Chris Grau

Sales and Business Manager

After high school, Chris’ path took him to the United States Air Force where he served for four years as a firefighter. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kent State University and majored in Advertising. Hired out of college by Contract Marketing, a company that specialized in local retail and restaurant marketing, Chris’ job requirements including account management, presentation management and new business solicitation. Host Marriott, Arby’s, Goodyear, Cracker Barrel, Red Robin and Coco-Cola rounded out his client list. Currently, he functions as co-owner, sales and business manager with Lake Erie Video Productions, Inc. Chris enjoys writing, the theatre, travel, reading, basketball and spending time with his two children and his wife Jane.

Jeff Grau

Studio Technician / Editor

Jeff has experimented with video cameras since their arrival to the mass marketing in the early 1980s. During his college years at Kent State, he worked at Channel 2, the local Kent State university television station. After graduation with a degree in radio and tv production, he worked at the Continental Cable branch in Mentor, Ohio and produced local content for their government and local access channels including sporting and political events. Jeff’s role as co-owner includes operation of all editing and production systems. He is proficient in multiple non-linear editing and animation programs, and is an experienced audio and video technician. Jeff is a talented musician, snowboarder and enjoys raising his two children with his wife Emily.

The Story

In 1994, Jeff and Chris discussed forming their own production company – and that is exactly what they did. 15 years later, with thousands of projects successfully completed, this team of brothers is ready to help your organization communicate an idea or a product successfully through the use of internet video, television commercials, and DVD training or sales tools. Pricing is right, quality is great, and they are committed to helping your company reach its goals.

Originally called Geauga Video Productions, Lake Erie Video initially worked for various non-profit organizations such as The American Heart Association, The Epilipsey Foundation and The Red Cross of Greater Cleveland. Today, many business markets are served, including law offices, medical facilities such as University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic, manufacturing plants, and assisted living organizations. Two of Lake Erie Videos largest clients are Geauga Local Access Cable Corporation (G-TV) and DP Ball Advertising. G-TV is a government access channel that provides sport, political and local event coverage for multiple areas of Geauga County. DP Ball Advertising is a national advertising agency that provides advertising print, television, direct mail and radio campaign management for RV and Boat dealers.

Lake Erie Video Productions, Inc.
105B South Street
Chardon, Ohio 44024-1336
Lower Level (underneath Travel Agency)

(440) 286-8706