CE Pro 100

Scenes from #C4Yourself Day: Mass. Control4 Showroom Welcomes Customers, Cookie Monstahs

By Jason Knott · June 1, 2018 • Elite Media Solutions in Wellesley Hills, Mass., gutted the downstairs of its traditional Northeastern smart-home showroom to create an open-concept Control4 Certified space in time for #C4Yourself day.

Gibson Files for Bankruptcy, Secures $135M in Debtor Financing

By Jason Knott · May 2, 2018 • Renowned musical instrument brand reaches Chapter 11 deal with shareholders. It will jettison all non-musical-instrument brands.

2018 CE Pro 100 Entry Deadline Nears

By CE Pro Editors · March 21, 2018 • Submissions for the CE Pro 100 list of the largest custom electronics integrators in the United States are due this Friday, March 23, 2018.

The Next Big Crestron Dealer is ... Guitar Center via AVDG Acquisition

By Julie Jacobson · February 27, 2018 • Guitar Center acquires major Crestron dealer Audio Visual Design Group ostensibly for commercial installations, but AVDG also is a CE Pro 100 home-automation and A/V integrator.

31 Business Tips from Top Earning CE Pro 100 Integrators

By Jason Knott · February 21, 2018 • From systems documentation to employee management to pricing labor, the industry’s highest-revenue integrators offer ideas for best practices to implement now.

Guardian Protection Adopts Qolsys IQ Panel 2 as Standard

By Jason Knott · February 20, 2018 • CE Pro 100 company Guardian Protection Services selects Qolsys IQ Panel 2 with Alarm.com as new smart home installation controller after one-year evaluation.

2018 CE Pro 100 Open for Entries

By CE Pro Editors · February 2, 2018 • The CE Pro 100 is an annual list of the largest custom electronics integrators in the United States. The CE Pro 100 is accepting submissions until March 9, 2018.

Parasol 24/7/365 Monitoring Service Launches Based on SnapAV OvrC

By Jason Knott · January 30, 2018 • Three top custom integrators partner to unveil new affordable nationwide remote service monitoring program dubbed Parasol with affordable monthly price range.

CE Pro Video Q&A: Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 Discusses Software Efficiency

By Jason Knott · December 1, 2017 • Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 outlines the real-time reporting functionality, proposal writing and other efficiency gained from end-to-end cloud-based software solution.

Former Magnolia A/V CEO Jim Tweten Joins CE Pro 100 Integrator

By Jason Knott · June 20, 2017 • Former Magnolia A/V president/CEO and CTA Hall of Famer Jim Tweten joins CE Pro 100 integration firm Signals AV in Southern California.

CE Pro 100 Integrators on Work-Life Balance and Family Time

By Jason Knott · June 16, 2017 • ‘Family First’ is best advice for integrators, no matter how busy you are. And should you get your kids involved in the business?

Sony Overtakes Samsung as Top TV Brand Among Smart-Home Pros

By Julie Jacobson · May 31, 2017 • Sony proves that a commitment to the specialty A/V and smart-home installation channel pays off; replaces Samsung as top TV brand among CE Pro 100 integrators. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

By CE Pro Editors · May 25, 2017 • CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study shows which custom electronics brands the industry's highest-revenue integrators prefer.

Best Buy Reports Strong Q1; Boosts Full-Year Outlook

By Jason Knott · May 25, 2017 • Best Buy's stock leaps 13% in pre-market trading after reporting 1.5% domestic revenue growth in Q1. Outlook for year boosted to 2.5% growth.

American Alarm Acquires Security Design Consultants

By Jason Knott · May 24, 2017 • HTSA member Audio Video Design (AVD) sells its sister company's 1,800 security accounts to American Alarm. Terms were not disclosed.

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