Dodge Theater - Phoenix, AZ
Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, CA
Experience That Makes a Difference
Protech was founded in 1988 in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, NV. Our mission was to combine our expertise in the performing arts industry with a state of the art, safety-conscious equipment line with the most competitive pricing available.
Since that time, Protech has grown to become a premier installation, manufacturing, and design firm throughout the world. With an impressive portfolio spanning more than 2000 projects ranging from the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas to small high schools and churches, Protech’s expertise includes both manual and automated rigging, lifts, fire curtains, variable acoustics, drapery, and safety equipment used in performing arts venues and night clubs. Our unique line of products includes run-away prevention devices, industry leading lift and control systems, and even green products which qualify for LEED credits.
Our unique position as a designer, manufacturer, and installer allows us to cut out non-value added markups as well as share our expertise with contractors and consultants who are not familiar with the challenges and pitfalls unique to the theatrical industry. We are able to provide estimates and value-added engineering during the design phase of new construction and engage in real time file sharing to reduce lead time. Protech has worked with many of the world’s leading consultants, architects, and contractors applying our experience in both renovations and public works projects in addition to new construction.
In addition to theatrical experience, Protech regularly contracts, manufactures, and installs products used for heavy material handling applications for both general industry and the military. Our expertise in life safety critical overhead hoisting draws a great number of parallels between theatres and numerous other applications. We specialize in rapid development of custom products.
- Recognized employer of ETCP certified technicians
- Member United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
- Member PLASA
- Member US Green Building Council (USGBC)
- Member Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA)
- Member Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)
Protech Awards & Recognition
- October 2008 – Created “Green Products” LDI category Lighting Dimensions International Tradeshow ’08, Las Vegas, Greenscene Products which qualify for LEED credits
- October 2010 – Product of the year honorable mention, Rigging and Hardware Lighting Dimensions International Tradeshow ’10, CertaStop™ automatic centrifugal brakes
- Octobter 2010 – Product of the year honorable mention, Controls Lighting Dimensions International Tradeshow ’10, Smart Motion™ Touch intuitive rigging controls
- April 2013 – CertaStop™ named a Game Changer Overhead Hoist and Crane Magazine, feature article
- October 2001 – Product of the Year, Software and Lighting Tools Lighting Dimensions International Tradeshow ‘01, Orlando, for SmartMotion touch screen wireless rigging control.
- November 1999 – Product of the Year, Rigging and Hardware Lighting Dimensions International Tradeshow '99, Orlando, for LinkLift
- June 1999 – Presidents Safety Award From Perini Corporation for Paris Hotel & Casino project.
- October 1998 – Product of the Year, Rigging and Hardware Lighting Dimensions International Tradeshow '98, Phoenix for Nysteel Sheaves
- October 1997 – Honorable mention in newly created category, Rigging and Hardware Lighting Dimensions International Tradeshow '97, Las Vegas for SmartMotion Rigging Control Systems
Tom BreuhlParamount Pictures – Viacom - End User
Project: Paramount Studio 29
“Thanks to your help we have successfully been able to complete production of shows such as The Arsenio Hall Show, Marilou for Group W Productions, Stephanie Miller for The Walt Disney Company, and All That for Nickelodeon… The advanced rigging system we have is a key element in our total video/sound/staging capacity. It allows us to rig efficiently and operate effectively, and that gives [us] a sales advantage. We are most appreciative of your complete, competent, and professional support”
Fred MasinoFMTC - Theater Consultant
Projects: California State University Northridge, Imperial Palace Showroom, …
“Protech is now recognized throughout the theatre consulting profession as a respected leader in the industry, not only as an installer, but as a rigging and controls manufacturer. I have never hesitated to call [Protech] for advice, technical information, or design consultation. As a result I am better able to satisfy my clients demanding design requirements… I place Protech at the top of my bid lists”
Joseph DeMeisLandmark - Entertainment Group
Project: Caeser’s Palace Magical Empire
“It has been a pleasure for me to be associated with such a professional group. While working on the drapery and rigging installation of Caesar’s Magical Empire there were a tremendous help; especially their precise estimated costs for all items bid and manufactured. [They] have an outstanding ability to work with not only a demanding art director, but all requirements handed to them by our client.”
James HoffmanHoffman & Associates - Contractor
Project: California State University
“I would like to thank Protech for the work done at the Performing Arts Center with such a high degree of skill and professionalism. During the course of the project there were many tough decisions to make and difficult schedules to keep. Protech always played the part of the willing partner working together with the project team to find solutions that fit our budget and responding to schedule demands to coordinate with other trades. You are a,”Construction manager’s contractor”, arriving at the site when needed, doing quality work, providing creative solutions to many problems, and completing work on time. Protech would be my first choice for theatrical work on future projects.”
Jerry GoddenTheatre Projects Company - Theater Consultant
Project: Walt Disney Concert Hall
“The lift installation is complex and required both Theatre Projects [consultants] and Protech to work closely together to resolve technical issues… We were very pleased with the final results. Thanks again [Protech] for a great installation.”
Jonathan LentzElectrical Contractor
Project: Willamette University Retrofit
“I have been consistently pleased with [Protech’s Installers] work, attitude, and conscientiousness through this project. As an Installation Superintendent, Chuck is unparalleled. [He] constantly ran a safe jobsite, maintained sane work hours for the local hands, and his excellent sense of humor greatly contributed to such an efficient projects. I appreciated [Protech’s] attention to detail, willingness, and ability to work with other contractors and University officials. [They] were always cordial and considerate of the myriad of details that are overlooked in a retrofit situation. I will include Protech Theatrical on my future jobs in the theatrical business.”
Robert ScalesUniversity of Southern California - Customer
USC: Bing Theatre
“We appreciate your team at Protech for their involvement with the concept, planning, design, construction, and installation of the Bing Theatre orchestra pit lifts. Your ability to deliver and complete the installation of the lifts in our very tight window of the theatre’s availability was greatly appreciated. We are proud to be one of the first installations of LinkLift in this country. Thanks for helping us achieve an inventive, cost effective, and professional installation.”
Paul AneshanselMichigan Tech - Technical Director - Customer
Michigan Tech: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
“Protech’s wealth of knowledge and considerable experience in both installations and R&D should set an example for other rigging manufacturers. As with any construction project there are always hurdles and conflicts that can take a clean design and turn it into a maze of mule blocks and cable. Protech spent a considerable amount of time coordinating with other trades to minimize conflicts. Protech is the wave of the future and I would recommend their team to any project that wants to be successful and stay on budget!”
HEATHER TALENAHJacobsen Construction – General Contractor
Project: Granger High School, Salt Lake City, UT
“The project is the physically largest high school in the state of Utah, at nearly 448,000 SF located on an 18 acre site.
This project presented a multitude of challenges, to which Protech engaged as our partner in resolving with the utmost professionalism and definitely going the extra mile.
The quality of the work is excellent and everyone is thrilled with the results. The detail and care that your team brought to each aspect of the work shows in the fabulous product that we were able to provide to the owner. It really is a showpiece.
Protech is the kind of subcontractor that we love working with.”