Runco Honors HomeTronics at CEDIA EXPO 2003

First single location retailer to exceed $500,000 in 12 month's sales

Indianapolis, IN….September 5, 2003….Runco International is proud to honor Dallas -based HomeTronics with a special sales award in recognition of their outstanding achievement as the first single location retailer to exceed $500,000 in sales with Runco in a 12 -month period (2002).


"I am honored to receive this recognition from Runco. My organization and I would like to thank them for providing us with outstanding support and such a complete line of video display solutions allowing us to create great value for our clients," said Greg Margolis, President and CEO of HomeTronics.

Sam Runco said, " The difficulties of competing with storefronts has always been a challenge for the custom installer. Greg has worked tirelessly, and his business has grown primarily on referrals. Runco is proud to present this award to HomeTronics in recognition of their dedication to the industry, their commitment to Runco and the success of their business."

Greg Margolis founded HomeTronics in 1986. In its 17 years in business, the company has evolved from a focused home automation company to a full custom installation firm. Its team of design and installation professionals is dedicated to producing the finest home theaters, audio/video, lighting, control and home automation systems in the world. In an effort to further expand his rapidly growing business, HomeTronics became the managing partner of Creative Home Theatre in Las Vegas, NV. The 12,000 square foot, 6 million dollar facility is absolutely impressive, with ten venues of product showcased, including a $1.5 million CAT MBX
Theater designed by Theo Kalomirakis and the Russ Berger Design Group. Visit HomeTronics on the Web at www.hometronics.com to learn more about their services.


Founded in 1987 and currently headquartered in Union City, California, Runco International is a market leader in state -of -the -art projection systems, flat -panel plasma monitors, video processors and other components for the consumer market. Runco's innovations have won numerous awards and citations from the world press. Runco was the first company to introduce and market a line doubler with a multi -frequency projector in 1990 and also introduced the first multiple -aspect -ratio controller, the ARC -IV, to the Home Theater market. Recently, both of these features have become necessary for the new digital high definition capable televisions. For more information on Runco International, visit the Web at www.runco.com.

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