435 West Fullerton Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-1404

 

Tel:     630-279-7171
Fax:    630-279-7676

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         Building Relationships

                  One Project at a Time

Advent Systems  is a leading professional source of integrated solutions for your low voltage system needs.

 

We help you protect your people, property and assets with the design, installation and service of integrated electronic security systems.

SOLUTIONS

Every project we do starts by getting a thorough understanding of our client's needs. Once we've determined the optimum solution, we develop, implement and integrate multiple systems into one structure, and we provide documentation and support so that operation and maintenance are painless.

We use products from leading manufacturers to ensure your systems run smoothly and can be expanded as your needs change and technology evolves.

 
 
 

WHO WE SERVE

 
 

THE ADVENT ADVANTAGE

Since our founding in 1994, we have been dedicated to providing our customers with the highest level of service and quality. We are also committed to unwavering integrity and building lasting partnerships with our customers, employees and vendors. We believe that our customers deserve the best, so we have created and live by this sacred promise — The Advent Advantage.

COMMITMENT

First, we strive to understand your technology challenges so we can develop customized long-term solutions that will serve you for years to come. Our proposals are honest and accurate and not change unless your needs do. Long after your systems are in place, we continue to be there for you, providing service and maintenance.

PERSONALIZED ATTENTION

Your needs are unique. And you deserve an integrated solution that is customized explicitly for you. From our first meeting with you, we take the time to listen and truly understand your specific needs and requirements. With that explicit understanding we use our decades of experience to craft a personalized integrated system to best fulfill your objectives.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Our team members are among the most highly trained and experienced applications specialists in the industry. Ongoing training and certifications ensure we stay current on the latest technology trends which we apply directly to the custom-tailored solutions for our clients at major corporations, educational institutions and non-profits throughout North America.

QUALITY

We guarantee impeccable workmanship on every system we plan and install. Our employees' dedication shows in every detail, right down to your system's neatly dressed wires. Naturally, a quality system begins with the best hardware in the industry. That's why we utilize only the finest products from  leading manufacturers within the integrated electronics industry.

SERVICE

Service is the foundation of the Advent Advantage. Our dedication to your goals and systems extends well beyond the implementation phase. We will train your staff in all aspects of the integrated systems ensuring they have an in-depth knowledge of the technical architecture. And we offer ongoing service and support as needed.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

I had the opportunity to work with Advent Systems many years back on a 3 floor Tenant Improvement project and it was apparent from the moment we began to work together that they were 100% committed to the success of the Project as being part of the solution.  From that moment on, I knew our partnership would grow and I could trust Advent Systems with any challenge presented.  Fast forward and I knew Advent Systems would help our Team in the incredibly challenging relocation of McD HQ to the West Loop.  Like our first project together, they were 100% committed to the success, helping shepherd the Project Team through the aggressive project schedule and coordination.  Their commitment to our Partnership, transparency, honesty and teamwork makes what we do possible.  Thank you!

Chad Correll 
Executive Vice President
Executive Construction, Inc.

 

LEADERSHIP

MICHAEL WALSDORF

President

Mike is President of Advent Systems which he founded in 1994.

Prior to that, he served for 12 years in several leadership roles, including President, at JWP Technical Services, which he purchased in 1994 to create Advent Systems. Mike's experience prior to JWP includes roles in finance and commercial lending.

Mike is a Trustee of the Electrical Insurance Trustees, past Governor of The Electrical Contractors Association of City of Chicago, and Member of Electric Association Hall of Fame.

Mike received a BSBA in Finance from John Carroll University and an MBA in Corporate Finance from New York University.

JOHN LOTHROP, CPP

VP of Sales

John is Vice President of Sales at Advent Systems and cofounded the firm in 1994.

John joined Advent Systems' predecessor firm, JWP Technical Services, in 1983 where he led the sales organization. Prior to joining JWP, John's experience included senior level sales roles at other firms within the security and fire protection industry. 

 

John is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), an American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International – Quarter Century Club Member, and serves as a board member on several manufacturing dealer advisory councils. 

He studied Business & Commerce at Western Illinois University.

MICHAEL SCHWARZ

VP of Operations

Michael is Vice President of Operations at Advent Systems and joined the firm in 2016.

Prior to joining Advent Systems, he worked as a Sr. Project Manager for a Chicago-area construction firm, and advanced to become the Communications Division Manager at a large electrical contractor he joined in 1983.

Michael worked as a member of the IBEW local 134 for 31 years. He is a member of Bisci, and serves as the Chairman of the NVDV Committee for the NECA Northeastern Illinois Chapter and the ECA Communication Committee.

He studied as an Electrical Journeyman Wiring Electronics Technician at Washburne Trade School, and studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Marquette University and Elmhurst College.

MICHAEL PENTZ, RCDD

Manager of Voice/Data/AV Ops

Mike is Manager of Operations for both the Voice/Data, and Audio Visual Divisions. He joined Advent Systems' predecessor firm, JWP Technical Services, in 1992.

Mike has more than 30 years experience in sales, engineering, estimating, and project management in the Communications industry. He manages a wide range of projects, from small to multi-million dollar installations.

He is a member of Bicsi and is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer. Mike holds multiple manufacturer certifications, and has served as President of the Communications Technology Forum (a division of The Electric Association) from 2007-2009.

 

He received a BA in History and Marketing from North Central College.

YASSINE DICH

Director, Customer Support & Service

Yassine is Director, Customer Support & Service and joined the firm in 2012. He manages a team of 40 service department employees.

Prior to joining Advent, he spent 10 years as a Project Manager and Program Engineer for access control,

alarm monitoring, CCTV and intercom systems at a leading security technology firm.

 

Yassine is a Certified Security Project Manager and holds multiple manufacturer certifications

Yassine received a BA and Master’s Degree in Computer Science from

DePaul University.

 

AFFILIATIONS & LICENSES

Licenses

AR   E98-283

IL    127-000907

OK   AC1627

TX    B16980

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

CONTACT US

FOR MORE INFO OR TO REQUEST A QUOTE:

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Advent Systems. We look forward to getting to know you better and to serving your needs.

Call us at 630-279-7171 or complete the email form. Please indicate if you are interested in Access Control, Audio/ Visual, Network Cabling, Sound Masking or Service & Support.

 

If this is a service emergency, call our service line at 630-532-5260.

HEADQUARTERS:

Advent Systems, Inc.
435 West Fullerton Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-1404

 

Main Tel:         630-279-7171 (Sales & Billing)
Fax:                 630-279-7676

Email:              [email protected]

Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT

Service:            630-532-5260

Email:               [email protected]

Service Hours: 24 hours/7 days
 

LITTLE ROCK OFFICE:

Advent Systems, Inc.
15 Collins Industrial Drive, Suite C
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72113

Main Tel:         501-537-6132
Fax:                 501-537-6135

CAREERS

At Advent Systems, our culture is based on a strong work ethic, relentless customer focus and a can-do attitude. We look for talented people who share our dedication to these values. If you're an experienced professional looking for a new opportunity in Sales, Project Management, BIM/CAD Operator, Software Engineer, or Service Technician, please contact us.