AVAD Introduces the "D2B" Dealer to Builder Program at IBS 2004

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - December 11, 2003 - AVAD LLC, America's leading nationwide distributor of premium home technology, announced it will introduce its new Dealer to Builder (D2B) program to builders at the International Builders' Show in early 2004. AVAD plans to present attendees, made up primarily of homebuilders, with an overview of the program's goals and methods. The IBS presentation aims to illustrate D2B's benefits to builders in particular, while gathering information from those interested in learning and becoming involved.


"All of us at AVAD are excited to see builders' responses to Dealer to Builder at IBS 2004," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD. "When we introduced D2B to dealers and custom installers at September's CEDIA Expo 2003, we generated a lot of interest. Now we're focused on carrying that momentum to IBS to start getting the builders involved in the buzz. We think anyone who watches our presentation will see why this program makes perfect sense. D2B will provide dealers and homebuilders alike the tools to tap into the potential of the rapidly growing home technology market."

The concept behind Dealer to Builder centers on creating reliable solutions for homeowners' expanding technology -based lifestyles. D2B aims to match AVAD's trained and certified corps of over 8,000 dealers with homebuilders nationwide. AVAD has created a comprehensive training program to qualify dealers in order to certify them in the design and installation of quality systems ranging from seven technological disciplines: home theater, whole -house audio/video, custom -controlled lighting, structured wiring, central vacuum, phone systems, and home networking. Training also covers the unique considerations of maintaining an effective and profitable relationship with builders. Dealer training sessions started at EHX Fall 2003 in November in Long Beach, California.

AVAD will hold its D2B builder introductory presentation throughout each day of the International Builders' Show 2004 at booth N2029. IBS 2004 is scheduled for January 19 - 22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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, VisionArt 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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