AVAD Northwest Launches New Distribution Center in Oregon

Value-Added Home Technology Distributor Plans Opening of New Warehouse and Training Facility to Better Serve AVAD's Oregon Dealers

Bellevue, WA - April 8, 2005 - Addressing the ever -growing needs of custom installers in the Pacific Northwest, AVAD LLC, America's leading distributor of custom home electronics, is opening a new distribution center in Beaverton, Oregon. Adjacent to Portland, the new AVAD branch will be managed by Steve Squires, and will provide dealers with packaged system solutions, as well as product training, and technical and sales support. The center is currently fully operational and ready to ship. An open house gala is planned for April 21 and 22, and all of AVAD's local friends are invited to join in the official grand opening celebration.


"We have planned for an Oregon branch for some time now, and we're proud to bring our service package to dealers and installers there," said Teresa Gallo of AVAD Northwest. "Dealers in the Portland area now have access to AVAD's trusted brands products, when and where they need them. Furthermore, our expert product training is more accessible than ever. AVAD is seriously committed to expanding in the region, and this project represents our investment in the future."

"The rapidly expanding base of custom home technology dealers in the Pacific Northwest is an ideal business environment for AVAD," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD. "Our new distribution center will help the area's installers keep up with the demand from homeowners who want to the benefits of cutting -edge entertainment and convenience systems in their homes. With the new Portland branch, the AVAD Northwest team is poised to help more installers solve those challenges, and to shift with the trends to build and maintain lasting success."

The new branch covers 15,000 square feet, including a show room to display new products and highlight special offers, and 11,650 square feet of warehouse space to ensure availability of the most popular new items. There's also a state -of -the -art training room, which can easily accommodate 40 attendees. And with a new call center to provide technical support from installation to application, the AVAD Northwest team is equipped to handle the demands of industry veterans and newcomers seeking the competitive edge within the custom installation field.

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 and Level II Certification, AVAD is unparalleled in its commitment to expanding dealers' bottom line.

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 Aprilaire, Atlantic Technology, Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, H -P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D -Link, Draper, Fujitsu, Harman Kardon, Lutron, Marantz, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., NetStreams, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Audio/Video, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, ProConnect, ProFlex, Replay TV, RTI, Samsung, 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) 922 -AVAD or joep@avad.com.

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