Electronic Lifestyles® Awards recognize top custom electronics industry work

CEDIA announces 2005 honorees at annual EXP

Indianapolis, Ind. The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has honored 32 CEDIA members at its annual EXPO for excellence in the custom electronics design and installation industry.


CEDIA recognized the 2005 Electronic Lifestyles® Award winners on Saturday, Sept. 10, during a banquet at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Winners include:

Industry Awards

Lifetime Achievement
Billilynne Keller
Executive Director, Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA)
Indianapolis, Ind.

Dealer of the Year
Audio Advisors
West Palm Beach, Fl.

Installer of the Year
Tom Channel, Tri -City Electronics
Conover, N.C.

Sales Representative of the Year
Mike Bradley, Bay City Marketing
Atherton, Calif.

Volunteer of the Year, Residential Electronic Systems Contractor
Rich Green, Rich Green Ink
Palo Alto, Calif.

Volunteer of the Year, Manufacturer
Jeremy Burkhardt, SpeakerCraft, Inc.
Riverside, Calif.

Designers' Choice Awards

Best Home Theater Level I - Under $60,000
Genesis Home Technologies, Inc.
Beaverton, Ore.; member since 1999

Best Home Theater Level II - $60,001 - $80,000
Howell & Associates, Inc.
Burlington, Ontario; member since 1997

Best Home Theater Level III - $80,001 - $102,000
Percy's
Worcester, Mass.; member since 1998

Best Home Theater Level IV - $103,000 - $150,000
Howell & Associates, Inc.
Burlington, Ontario; member since 1997

Best Home Theater Level V - $180,000 - $200,000
Home Waves, Inc.
Cumming, Ga.; member since 2002

Best Home Theater Level VI - $210,000 - $250,000
Audio by Design
Waxahachie, Texas; member since 2002

Best Home Theater Level VII - $300,000 - $370,000
All Around Technology
Rockville, Md.; member since 1995

Best Home Theater Level VIII - $425,000 - $650,000
Audio Command Systems, Inc.
Westbury, N.Y.; member since 1994

Best Media Room
Just One Touch Video & Audio Center
Santa Monica, Calif.; member since 2001

Best Integrated Home Level I: Under $150,000
AVIA, Inc.
Huntington Station, N.Y.; member since 2004

Best Integrated Home Level II: $150,001 - 225,000
DSI Entertainment Systems, Inc.
Studio City, Calif.; member since 1998

Best Integrated Home Level III: $225,001 - 300,000
Genesis Audio & Video
Irvine, Calif.; member since 1989

Best Integrated Home Level IV: $300,001 - 400,000
Starr Systems Design
Baltimore, Md.; member since 1996

Best Integrated Home Level V: $400,001 - 600,000
Home Waves
Cumming, Ga.; member since 2002

Best Integrated Home Level VI: $700,000 - 925,000
Electronics Design Group
Piscataway, N.J.; member since 1990

Best Integrated Home Level VII: $1,000,000 - 1,750,000
Engineered Environments
Oakland, Calif.; member since 1993

Best Integrated Home Level VIII: $1,900,000 - 2,750,000
Ambience Systems
Clifton Park, N.Y.; member since 1996

Best Integrated Home Level IX: Over $3,000,000
Sound Solutions/SEI
Los Angeles, Calif.; member since 1995

Best Special Project
Genesis Audio & Video
Irvine, Calif.; member since 1989

Best Hidden Installation
Ambiance Systems
Clifton Park, N.Y.; member since 1996

Best Dressed System
energia, inc.
Stuart, Fl.; member since 2001

Manufacturers' Excellence Awards

Best New Product
AMX - Richardson, Texas, member since 1992
AMX Amenities Solution

Best New Product
Runco International - Union City, Calif., member since 1989
Runco International CineWide with AutoScope

Best New Product
Control4 - Salt Lake City, Utah; member since 2003
Control4 Composer

Best New Product
Audio Design Associates, Inc. - White Plains, N.Y.; member since 1989
iHome Multi -Center

Best New Product
BTX - Hawthorne, N.Y.; member since 2003
EZ -9

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,000 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. CEDIA members include Residential Electronics Systems Professionals who have emerged as the 'fourth contractor' in the building and remodeling industries alongside electrical, plumbing and HVAC professionals. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's Web site at www.cedia.org.

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