CE Pro 100

Vivint, Best Buy, ADT Top CE Pro 100 List of Smart-Home Integrators of 2017

By Jason Knott · May 16, 2017 • CE Pro's 2017 list of the highest revenue custom installation companies saw a whopping 24 percent increase in revenues over the last year, led by smart-home giants Vivint, Best Buy and ADT.

Sony ‘Speakerless’ TV Debuts at CE Pro 100 Integrator

By Jason Knott · May 10, 2017 • Sony chooses CE Pro 100 integrator Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center to unveil $5,498 4K OLED Ultra HD TV with Acoustic Surface Technology.

2017 CE Pro 100

By CE Pro Editors · April 26, 2017 • CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.

How CE Pro 100 Custom Installation Firms Handle Hiring Challenges

By CE Pro Editors · April 24, 2017 • CE Pro top 100 integrators respond to labor crisis with focused programs for career development to attract and retain technicians and salespeople.

Vivint Gets Clever with Bear Themed Smart Doorbell YouTube Videos

By Jason Knott · March 16, 2017 • Vivint Smart Home's 'Life Happens at the Front Door' campaign got clever with several YouTube commercials depicting a costumed 'bear' utilizing the Vivint doorbell camera.

N.J. Integrator Boosts Website Traffic by 1700%, Tops Google Rankings

By Jason Knott · December 21, 2016 • Hi-Fi Sales in Cherry Hill, N.J., takes new online strategy to drive eyeballs, engage with potential clients, and rank No. 1 in 25 keyword phrases in Google. How did he do it?

Case Study: How to Build, Leverage Strong Relationships with Builders

By Advertorial · October 7, 2016 • Contractual model between builder ARBC and integrator AAMI in Florida is shining example of full transparency and how two-stage contract works -- one for ‘fixed’ equipment and one for ‘non-fixed.’ Also, top 10 criteria builders look for in hiring CE pros.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

By CE Pro Editors · June 1, 2016 • Converging factors within the custom electronics industry evident in our annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey finds installers consolidating product choices in everything from speakers and networking components, to furniture and cabling.

CE Pro 100 Tackle Challenges Head On

By Arlen Schweiger · April 29, 2016 • We asked the 2016 CE Pro 100 to share thoughts on their biggest challenges, opportunities, growth strategies, hot technologies and more.

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2016

By CE Pro Editors · April 28, 2016 • CE Pro’s annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies reports a huge jump in the volume of installations with entry-level home automation and new construction leading the way.

Vivint Smart Home Gets $100M Investment

By Jason Knott · April 27, 2016 • Peter Thiel, noted early Facebook investor, founder of PayPal and large shareholder of Airbnb, leads $100 million capital investment from Solarmere Capital Co. into Vivint Smart Home. Money will be used to continue to fuel Vivint's home automation growth.

Last Chance to Enter 2016 CE Pro 100; Final Deadline March 30

By CE Pro Editors · March 24, 2016 • The final deadline for submissions for the CE Pro 100 is extended to March 30. Entries receive national exposure and are eligible to attend CE Pro Summit this fall.

Leading California Integrator AudioVisions Joins HTSA

By Jason Knott · March 2, 2016 • After 26 years in business, CE Pro 100 integrator AudioVisions finally joins a buying group, selecting Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA).

From Best Buy to VIA: How AudioVisions JV with D-Tools Went Down

By Jason Knott · January 28, 2016 • CE Pro 100 integrator AudioVisions took on 13 employees from VIA International after its demise, hastening the need for an end-to-end cloud-based software solution to run the larger company. A joint venture with D-Tools was born and new software created for design/engineering, proposals, job costing, inventory control, labor tracking and more.

CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time

By Julie Jacobson · June 2, 2015 • Evaluating the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for home automation: For the first time ever, Control4 barely beats Crestron; Nortek’s Elan makes comeback; Savant dips; AMX

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