AVAD Sponsoring NAHB's The New American Home® 2005

Cementing its involvement in new home construction, alongside the Dealer to Builder launch, the value-added distributor joins The New American Home® 2005 team as Technology Sponsor

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - February 24, 2004 - AVAD LLC, America's leading home technology distributor, and member of the National Council of the Housing Industry (NCHI), will sponsor The New American Home® at the 2005 International Builders' Show in Orlando, Florida. The project aims to spotlight emerging trends in home building by showcasing a lifestyle -centered plan integrating home automation and technology, as well as energy - and materials -conscious home construction techniques. The home will be located twenty minutes from the Orlando Convention Center, and will open for tours during IBS 2005, Jan. 13 -16.

"AVAD is proud to support the production of The New American Home," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD. "Our services have always gone toward promoting advanced home design, and now that AVAD is a member of the NCHI, we're more excited than ever about The New American Home's role in shaping the future of the home construction market."

The New American Home (TNAH) serves as the official showcase house of the annual International Builders Show. Every year, NCHI co -sponsors the construction of this house, which features current products and technologies, and contemporary design aesthetics. Since its inception in 1984, The New American Home has had the unique distinction of being both a show house and a for -sale product. While its design, construction, and amenities result from market -driven sensibilities, the structure also seeks to forecast shifting ideas of the home concept by including features that are a step ahead of mainstream.

In contributing to the The New American Home's production, AVAD will work closely with its builder, Goehring & Morgan Construction, as well as with its Electronic Systems Contractor, Wilson Technologies to implement the home's electronic enhancements such as automation and networking, as well as all the convenience and entertainment features that will enable the buyer to enjoy and reap the benefits of an intelligent home. As the technology and installation liaison, AVAD will recommend the best products to complement the home's function, focusing on systems that are reliable and above all easy to use, matching a variety of project sizes and types.

NCHI and Hanley Wood's Builder Magazine are co -sponsoring The New American Home® 2005. It will be the 22nd construction of the home, each featured at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show. The home will go live during the show's run, over January 13 -16, 2005 in Orlando, Florida. The New American Home 2005® is open for scheduled tours by attendees.

The selected lot is located in the upscale Baldwin Park development, now taking shape on the site of an old Naval Training Center. The New American Home 2005's design will reflect the magnificent Mediterranean architectural style characteristic of old Southern homes.

Kim Goehring and Chris Morgan of Goehring & Morgan Contruction, Inc., a second -generation Orlando custom builder firm, will build the 5,900 square -foot home. Ed Binkley and Oviedo, FL -based Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects and Planners, Inc. are the selected architects. Dave Wilson of Wilson Technologies is the designated Electronic Systems Contractor, while Donnie Saxon of Orlando's Saxon -Clark, is the chosen interior designer.

As Technology Sponsor for The New American Home® 2005, AVAD lends its knowledge of the hottest new products available, as well as experience in building an effective dealer to builder relationship in integrating these technologies into new homes.

About NAHB

The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington -based trade association representing more than 215,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing, and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. Known as "the voice of the housing industry," NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 State and local homebuilders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the more than 1.77 million new housing units projected for 2004, making housing one of the largest engines of economic growth in the country.

The National Council of the Housing Industry (NCHI -THE SUPPLIER 100) is a committee of the National Association of Home Builders comprised of the nation's leading suppliers of building products and services. NCHI members have driven this popular program since 1984. Each year, the product supplier and manufacturer NCHI members display the latest building technology and products in this showcase home.

About AVAD

AVAD, LLC is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. Its in -depth technology offering of the most trusted names and progressive continuing education programs provide all the support necessary to design and implement complete home solutions. AVAD stocks products for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, and more for just -in -time delivery from each of its 21 locations nationwide. With complete technical training and certification for industry hallmarks like CEDIA's Installer Level I Certification, AVAD is unparalleled in its commitment to expanding dealers' businesses and profits.

AVAD exemplifies this concept with the Dealer to Builder (D2B) program, which links members of its 8000+ dealer corps with homebuilders across the United States to outfit new homes with in -demand, cutting -edge electronic systems.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, H -P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D -Link, Draper, Fujitsu, Harman Kardon, Lutron, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., 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, Universal Remote Control 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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