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Like the construction industry that fuels it, the structured-wiring business was dismal in 2007, and high-volume integrators continue to struggle in 2008.
“We’re definitely down,” says Mark Buzzard of Liberty Bell Alarm, Sacramento, Calif. “None of the builders are building anything.”
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that many custom installers, who have relied on new production homes in the past, are making positive adjustments to thrive in the new economy. For its part, Liberty is pumping up the energy around its home systems business, recently adding funky artwork to its installation vans. “We’re getting tons of buzz and positive feedback,” Buzzard says.
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