Robert Cole

President | Owner

Robert Cole - Portrait

By Michael | Posted: May 24, 2021 6:56 pm | Last updated: May 30, 2021

JACKSONVILLE FLORIDARobert Cole, known by his friends as Bob, started working at Florida Sound in 1985 when hired as a technician with sound and video talent. In 1993, he became the first shop manager who was ever hired from within, overseeing the installation and service departments. And if that in itself didn’t seem enough, in 1999 he and his devoted wife, Diana, bought the company! They both have kept the business flourishing and soulful. Where did Bob get his drive? He knows his entrepreneurial spirit came from his grandfather and he learned his sales savvy from his father, a successful salesperson for GM and Chevrolet back in the heyday of American automobile manufacturing and sales. And what about his Mom? Her determination, fortitude, and generous spirit can be seen in every action Bob takes.


“My grandfather was a self-made businessman who started with nothing and became successful in the automobile repair business. I know he would not want me to give up the opportunity that was given to us in 1999, so we’ve stayed a private family business."

Robert Cole

President | Owner

And Bob, thanks for making Florida Sound an enjoyable place to work for over 36 years. We are so glad to be part of the Florida Sound family under your kindly guidance and leadership.

Robert ColeCertifications & Accomplishments

Certified Specialty Contractor - dbpr - License #ES12001449

Certified Specialty Contractor License ES12001449

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Robert Cole

At Father's Book Signing | "Gems for the Journey"
Robert Cole - Sound & Communication Magazine Artcle

2012 | Robert Cole - Screenshot of article in May 2012 Sound & Communication Magazine | "A Matter of Trust"

Robert & Diana Cole | 2007

2007 | Robert & Diana at Father's Book Signing | "Gems for the Journey"

Robert Cole - 1995 - Working on Stadium

1995 | Robert Cole working on Jacksonville Municipal Stadium


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