BARRINGTON, IL: Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), the nation’s leading hybrid-retail and custom integration buying group, is pleased to announce further expansion of its membership roster with the addition of six new dealers since the conclusion of their Spring Members Conference just weeks ago. This new set of members is in addition to the six new dealers who joined just prior to the conference.
HTSA’s Spring Members Conference, held this year in San Diego, was a seminal event that many participating vendor partners and members described as the most passionate, energetic and impactful meeting ever held in the group’s 21-year history. At that event, the organization noted it was enjoying strong growth on all fronts, including: an expanding number of members, an increasing number of vendors partnering with the group, and huge growth in the total amount of members’ purchases from HTSA vendor partners. These results represent a validation of dramatically re-engineered group initiatives from Executive Director Jon Robbins, launched when he was appointed just 18-months earlier.
A Record Number of Inquiries
Since the Spring Conference, the organization reports an unprecedented level of interest, with a record number of inquiries from dealers around the country that are either unaffiliated, or affiliated with others.
The six new members joining HTSA are:
- Audio Video Excellence (AZ)
- Automated Environments (AZ)
- Relative Home Systems (TX)
- Sage AVT (NY)
- Tunnelvision Technology dba TVTI (IL)
- Wicked Smart Homes (FL).
“We’ve always viewed HTSA as the upper echelon of buying groups. For us, joining HTSA was an opportunity to be included with some of the best dealers in the industry,” said Mark Bolduc, President of Wicked Smart Homes in Florida. “We are excited to be able to share best practices with some of the highest performing integrators in the country. And even though we’re so busy, Jon has gotten us out of our comfort zone – in a good way - and we are taking advantage of HTSA’s excellent educational programs.”
With these new dealers, HTSA now features a total of 75 members with no fewer than 116 locations. HTSA members are selling and installing sophisticated high-end, high-performance AV and home automation systems in all major markets across the U.S.
A Coherent Footprint
As HTSA has grown over the years, it has attracted a very high caliber dealer who is typically a leader in their respective local market. The group’s package of cutting edge brands, strong programs, commitment to selling high-end, high-performance systems, and a dedication to custom education initiatives has attracted a similar type of equally committed home technology specialist. With this being the case, the organization presents a very consistent profile throughout the country.
Another benefit of HTSA’s coherent footprint is that it assures vendors that they will receive strong support across a large cross-section of the membership, rather than the typically more fragmented support that may occur in less disciplined organizations.
"This particular group of new members is a great example of the level of dealer quality we find interested in joining HTSA," said Jon Robbins, Executive Director of Home Technology Specialists of America, Inc. "Each of them understands the value of driving the high-performance AV and home automation business segments, and each of them fit right into our group business model and culture. As we continue to grow HTSA, the consistent quality of our member profile will become more and more obvious. I anticipate great contribution from these market-leading dealers – all of our members benefit from enriched best practices sharing with fresh ideas from prominent dealers such as these new like-minded members."
New Member Profiles
Audio Video Excellence: Most likely your doctor won’t, but Fountain Hills AZ-based Audio Video Excellence (AVE) is happy to make house calls to potential clients’ residences throughout their home state of Arizona and beyond, if necessary. Clients can also visit their 4,000 sq.ft. showroom with all the latest technology on display to see, hear, feel and use. The company accepts projects of any size, with a particular focus on audio/video, automation, and home entertainment installations. AVE’s highest priority is to offer solutions that fit their clients’ budget and lifestyle. See more at: www.audiovideoexcellence.com.
Automated Environments: Mesa, AZ-based Automated Environments provides complete, custom electronic solutions in both the residential and commercial channels. AE teams achieve and maintain their expertise through ongoing training, proven systems, prompt communication and superior products. The company promises clients it will provide integrity, competency, responsiveness and respect. See much more at: www.aearizona.com.
Relative Home Systems: Based in Houston, TX, Relative Home Systems (RHS) is a full-service residential and commercial custom electronics design and integration company. Their world class team contains experts in key disciplines and is focused on providing clients with the best products and services around. Learn more at: www.relativehomesystems.com.
Sage AVT: Sage Audio Video Technology, based in Manhattan, NY says they are not your typical audio/visual integration company – they know a successful project is more than cutting edge technology. Clients, Sage AVT says, want both total control and peace of mind. The company stands behind their installations for the long haul…taking pride in their diverse and premium services. They say their clients rely on their expertise, informed communication and commitment to seamlessly execute their needs. With Sage AVT, the first thing you get is a relationship. See more at sageavt.com.
Tunnelvision Technology dba TVTI: TVTI in Chicago offers all the right connections for clients’ homes and offices. They bridge the gap between possibility and reality. The company prides itself on being able to take complicated systems and put them in the hands of ordinary users. Technology is complex – using it shouldn’t be. From smart home systems to video conferencing solutions and surveillance cameras to digital signage, TVTI makes the latest technology simple to use. See more on the spectacular residential and commercial solutions offered by TVTI at www.tvti.com.
Wicked Smart Homes: Sarasota, FL-based Wicked Smart Homes was founded in 2009 when the managing partners discovered the Sarasota/Bradenton areas sorely needed a smart home company with cutting edge home automations solutions and a heavy emphasis on customer service and satisfaction. Thanks to this philosophy, the company gets more than 90% of their business from repeat customers and referrals. Relationships, the company says, are the keystone of the company. Serving both residential and commercial segments, WSH guarantees client satisfaction. Learn more about WSM at: www.wickedsmarthomes.com.
There are many benefits to becoming a member of HTSA including the world’s best assortment of high-performance AV & automation brands, the industry’s best and most profitable dealer programs, comprehensive custom educational programs to keep your teams on the leading edge, world-class group events with best practices sharing among the industry’s top organizations, and – soon – a world’s first, truly ground-breaking online digital marketing initiative.
To learn more about HTSA and its many membership benefits, visit: www.HTSA.com.
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