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Designers of Cutting-Edge Smart Home Solutions

Committed to outstanding customer care and high-quality equipment, Kasted Design Group designs, engineers, installs, and integrates lighting and audio-video systems that provide function, reliability, and efficiency.

Who We Are

Kasted Design Group is an architectural audio, video, and lighting firm with over 40 years of experience in lighting design. Our philosophy is that lighting and technology should complement the architecture, not detract from it. As a result, our designs reveal the architectural design of a space, whether residential or commercial. We are unique in our industry in that we provide innovative lighting and AV design solutions as well as the integration to see those designs come to fruition.

From a few select automation features to full-house automation with a click of a button, we help our clients achieve their smart home desires. Whether it is lighting automation, a multi-purpose theater, or a security system, our designs are created to fit any budget and lifestyle. 

Kasted Design Group is passionate about finding the perfect solution for every client at any location, from the Carolinas to the other side of the country. Let us customize your home with systems that seamlessly fit your family's needs.

Our Mission

Our unique design-minded approach gives our clients an advantage in achieving their design goals for their space. Kasted Design Group strives to provide solutions at the beginning of the client's project. Often, when homes are built, the lighting control and technology are retrofitted to existing plans. The design of the lighting doesn't necessarily coincide with an overall home design. This leads to the awkward placement of recessed lighting or fixtures. Oftentimes, the lighting is not aesthetically pleasing to the overall design of the home.

In contrast, we start at the beginning phase of the home-building process. As an architectural design is being developed, we will sit with the client, as well as their architect and designer, to create a cohesive design that reaches their desired goals. By providing guidance from the beginning, we eliminate conflicts with electrical and technological applications in the design. This process also gives seamless partnering with our clients and their team from design inception to realization when the project is completed.

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Kerry Penwell

CEO Principal

Kerry has been working as a consultant to architects and interior designers for over 20 years. An Oklahoma native transplanted to South Carolina, Kerry built the business by providing balanced lighting design and technology integration in both residential and commercial projects. With a Bachelor of Science degree and a focus in electrical engineering, Kerry merges science with art, taking the very first design idea through the beautiful layering of lighting to the final product. Recognized by both peers and also manufacturers of the latest technology and lighting products, Kerry and his team are sought out for projects locally and across the United States.

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Jeremy Lee

Design Studio Director

As a senior lighting designer originally from Indiana, Jeremy brings over 15 years of experience in design and is responsible for the development of many of the award-winning projects designed by the firm. With a Bachelor of Science degree in IT, Jeremy’s expertise blends lighting design with technology design in advanced 3D modeling. From communicating a design to a client to assisting on final aiming or installation, he understands the flow of projects from conception to completion.

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Brian Brown

Procurement and Security Systems Manager

Brian is our senior A/V technician. His career began with the U.S Army where he managed security and network infrastructure in various installations. A North Carolina native, Brian brings over 20 years of experience in A/V, security, telephone, access controls, fire systems, and CCTV from previous experience. Brian oversees all company procurement and is our lead on security-related projects. He starts with understanding the security concerns and needs, creating systems and components that integrate together, even in non-native ways, and overseeing projects through completion. Above all, he ensures the systems are reliable and meet the end user’s needs.


  • CEDIA Awards: Best Integrated Home
  • CE Pro Magazine: 20XX CE Pro 100
  • CEDIA Awards: Best Residential System under $250k
  • CE Pro: Best Media Room ($50k -$100K)
  • CEDIA Awards: Best Hidden Installation
  • CEDIA Awards: Best Home Theater under $100k
  • CEDIA Awards: Best Special Project
  • CEDIA Awards: Best Documentation


  • Crestron Digital Media Certified – 4K
  • Crestron Gold Certified Programmer
  • Crestron Silver Certified Programmer
  • Crestron Master Programmer
  • Lutron RadioRA2 L1 Certification
  • Lutron Residential Shades Qualification
  • CTS — Certified Technology Specialist
  • CTS – D
  • THX Certified Integrators
  • Certified NEST Installer
  • Savant- Programmer Certified
  • Ruckus WISE Certified
  • Cisco Certified Technician
  • Polycom Video Certified
  • ISF Imaging and Science Foundation
  • CEDIA Certified Installer
  • CEDIA Certified Designer

Industry Memberships

  • CEDIA Member
  • InfoComm Member
  • CEA Member
  • NECA Member
  • SIA Member
  • AIA Member
  • ASID Member
  • IIDA Member
  • NAHB Member

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Our people and the services we provide define who we are. We take pride in delivering a first-class experience for every customer, every time and for the life of your system.

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(864) 297‐1398