A Letter from our President


I would like to thank you for allowing me to introduce both myself and my company. 

My experience spans over thirty five years in the music industry. I started out playing at a very young age and played professionally with local and touring acts for many years. Over the years, I found that I truly enjoyed mixing and producing. With my own touring sound company, I have worked with many renowned artists and groups including Sam & Dave, Rare Earth, Smokey Robinson, SpyroGyra and many more. 

After years of being “in and out” of churches trying to find myself, I truly found Christ in my thirties. I left the nightlife and everything about it for a new career in the construction industry. I started out in the electrical trade working my way through apprenticeship and towards a journeyman program to become a master electrician. I started my own electrical firm in Tampa where I provided electrical construction and services throughout the community for over fifteen years. In a quest to expand my knowledge in the construction industry and became a division manager for a Tampa based General Contractor. After one year of service, I departed to begin a new chapter in my life to combine general construction with a “Service Attitude”. For the next sixteen years I dedicated my life to my family, God and the business. I began volunteering at local churches providing sound engineering/mixing for Sunday’s Worship. Over the years I have served as both a volunteer and staff member of local churches as the FOH engineer and Director Technical Ministries. I am now a part of Faith Life Church Ministries in Sarasota, which is a part of Moore Life Ministries. 

With the “Service” commitment still planted firmly in my life, I opened CSI as a way to help other Houses of Worship with their audio, video and lighting needs. The purpose of CSI is to provide the best audio, video and lighting design along with engineering solutions available. While remembering that it’s all for the glory of God. While many churches purchase systems from the internet or “supermarket” type stores, they quickly discover that the money they thought they saved is far surpassed by the additional items needed to make the system work in their situation and/or unplanned technical help required for the proper installation. And many times they find out that they simply purchased the wrong equipment for their needs. 

At CSI, we like to start our relationship with you with a personal meeting. We will guide you through the critical step of establishing a proper pro forma to thoroughly and accurately assess your needs. Once your needs are established, we will discuss some of the possible limiting and contributory factors such as budget, physical building constraints, future expansion, etc. We will then make recommendations that are appropriate for your facility. Therefore providing you with a system that will provide years of trouble free service. We have on-staff drafting/engineering capabilities along with leasing and financing options to provide complete packages. 

I sincerely hope that you will give us the opportunity to provide you and your organization with our “Service above Self” dedication.


Paul L. Garner

President and Owner of CSI: