Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2014

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346 CHARLESTON STYLE & DESIGN | FALL 14 D E S I G N A s a child, Mount Pleasant native Jerry Tollison would sit contented- ly on the foor, taking apart radio receivers and televisions only to put them back together again. His fascination with what created the pictures and sound began early and never ceased. Today, as the owner of Daniel Island Audio/Video, Tollison enjoys bringing cutting-edge technology to his clients. When asked how he went from a curi- ous child to a successful business owner, Tollison says it evolved one step at a time and was the result of plenty of hands-on ex- perience. As a teen at Wando High School, he enjoyed helping friends install custom stereo equipment in their vehicles. And as more and more opportunities came along, he realized how much he loved it. "I went out there and learned from my mistakes," he muses. "You've got to learn this craft the hard way, not in school. Tech- nology today changes every few months." Eventually, Tollison realized that he didn't State-of-the-Art Daniel Island Audio/Video keeps things sharp BY MAR I E SE BASTIAN | PHOTOG RAPHY BY HOLG E R OB E NAUS

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