WITH A PASSION FOR MUSIC, A BUSINESS WAS BORN!
A couple of music fans fresh out of college decided it’d be fun to open up a hi-fi store, and Sundown One was born. As the hi-fi hobby evolved, Sundown One evolved with it, expanding into video, commercial audio/video, and eventually home theater and automation.
Founded in 1975
Our Customers Trust Us
Family-Owned & Operated
We Manage Your Electronic Lifestyle
Doug Foster, founder of Sundown One
Doug Foster was born in Springfield on November 10, 1949, the son of George and Wilma Foster. He was raised near the Springfield area in Riverton, which he considered his childhood home and later graduated high school. He attended Illinois College in Jacksonville where he earned a degree in Mathematics.
After graduation, he took a job with the state of Alaska and lived there for a couple of years before returning to his hometown area of Springfield. Upon his return, Doug began developing his love for music and hi-fi by starting Sundown One with his college friend, Jack Wheaton. He also co-founded Greene County Cable Television and ran it as CEO for many years.
Doug was a movie and music enthusiast, who loved to catalog his collection on his computer database. He enjoyed listening to a variety of older music and watching just as many movies, the older the better in his estimation.
We’re happy at Sundown One to continue his legacy of fun, music, and movies.
Doug Foster (right) and Denny Kirchner (left) were friends and brothers-in-law, who loved music, movies, and Yoohoo.
Our staff in the 1980's with Paul Klipsch
Left to Right: Cynthia King, Parker King, Sam Giordano (RIP), Doug Foster (RIP), Robin Foster, Paul W. Klipsch (RIP), Denny Kirchner (RIP), Lark Kirchner, Don Malcom
MEET OUR TEAM
Alex Foster Est. 2007
Alex graduated from Rochester High School in 2005 and from the University of Illinois a few years later. He’s been keeping his desk chair warm at Sundown One ever since.
Neil Davis Store Manager | Est. 2008
Neil’s our jack-of-all-trades. He’s done it all at Sundown One. If you’ve got a question about anything, he’s your man.
James Brady Sales | Est. 2016
Jimmy was a Sundown One customer, and one day he said, “If you would hire me, I’d do anything you need me to do.” So we gave him a mop and a broom and told him to get to work. He has experience in the field, which allows him to help you out with any sales project, because he knows what can and can’t be done.
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