CE Pro 100 Names Top Furniture Brands
Salamander, along with CinemaTech and Fortress, increased their respective dealer totals from the previous year, while BDI and Sanus held still in the furniture category.
CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study surveys the top 100 highest-revenue residential integration firms, otherwise known as the CE Pro 100, to determine their preferred brands in the categories of audio, video, home automation, networking, lighting control, security and more.
In this category-by-category breakdown, senior editor Bob Archer delivers an in-depth look at the most frequently used manufacturers in 55 product categories. The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.
Salamander comfortably leads a category featuring 23 manufacturers mentioned by CE Pro 100 dealers.
Salamander, along with CinemaTech and Fortress, increased their respective dealer totals from the previous year, while BDI and Sanus held serve.
No other brands had double-digit dealer counts.
Salamander Designs: 43
Acoustic Innovations: 6
Bass Industries: 4
United Leather: 4
Cinema Design Group: 3
Kathy Ireland: 2
California House: 1
Tech Craft: 1
Texas Theater Seating: 1
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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). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at email@example.com
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