About Us

Stereotypes was founded in 1982, as a family owned and operated business specializing ONLY in high-end home audio/video equipment, accessories and related services.

We maintain a staff of trained professionals to guide you in creating a system that fits your needs. Let our knowledgeable and professional sales staff help you in adding to or upgrading a system you may already have.

Stereotypes has equipment to meet the needs of everyone, no matter what your budget may be. There is no job that is too small or large. let our professional sales staff help you in adding to or upgrading your existing system.

Charley started Stereotypes in 1982 with partners Carlos and Clara (his parents)
He was born in Daytona Beach and grew up skateboarding and surfing.
He started his Pro Skateboarding career at age 15. At age 17 he was traveling the country and competing at a professional level.
At the age of 22, and back in Daytona Beach, his love of music and sound systems had him selling and installing car stereos to friends.
He decided to rent a small warehouse and make a business out of it. The customers came.
Outgrowing the small warehouse almost immediately, property was purchased and Stereotypes was built 3 years later.
Home audio worked it’s way to Charley’s primary focus. 38 years later Charley’s love of music, talent for designing systems is still in full swing.
His years of experience with high end products have helped him design systems in some of the many of the most prestigious homes in Central FL
He has designed for Pro Athletes, Rock Stars and even helped with a system on the USS Topeka Nuclear Navel Sub.
Charley Loves sound, loves high end equipment, and loves to be challenged by customers with their idea’s and needs in home systems.

Meet Joni! V.P. of Stereotypes
Joni moved to Daytona Beach from Louisville, Kentucky in 1977. She met Charley (owner of Stereotypes) in 1983. It was 1 year after he started Stereotypes.
They have been together ever since. She worked as a cosmetologist, was talent and model in the Kawasaki jet ski commercials for a number of years, and a clothing and collectible soft parts manager for Daytona Harley Davidson.
Her favorite role in life has been wife of Charley and mother of their 2 children. Their son Charley lll and Gabby are adults now.
These days you will find Joni at Stereotypes doing a little organizing, packing electronics up for shipping, or making a few calls to help the guys stay organized.
Joni says while laughing, that can be a full time job in itself. She doesn’t claim to ever be a salesperson for the high end electronics they carry,
but the appreciates the products and the systems Charley designs for clients. Joni loves supporting Stereotypes in any way she can.

Steve started life in upstate New York.( Home of McIntosh) He discovered audio and a love of music at his Uncles house at the age 8 years old.
His Uncle Bill had a magnificent McIntosh system and Steve was hooked.
He started music lessons and played Viola in the High School Orchestra, he went on the road to play keyboard in a Rock band for a few years.
He mastered many musical instruments. He worked in the banking industry, and sales of musical equipment.
After retiring he has come back to his love of Hi-End Audio equipment.
Steve has been working as the lead expert salesperson in audio and video systems at Stereotypes for 22 years.
He love’s to spend time talking to his clients and keep them up with todays the newest technology.