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