Founded in 1974, Crutchfield Corporation is one of the leading catalog and Internet retailers of consumer electronic products in the United States. The company has its headquarters and a retail store in Charlottesville, Va. Its Web site Crutchfield.com offers shopping options to buyers of cars and home audiovisual products. In addition, its CrutchfieldAdvisor.com is a Web site that serves as a source of consumer electronics. Crutchfield Corporation was the first vendor-authorized audio and video retailer on the Internet and is one of only two retailers to have won BizRate's coveted Circle of Excellence award more than five times. In addition, it offers gift cards of different denominations. Crutchfield Corporations customer care center staff offers services through phone, e-mail and live online chat.