Who We Are

Element Smart Control Systems was founded in 2015 by longtime audiophile Jack Dennis.

Jack’s years of experience and passion for his work made him the perfect person to serve an unmet need in the Upstate: the need for an audiovisual company whose quality and care for their clients would be something that builders and contractors could be proud of.

Today, our company carries the same level of enthusiasm for our work. We’ve become known for our ability to design state-of-the-art audiovisual and home automation setups to meet our clients’ unique needs while maintaining relationships long after a project is complete. We handle it all so that builders and contractors can dedicate their undivided attention to their portion of a project.

Building Partnerships With Renowned Builders and Contractors

Our team works with some of the best custom builders in the area to provide customized, turnkey solutions for homeowners.

Fostering Convenience, Comfort, and Connectivity All Around the Upstate

Element Smart Controls’ work can be found in some of the area’s most prestigious neighborhoods.

  • Downtown Greenville
  • Augusta Rd. / Greenville Country Club
  • Chanticleer
  • Thornblade
  • Cobblestone
  • Collins Creek / Parkins Mill
  • Gower Estates
  • Alta Vista
  • Montebello
  • The Manor / Hollingsworth
  • The Cliffs Communities
  • And More…

Meet our Expert Team

Jack Dennis

Jack is the proud founder and owner of Element Smart Control Systems. Those that know Jack know that business was a no-brainer for him—his musical background makes him perfect for the role. Prior to founding Element, Jack was the proud owner of local music store, Earshot, and worked as a local live music promoter for 15 years. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

Jack is married and has two teenage daughters. He enjoys being known as the “music geek” in his family, and spends what free time isn’t dedicated to music coaching basketball, woodworking, and playing golf.

Lanny Jennings

Lanny has 21 years of experience designing audio and video systems, theater rooms, smart home automation systems, and Hi-Fi stereo components. He is the Vice President of Element and a self-proclaimed audiophile. Lanny loves all things music and A/V-related.

Lanny is married and has one daughter and one grandson. In his spare time, he also enjoys working on motorcycles and watching football.

Forest Gregory

Forest is one of the expert technicians that makes Element’s installation team one of the best around. His 10 years of experience in the audio/video installation, programming, and wi-fi networks make him perfectly suited to outdo our clients’ expectations each and every time. Forest is certified by the state of South Carolina as a security designer and installer.

Forest is married and has one son. He loves the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.

Aaron Caudle

Aaron adds nearly a decade of A/V experience to the Element team. He is a certified Crestron programmer, a certified Control 4 programmer, and a certified network designer and installer. Aaron is a proud “tech whiz” and graduate of North Carolina State University.

When he’s not working, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife and family.

Why Work With Element?

Find out what type of experience we set to deliver and see exactly what sets us apart from other A/V and home automation companies.