CE Pro 100 Names Top Lift Brands

Future Automation lands in the top spot of the Lifts category by adding 24 dealers. Meanwhile Nexus 21, Chief and Auton hold a strong market presence.


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.

Surging past Auton, Future Automation lands in the top spot by adding 24 dealers.

For the most part, the rest of the Lifts category looks similar to previous years with Nexus 21, Chief and Auton holding strong market presence.

See the full report here.

Top 6

Future Automation: 41

Nexus 21: 25

Chief: 21

Auton: 19

Electro-Kinetics: 8

Inca: 8

Other Brands

Media Décor: 5

Vutec: 5

Activated Designs: 4

Motivated Designs: 3

Display Devices: 2

Draper: 2

Lift My TV: 2

Lifttech: 2

TV-Lifts.com: 2

Activated Décor: 1

Automated Designs: 1

Da-Lite: 1

SVS: 1

Touchstone: 1

See the full report. 

About the Author

Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

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.


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