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Jason Hoppen


Jason started Hoppen Home Systems in 2003. He wanted to create a company that offers entertainment with convenience, built on satisfaction and trust. With his IT and electrical background, home automation was the future in homes. Jason started as a one-man show working out of his home. Several years later, with a few employees, he moved the business to the Falkenburg location. Now he has an office staff, outside sales and a growing team of technicians with a fleet of 5 vans. Jason takes great pride in providing all employees with training opportunities to improve themselves and their skills, as it will reflect in what Hoppen Home Systems stands for. The focus is always on completing each job 110% to the client’s satisfaction.


Jason is originally from Connecticut. He and his wife moved to Florida to be close to family. He enjoys traveling in his camper with his wife and 2 daughters. And they love watching hockey. Go Bolts!

Matt Stafford

V.P. of Technical Solutions

Matt broke into the custom audio video industry with Hoppen Home Systems in 2010.  Over the next 6 years his love of home automation grew and he took on the role of lead programmer and aided Jason in running the technical and installation side of the business.  In 2016, Matt had the opportunity to take a position with Control4 as a Technical Field Manager.  He spent the next few years as a technical rep for Control4 providing training and support to dealers in the Southeast and Caribbean.  In January of 2019 Matt returned to Hoppen Home Systems to once again team up with Jason to deliver not only great systems to consumers, but a great experience as well.  Matt has been married to his wife Cindy for 12 years and they love to travel.  

Samantha Lane

Director of Operations

Samantha joined the Hoppen team in 2013. She has 20+ years bookkeeping experience, 10+ years experience of office/warehouse management and previous experience in the audio/video industry. She oversees the operations department and provides basic troubleshooting.

When Samantha is not providing customer service in the office, she volunteers with American Cancer Society events and several animal rescue organizations. She enjoys walking with her dogs, reading on her kindle and traveling with her husband.

Sara Masters

Operations Manager

Sara joined the Hoppen team in 2018 and is a newcomer to the audio video and home automation fields. Her background in IT and operations includes 25+ years’ experience in industries ranging from travel brokerage to auto racing.

A Tampa native, when Sara is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dogs, gardening and cooking.

Darren Knight

Service Technician

Darren is a Tampa native and joined the Hoppen Home team in July of 2017 and is passionate about the A/V industry and Smart Home technology. He comes equipped with a wealth of knowledge and over 20 years’ experience working with electronics. Darren loves what he does, making homes compatible with smart home technology and working to exceed customer’s expectations. He studied at USF and still enjoys attending USF games and sports in general (Go Rays, Lightning & Bucs!). Darren volunteers his talents with the sound department at his church and enjoys spare time golfing and with his family. He has been married 7 years and has 3 young, energetic daughters, which keeps him busy!

Bobby Ramudit

Senior Programmer

Bobby joined the Hoppen team in July 2014. He has 18+ years in the low voltage industry. Bobby is a Control4 (Tech II) and PakEdge (PCNA) certified technician. 

William Soto

Senior Installer

William came to Hoppen Home Systems with 5 years experience in low voltage and 10 years experience in electrical and plumbing installations. He graduated high school in Columbia and went on to earn a Mechanical Engineer degree. 

Mike Drumheller


Mike was born and raised in Florida. He built police cars prior to working for Hoppen Homes Systems.  He enjoys fishing and family time.

Shawn Lawless



333 Falkenburg Rd N, Suite A117, Tampa, Florida