CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Awards

Industry Awards, Manufacturers' Excellence Awards and Electronic Systems Designer Awards presented at CEDIA EXPO 2006

DENVER (September 17, 2006) - The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has honored its outstanding volunteers, five "best new products," and 33 CEDIA Members for excellence in the design and installation of residential electronic systems.


CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles® Awards are considered the most prestigious industry recognition program for home theaters, integrated homes, media rooms, hidden system installations and more. The awards categories range in price from $40,000 installations to residential electronic systems costing over $800,000.

The 2006 Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Competition book includes full -color photos and descriptions of all design and installation work entered. They are available for $10 for CEDIA Members and $15 for non -members at http://www.cedia.org/store.

Later this year, winners of the 2006 Electronic Lifestyles® Awards will also be featured in a high -quality magazine designed to promote the residential electronic systems industry to architects, builders and interior designers, as well as to consumers.

INDUSTRY AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement
Bill Skaer of Eric Grundelman, Inc., Mesquite, Texas

Electronic Systems Contractor of the Year
Genesis Home Technologies of Beaverton, OR

Sales Representative of the Year
Mike Pecar of Mike Pecar Sales, Rochester Hills, Mich.

Volunteer of the Year, Residential Electronic Systems Contractor
Mario Leone of Electronic Solutions Company, Cinnaminson, NJ

Volunteer of the Year, Manufacturer
Richard Stoerger of Audio Design Associates, White Plains, NY

MANUFACTURERS' EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Five Best New Products

Stewart Filmscreen Corporation - CineCurve
http://www.stewartfilmscreen.com

Runco International - Runco RS -1100 CineWideTM
http://www.runco.com

Crestron Electronics, Inc. - Adagio Entertainment System
http://www.crestron.com

Stealth Acoustics - Model A3 3 -Way Totally Invisible Loudspeaker
http://www.stealthacoustics.com

Remote Technologies - T4 Universal System Controller
http://www.rticorp.com

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DESIGNER AWARDS

Large Home Theater Level I - $40,000 -$70,000 - Photos Available

Gold Technical Design (Entry #LHT5)
Architectural Electronics of Winter Park, Fla. USA - CEDIA Member since 2003
Creative Remodeling Solutions, LLC (Builder)
http://www.aecustom.com

Silver Technical Design (Entry #LHT2)
Station Earth of Fergus, Ontario Canada - CEDIA Member since 2002
Tacoma Engineers (Architect), George Good Construction (Builder)
http://www.stationearth.com

Bronze Technical Design (Entry #LHT4)
Silver Screen & Sound, Inc. of Towson, MD USA - CEDIA Member since 1997
Frank Leinbach (Builder)
http://www.silverscrn.com

Large Home Theater Level II - $80,000 -$120,000 - Photos Available

Gold Technical Design (Entry #LHT7)
Media Design Associates, Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. USA - CEDIA Member since 2006
http://www.mda -usa.com

Silver Technical Design (Entry #LHT6)
Connected Technologies of Colorado Springs, Colo. USA - CEDIA Member since 1994
Nichols & Comito (Builder), Hall Woodworks (Builder) and Joni Bader (Interior Designer)
http://www.connected -technologies.com

Bronze Technical Design (Entry #LHT9)
Silver Screen & Sound, Inc. of Towson, MD USA - CEDIA Member since 1997
Frank Leinbach (Builder)
http://www.silverscrn.com

Large Home Theater Level III - $125,000 -$140,000 - Photos Available
Gold Technical Design (Entry #LHT15)
Home Theaters by Design, LLC of Andover, NJ USA - CEDIA Member since 2003
http://www.hometheatersbydesign.com

Silver Technical Design (Entry #LHT12)
Electronics Design Group, Inc. of Piscataway, NJ USA - CEDIA Member since 1990
Condiracci Contracting (Builder)
http://www.electronicsdesigngroup.com

Bronze Technical Design (Entry #LHT10)
AVI Design by Audio Warehouse of Saskatoon, Saskatewan Canada - CEDIA Member since 2005
Custer Construction (Builder) and Atmosphere Interior Design (Interior Designer)

Large Home Theater Level IV - $160,000 -$210,000 - Photos Available

Gold Technical Design (Entry #LHT17)
Electronics Design Group, Inc. of Piscataway, NJ USA - CEDIA Member since 1990
Functional Designs (Architect) and Kilduff Construction LLC (Builder)
http://www.electronicsdesigngroup.com

Silver Technical Design (Entry #LHT19)
Audio Video Design, Inc. of Mission Viejo, Calif. USA - CEDIA Member since 2001
Sam Cavitt (Interior Designer)

Bronze Technical Design (Entry #LHT16)
Connected Technologies of Colorado Springs, Colo. USA - CEDIA Member since 1994
Nichols & Comito (Builder) and Joni Bader (Interior Designer)
http://www.connected -technologies.com

Large Home Theater Level V - $250,000 -$399,000 - Photos Available

Level V Gold Technical Design (Entry #LHT23)
All Around Technology of Rockville, MD USA - CEDIA Member since 1995
Bill Gummerson & Associates (Builder)
http://www.allaroundtech.com

