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Avi Benaim

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Avi Benaim

Avi Benaim is the founder and President of A.B.E. Networks. Avi started the company almost 30 years ago in Silver Spring installing car Audio/Video entertainment systems. As car manufacturers began to offer their own entertainment systems out of the factory and his customer base aged into home ownership, Avi pivoted A.B.E. Networks into residential and commercial technology integration. Avi’s dedication to excellent client interaction and customer service permeates all facets of his company and separates them from the usual home improvement contractor. Over the years, many of Avi’s clients have become beloved friends. A.B.E. Networks recently moved to a state-of-the-art facility in Rockville, Maryland, and has over 35 employees in 4 departments.

Avi is a Montgomery County native and a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase high school and American University. Avi first experienced a loved one succumbing to Colon Cancer after his father passed away when Avi was 10 years old.

In his early 20s, he met the love of his life, Michelle Benaim, née Goldstein, at a philanthropy event that she had organized. Avi and Michelle married in 1998 and have 3 children: Alex, Sam, and Sophia. In the early fall of 2015, Michelle was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. They both became immediately involved with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance; spreading awareness and raising money. Michelle fought incredibly hard even until her last days in October 2017. Avi aims to continue to display the Koach (Hebrew for strength) that Michelle was so well known for.