AVAD Selects Keith Davis As D2B Trainer

Davis Joins AVAD`s D2B Program as Trainer.

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - October 21, 2003 - AVAD LLC, the nationwide distributor of custom home technology announced the addition of Keith Davis to the training staff of its Dealer to Builder (D2B) initiative. Mr. Davis is the primary trainer in the "AVAD Basic" program, which introduces dealers to different aspects of working within the builder market. D2B is AVAD's latest program aimed at diversifying the professional abilities of its corps of dealers by linking them with the qualified builders across the United States.


"Working to develop the 'AVAD Basic' program as part of D2B will be challenging and rewarding," stated Keith Davis, consultant and president of a/v/a tech. "It is imperative that dealers have the sales and management tools, training and certification necessary to meet or exceed the expectations of builders and their clients as the demand for custom home electronics increases. D2B provides dealers with new opportunities to increase their businesses by working with builders. In turn, builders can rest assured they will team up with a trained and certified professional installation company. All and all, D2B is a win -win situation for everyone involved."

"Keith's industry experience made him the clear choice for heading the 'AVAD Basic' segment of D2B," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD. "The in -depth approach he's taken with all his professional endeavors, complements that of the rest of the D2B training staff. I'm confident the dealers who attend the D2B program will find his perspective extremely useful in learning to incorporate the builder market into their offering."

Davis' seminars aim at facilitating the dealer to builder interface: creating builder relationships, designing and selling pre -engineered equipment packages, financial aspects of working with builders, and business management issues. Dealers participating in the D2B certification process will also learn about each of the technological disciplines in which today's competitive custom installers must be proficient. Addressing home theater, whole -house audio/video, structured wiring, lighting, central vacuum, telephony, and networking, certified dealers will be equipped to provide the lifestyle benefits demanded in the existing builder market. After covering program materials authored by Joe Piccirilli, Frank White, Darrel McComber, as well as the "AVAD Basic" segment led by Keith Davis, participating dealers will take a certification test to be matched up with the appropriate home builder in accordance to the installers' qualifications.

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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