Donnie Brawner

Owner/President & CEO

Donnie Brawner has almost 30 years’ experience in the entertainment and auditorium design industry. He has combined extensive design experience with over 25 years in leadership and management positions. He has created a holistic design approach with a focus on environment creation and unparalleled customer service that has been the center piece of the Paragon 360™ business model. A creative visionary, Donnie manages an award winning team of artisans and technicians who have a driving passion for exceeding their client’s expectations. His focus on building long-lasting customer relationships is evidenced by his extensive list of repeat clients. 

When it comes to church, he understands the necessary changes required of churches to reach today’s culture. He believes that the environment or experience created in a space is critical to reaching today’s generation or the un-churched secular audience. He also understands the careful politics of church business, fund raising, volunteers, multi-phased projects and the delicate balance between traditional and contemporary audiences. He has built a company that has become the design leader in multi-generational church space design.

Donnie and his wife, Karen, started Brawner and Associates in 2000, which is now the parent company of Paragon 360™ and Sounds Great with over 50 employees. As the company has grown, they have continued to expand their products and services far beyond AVL systems to include everything from custom scenic and staging elements to interior design, facility signage and seating. Donnie continues to develop his vision of creating a full-service, turn-key power house of accountability. His leadership and experience drive the creative teams at Paragon 360™ towards greater quality and innovation and continually inspires the team towards total customer satisfaction.

Large facilities to small, churches to mainstream venues, renovations to new construction, his company is creating dynamic and engaging environments all over the U.S.  It’s a steadfast commitment focused on consistently going the extra mile and exceeding expectations – every time.

Previous experience from hundreds of projects over 28 years include:

A Decade of Projects
Sherwood Baptist Church, Albany, GA
Crosschurch, Northwest Arkansas
Radio City Productions, Christmas Spectacular
Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas, TX
Hershend Family Entertainment, Atlanta, GA
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Corporate Meetings
Ittner Architects, St. Louis, MO
Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN
Rockwood Schools, St. Louis, MO

Complete Sanctuary Renovations with churches all over the country including First Baptist Naples, Biltmore Baptist, First Baptist Dallas, First Redeemer Church, Bellevue Baptist, Faith Chapel Christian Center, Crossgates Baptist, Ridgecrest Baptist, Dothan, AL, Cottage Hill Baptist, and Council Road Baptist, plus countless other renovation projects coast to coast.

New Construction Projects nationwide including Crosschurch Pinnacle Hills, Rogers AR, First Baptist Church, Plant City, FL, Rockwood Schools, St. Louis, MO, Covenant Presbyterian, Naples, FL, Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton, VA, Church Eleven32, Allen, TX, and many others across the country.

Live Television, Theatre, and Event Production
“Regis and Kathy Lee” live from Branson, MO
Mexico Presidential Inauguration, Mexico City, Mexico
Ranger Boats Inc, Sixteen Years Producing Annual Dealer Meetings
The Promise, Branson, MO
Live Television Broadcast, “Garth Brooks Live”
Tall Tales 4-D EFX Theater, Stone Mountain, Atlanta, GA,
Over 4,000 shows at Grand Palace Theatre, Branson, MO
“Gloria, A Thousand Voices Sing Christmas” live from Prestonwood
Production & system design for countless Branson Theatres