About Synergy Residential Services, LLC




 synergy syn·er·gy (sin-er-jee)

The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects. 





Synergy started its life through the vision of founder, Paul Gerhardt and his years of experience in the Home Technology business.

"Too many companies in our industry design systems and user interfaces with what the integrator likes and THINKS is cool while the client just wants it to work", every time!

We pride ourselves in providing just that solution to our clients, be it a basic universal remote or a fully integrated home we have a solution that will fit both your budget and your lifestyle!

Paul's start in the AV business goes back to the days of Home Entertainment in North Houston (prior to the Tweeter acquisition) and quickly moved on to firms focusing on complex systems in estate homes and properties through out Texas and the US. “ I was attracted to the industry by my love for listening to music. When Paul is not enjoying one of the systems Synergy represents he can be found participating in amateur bicycle racing.

Paul resides in the Waco area with his wife Christina, his teenage son and her two children.



Chris Gawlik aka “McGyver” handles the technical aspects of the business from his Stafford Texas base station. Chris was interested in electronics and construction at a young age.

“I have tinkered and labored on some of the smallest and largest projects in the residential home building industry beginning in 1994. I have always looked at things from the perspective of " what if this were my house”. I have been very fortunate to enjoy the work I do and have been blessed by working with and for some of the world’s best and brightest minds, both as coworkers and clients. I look forward to the many challenges technologies will bring and the many ways they may be implemented in our daily use. I look forward to stretching my mind around your project, no matter how big or small”!

Chris resides in the Houston area with his son.



Chris’ technical expertise combined with Paul’s intuition of a client’s interaction with systems is a winning combination.