One of the biggest design trends we have seen emerge over the years is home automation. Everything from home security to lighting to temperature control in the home is getting smarter and smarter every year.
But it’s often difficult to know where to start when it comes to home automation. The process of finding and vetting home automation professionals is extremely time-consuming. Once you do get a proposal, it’s too technical to decipher or too vague to understand what is actually included. What you need is someone with insider knowledge of the process and equipment to help bring transparency and parity to the process—which is why we are excited to introduce you to the newest member of the River North Design District (RNDD), Jason Lehnhardt Consulting.
Jason Lehnhardt Consulting (JLC) is a technology consulting firm servicing luxury residential, light commercial, and hospitality projects. Founded by Jason Lehnhardt, who has been in the industry for nearly 20 years, JLC provides expert and independent design and consulting services to owners and design/build professionals to help them navigate the often complex and confusing world of home automation and technology integration.
What is a Technology Consultant?
A technology consultant is an independent advisor who provides systems design, education and advocacy on all low voltage, automation, and general technology elements of a project. As your technology consultant, JLC is independent and not beholden to any particular group of manufacturers or suppliers. This independence allows JLC to design systems and make recommendations based solely on the best interests of the client, not on increasing the size of the sale or meeting manufacturer sales goals.
Who Can Use a Technology Consultant?
- Homeowners: JLC can become your trusted advisor in all technology-related aspects in your home or office and will be there to help advise you every step of the way without any sales pressure.
- Architects & Designers: Have a true collaborative partner in creating unforgettable spaces and experiences for your clients that offer the latest in technology, while maintaining the integrity of your design with the support of JLC.
- Builders: Let JLC manage the low voltage contractors on your projects to ensure your clients’ interests are protected and your schedule and budget are maintained.
Meet Jason Lehnhardt
JLC was founded by Jason Lehnhardt. Jason is an Avixa-accredited Certified Technology Specialist with a concentration in Design (CTS-D). He spent the formative years of his career with one of the top residential integration firms in the country. For 16 years he designed and consulted on elaborate projects for prominent families in business, finance, sports, and entertainment across the United States.
After his years in the residential integration world, Jason transitioned to CannonDesign, one of the country’s largest and most respected architecture and engineering firms. As part of Cannon’s technology consulting team he worked on large healthcare, K-12, higher education, science and technology, and corporate commercial projects.
While at Cannon Jason saw that the processes, documentation, professionalism, and client advocacy that was common and required in the commercial space was totally lacking in the high-end residential market. Jason decided to take his knowledge gained from the commercial experience and offer his clients the same expertise and advocacy that—until now–had been completely absent from the residential market.
He now operates out of the Chicago suburbs, though JLC is available to work on projects across the globe.
To help celebrate their addition to the RNDD community, JLC is offering all members a complimentary consultation. Jason will come to your home or office and review your systems and offer suggestions on how things may be improved or help resolve some long-standing issues you might have.
Welcome to RNDD!
Please join us in welcoming Jason Lehnhardt Consulting to the RNDD Community! To learn more about JLC, or to schedule a consultation, visit his website here: https://jltechconsulting.com/index.php/contact/