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Integrators Rank Low in Consumer Trust Study as Buying Source

Parks Associates survey shows that integrators are sixth most trusted type of contractor to purchase smart home equipment from, even polling behind online-only etailers. Gulp!

Jason Knott · October 13, 2015

Millennials and the Demise of the Single Family Home

Do millennials want their piece of suburbia? Explore research from the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies and what the findings mean for the CE industry.

Chuck Schneider · May 05, 2015

CE Pro Summit Focuses on Aggressive Growth Strategies

More than 200 residential and commercial integrators gather in Orlando to share ideas on hiring, training, revenue, operations and network (and shoot some arrows) at the seventh annual CE Pro Summit in Orlando.

Jason Knott · November 18, 2014

Strutting Their Stuff at CEDIA: TiVo Mega, GoRave Wireless Audio Streaming and More

TiVo, Steinway Lyngdorf, GoRave, Rachio among companies previewing products at CEDIA Expo 2014.

CE Pro Editors · September 10, 2014

Increase Your Margins by Selling Home Theater Seating

Entertainment furniture is a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet most custom installers do not include furniture into proposals or budgets. Now is the time to replenish those lost profits, and home theater seating will help CE pros do just that. This White Paper will show you how to choose a seating company, why home theater seating […]

CE Pro Editors · October 31, 2012

The Ultimate CE Profile

We wanted to get a better idea of “who are you,” so we asked about your background, education, politics, stresses and more. We’ll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of CE Pro in 2013, and with the industry and technology as volatile as ever, we thought this would be a good time to find out the […]

CE Pro Editors · October 03, 2012

CE Pro 100 2012

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 […]

CE Pro Editors · April 29, 2012

2011 CE Pro Special Report on Security

CE pros are salivating over security — what with all of the publicity from ADT, Verizon and Comcast, as well as newer product categories that mesh with an integrator’s existing skill set. In a recent CE Pro poll, 60 percent of dealers said they spec burglar alarms for residential/light commercial clients; 55 percent indicated they […]

CE Pro Editors · May 15, 2011

CE Pro 100 2011

The largest integration companies in North America rebounded nicely in 2010 across the board. From traditional custom installation firms to retailers to security companies doing multi-subsystem installations, many companies had revenue increases. It is welcome news for the industry’s largest integration firms, who just like the rest of the industry, had a rough year in […]

CE Pro Editors · May 01, 2011

2010 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

The CE Pro 100 profiles the industry’s highest-grossing dealers. The profiles include the brands each integrator offered the most for 38 custom electronics categories. This whitepaper includes those brands most cited in each category by the CE Pro 100. If a CE Pro 100 integrator listed the brand as being offered for a particular category, […]

CE Pro Editors · August 04, 2010