AVAD Southeast/Custom Solutions Expands Charlotte Location

As part of an ongoing effort to provide unmatched support to dealers and installers of custom home technology.

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - July 28, 2003 - AVAD Southeast/Custom Solutions has announced it will expand its Charlotte, North Carolina location as part of an ongoing effort to provide unmatched support to dealers and installers of custom home technology. Due to the increasing demand for service, a growing training program and a need for greater warehousing capability, the AVAD distributor has expanded its operation to over twice its current size.

"The current Charlotte location, which opened eighteen months ago, has experienced a continual growth in business and in training," said Lindsay Davis, president of AVAD Southeast/Custom Solutions. "The expansion of our facility was necessary for us to continue to provide a level of service that's second -to -none. We're very thankful that our dealers' trust and support in us has allowed us to expand to meet their needs."

"AVAD Southeast is following a familiar pattern of growth as part of the AVAD distribution network," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD. "We provide the dealer and installer solutions for all of their needs in one convenient location. From always carrying a full stock of the best brands in each category - home theater, central vacuum, security and more - to offering next -day delivery anywhere in the United States along with online ordering, each AVAD location is distinguishing itself as a catalyst for increasing business opportunities in home technology installation."

AVAD Southeast/Custom Solution's new Charlotte expansion will feature 15,000 square feet of showroom, training room, will call area and warehouse. An open house is planned for the end of the month to give manufacturers, dealers and associates a first look at the building. The event will also offer exclusive product specials and an inaugural as well as traditional cook -out run by the president himself to kick off full office operations.

Current Charlotte employees, Scott Salzman, Kim Brown and Ron Burger, will continue to head up operations at the expanded location.

About AVAD

AVAD is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. What makes AVAD unique is its in -depth inventory of the most prestigious name brand products in nearly every discipline necessary to provide a complete home solution. From life safety and lighting controls to home theater and distributed audio/video, AVAD has it all in stock at each of their 19 locations nationally.

AVAD, LLC, founded in 1998 as a specialized network of distributors, provides the system integrator the opportunity to make more profit by providing complete design and integration assistance, technical training, the ability to enter into new types of businesses such as security and central vacuum, along with coast -to -coast delivery within 24 hours or pick -up at one of its convenient nationwide locations. Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include Augat, Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, Commscope, D -Link, Fujitsu, GE/Interlogix - ITI, Sentrol and Kalatel Security Systems, Harman/Kardon, Dirt Devil Central Vac / H -P Products, Leviton, Lutron, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Mitsubishi, NetStreams, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Audio/Video, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, ProConnect, ProFlex Connects, RTI, ScreenPlay by InFocus, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, and more.

For more information about AVAD and its services, visit their website at www.avad.com or contact Joe Piccirilli at (954) 484 -3221 or info@avad.com.

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