Barney Miller’s began in 1922 on Main Street in Lexington. Founder Barney Miller was selling basic auto parts. Soon cars started including some of those accessories and he began to look in outer directions. Barney was an MIT graduate and HAM Radio operator in the Army Sigma Corps. Seeing a good business option, he stocked and sold the first radio in Kentucky. This began a career in electronics.
In 1939, Barney Miller’s moved into its current location. That year, Barney and his 17 year old son, Harry, went to the World’s Fair in New York. There, they saw RCA’s demonstration of television. They knew at that time that they were on to something big. They wasted no time in ordering some 10” black & white sets. Harry sold the first TV in Kentucky to Warren Wright Jr. at Calumet Farm for $600.
Barney Miller’s continued to lead the area in technology sales through the years. A large record department, commercial installations and antennas were all part of the mix.
Fast forward to 1979 when grandson Barney Miller started with the company. Barney became president in the mid 1980’s and has led a complete makeover of the company from a mostly retail format to a design, programming and installation format.
Barney continued to stay on the cutting edge of technology while providing the best in customer service and a well trained staff.
Today, Barney Miller’s is a leader in the state for design, programming, installation and service of electronic systems for both home and business, carrying the leading brands in our industry from control systems, music, video, networking and automation. Our showroom allows clients to experience technologies before you have them installed.
Barney Miller’s has the largest and most experienced staff in Central Kentucky for audio, video and control systems. Our client service is well known. We staff for system design, installation, programming and service. Continuing education, certifications and manufacturer training are constantly on-going.
Barney, the third generation owner, has been President of Barney Miller’s Inc. since 1983. He has literally grown up in the electronics industry, staying in touch with new technologies along the way. Barney makes sure his staff is experienced and well trained. Barney is a Registered Outreach Instructor for CEDIA. He is also the State Captain for Government Affairs for CEDIA overseeing legislation that impacts the electronics system industry.
Barney serves on Lexington Special Events Commission and has served on other committees in the past including Crime Stoppers of Lexington and the Downtown Lexington Retail Steering committee. Barney makes sure his company is a good corporate citizen, helping with many events throughout the year.Check out what's new and exciting in our store.
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