CE Pro 100

Using Landscape Speakers to Open a Revenue Stream

By Jason Knott · July 11, 2019 • CE Pro 100 integrator Maverick Integration in Nashua, N.H., uses James Loudspeaker landscape line, as well as custom one-offs, to find success in outdoor audio.

Guitar Center Continues to Expand Its Custom Installation Footprint

By Jason Knott · July 8, 2019 • Guitar Center’s acquisition of CE Pro 100 Tunnel Vision Technology Inc. (TVTI) expands its Business Solutions Group to Illinois and beyond.

Father’s Day 2019: Integrators Discuss Balancing Work Time and Family Time

By Jason Knott · June 14, 2019 • ‘Family First’ is best advice for integrators, no matter how busy you are. And should you get your kids involved in the business?

Making Landscape Lighting a Profitable Revenue Source

By Jason Knott · June 11, 2019 • CE Pro 100 company Audio Video Systems finds solid profitable niche with Coastal Source outdoor lighting.

CE Pro 100 in 2019: Lighting, Recurring Revenue, AI, and Efficiencies

By Arlen Schweiger · June 5, 2019 • Members of the CE Pro 100 share thoughts on which new technology categories and markets they plan on expanding into, shoring up operations efficiencies, hiring and retaining talent, customer service and RMR strategies.

Control4, Crestron, Savant Top Home-Automation Charts - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis 2019

By Julie Jacobson · June 3, 2019 • Julie Jacobson analyzes data from CE Pro 100 Brand Surveys in the home-automation category, from 2014 to 2019.

CE Pro 100 Integrator Echo Systems Acquires Integrated Electronics

By Jason Knott · June 3, 2019 • Echo Systems in Omaha, Nebraska, the number 30 company on the CE Pro 100, expands into the Kansas City market with the acquisition of 15-employee Integrated Electronics.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2019: Familiar Brands Dominate the Market

By Robert Archer · May 31, 2019 • A handful of go-to names stand out for CE Pro 100 companies as revealed by the annual Brand Analysis, but the 61 categories tracked also shed light on the increasingly diversified product portfolio offered by today’s highly successful integrators.

Best Buy Learns ‘Ton of Surprises’ from Total Tech Support Clients

By Jason Knott · May 24, 2019 • Best Buy’s Q1 revenues for fiscal year 2020 rise 1.1% despite effect of tariffs. Total Tech Support program offers better understanding of customer behavior.

CE Pro 100 Integrators Remain Optimistic in 2019 Despite Market Plateau

By Jason Knott · May 8, 2019 • CE Pro 100 integrators are reacting to the current economic state with measured enthusiasm, anticipating 12.7% percent revenue growth in 2019.

2019 CE Pro 100: Top Home-Tech Installation Firms Up RMR, Predict 13% Growth

By Jason Knott · May 1, 2019 • The 20th annual CE Pro 100 list of the highest-revenue custom installation companies reports $2.02 billion in custom revenues, plus 13% growth predicted for 2019.

How Companies Verify Their CE Pro 100 Data

By Jason Knott · May 1, 2019 • The CE Pro 100 list is ranked by the volume of billed, not booked, business from custom installation systems that incorporate a number of possible subsystems.

Deviating from Cookie-Cutter Interfaces Pays Dividends

By Jason Knott · May 1, 2019 • Personalized user interfaces like URC Total Control 2.0 help integrators differentiate from competitors and strengthen client interaction with smart home controls.

Integrator Sells 14 Samsung 8K TVs in 3-Hour Private Event

By Jason Knott · April 26, 2019 • L.A. integrator Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center hosts invitation-only event for more than guests to showcase Samsung QLED 8K.

SnapAV’s Distributor Acquisitions: The Amazon of Home Tech Channel?

By Julie Jacobson · April 3, 2019 • SnapAV CEO John Heyman on acquiring regional distributors: 'Literally' no other place where dealers can get all the best home-technology products, plus stellar back-end support.

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