AVAD Southern California Opens San Diego Distribution Center

Value-Added Home Technology Distributor Establishes Third Southern California Branch in San Diego to Increase Service to its Increasing Dealer Base

San Diego, CA - September 3, 2004 - AVAD LLC, America's leading distributor of custom electronic systems for the home, announced the addition of a new AVAD Southern California location in San Diego, California. The distribution center was opened to address the needs of the area's increasing number of custom electronic system contractors. It is centrally located in the San Diego's Kearney Mesa area off of Highway 163, and will begin operating in mid -September, 2004.


"The size and resources available at the new facility enable AVAD Southern California to stock more product and involved more dealers with our renowned training program," said Bob Gartland, President of AVAD Southern California. "The San Diego branch's location is easily accessible to contractors in all areas of the city and to other areas of southern California. We're able to give our dealers even more attention, strengthen our existing relationships, and develop new ones."

"AVAD is proud to continue its support to dealers across the country," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD. "As the custom electronics industry continues to grow, it is essential that contractors update their qualifications on new and emerging technologies. With the San Diego branch, the AVAD So Cal team is able to provide those in -demand products as well as the critical trainings that sustain long -term success."

The new branch covers 12, 000 square feet and includes a 2000 square feet will call/showroom area with a 20' x 16' dedicated theater room; a 600 square feet dedicated training room, and an 8000 square feet warehouse.

The management team at the facility will be led by Branch Supervisor Shawn Reinas, Customer Service Manager Juli Stewart, Account Manager Scott Stevens, and Warehouse Manager Chris Kusnell.

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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