Click through a brief timeline of C.V. Lloyde Audiovisual’s services yesterday and today
- Lloyde & Peterson Book and Music Store was founded in 1867.
- David H. Lloyde is one of Champaign’s oldest and most widely known business men. Read full biography.
- Sold sheet music, pianos and pump organs.
- Had early ties to the University.
Forged lifelong relationships with the Music Dept., faculty, and students.
In the 40’s
- C.V. Sr. purchased the Musical Instrument Division.
- Concentrated on pianos and band instruments.
- Had very strong ties with U of I piano techs, directors, and area high schools.
In the 40’s & 50’s
- C.V. Jr. starts very young and works hauling pianos and organs.
- By twelve years old, he is known as the Accordion Repairman.
In the 50’s & 60’s
- C.V. Sr. and Jr. work together building the brand and introducing more instruments.
- The music scene explodes with big names such as The Beatles, Elvis, The Beach Boys and The Doors.
- They are in dire need for PA, but little is available from the industry.
- C.V. Lloyde tours with:
In the 80’s
- They begin doing business as the C.V. Lloyde Music Center
- Their retail division is strong.
- They include service and rental.
In the late 80’s
- Primarily operates as an Audio Only designer/supplier.
- The business is pulled into installation via retail relationships.
- C.V. Lloyde Audiovisual Sound Design begins.
In the mid 90’s through 2009
- C.V. Lloyde Audiovisual continues to expand the installations.
- Retail is challenged with tough economy.
- Stephen (owner) works with Mfg. – Harman International.
C.V. Lloyde Audiovisual Today
- Relationship with the University of Illinois in Champaign remains strong.
- Nearly all DIA Facilities use C.V. Lloyde Audiovisual.
- Run Memorial Stadium Sound System.
- Expanded video integration, displays, digital con.
- At the 2017 NAMM Show, C.V. Lloyde Audiovisual was honored with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Milestone Award for 150 years of service in the music products industry.