheridan Park or call 843-815-5130 or visit their website.


37 New Orleans Road, Suite C
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Luciana’s designs are inspired by her travels – South America, Spain and throughout Europe. Seeing different styles in person, touching the fabric, from a variety of cultures – all defines what Luciana is today.

She has always been curious about how beautiful dresses and skirts were made. Her mother Ana exposed her to fashion at a very young age – taking her to local seamstresses in South America, enabling her to watch the process from the cutting of the fabric to the final product.

She decided to pass on an opportunity to work for a famous designer and instead create her own label and business here on Hilton Head Island. “I felt stifled by the thought of creating for someone else. Working for myself allows me the freedom to design completely from the heart.”

Comments from her valued clients such as “I feel comfortable, confident and glamorous!” and ”I love the benefits of the Ready to Wear Club” are typical / a daily occurrence…

Her latest designs? 100% cashmere coats and boleros with Italian silk linings in solids and prints. Each is one of a kind and priced from $210 – $395.

Luciana’s showroom is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 7:00pm or by appointment. Please stop by, say hello and try on the must have coat for Fall and, if you are in need of something very special, she will gladly design it for you!

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