History of Heavy
Heavy Custom Sound and Lighting first opened its doors in 1976 as America’s First “Disco” Store. We did custom installations of sound, lighting and video equipment to nightclubs and discotheques all over the country, and we soon had over 350 installations completed. We had a retail store in the heart of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY selling the same equipment to mobile disc jockeys, club owners, churches, etc. Our offices and 6000-foot warehouse are in a building that was once a bowling alley/billiard hall, right under the train el where John Travolta strutted his stuff in “Saturday Night Fever.”
After being very successful in that venture, we were met with a challenge. After we installed all this great disco equipment, where would you bring it to be repaired? It was then that the next division of Heavy opened. We opened a full-service repair facility on our premises to repair electronic equipment and well as repairing and reconing speakers. We repair the equipment to component level and soon manufacturers were approaching us to repair their equipment, both in and out of warranty. That is when we changed our name to Heavy Custom Electronics, to better reflect the nature of our business.