HTSA Adds Three Members


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 to come."

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.

 Surround Sounds, 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


last summer's departure

of longtime executive director Richard Glikes. Glikes has since begun organizing a new buying group,




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