CE Pro 100
By Jason Knott · June 20, 2017 • Former Magnolia A/V president/CEO and CTA Hall of Famer Jim Tweten joins CE Pro 100 integration firm Signals AV in Southern California.
By Jason Knott · June 16, 2017 • ‘Family First’ is best Father’s Day advice for integrators, no matter how busy you are. And should you get your kids involved in the business?
By Julie Jacobson · May 31, 2017 • Sony proves that a commitment to the specialty A/V and smart-home installation channel pays off; replaces Samsung as top TV brand among CE Pro 100 integrators. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · May 25, 2017 • Best Buy's stock leaps 13% in pre-market trading after reporting 1.5% domestic revenue growth in Q1. Outlook for year boosted to 2.5% growth.
By Jason Knott · May 24, 2017 • HTSA member Audio Video Design (AVD) sells its sister company's 1,800 security accounts to American Alarm. Terms were not disclosed.
By Jason Knott · May 16, 2017 • CE Pro's 2017 list of the highest revenue custom installation companies saw a whopping 24 percent increase in revenues over the last year, led by smart-home giants Vivint, Best Buy and ADT.
By Jason Knott · May 10, 2017 • Sony chooses CE Pro 100 integrator Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center to unveil $5,498 4K OLED Ultra HD TV with Acoustic Surface Technology.
By CE Pro Editors · April 25, 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.
By CE Pro Editors · 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.
By Jason Knott · March 16, 2017 • Vivint Smart Home's 'Life Happens at the Front Door' campaign got clever with several YouTube commercials depicting a costumed 'bear' utilizing the Vivint doorbell camera.
By Jason Knott · December 21, 2016 • Hi-Fi Sales in Cherry Hill, N.J., takes new online strategy to drive eyeballs, engage with potential clients, and rank No. 1 in 25 keyword phrases in Google. How did he do it?
By Advertorial · October 7, 2016 • Contractual model between builder ARBC and integrator AAMI in Florida is shining example of full transparency and how two-stage contract works -- one for ‘fixed’ equipment and one for ‘non-fixed.’ Also, top 10 criteria builders look for in hiring CE pros.
By CE Pro Editors · June 1, 2016 • Converging factors within the custom electronics industry evident in our annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey finds installers consolidating product choices in everything from speakers and networking components, to furniture and cabling.
By Arlen Schweiger · April 29, 2016 • We asked the 2016 CE Pro 100 to share thoughts on their biggest challenges, opportunities, growth strategies, hot technologies and more.
By CE Pro Editors · April 28, 2016 • CE Pro’s annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies reports a huge jump in the volume of installations with entry-level home automation and new construction leading the way.