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Now’s the Time to Automate

In 2021 Having an Automated Home is Well Within Reach

Article by Erick Olech

Photography by Stephen Neilson & Provided

Originally published in SW Lake Lifestyle

I started ECO Automated Designs in 2015 working out of my house. Within the first year we outgrew the garage and realized it was time to move to our current location in Mundelein near Midlothian and Gilmer Road. I put together an experienced team and built out a certified Control4 showroom. From there things escalated quickly as we were able to land some great opportunities.


I personally have been in or around the industry since 2003. At one point I worked as a project manager for another AV company and it was that experience that opened my eyes. I realized with some hard work, a great team and lots of follow-through I could build a company that stood for what I believed in. I had learned what not to do in this industry and what I needed to be focused on. It is a life lesson for which I remain thankful.


We are a professional home technology integrator. Our objective is to take the technology in your home, such as TV, music, security, home comfort, shades and lighting, and nest it under one umbrella in a home automation platform called Control4. We offer the complete package from system design, hardware from all the top brands, installation and maintenance. If you already have a solution, we are glad to take it over and maintain it for you. 


Our industry is in high demand and we continue to thrive. We braced ourselves for a downfall during the pandemic; however, we experienced the exact opposite and for that we are thankful. Even through all the tragedy of 2020 we were able to prevail and are projected to have another year of growth in 2021.


Every day provides a new lesson. This company is constantly evolving, growing, and finding the right way to do things. Yesterday is the past and our motion is always forward. Technology evolves quickly, and we are committed to being the most knowledgeable expert for our clients.    


One area we believe we shine in is new construction. We are the builder’s integrator. It allows us to design a project from the ground up, focusing on building a foundation for future technology. Anyone that is building a new home or works as a custom home builder can take advantage of our services.


I am a Lake Zurich resident with my beautiful wife, Regina, and our two young boys. What little free time I have is spent with my family and enjoying some of my personal hobbies which are cars and fishing. As a family we are looking forward to vacationing again.

Learn more by visiting or call 847.475.4442. Their number one goal is to always make sure the customer is happy and utilizing their technology to its fullest.

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