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  • 1990

    1990

    Production for Feinstein for Governor.

  • 1991

    1991

    Riverview's first shop, 1800sqft.

  • 1991

    1991

    Riverview's first lighting department.

  • 1991

    1991

    AV Support for San Jose Music in the Park.

  • 1992

    1992

    San Jose Visitors Bureau Tradeshow, Best in Show

  • 1994

    1994

    Tradeshow for Apple

  • 1995

    1995

    FOSE Tradeshow, Washington DC

The Power of Riverview

Riverview Systems Group, Inc. was founded in 1987 by theater technology veterans Chris Thorne and Evan Williams with the goal of providing companies with everything they need to successfully produce engaging and innovative events.

Our experience spans a broad range of industries, from high-tech to biotech, retail, sportswear, education, worship, and more. We offer a comprehensive array of technical and creative services as well as an extensive inventory of state-of-the-art, well-maintained equipment.

We foster long-term relationships with our clients by working hand-in-hand with them—sharing our expertise and experience, accommodating any sized production and delivering your message in creative, dynamic and compelling ways.

Our understanding of your needs, combined with our in-house resources, our inventory of top-notch and well-maintained equipment along with our depth of experience make Riverview Systems Group your ideal audio-visual production partner.

Chris Thorne (Left) & Evan Williams (Right), Co-Founders, Riverview Systems Group, Inc
Chris Thorne (Left) & Evan Williams (Right), Co-Founders, Riverview Systems Group, Inc

One Shop, all the gear.

We provide most of the necessary production equipment from our owned inventory for each show, which is maintained to our strict standards in our 60,000 sqft warehouse. On average our Warehouse, Service, and Repair Teams oversee the movement of 88 Tons of equipment each month. On average, with our owned inventory, we are able to provide:

Audio Equipment
100%
Video Equipment
75%
Lighting Equipment
78%
Staging Equipment
54%

IN-HOUSE STAFF WITH AN IMPRESSIVE TENURE

Our account teams are supported by the entire Riverview Systems Group family, which is made up of 48 full-time staff members. Nearly 50% of whom have been with the company for over 15 years.

Proudly based in the San Francisco Bay Area, our entire team operates under one roof. This powerful symbyosis allows us to provide unmatched service and value in the Event Staging industry.

A commitment to continued training and development ensures that our team is in step with today’s production trends. Whether personal or professional, we embrace a people-first approach to service.