About Us - 30+ Years of Audio Store Service
David Rother, the original owner of Hi-Pro Audio in Victoria Texas, is remembered by his friends and family for his iconic and colorful van which boasted a huge build with 24 15-inch audio subwoofers. According to his nephew, Justin Hosek, Rother’s dream was to open a car audio shop. In 1987, Rother’s father, Erwin Rother, loaned him money to start a business that began in a small Victoria County Texas retail location. The audio store business eventually grew and Rother ended up selling his van in order to gain funds to pour a concrete slab and build a new location.
Rother’s nephew, Justin Hosek shares, “Before the building was complete, he passed away in 1991. There were three walls up and my grandpa wanted to finish it. They kept the audio store business going in his memory. Today, we’re continuing David’s dream.”
Hi-Pro Audio has been in business for well over 30 years at this same location and Henry Hosek, Justin’s father, has been managing it since 1991 while Erwin and Martha Rother remain the owners. Henry and Justin Hosek, the father-and-son team, act as the main sales staff, but a majority of their installers are also cross-trained in product and pricing knowledge. The bulk of their business focuses on car speakers and car audio installation, but they also work with vehicle safety, marine audio or boat speakers, atv speakers, additional powersports audio, and motorcycle speakers.
Hi-Pro Audio is located at “the crossroads,” in Victoria, Texas near highways 59 and 77. The audio store continues to draw clients from numerous towns like Austin, San Antonio, and Houston Texas.
Henry is a native Victorian, he graduated from Stroman High School in 1983. He then attended Victoria College with studies in instrumentation and electrical and graduated from VC in 1985. Henry has been store manager of Hi-Pro Audio since 1991. He has worked for the family business since 1985 but was asked to "take over" the audio store as manager after the tragic loss of his brother-in-law, David Rother the founder of Hi-Pro Audio. During the past 38 years Henry has trained many employees, whom have become long time friends and business owners themselves, has had many repeat customers (first and second generation audio fanatics!), installed audio systems for many local car dealerships, boat and powersports dealers and everyone who comes in the store knows Henry. In his spare time many also know him for being a fiddle player. Starting back in the early 80's he has played music in many local bands, crossroads area country oprys, charity events and also sings some great country music! His other hobbies are boating, rc cars, and camping. He loves to travel on trips with his wife Janet of 36 years and his children.
Justin has lived in Victoria, TX his whole life. Growing up at the family business and helping his grandfather Erwin Rother (Buddy) at the Victoria Hobby Shop. At an early age, he grew a passion for automotive cars and trucks. Justin graduated from Memorial High School in 2005 and attended Victoria College earning a Business Management degree in 2010. Working at the Victoria Hobby Shop til 2001, he began working part time at Hi-Pro Audio in 2002. Justin is currently the Assistant manager and has installed car audio for over 20 years. He has been awarded Top 50 Installer by Mobile Electronics Industry for the past 3 consecutive years. He has many hobbies from fishing, camping and boating. Loves to travel with his wife, Megan Hosek and their dogs. His other passion for several years was drifting his Toyota Corolla on the Lonestar Drift circuit and cruising in his old Toyota Supra.
Great service and knowledge of the product they sell. Give help on phone to adjust
settings and always helpfulwith add-on items.
I would highly recommend Hi-Pro audio for the novice or more experienced listener