AVAD Florida/Just In Time Distributors Adds New Locations

Value-added home technology distributor establishes new Fort Lauderdale location, relocates Orlando branch to increase service level to Florida dealers

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - September 3, 2004 - AVAD LLC, America's leading distributor of integrated home technology, announced the addition of new locations in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando in response to dealer needs. The new location in Ft. Lauderdale, now in operation, and the relocated branch in Orlando, with a grand opening in late September, extends the services of AVAD's Florida branches in order to provide a higher degree of service to a growing customer base.

"Everyone who's visited the Ft. Lauderdale facility has been impressed by what we've put under one roof," said Hilton Geartner, president of AVAD Florida. "From our fully stocked warehouse to our spectacular showroom, the new location has everything dealers need to bring lasting growth to their business. Our team is extremely excited to get dealers involved with our proven combination of products and services."

The new 10,000 -square foot facility contains a training area for AVAD's continuing education program, including the groundbreaking Dealer to Builder (D2B) program, CEDIA certification courses, and manufacturer seminars that help AVAD dealers become experts on the newest, in -demand technology. There's also a showroom to demonstrate products from AVAD's in -depth catalog of "best -in -every -category" brands. And with a call center to handle all product and application support plus warehousing for next -day delivery, the new location promises the high degree of customer service AVAD dealers are accustomed to receiving at each of its distribution centers.

Just 180 miles Northwest of Ft. Lauderdale, Just In Time Distributors has established a more central location for its facility in Orlando.

"Our business has grown so much that we needed more room for training, inventory, parking and personnel," said Geartner. "This new facility is state -of -the -art"

The new 30,000 -square foot facility features multiple demonstration areas for new products, a new 35 -person functional training facility, a huge warehouse, convenient will call area, and 50 -car parking. The increased warehouse space will allow for more stocked product, and organize the product in a more efficient manner - all of which will enhance the customers' experience.

"We're proud to be able to bring to Florida the advantages that have increased success for so many dealers throughout the country," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD. "Our industry is continually growing - -and changing in the process - -and I'm confident each member of the AVAD Florida team is determined to lead through the evolution. Dealers familiar with AVAD and those joining us for the first time are going to benefit from the services available at the new Ft. Lauderdale branch."

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 26 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 9000+ 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 Atlantic Technology, 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, Terk, 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) 922 -AVAD or info@avad.com.

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