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Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

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Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

April 24, 2017 CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.

How CE Pro 100 Custom Installation Firms Handle Hiring Challenges

How CE Pro 100 Custom Installation Firms Handle Hiring Challenges

April 24, 2017 CE Pro top 100 integrators respond to labor crisis with focused programs for career development to attract and retain technicians and salespeople.

The Most Popular Outdoor Technology Isn’t What You’d Expect

The Most Popular Outdoor Tech Isn't What You'd Expect

April 06, 2017 The first-ever CE Pro Outdoor Technology Study reports 23% yearly growth in exterior installations. See the most popular technology, frequently used brands and end-user cost for outdoor projects in 2016.

Car Audio Is Second-Fastest-Declining Profession in U.S.

Car Audio Is Second-Fastest-Declining Profession in U.S.

March 30, 2017 12V car audio installation market is ripe for picking by CE pros seeking to hire new technicians. It is expected to decline by 50% by 2024.

Blame Colin Kaepernick for Your Drop in Home Theater Installations

Blame Colin Kaepernick for Your Drop in Home Theater Installations

March 08, 2017 Massive 43-page study by TiVo reveals viewing habits of consumers related to streaming, pricing, mobile and more. Drop in NFL ratings definitely due to political backlash from ‘player/team politics.’

What Are Today’s Employees Looking For in a Job?

What Are Today’s Employees Looking For in a Job?

February 27, 2017 Salary and benefits matter — but not as much as intangible benefits like company culture, challenging work and career advancement potential.

Workforce Study: How to Find and Train the ‘Perfect’ Technician

Workforce Study: How to Find and Train the ‘Perfect’ Technician

February 27, 2017 First-ever joint CTA/CE Pro Workforce Study identifies key skillsets, budgets and resources for hiring, training and retaining technicians.

CE Pro’s State of the Industry Report Exposes One Big Problem

CE Pro’s State of the Industry Report Exposes One Big Problem

February 01, 2017 Unemployment is down, housing starts are up and the stock market is high. However, CE Pro's State of the Industry report saw a big drop in revenue per installation.

Report: Video Doorbell Sales On the Rise, Price Main Barrier to Entry

Report: Video Doorbell Sales On the Rise, Price Main Barrier to Entry

January 27, 2017 IHS Markit research forecasts the global video doorbell market will experience a 28 percent compound annual growth rate over the next five years. The typical buyer profile is young and tech-savvy.

Home Improvement Market to See Strong, Stable Growth in 2017

Home Improvement Market to See Strong, Stable Growth in 2017

January 19, 2017 Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) report, produced by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, projects spending levels will rise 6.7% to $317 billion in 2017.

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Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

November 23, 2016 Argus Insights analyzes social chatter and product reviews to determine this season’s winners and losers in various smart home categories. Security cameras dominate; smart lights and home automation hubs lose favor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Dish Crunches Data on TV Viewing, Predicts Next President

Dish Crunches Data on TV Viewing, Predicts Next President

November 07, 2016 Under its new 'Wisdom of Crowds' initiative, Dish gathered data from connected DVRs to predict a Clinton victory, based on viewing preferences for genres such as sports and TV series. Plus … how to watch 2016 elections on Dish. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

July 19, 2016 CTA Report: Shipments of 4K displays will double; smart-home devices will jump 29% in units sold; and the really young category of virtual reality (VR) will quintuple.

2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Top Projectors

2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Top Projectors

June 09, 2015 Sony, Epson lead the way in the most used top projector brands in the 2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

April 24, 2017 CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

January 13, 2017 After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

November 23, 2016 Argus Insights analyzes social chatter and product reviews to determine this season’s winners and losers in various smart home categories. Security cameras dominate; smart lights and home automation hubs lose favor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

October 10, 2016 With a proactive set of solutions and the right community to support your work, you can capitalize on making your customers safer, happier, and more productive.

Who Are Your Target Customers?

Who Are Your Target Customers?

February 02, 2016 CE Pro consumer survey reveals ideal (and very surprising) demographic information for those who want professional vs. DIY installation — home size, home value, income level, gender and age. The study also reveals the most-desired types of equipment.

CE Pro 2016 State of the Industry: Home Technology Integrators See Measured Growth

CE Pro 2016 State of the Industry: Home Technology Integrators See Measured Growth

January 21, 2016 For 2015, integrators report solid 9.1% revenue growth, with a strong increase in the number of projects and revenue per job.

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