STEVENSVILLE, Md. — Video Mount Products (VMP) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year as a provider of mounting solutions for the security, A/V and communications markets.
“Back in 1994 when big and boxy tube televisions were all the rage, VMP quickly became a favorite for mounting these bulky CRTs onto walls and from the ceilings of bars, restaurants, gyms and other commercial venues,” says Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products and a 28-year industry veteran who joined VMP in 1996.
In that time VMP has evolved along with an ever-expanding A/V industry into a leading supplier of flat panel mounting solutions, from installations in educational, institutional and religious applications to lodging, sports venues, residential, health care and restaurants.
The company began as an OEM project to provide mounts for a handful of Maryland electronic distributors whose customers were handling multiple TV installations in small venues. The line began with a product offering of just six items and has evolved into an industry leader now offering nearly 200 SKUs to installation professionals across every facet of the A/V, communications, and security industries.
“While we began strictly offering TV mounts for CRTs, we now provide an extensive line that includes mounts for flat panels and projectors as well as equipment racks and cabinets for security, data and A/V installs,” Fulmer adds. “Additionally, we cater to the needs of our wireless and broadband customers with an array of satellite and antenna mounting products.”
In 1996 when Fulmer was a principal of Keller & Associates, which was the manufacturers’ representative for VMP in the N.Y./N.J. metro area, the founder of VMP hired him to spearhead the company’s growth and market development. In 2005, Fulmer purchased all of the company’s outstanding stock and became the sole owner.
“VMP products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of A/V, communications, and security applications throughout the world,” Fulmer says. “We wouldn’t be celebrating our 20th anniversary without our customers, and that’s why we place such a high emphasis on our customer service.”