Atlanta Dealer GHT Acquires Fla.-based Audio Video Excellence

GHT, a custom integration firm based in Atlanta is expanding its services into Florida through its acquisition of Audio Video Excellence.


Expanding its operation outside of its metro Atlanta base, GHT has announced the acquisition of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.-based Audio Video Excellence.

GHT states it acquired the Florida integrator back in January, and the acquisition enables the company to grow its client base by servicing homeowners along Florida’s Northwest Emerald coast.

 “We’re very excited about the opportunity to integrate the Florida location of Audio Video Excellence into the GHT Group family,” comments Kenny Ellis, president of GHT Group.

“They’ve built a great team, stellar reputation, and excellent processes for delivering complete solutions to customers. It’s a perfect fit to enable GHT Group to bring the full set of services we offer to the Northwest Florida market.”

According to GHT, Eric Huffmaster, previously of Audio Video Excellence, will head up the newly acquired Florida location’s operations.

“We’re thrilled to join the GHT Group family. The incredible breadth of product and service offerings GHT Group brings to the table will be a game changer for our Florida clients,” Huffmaster says.

“I look forward to not only what we can do for clients but also the added growth opportunities for our team.”

The newly expanded integration company reiterates that while it is not new to the state of Florida, its acquisition of Audio Video Excellence enables it to service the Florida market with a local flavor, providing everything from motorized shades and lighting, to outdoor entertainment systems.

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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 has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.