Level V Silver Technical Design (Entry #LHT27)
Future Home of Los Angeles, Calif. USA - CEDIA Member since 1989
TK Theaters (Architect) and HOUCK Construction (Builder)
http://www.futurehomemedia.com

Level V Bronze Technical Award (Entry #LHT22)
Dream Theater Colorado of Loveland, Colo. USA - CEDIA Member since 2003
ABD Renovative Ideas (Builder) and ABD Designs (Interior Designer)
http://www.dreamtheaterco.com

Large Home Theater Level VI - $400,000 -$600,000 - Photos Available

Level VI Gold Technical Design (Entry #LHT31)
Doherty Design Group of Indianapolis, Ind. USA - CEDIA Member since 2003
RWA Architects (Architect), Artisan Homes (Builder) and RWA Architects (Interior Designer)
http://www.dohertydesigngroup.com

Level VI Silver Technical Design (Entry #LHT28)
Electronic Systems Consultants, LLC of Aspen, Colo. USA - CEDIA Member since 2004
River Studio Architects (Architects), Structural Associates (Builder) and River Studio Architects (Interior Designer)
http://www.escusa.com

Level VI Bronze Technical Design (Entry #LHT29)
Future Home of Los Angeles, Calif. USA - CEDIA Member since 1995
Steve Harris (Builder) and First Impressions Theme Theaters (Interior Designer)
http://www.futurehomemedia.com

Large Home Theater Overall Category Award Winner (Entry #LHT 31)

Doherty Design Group of Indianapolis, Ind. USA - CEDIA Member since 2003
RWA Architects (Architect), Artisan Homes (Builder) and RWA Architects (Interior Designer)
http://www.dohertydesigngroup.com

Theme Theater - Photos Available

Gold Technical Design (Entry #TT1)
Electronic Systems Consultants, LLC of Aspen, Colo. USA - CEDIA Member since 2004
ESC In House Team (Architects), Sprung Construction (Builder) and Ms. Nevin Nelson (Interior Designer)
http://www.escusa.com

Silver Technical Design (Entry #TT2)
Definitive Electronic Solutions, Inc. of Jupiter, Fla. USA - CEDIA Member since 2002
First Impressions Theme Theaters (Architect) and First Impressions Theme Theaters (Interior Designer)
http://www.desflorida.com


Theme Theater Overall Category Award Winner (Entry #TT1)

Electronic Systems Consultants, LLC of Aspen, Colo. USA - CEDIA Member since 2004
ESC In House Team (Architects), Sprung Construction (Builder) and Ms. Nevin Nelson (Interior Designer)
http://www.escusa.com

Integrated Home Level I - $50,000 -$150,000 - Photos Available

Level I Gold Technical Design (Entry #IH2)
IntelliLiving, Inc. of Bentonville, Ark. USA - CEDIA Member since 2001
Tim McMahon (Builder)
http://www.intelliliving.com

Level I Silver Technical Design (Entry #IH3)
Interior Technologies of Redondo Beach, Calif. USA - CEDIA Member since 2004
Brenda Bell (Interior Designer)

Level I Bronze Technical Design (Entry #IH5)
NTX SA de CV of Naucalpan Edo de Mexico, Mexico - CEDIA Member since 2002
Santiago Aspe (Architect) and Miguel Maurer (Builder)
http://www.ntx.com.mx

Integrated Home Level II - $170,000 -$299,000 - Photos Available

Level II Gold Technical Design (Entry #IH8)
Genesis Home Technologies, Inc. of Beaverton, Ore. USA - Member since 1999
Olson Group Architects (Architect), Olsen Homes (Builder) and Linda Luberto (Interior Designer)
http://www.genesishometech.com

Level II Silver Technical Design (Entry #IH9)
Audio Video Excellence, Inc. of Homewood, Ala. USA - CEDIA Member since 1999
Jeff Dungan (Architect) and Watercress Inc. (Builder)
http://www.avxinc.com

Level II Bronze Technical Design (Entry #IH10)
Howell & Associates Inc. of Burlington, Ontario Canada - CEDIA Member since 1997
Dana Kosich (Interior Designer)
http://www.howellandassociates.com

Integrated Home Level III - $340,000 -$499,000 - Photos Available

Level III Gold Technical Design (Entry #IH14)
Starr Systems Design of Baltimore, MD USA - CEDIA Member since 1996
John Hummer and Kent Darrel (Architects) and Luke Tigue and Trish Houck (Interior Designers)
http://www.starrsystems.net

Level III Silver Technical Design (Entry #IH12)
AVL Pro, Inc. of Naples, Fla. USA - CEDIA Member since 2002
Eric Brown Design Group (Architect), Harwick Homes (Builder) and Collins & DuPont Interiors (Interior Designer)
http://www.avlpro.com
Level III Bronze Technical Design (Entry #IH16)
Electronics Design Group, Inc. of Piscataway, NJ USA - CEDIA Member since 1990
Lederer Wright Architects (Architect) and Haynes Roberts Interior Design (Interior Designer)
http://www.electronicsdesigngroup.com

