Since you guys don’t do any customizing of your themes, do you have any suggestions for adding components, while still maintaining the integrity of the theme so it can continue to be updated? I would like to hire someone to do this, but don’t want to damage the theme in any way.
Firstly i would suggest you to create a child theme if you did not create already ( You can follow instructions from this video Devin prepared http://vimeo.com/channels/aviathemes/67221517 )
You can continue to update your theme as long as you make changes on child theme. Kriesi.at is actually an Enfold child theme.
If you hire a quality developer, they should be able to customize the theme without damaging its functionality. You can look for developers on