About Us

Rod Birch - Owner

"Hi, my name is Rod Birch, and I own Car Audio Innovations. I started this business in 1991, out of my parents' garage in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to that, I'd been working on cars and with electronics since I was about 12 years old (about 1976 or so...). I've worked as a mechanic and for a couple different auto body shops and I've done more than a few "side jobs". This includes things like swapping engines and transmissions into cars and trucks, brake jobs, rebuilding carburetors, tune ups, etc. I simply enjoy working on cars, trucks, and boats. (Plus everything else electronic and mechanical that I can get my hands on and learn about.) I am certified as an electronic service technician, and I'm trained in several aspects of automotive repair. I am also a certified 12 volt automotive installer with the Mobile Electronics Certification Program. I enjoy studying the engineering and assembly of modern vehicles. I like to understand the function of just about all of the electrical and mechanical sub-assemblies. I enjoy my work as I learn yet more about car stereo, car alarms, electronics, acoustics, subwoofer cabinet design, vehicle security, high fidelity music reproduction, multimedia, navigation, modern vehicle design; function; assembly methods, etc. I also enjoy making people happy. Every day I work with a few select guys who are just as passionate about their work, and they also enjoy making people happy.

How cool is that?" 

Jake Allen - Store Manager

 "I love cars and I love music what a perfect job! I began installing in 1998 before I even had my first car, but I have been installing professionally for about nine years. I received my mobile electronics certification (MECP) in 2006, and advanced cert. in 2007. I started working at Car Audio Innovations in 2011 when I received the opportunity to further my passion for the industry and learn from very knowledgable people. (Rod, John and Mark) I enjoy coming to work every day because of the great team that I get to work with, the sweet cars I get to work on, and the great shop environment at Car Audio Innovations. Alarms are one of my specialties, and I enjoy the challenge of working on a new model car for the fist time! My favorite part of my job is seeing the big smile on a customer's face when they experience their new system for the first time. My other hobbies are golfing, watching football, and baseball!"


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