AVAD Named "Technology's Hottest" by Construtech Residential Magazine

Home Technology Systems Distributor Recognized as a Top Solutions-Provider to the American Construction Industry

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - September 10, 2004 - AVAD LLC, America's leading distributor of custom electronic home systems, was named a winner of Construtech Residential magazine's Technology's Hottest award. The awards were created to recognize suppliers of innovative solutions and products geared toward the construction industry. AVAD's Dealer to Builder (D2B) program is among AVAD's newest initiatives, and is specifically designed to boost builders' ability to directly provide homebuyers the most in -demand, reliable home entertainment and convenience technologies. D2B joins together builders nationwide with AVAD's corps of trained and certified Electronics Systems Contractors (ESCs), who specialize in providing high -quality electronic systems packages in a number of popular categories.


Peggy Smedley, editorial director at Construtech Residential Magazine, said, "I would like to congratulate all the residential solution providers that were named hot this year. This year's winners truly understand the industry and its needs, and are providing the appropriate technology to improve business processes for customers."

"We are very proud to be recognized by Construtech Residential magazine as one of 'Technology's Hottest'," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD LLC. "As home technology becomes more popular among homebuyers, builders have become more interested in finding reliable partners who can satisfy the demand. Dealer to Builder is specifically designed to solve each challenge that builders face in putting into their homes the technology packages that homeowners really want. Our Electronic Systems Contractors are not only trained to expertly install the best home systems, they also know what builders need most in a long -term business partner, and make that partnership as smooth as possible."

AVAD was judged by Constructech Residential on its focus on its continuous improvement to service, adaptability of its business solutions, breadth of its program portfolio, and overall product excellence.

To participate in the Dealer 2 Builder program, AVAD dealers and staff must complete a variety of courses and testing to achieve certification in key technology categories. Dealer management staff learns how to work successfully with builders, accounting disciplines and information on licensing, permits, insurance, and more.

AVAD ESCs are trained to install home theater, distributed audio & video, lighting control, structured wiring, central vacuum systems, telephone systems, and home networking. Each dealer must also have a certain number of installers certified as CEDIA Installers Level I or II.

About Constructech Residential
Constructech Residential helps identify technology and automation solutions for the homebuilding market. With a specialized focus in the residential market space, Constructech Residential uncovers, with intimate knowledge, the technology that is shaping the way homes are built.

About AVAD, LLC.

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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