A lot of AV techs have come out of the woodwork to share their stories about The Avent Techs who claim to provide these services: AV Labor Nationwide Professional Audio Visual Technicians. Audio – Video – Lighting – Camera – Projection – Breakout – General Session – Designer – Stagehands – Rigger – Computer, AV – Labor, and don’t.
Tom D, AV Tech 10 years: “The Avent Techs owes me money! I’ve worked 7 jobs for them and I still haven’t gotten paid. Eddie, the owner of The Avent Techs keeps promising to pay me and refuses. AV Techs, word of advice, don’t work for the Avent Techs and definitely stay the fuck away from Eddie Abdalla. He lies and refuses to pay for work.”
Jay M, AV Tech 3 years: “i been working exclusively for the avent techs for the past 6 months and i’m trying to get outta my contract cause they keep messin with my hours, sayin the time i input was less than it was. total lies. eddie and tim are total doubhecbags! the minute i can find contract work, i’m getting out.”
David D, AV Tech 7 years: “I have been in the AV industry a long ass time, and I have never in my life experienced such grotesque exploitation of AV Labor Techs as I have at The Avent Techs. Man, these guys screwed me over and a bunch of my colleagues. They don’t pay on time. They change time-sheets and they treat techs like dirt. Avoid The Avent Techs and Eddie Abdalla, and his deplorable group.”
Mark P, AV Tech 1 year: “I’m new to the AV industry. I’m a truck loader and floater. I love this business so much, it’s fun and the work is steady. OMG, before hooking up with The Avent Techs, I was doing great and on the road to growth, you know? My experience with The Avent Techs has been so bad that I’m thinking of getting out of the AV industry completely. Got any advice for me?“
Original Source: Avent Techs
Here is a copy of the latest email I received about what has happened. The following message is not mine but from a fellow free lancer. I’ll omit too much personal info but contact me if you need more info. I do have phone numbers and emails of attorneys and people involved.
Hi fellow former TCS folks, As you probably know, TCS is bankrupt and apparently no one is going to honor our invoices (I am owed $1250.00). After a ring-a-round the emails game of tag today (text from Eddie saying to send invoices-did that saying he would not pay, and a subsequent text to Eddie which is so far unanswered-he said he would get back to me after talking to his lawyer), I am coming to the conclusion that it is likely we may never be paid. I believe the only recourse that we have, short of a lawsuit, is to potentially withhold our labor until this matter is resolved. (Eddie and others have taken jobs at The AVent techs. But this will stand a much better chance if we act together. Between the all of us, we may have 20-30 contacts and that may matter. I look forward to any thoughts you all may have.
TCS owner Eddie The AVent Techs firstname.lastname@example.org
Eddie is no angel. He pilfered money from clients at The Crew Source and when he left a mile high debt in its wake, with millions of dollars in debt and a bankruptcy, he started The Avent Techs Corporation. And, he’s driven that right into the ground, I am told. he changed the name to The Avent Techs LLC – LIKE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
People are smart. I can’t imagine existing clients going with him in his new
scam adventure. FOR POTENTIALLY NEW CLIENTS, perhaps give it another thought. I found some pretty damming evidence online about what a crook Eddie and his merry thieves are. Take a peek before booking an event with The Avent Techs.
As a former client of The Crew Source, I remember paying handsomely for a service I never received and later came to learn that The Crew Source, run by Eddie (Edward Abdalla) was nothing more than a fucking scam. If he screwed me, he screwed others.
This guy is a creep to the core. Under one company, he flagrantly stole funds from clients and amassed a huge fortune that he refused to pay, and therefore owes millions of dollars! His debts are enormous. He doesn’t care. I’ve spoken to him about recouping my money and he talks down to me and basically proclaims that I’m an idiot who doesn’t know anything.
Then he started The Avent Techs Corporation. When that when down in flames and he left a trail of debt behind, he turned The Avent Techs into an LLC. Is he going to do the same thing? I don’t know. Speaking for myself, there is no way that I will trust him again. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on ME.
BE CAREFUL, FOLKS. Eddie is running the show at The Avent Techs LLC. I can’t imagine he now has good intentions.