Welcome to EPS

We are a national business of audio, lightning and stage technicians and equipment specializing in a wide range of festivals, concerts and corporate events.

Since 1994, Event Production Systems has been the production company of choice for premier events in Appleton, the Fox Cities, Wisconsin and across the U.S. With every year that goes by, the roster of successful events only grows. Whether you’re organizing a prestigious annual meeting for your company or looking to develop an entire festival, Event Production Systems has the equipment and engineers to make your event a success. We’ve produced 5,000-plus events in our 26 years of experience and look forward to hosting yours in the future!

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“Now that we have had time to reflect on the event, I would like to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation for your assistance with the sound system and screen set up at St. Mary Central High School’s Zephyrfest Auction. You did an excellent job helping to plan, organize, and execute this event. All of your team members continue to demonstrate utmost professionalism when called upon. An event of this caliber doesn’t just happen, it takes efforts of lots of individuals working toward a common goal to create a memorable experience. We are truly grateful for the important role you played in making this event everything we hoped its would be. Thank you again, Mel, for your assistance and we look forward to working together in the very near future.”

David Voss, President & CEO, Miron Construction Co.

“I have no hesitancy whatsoever in recommending that you consider Event Production Systems as the audio visual contractor for the Fox Cities Exhibition Center. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Melvin Kohl and his team. This company has a history of timely and successful completion of its work. 

I have had the pleasure to work with EPS, and all of our experience during our 10-year association has been extremely positive during all phases of planning, load in, production of events, and load out. The equipment they provide is state of the art. I have worked with them on major events at the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley and at the Fox Cities Performing Art Center with events such as the Red Smith Banquet, Zephyrfest, Secura Insurance, Blue Man Group, Post Crescent’s Aaron Rogers and Randall Cobb.

The EPS staff is flexible, professional and they are experts in the field of event production. Event Production Systems delivers high-quality service and they are always ready to help us through unexpected changes;  I know I can count on them. Event Production Systems has my highest endorsement.”

Tim Duchow, Event Director, Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley

“Appleton’s Octoberfest and License to Cruise events demand a lot of strict attention to detail. We have five music stages and a family fun area that require sound, stages and sometimes lights. Each year we rely on the professional expertise of the EPS owners, management and staff. It is clear that they all work together as a team with a can-do attitude.

Their feedback each year on what worked and what didn’t work is invaluable. They are progressive and help us realize what needs to be considered in order to be more appealing to our attendees. They work well with last-minute, unforeseen changes. They are proactive, so they do not have to scramble. 

We feel that with their experience, integrity and devotion to our success, we get great value for our money.”

Eric Stadler, Entertainment Chairperson, Fox Cities Chamber

“Miron Construction Co. Inc. has had the pleasure of working with EPS for over 10 years.  In the early years we had EPS set up sound systems for us for all our events the we held both in our office and at our job sites. 

The relationship broadened when we began to hire them to do our larger events. We turned to EPS for their expertise for sound, lights, audio/visual, etc.

Zephyrfest is a large auction event held every year at Red Lion with over 700 in attendance. The professionalism and expertise of the entire EPS staff has allowed us to have  a successful event every year. They have transformed the space using their creative lighting options. We most recently had an event with Aaron Rodgers at the Boys and Girls Club and also at St. Mary Catholic High School. Without hesitation, we hired EPS to do all of the lights and sound. It was an amazing event. 

EPS is always willing to assist with all of our needs. A simple phone call and we can rest assured that everything will be taken care of. They have been extremely dependable. Their service is unparalleled. I would highly recommend Mel Kohl and his team to provide their service no matter how large or small the venue.”

Cindy Devalk, Executive Assistant, Miron Construction Co.

“Event Production Systems has assisted Mile of Music Festival since 2013 by providing quality rental equipment and items whenever we need them. We would definitely refer Event Production Systems to anyone in need of their services and we certainly plan on using them again in the future.

When asked about Event Production Systems, Dave Willems , Mile of Music Executive Producer has the following to say. “Since launching the Mile of Music Festival in 2013, our coordination team has worked in various capacities with EPS. The thing that always stands out about Mel and the EPS team is their reliability, and specifically, their willingness to go the extra mile in achieving a positive outcome for each situation.”

Cindy Klein, Accountant/Office Manger, Willems Marketing Inc.

“Over the past five years, I have greatly appreciated the overall excellence your team delivers at each and every event we host.

As Director of Production for Clubhouse Live, each year I am responsible for delivering a world-class event for over 600 people. In addition, our show is streamed live to tens of thousands of fans. Each year my biggest priority is ensuring we have a rock-solid infrastructure, and each year, without fail, EPS has delivered flawless staging, lighting, and audio systems. Your staff has proven to be experts and complete professionals from start to finish. Thank you for bringing your very best every time, it allows my team and me to deliver our very best. I look forward to working with EPS again this year.”

Mike Cruse, Director of Production, USA Today Network