At A Glance

BlackOak Technical Productions is a design focused and human-friendly technical production company. We provide full-service design and production to weddings, parties, meetings, and activations for events. Our team works relentlessly to be bold in our design and kind in our approach.

How We Got Here

Under the direction of founder Tom Kehoe of Kehoe Designs, Managing Director Adam McCarthy has grown the Kehoe Designs’ lighting department into what is now BlackOak Technical Productions. With a background in theater design, live production, and a nerd at heart, McCarthy works to keep the brand portfolio on the cutting edge of technical production.

Our Home

BlackOak Technical Productions was born where hard work meets heart—Chicago, IL. From our roots as a part of the Kehoe Designs’ family, we continue to bring a midwestern hustle to events in Chicago and beyond.

Thank you for creating the most amazing reception we could have ever imagined and thank you to your team for executing it flawlessly. I will remember the day for the rest of my life. You are all SO talented and such professionals.
Megan (Bride) from Chicago, IL

I hope you’re not tired of hearing this yet because I’m going to say it again. You are rock stars! Thank you so very much for every moment of hard work and effort that went into our event production.
Leann, Sr. Asset & Communications Specialist, Physicians Realty Trust



Music to the eyes. From classic theatrical effects to modern lighting configurations, lighting design is the core of our aesthetic.


Hear the moment. Delicate or bombastic we finely tune our audio systems to make every seat the best seat.


Harness the pixels. Our designers and engineers deliver cutting edge, creative video display systems that grab attention and boost engagement to maximize your event experience.


Set the stage. Step up to deliver impactful live moments and dynamic presentations with a visual environment that elevates your event.


Enjoy the moment. Orchestrating talent, technical systems, and messaging—our team is present every step of the way ensuring a smooth and engaging show from the first cue to the last cue.

Emerging Technologies

What's next? Mixing the virtual and physical worlds with captivating and functional VR, AR, and interactive technologies so your event is ready for the future.