Mills Technologies provides state-of-the-art integrated technology solutions for our residential and commercial clients throughout the Chicagoland area. A third-generation family-run business, Mills has been providing consumer electronics solutions for over 80 years.

Mills is a Home Technology Association Certified Luxury Provider, an affiliate member of AIA Chicago and is also a member of the Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA).

Decades as Chicago's Technology Experts

Mills Recording Company was founded in 1939 and specialized in wire recording and playback machines. It began as a recording studio and at times served singers such as Andy Williams and Bing Crosby. During World War II, the studio recorded many patriotic messages for radio broadcast.

For five decades the firm operated retail electronics stores on Michigan Avenue in the heart of downtown Chicago. In addition to advising clients on high-end electronics, Mills also offered professional recording and rental services to business and government agencies. Reflecting a reputation as Chicago’s consumer technology experts, Mills was featured annually on Siskel & Ebert’s Holiday Gift Guide selection program to educate viewers of new home technology trends.

In 1994, Mills Custom Audio/Video was formed, focusing exclusively on the custom install business to best serve our customers. We boast over two centuries of combined industry experience. Mills provides much more than audio and video solutions - we provide integrated technologies for our clients, including control and automation, whole house music, motorized window treatments and lighting (control, design consulting and LED fixtures). In early 2018, we rebranded ourselves as Mills Technologies because we feel it better represents all of the solutions and services that we provide to our clients. As we always have, Mills continues to provide our residential and commercial clients with turnkey technology solutions, including design, installation and integration, service and ongoing system maintenance.

Mills Recording Company photo from 1961

Photo from 1961 by Laird A. Scott

Certifications and Affiliations


What's different about HTA certified companies?

  • Seasoned professionals with proven technical expertise
  • World-class ongoing home automation and support
  • Endorsements from manufacturers, local Chicago and Winnetka industry peers, and design/build professionals
  • Proven, stellar business performance
  • Ability to deliver high-performance enterprise-grade computer networks
  • An exceptional reputation you can trust

CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association)

CEDIA is the global membership association that serves the custom home technology industry through advocacy, connection, and education.  CEDIA members provide technology solutions that allow their clients to experience technology that enhances their everyday lives.

CEDIA Certification is an internationally recognized set of credentials that reflect defined areas of knowledge and skills in the home technology industry. We have a number of CEDIA-certified staff, including a CEDIA Outreach Instructor who is qualified to present accredited AIA continuing education courses.


AVIXA (Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association)

Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 11,400 enterprise and individual members, including systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers, and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and is the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence, and thought leadership.

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