AVAD Hires Keith Davis As Dealer to Builder Manager

Nationwide home technology solutions provider signs president of integrated home systems engineering firm to drive program designed to put technology in new homes

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - May 7, 2004 - AVAD, LLC welcomes Keith Davis, president of Charlotte, North Carolina's a/v/a tech, as the new manager of its Dealer to Builder (D2B) program. Mr. Davis joins the AVAD team to supervise D2B's various program stages and functions, maintaining its training schedule and coordinating builder involvement. Dealer to Builder partners electronic systems contractors with new home builders nationwide who are looking to meet the growing demand from homebuyers for cutting -edge entertainment and convenience technologies.

"As D2B manager, my vision is to create the greatest profit opportunity for dealers in the custom installation industry," said Davis. "D2B has the right business model and dedicated team to make that vision a reality. With support from the AVAD members, our builders, and the talent of our dealer base, we have the tools to set the standards for quality in lifestyle -enhancing home systems."

"Keith brings to the Dealer to Builder program more than a quarter century of experience in the home electronics field," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD. "He has the perfect perspective for implementing D2B's various components. He is an expert at integrating the needs of dealers and builders, and can provide D2B trainees all the tools to become the homebuilder's complete key to expanding their technology offering. His experience ideally complements AVAD's goal of providing builders a simple and profitable method for putting in every home start the technology their customers want."

The Dealer to Builder initiative revolves around an experienced corps of CEDIA -certified electronic systems contractors, specially trained to integrate state -of -the -art and easy -to -use system packages into new homes. The program recruits, trains, and certifies installers who meet specific criteria to grow and reinforce AVAD's existing dealer base. Participating installers are trained to install technology packages for in -demand systems such as home theater, whole -house music, and lighting systems, plus trained to smoothly integrate service with builder firms. AVAD then joins them with builders throughout the country to offer reliable solutions to homeowners' evolving technology -based lifestyles.

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 22 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, InFocus ScreenPlay, Samsung, 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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