Sweeney was working from home as a finance consultant when the pandemic hit in 2020. With other financial consultants now also working from home and bidding for jobs online, his own consulting jobs were getting fewer and far between and he needed to find another source of income.
He was inspired to start DS HOMETECH after having to hang a TV in his own home. A Google search yielded few options for help, and he recognized that it was a service the area was lacking. With his own business, Sweeney can install and calibrate soundbars, install and hang TVs, design and install home theaters, upgrade WiFi – you name it. He is also knowledgeable on Smart Home systems.
Despite majoring in Business Management and concentrating in Finance at UAlbany, a field he worked in for the past seven years, Sweeney has always had an interest in technology.
“The world we live in today revolves around technology,” said Sweeney. “I was always the kid to take stuff apart and put it back together. It snowballed into a genuine interest in technology set-ups.”
He does all the work himself, but has developed a network of general contractors and other professionals. Sweeney admits that technology in the home can be intimidating to most people.
“I make it a point to simplify it as much as possible, and walk with clients through what they want and what I’m doing,” said Sweeney. “At the end of the day, I’m happy if the client has a smile on their face. I take pride in the work I do, and will spend extra time to make sure the work is above and beyond the client’s expectations.”