Chester Springs, Pa. - Home Technology Specialists of
America (HTSA) has added three companies to its member roster.
The news additions -- Kiwi Audio Visual, Spire Integrated
Systems and Surround Sounds -- bring the buying group's membership to 63.
HTSA, which is comprised of system integrators, A/V dealers
and custom installers, described each as experts in their fields.
Kiwi, based in Carlsbad, Calif., was founded by Alan
Pickering to provide discerning clients with high-performance home theater and
whole-house A/V systems. The company has more than 150 years of combined staff
experience and is described by HTSA as one of Southern California's premier A/V,
home-theater and home-automation providers.
Pickering said his new affiliation with HTSA "will allow
Kiwi to strengthen its vendor relationships and maintain solid growth for years
Spire, based in Troy, Mich., has provided the greater metro
Detroit market with award winning, state-of-the-art A/V and control systems for
more than a decade, HTSA said. "Our mission and HTSA are perfectly aligned and
I'm proud to be associated with the best of the best in our business," noted
founder Navot Shoresh.
based in Exton, Pa., has served the Philadelphia area for 15 years. Founded by
Ron McGill, the company boasts exceptional customer service on its high-performance
home entertainment solutions under the tagline "Saving the world from bad
electronics since 1997."
"I feel that we have an excellent future within the HTSA
family of companies, and I can't wait to become part of the collaborative
business environment," McGill said.
HTSA managing director Bob Hana said the new additions "extend
our reach into new markets but complement our reach inside of existing markets
to include both integration specialists and specialist retailers, which
together provide customers with the best in showrooms, product solutions,
expert installation and first class service."
Hana, a former president of Runco, joined
HTSA in October following last
summer's departure of longtime executive director Richard Glikes. Glikes
has since begun organizing a new buying group, Azione.