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Integrators Reveal Favorite Brands

The following brands are used the most by the CE Pro 100 integrators.

CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis
Did you make the CE Pro 100 list this year?

If you did, congrats -- you're a member of an elite group. But if you didn't make it this year, that doesn't mean you won't be there next year.

To help you learn from this year's CE Pro 100, we've gone through the top brands that the members use in their installations.

During the profiling of the CE Pro 100, we asked the industry’s highest-grossing dealers to break down what they offer in 34 product categories.

We've tallied up those results and are sharing it with you. Here are the top brands used by the CE Pro 100 integrators.

Click here to download the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

View a slideshow of the top five brands in each category.

CE Pro 100
CE Pro 100 Reports 12% Decline in Revenue
Average company earned $6.59 million in 2008, down from $7.4 million. Average number of installations drops 5 percent.
Crunching the Numbers
Trends, takeaways and trite observations about the CE Pro 100 integration companies.
How the Top 3 Companies Remained the Same
Guardian Home Technologies, Modia and Audio Command Systems once again are the top three companies in the CE Pro 100.
Download the Complete CE Pro 100 List
Get the list and find out who made this year's most prestigious custom installation ranking.
Verifying the CE Pro 100: How It's Done
This year, 87 of the 100 companies provided verification in the form of copies of tax returns or letters from an outside CPA.
Positive Signs from the CE Pro 100
How many other industries would be elated to be down just 12 percent during this "great recession"?
Integrators Reveal Favorite Brands
The CE Pro 100 highest-revenue-earners indicate their top brands in each of 34 custom electronics categories.
Inside the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis
We're taking the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis one step further, looking at some of the products from manufacturers in several of the 34 product categories.
6 Secrets to Success
CE Pro 100 companies were asked to offer advice on marketing and employee management. Some (hire a CFO) are easy to understand and some (what's this about a car wash?) aren't so simple.

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About the Author

Robert Archer, Senior Editor, CE Pro
Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass.

2 Comments (displayed in order by date/time)

Posted by colintemp  on  06/08  at  03:45 AM

Unbelievable that there is no category for Projectors in the report.

Posted by bob archer  on  06/08  at  06:06 AM

the complete report, which includes projectors is in the June edition of CE Pro’s print edition.

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