Would this year’s CE Pro 100 list of highest-revenue integrators be more aptly named the CE Pro 97+3? Last year’s No. 1, ADT, is near the top again and another mass-market security company, Vivint, made a major move in 2011.
But for the first time, Best Buy entered and the big-box retailer and its Geek Squad, Magnolia and AudioVisions entities clearly led the way in revenues. But don’t fret, there are plenty of traditional integrators that had strong years and almost everyone is optimistic about 2012.