AVAD Celebrated Fifth Year Anniversary & D2B Introduction with CEDIA Bash

AVAD, the nation`s premier custom installation distributor, celebrated its fifth year anniversary in conjunction with the launch of its newest Dealer to Builder initiative at CEDIA EXPO 2003.

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - October 16, 2003 - AVAD LLC, celebrated its fifth year as the nation's premier custom installation distributor at CEDIA EXPO 2003 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The party, held on Saturday, September 6th, gathered AVAD's distribution partners, dealers and friends to highlight the growth and success achieved since the company's inception in 1998. CEDIA EXPO also marked the launch of AVAD's newest initiative, the Dealer To Builder program (D2B), which seeks to link AVAD's corps of trained home technology system integrators with homebuilders throughout the country.


"AVAD's CEDIA exhibit attracted a terrific turnout each day of the show," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD. "All of the AVAD partners had been looking forward to the introduction of the Dealer to Builder program - and dealers who learned about it were as excited as we are. Between D2B and the fifth birthday celebration, AVAD's presence at CEDIA EXPO 2003 was an outstanding success - and a sign of the positive impact we've made since the company's inception. Each of us at AVAD is looking forward to creating a future that continues the progress that has brought us here."

Since 1998, AVAD set forth to become the sole solutions provider to dealers nationwide. AVAD's central goal is facilitating the custom installer's job by providing a one -stop solution for all their needs. AVAD makes available top -of -the -line products, provides in -house product training, and CEDIA Level I Installer Certification at each of its facilities. Building around the installer's needs, AVAD has continually expanded its service offerings, as evidenced by the introduction of D2B. This initiative creates a common channel to link dealers and builders in bringing homeowners across the nation the best in home technology. With D2B, AVAD aims to reinforce individual businesses and the entire custom installation channel by putting highly qualified technicians at the forefront of industry expansion.

About AVAD
AVAD LLC 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 home theater and lighting controls to distributed audio/video and central vacuum, AVAD has it all in stock at each of its 21 locations nationwide.

AVAD LLC, founded in 1998 as a specialized network of distributors, provides the system integrator with a great opportunity to make more profit by providing complete design and integration assistance, technical training, education and certification programs such as CEDIA's Level I Installer Certification, plus the ability to enter into new types of businesses like central vacuum. AVAD offers coast -to -coast delivery within 24 hours or pick -up at one of its convenient nationwide locations.

Building around installer's needs, AVAD continually expands its service offerings. The Dealer to Builder Program, D2B is a clear example of AVAD's dealer commitment. This initiative creates a common channel to link dealers and builders in bringing homeowners across the nation the best in home technology. With D2B, AVAD reinforces individual businesses and the entire custom installation channel by putting highly qualified technicians at the forefront of industry expansion.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, H -P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D -Link, Fujitsu, Harman Kardon, Lutron, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Mitsubishi, NetStreams, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Audio/Video, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, ProConnect, ProFlex, Replay TV, 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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