About

“Our ‘always wow’ approach anticipates home technology needs so our clients can simply enjoy the life they have made for themselves and their family.”
—Harrison Street, ALIST founder

ALIST Inc. was founded by technology experts who are passionate about making life at home easier with smart technology. With over 25 year of experience, ALIST has become one of the leading home technology management firms in the Bay Area, committed to excellence in technical competency and setting new standards for installation, reliability, and service.

From concept to creation, ALIST offers comprehensive installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair services in a single solution technology integration firm. ALIST can work directly with clients as well as architects, designers, builders and other trade professionals to ensure all technology goals are met.

ALIST’s experience includes homes and estates as well as large-scale commercial projects that have required leadership, attention to detail, and an in-depth knowledge of challenges and issues for any given situation.

ALIST is a top tier installer and designer in the residential market for new builds, upgrades, and remodels as well as the go-to firm for repair, troubleshooting, and takeover of existing systems in both residential and commerical properties.

Our extensive technology partnerships and up-to-date certification means we are trained and ready to help clients realize their dreams.

SERVICES

ALIST Inc. is your single solution luxury estate technology management service provider for the following systems:

  • Entertainment: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Cable, Satellite, 4K, TiVo, Sonos, Streaming (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon)
  • Network: Internet, Wired and Wireless (Wi-Fi) Networks
  • Computers: Printers, Tablets, Upgrades, Set-up, Tutoring, Technical Support, Storage and Backup
  • Communication: Phone, Cell Signal Boosters, Intercom, Gate/Door Entry Systems
  • Security: High Definition Surveillance, Surveillance Video Review
  • Smart Home: Lutron, Crestron, Lighting, Shades, Climate Control, Renewable Energy, Access Control
  • Service Provider Analysis: Internet/Cable/Mobile Carrier Plan Review, Optimization, Set-up, Upgrade and Management

If you don’t see something on this list, ALIST has probably installed or serviced it. Please visit the Contact page to request an appointment.

THE TEAM

Harrison Street

Harrison’s roots in the high-end custom technology industry goes back to 1998. In the late-1990s consumer access to affordable HDTV, flat panel screens, and high speed internet began, signaling the boom that lead to the explosion of the custom high end smart home technology market.

Over the past 19 years Harrison has encountered dozens of new technologies, standards, and formats in the smart home technology market, such as projectors, screens, wired and wireless internet, intercom, phone systems, gate entry systems and many other systems for custom homes. Being continually faced with new products has given Harrison the unique ability to focus on projects with changes and upgrades planned far in advance. Having been with some clients for almost 19 years, Harrison is acutely aware that property owners desire to minimize the impact of the installation of new systems and therefore the ALIST team can prepare their client’s homes to readily adapt to future technology upgrades.

“We specialize in and pride ourselves on doing the job right the first time. We plan ahead for technology and design changes far into the future. We try to have same day or next day service when we are called for any issue that may arise. We are proactive in that we will ensure everything is thought through, from providing extra batteries for a remote control to recommending new service providers that can provide better service or better value. Our commitment to our customers is always doing what we say, on time, and on or under budget with no surprises or costly change orders.”

Richard Tessi

Early in his career Richard held positions in finance and technology where he had the opportunity to interface and communicate directly with end users on a regular basis. Through these experiences he learned the value of clear, consistent communication and has prided himself on his keen ability to explain the intricacies of complex systems in a way that users can easily understand.

Immediately prior to joining ALIST in 2009, Richard was a respected Chief Technology Officer, responsible for all facets of his firm’s technology, from software development, technology evaluation, and computer networking to corporate communications networks and end user training and configuration. This broad expertise gives Richard an all-encompassing perspective when designing world-class systems for the most demanding projects.

“We provide custom solutions to common problems that homeowners experience. Our business is not one size fits all…it’s based on a deep understanding of how our customers operate, what their goals are, and maximizing and leveraging our vast knowledge and experience to provide each customer with a unique solution that fits them perfectly. We pride ourselves on our work and provide a responsive team to tackle any problem that comes up as soon as they do.”

ALIST’s support staff includes a dedicated team of administrative and operations specialists.