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About PCE

Since its foundation in 2000, PCE has grown from a small operation offering DJ production services into a full-service powerhouse that offers production, rental, retail, and integration. From lighting and audio to video and staging, we do it all. We’ve worked very hard to make ourselves a true one-stop shop for all our clients’ AV needs. Read on to trace the PCE journey and learn about some of our key players.

Speeda Sound Founder Mike King

Company History

2000

2000

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PCE Founded as Pacific Coast Entertainment

Ryan Steidinger and John Koukios create Pacific Coast Entertainment (original logo above). At the beginning, Pacific Coast Entertainment specializes in simple DJ equipment, but its focus quickly expands to cover bigger and bigger productions.

2001

2001

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PCE Moves into its First Shop

Goodbye, garage! PCE's growing ambitions forces it to find a new headquarters. Just a year after opening, PCE settles into a dedicated building from which to conduct business.

2003

2003

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Newport Beach Jazz Festival

The PCE crew (above) relaxes backstage at the Newport Beach Jazz Festival, one of the company's first major events.

2003

2003

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PCE Acquires PVS

From the very beginning, PCE strived to expand into parallel markets and become a one-stop shop for customers. In 2003, we made our first acquisition: Professional Video Supply (PVS). This move added more video gear and expertise to our expanding repertoire.

2008

2008

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PCE Moves to Heil Avenue

PCE keeps growing! To find more room for its burgeoning inventory, PCE upgrades to a bigger building on Heil avenue. (Spoiler! This wouldn't be the last time PCE needed to find a bigger home.)

2011

2011

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First National Tour: Peter Pan

PCE tours the country with Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby. We provided lighting and other technical support for this challenging, critically acclaimed theatrical production.

2012

2012

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PCE Conducts its First Open House

In 2012, PCE put on its first open house, inviting clients, manufacturers, and other industry pros to an event that has since become a de facto regional trade show.

2013

2013

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PCE Moves into Current Office

PCE just won't stop growing, and once again, it's time to move. After a long search, PCE settles into a bigger building on Woodwind Drive in Huntington Beach, a location that still serves as its base of operations.

2014

2014

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Great Park Groundbreaking

PCE provides lighting, audio, staging, rigging, and more for the massive Great Park groundbreaking ceremony in Irvine (an event featuring the musical stylings of Kenny Loggins).

2016

2016

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PCE Goes Glam with First CHOC Gala

PCE produces the CHOC Gala for the first time, an annual event that features top tier musical talent. Over the years, PCE has supported the likes of Alicia Keys, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson at CHOC.

2016

2016

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PCE Reorganizes Management Structure

PCE bids farewell to cofounder John Koukios (pictured) as new partners Brandon Domercq and Joey Annigoni buy into the business.

2018

2018

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PCE Acquires California Stage & Lighting

PCE acquires California Stage & Lighting, adding—you guess it—more staging and theatrical lighting to its impressive portfolio.

2019

2019

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Coastal Country Jam

PCE produces the Coastal Country Jam music festival on the sands of Huntington Beach. The fest featured notable acts like Jake Owen and Tim McGraw and represents one of the finest architectural achievements in PCE history. (Building a stage on a beach is no easy feat!)

2020

2020

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Eric Nam Tour

PCE finishes a national tour with K-Pop star Eric Nam—just before the COVID-19 pandemic puts the kibosh on live events for the year.

2021

2021

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PCE Takes Over the Fog and Snow Biz

Throughout 2021, live events started to pick up again. At the end of the year, PCE shipped close to a thousand fog machines and snow machines (not to mention all the fluid!) to theme parks all over the country. Happy Halloween and Merry Christmas!

2022

2022

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PCE Acquires Speeda Sound

Ready to rock out? We are! PCE buys Speeda Sound, a historic audio and backline business that has supported the likes of Johnny Cash, The Beach Boys, and Blue Öyster Cult (to name just a few). The acquisition adds an entire warehouse of top-tier musical instruments to the PCE inventory.

rig from concert venue event.

Key Personnel

Ryan Steidinger

Chief Executive Officer

Head honcho Ryan Steidinger has been with PCE since the beginning, but his time in the entertainment business goes back even further. Decades of experience in lighting, video, and every other facet of live event production make Ryan the perfect person to run a customer-focused production company.

Brandon Domercq

Chief Financial Officer

Brandon's time at PCE goes back nearly to the beginning. Over the years, he's worn a lot of hats, from fabricator to video pro to warehouse/equipment manager. He currently serves as CFO, where his deep knowledge of the business/industry make him irreplaceable.

Joey Annigoni

Partner

Joey and PCE CEO Ryan Steidinger originally met in grade school, and they have remained friends ever since. In addition to PCE, Joey's entrepreneurial pursuits include technology consulting, bars, restaurants, and an online fashion store.

Dan Baird

Director of Information Systems

Dan prides himself on his ability to make things run as efficiently as possible. Before PCE, he did exactly that as an electrician, lighting designer, and audio engineer. Now, he does it with our production inventory and internal systems.

Gerald Werner

Logistics Coordinator

Pre-PCE, Gerald designed lighting for clients like Suzuki, Warner Bros, Disney, Mitsubishi, and Cisco. Now, Gerald runs the warehouse at our Huntington Beach headquarters, making sure our partners get all the gear they need—on time and in pristine condition.

Tim Hemrich

Account Executive - Production

Every day, Tim harnesses decades of film and event production experience to plan spectacular events for PCE partners. Tim prides himself on finding creativity ways to meet our clients' budgets—all while giving them everything they need to wow their guests.

Christian Canter

Senior Account Executive

Christian first became acquainted with PCE as a teenager through the Huntington Beach High School (a PCE client) theater department. Over a decade later, Christian has become a vital member of the team, spearheading our expansion into the San Diego region.

Mike Ritchey

Account Executive - Rental, Retail, and Integration

A gear junkie with a strong theatrical background, Mike loves matching PCE customers with the technology they need to make their events and spaces perfect.

Adam Hasart

Sales Assistant

Adam spent years as a tech for Disney, then worked in sales for a production equipment manufacturer's representative. Now, Adam brings his skills and experience (and vast wealth of gear and industry knowledge) to bear as an assistant to our sales team.


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