Bravas Adds Rocky Mountain Dealer Residential Systems

Travis Leo’s company becomes Bravas Colorado as it joins the national network of luxury smart home integrators.

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Bravas Adds Rocky Mountain Dealer Residential Systems

Bravas earned a ranking of No. 6 in this year's CE Pro 100, its first year of eligibility for the listings of highest revenue integrators.

Bravas LLC continues to bolster its ranks by adding another leading regional integration firm.

The national rollup of integrators serving luxury smart home clientele has acquired Littleton, Colo.-based Residential Systems, Inc.

RSI marks the second acquisition by Bravas since the merger of the 15 independent smart-home design-build firms that created Bravas LLC. The integrator network recently extended its reach to the hot Austin, Texas, market.

Residential Systems Inc. will now be Bravas Colorado, solidifying the Bravas name in the Rocky Mountain region. The falls in line with other companies that were part of the rollup and have changed their branding; for instance, Digitech now goes by Bravas Indianapolis.

Bravas Travis Leo Residential Systems Inc. Littleton CO
Travis Leo’s team at Residential Systems Inc. serves the Rockies and will be Bravas Colorado.

Bravas is based in Overland Park, Kan., has locations in 14 states, annual revenues of around $75 million, and a team of more than 300 professionals, including designers, engineers, installers, technicians, and programmers that have earned hundreds of industry awards and certifications.

In its first year of eligibility for the CE Pro 100, Bravas earned the No. 6 spot, noting 1,500 residential installations performed by its collective roster – as well as 100 commercial jobs.

“We are thrilled to extend Bravas to Colorado as our latest location,” said Ryan Anderson, CEO of Bravas. “I have known and respected Travis Leo and the whole Residential Systems, Inc. team for many years. They have done an incredible job for their customers and have built a great business.

“They have an approach to creating happy customers that fits well with Bravas and many processes and skills that can augment the Bravas business. The inclusion of the RSI team as Bravas Colorado makes Bravas stronger.”

Bravas Colorado Brings Rocky Mountain Success

Leo has guided Residential Systems to great heights in the Rocky Mountain region. CE Pro recently tapped into Leo’s business operations savvy in a feature that asked whether integrators could get more bang for their bucks purchasing their showroom rather than leasing it.

The integrator also participates in the integrator think tank that’s known as The Guild, a network of more than a dozen leading firms – similar to Bravas – that share business practices.

Bravas Colorado Residential Systems
Residential Systems, Inc., operates out of Littleton, Colo.

“We are very excited to be joining the Bravas family,” said Travis Leo, ex-CEO of RSI and now general manager of Bravas Colorado. “At RSI we have a 33-year history of providing intuitive home technology services that customers recommend to family and friends, partners rave about, and employees are proud to be a part of.”

RSI is also an HTA certified dealer.

“The Bravas operating model is the wave of the future. As part of Bravas, we can expand our capabilities with new solutions and services while improving the value proposition we bring to homeowners,” Leo adds.

“As part of a well-capitalized, strong national brand, I also believe it brings our employees more career opportunities and ensures we can continue to hire and invest in the best-skilled team in Colorado.”