Advanced Satellite
Your Total RV TV Solution since 1996

About Us

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Knowledgeable Staff

The staff at our shop has over 37 years of audio/video experience between them. They are dedicated to providing high-quality customer support and are well-qualified to diagnose your tech support issues. 


Cal has been in the satellite industry for over 27 years, and has many more additional years' experience in car audio as well. Before launching his own company he worked as a regional trainer for a large, corporate satellite company, training technicians and installers all over the west coast.


Lance has literally been born into Advanced Satellite, as he is Cal's son, and the company was started while his mom was expecting him, during the time that the corporation that his dad had been working for unexpectedly closed their doors, fueling Cal's passion for business ownership.


Lance began tinkering with electronics at a young age. Just like his dad, he always had a knack for working with electronics and fixing things. (He wired cable TV into his bedroom on his own at the age of 12 when he was home alone one day!) He began working summers for his dad in grade school, and by middle school was being taken along to job sites for on-the-job training. Since the age of 13 he has been receiving hands on specialized training by one of the most experienced and knowledgeable technicians in the industry. Lance has been working full-time for our company for nearly five years now, since he turned 18, and is completely self-taught with demonstrated proficiency in the specialized skill of satellite dish refurbishment. 

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We Have Your RV Entertainment Covered

We cover all your Audio Video needs, from replacing / upgrading your old TVs, including cabinetry; home theaters; in-dash stereo/navigation; satellite TV and satellite Internet. 

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WE CAN COME TO YOU

TAKE CARE OF THE CUSTOMERS AND THE SALES WILL COME

In 1996 I started Advanced Satellite Services Inc. in Junction City, OR. I was tired of working for corporate America because they had forgotten how to take care of the customers. I told myself, “Take care of the customers and the sales will come.” I started with just me and my truck working out of my house. I built my business by building relationships with the customers and local coach manufacturers, and was soon working as a contractor for Country Coach, Monaco, & Marathon Coach, eventually even adding a second employee to my business Then 9/11 hit and we almost lost everything. Although this was a very difficult time for my company and my family, slowly I was able to build the company back bigger than ever, finally landing the exclusive Country Coach satellite installation contract. We were the only company doing factory installs for them, to the tune of about 50 systems a month. I had a secretary and two installers. I thought I was on top of the world. I got all caught up in the numbers and lost some of my focus. During this time, fuel prices began to go up and then the economy started going down. Two of the major coach manufactures went bankrupt and put a lot of people out of business and out of work. Knowing I would never get paid for the product and services they owed me I had a choice: to stay angry or put it in the past and get on with the present. This situation has given me the time and opportunity to put things in perspective and helped me to return to my original intent of focusing on my individual customers and making sure they are well taken care of. Selling a product is easy, but installing it and taking care of the customers after the job is finished is the most important! So if you are looking for quality workmanship, the most experienced technicians in the RV industry, and want to have the confidence that you will be taken care of both during and after the install, you won’t find a better company for the job. Feel free to contact me anytime with any question. There is never a dumb question.

 

Thank you,

Cal Thorne, Owner 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

If you have any question at all feel free to call during normal business hours.

We want to make sure our customers are taken care of!

And remember there are no dumb questions. 

Advanced Satellite

P.O. Box 567, Junction City, OR 97448, US

(541) 607-8968

Hours

Mon

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thu

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

By Appointment

Sun

Closed