Our audio visual solutions include audio, video, lighting, rentals, and show production for conventions, meetings, trade shows, and live events.
Total Show Technology (TST) is the total show production solution for anyone who hosts, plans, manages, or produces events, meetings, and trade shows. We have delivered audio, video, lighting, equipment rental, and total show production for conventions, corporate meetings and events, trade shows, and nightclub live events since 1996. Based in Las Vegas, we’ve done every kind of show in every type of venue throughout the Pacific Southwest, and we travel with our clients nationwide.
We’ve Come a Long Way Since We Opened in 1996 …
While TST has been a force in the audiovisual industry since 1996, Rick Pollock, who founded the company with his wife, has been in the industry for more than a decade longer.
In 1982, Rick started his career at GES Exposition Services, a nationwide convention services contractor in Las Vegas. He managed the AV Operations department, supporting audio visual solutions for the convention business, including booth AV, monitors, carts, stands, and VHS players for general sessions and breakout rooms.
While at GES, Rick saw the potential to expand the AV end of the business. At the time, it was hard to get people to recognize the potential of AV. Rick realized that event companies that wanted to stay relevant and competitive in the industry would need to invest in it.
In 1995, Rick left GES and led the AV division at a company called Heritage Display. A year later, he formed Trade Show Technical, purchasing Heritage’s equipment and assets and hiring the company’s employees. His five-person team used the basement of the Sands Expo and Convention Center as their base of operations.
At the beginning, Trade Show Technical focused primarily on expo audio visual solutions, renting and setting up monitors on stands and on walls. The early days were tough at the Sands, as Rick didn’t always know where the company’s next new business would come. However, the orders kept rolling in, largely because the company built a reputation for exceptional service and for getting the job done right.
Total Show Production Audio Visual Solutions
Today, TST’s growing team is focused on delivering consistently reliable gear and high-touch total show audio visual solutions. TST has also evolved its target market by bringing in video walls, groundbreaking products like beMatrix LEDskin, and other advanced technologies and by offering comprehensive production services to larger, higher profile clients.
TST’s initial focus on trade shows has since expanded to conventions, corporate meetings and events, and nightclub live events. The company’s services include audio and video design, installation, and operation; lighting, rigging, staging, and drape; computer services; LED/pixel repair; AV technician staff sourcing; and equipment rental and sourcing. The depth and breadth of the company’s capabilities, combined with its growth over the past 23 years, led to the company’s name change to Total Show Technology in 2018. In Vegas, the company is regularly known by the name TST.
Says Rick, “TST was built from nothing to become the best audio visual production and rental company in Vegas – and quite possibly the best service company in town. Over the past 23 years, we’ve become known for offering reliable, forward-thinking audio visual production solutions and we’ve gained a reputation for integrity, dependability, and customer centricity. Work with TST, and our team will know you and take care of you.”
Ours is the kind of reputation that’s hard to come by, and it isn’t built overnight. And it’s the kind of reputation that is positioning us to become THE total show production company in Las Vegas and the Pacific southwest.
Why Total Show Technology?
TST is the total show production solution for anyone who hosts, plans, manages, or produces events, meetings, and trade shows. We own the Pacific Southwest market and travel with our clients all across the country. Our clients have relied on us to deliver audio, video, lighting, equipment rental, and show production for conventions, corporate meetings and events, and trade shows since 1996.
Whether you’re looking for audio visual support or advanced event technologies that enable you to deliver your message effectively, we help your shows go off without a hitch and always make you look good. In an industry where almost anything can go wrong, we make sure everything goes right.