Our Story

Brawner & Associates, the parent company of Paragon 360™ and Sounds Great, was formed in 2000 by Donnie and Karen Brawner, who have over 27 years of experience in entertainment, auditorium design, and live event production.

The company was formed to utilize their knowledge and experience to create a one-of-a-kind company. With a focus on building the strongest client relationships, Brawner & Associates listened to the needs of their clients and created a design-build company committed to unparalleled customer satisfaction and a holistic design approach that delivers true accountability. Among their many clients, Brawner & Associates provided lighting design and technical direction for multi-million dollar corporate meetings for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., three times annually for 10 years.

 Paragon 360™ was formed in 2010 to meet the demands of our growing clientele, and as a re-branding of Brawner & Associates and its expanding list of services and product lines. The company started in-house fabrication of their scenic and staging products. Paragon 360™ greatly expanded their fabrication capabilities again in 2012 to almost limitless options from metal and wood fabrication to acrylics, aluminum, 3D scanning and routing, deep draw vacuum forming, molding and casting, foam fabrication, digital printing, and laser engraving. Between 2011 and 2013 Paragon introduced its own product line of industry leading Drum Enclosures and Modular Staging products.

Sounds Great/SG Integration was acquired by Brawner & Associates in October of 2013. Sounds Great/SG Integration is a Springfield, Missouri, based company that has been providing high-quality audio and video design and installation for over 30 years. Brawner & Associates and Sounds Great have worked together on many projects over the years, so joining the two companies was a logical fit. With this acquisition, Paragon 360™ picked up direct dealerships for over 180 product manufacturers, ensuring that our clients get high-quality products at a very competitive price.

Among Paragon 360™ and Sounds Great’s many clients, they have provided design and equipment to Herschend Family Entertainment (HFE) for over 20 years. HFE owns Silver Dollar City, Showboat Branson Belle, Dixie Stampede, and White Water in Branson, MO, in addition to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN, and Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta, GA.

In 2016, Paragon became a distributor and licensed installer of FabriTRAK® products, the industry leading acoustical wall and ceiling solution since 1977. 

Paragon 360™ has become a leader in church space design. Paragon 360™ provides design build services to hundreds of churches from all across the nation, from mega-churches to small churches. Clients look to leverage Paragon’s experience to assist them in creating an engaging environment in their church spaces, from sanctuaries, children/youth areas, & multi-purpose rooms to lobbies, chapels, and multi-site campuses.

Our commitment to customer satisfaction has driven us to grow and expand throughout the years to meet the changing needs of our clientele. Truly, our story has just begun. Our vision is to be the design leader for church and corporate environment creation. Our growing list of satisfied clients attests to our commitment to forging strong client relationships, and to providing an end product that exceeds our clients’ expectations.