Integrated Home Level IV - $500,000 -$799,000 - Photos Available

Level IV Gold Technical Design (Entry #IH19)
Electronic Systems Consultants, LLC of Aspen, Colo. USA - CEDIA Member since 2004
Voorsanger Architects PC (Architect), Patrick Keelty (Builder) and Bam Design and Lisa Monteleone (Interior Designers)
http://www.escusa.com

Level IV Silver Technical Design (Entry #IH17)
La Scala of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - CEDIA Member since 1993
CDA (Architect), Appia Construction (Builder) and R.M. Leddingham Design (Interior Design)
http://www.lascala.ca

Level IV Bronze Technical Design (Entry #IH18)
Frankentek, Inc. of Medford, NJ USA - CEDIA Member since 1997
Paul Kiss (Architect), C.E. Wheeler (Builder) and Donna Massey and Michael Stevens (Interior Design)
http://www.frankentek.com

Integrated Home Level V - Over $800,000 - Photos Available

Level V Gold Technical Design (Entry #IH20)
Engineered Environments of Alameda, Calif. USA - CEDIA Member since 1993
Steven Ehrlich Architects (Architect), Ryan Associates (Builder) and Holly Hulburd Design (Interior Design)
http://www.engenv.com

Level V Silver Technical Design (Entry #IH22)
AudioVisions, Inc. of Lake Forest, Calif. USA - CEDIA Member since 1991
Ashai Design Corp (Architect), McLane Construction (Builder) and Karen Ziccardi (Interior Design)
http://www.avisions.com

Level V Bronze Technical Design (Entry #IH24)
Gramophone Ltd of Timonium, MD USA - CEDIA Member since 1994
Pinecrest Builders (Architect and Builder) and Jeannine Feeney (Interior Design)
http://www.gramophone.com

Integrated Home Overall Category Award Winner (Entry #IH20)

Engineered Environments of Alameda, Calif. USA - CEDIA Member since 1993
Steven Ehrlich Architects (Architect), Ryan Associates (Builder) and Holly Hulburd Design (Interior Design)
http://www.engenv.com

Hidden Installation - Photos Available

Gold Technical Design (Entry #HI4)
Genesis Audio & Video of Irvine, Calif. USA - CEDIA Member since 1999
Dennis Griffith (Interior Design)
http://www.genesis -audio.com

Silver Technical Design (Entry #HI5)
Electronics Design Group, Inc. of Piscataway, NJ USA - CEDIA Member since 1990
Ed Condiracci Sr. (Builder) and Oakleigh Interiors (Interior Designer)
http://www.edgonline.com

Bronze Technical Design (Entry #HI3)
Electronic Systems Consultants, LLC of Aspen, Colo. USA - CEDIA Member since 2004
River Studio Architects (Architect and Interior Designer) and Structural Associates (Builder)
http://www.escusa.com

Hidden Installation Overall Category Award Winner (Entry #HI4)

Genesis Audio & Video of Irvine, Calif. USA - CEDIA Member since 1999
Dennis Griffith (Interior Design)
http://www.genesis -audio.com

Special Project - Photos Available

Gold Technical Design (Entry #SP3)
Aurant of Salt Lake City, Utah USA - CEDIA Member since 1999
http://www.aurant.com

Silver Technical Design (Entry #SP4)
Ambiance Systems of Clifton Park, NY USA - CEDIA Member since 1996
http://www.ambiancesystems.com

Bronze Technical Design (Entry #SP6)
Creative Media Design, Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla. USA - CEDIA Member since 2001
http://www.creativemediadesigns.com

Media Room - Photos Available

Gold Technical Design (Entry #MR9)
HomeTronics, Inc. of Dallas, Texas USA - CEDIA Member since 1991
Blake Architects (Architect), VanTrease Development (Builder) and Russ Berger (Interior Design)
http://www.hometronics.com

Silver Technical Design (Entry #MR10)
Frankentek, Inc. of Medford, NJ USA - CEDIA Member since 1997
http://www.frankentek.com

Bronze Technical Design (Entry #MR4)
Electronic Systems Consultants, LLC of Aspen, Colo. USA -CEDIA Member since 2004
Studio B Architects (Architect) and Schlumberger Construction (Builder)
http://www.escusa.com

Media Room Overall Category Award Winner (Entry #MR9)

HomeTronics, Inc. of Dallas, Texas USA - CEDIA Member since 1991
Blake Architects (Architect), VanTrease Development (Builder) and Russ Berger (Interior Design)
http://www.hometronics.com

Dressed System - Photos Available

Gold Technical Design (Entry #DS2)
Engineered Environments of Alameda, Calif. USA - CEDIA Member since 1993
http://www.engenv.com

Silver Technical Design (Entry #DS6)
Ambiance Systems of Clifton Park, NY USA - CEDIA Member since 1996
http://www.ambiancesystems.com

Bronze Technical Design (Entry #DS5)
Image Tech HTS of Worcester, Mass. USA - CEDIA Member since 1999
http://www.hometheatersystems.com

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 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA Members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. CEDIA Members include residential electronic systems contractors 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 http://www.cedia.org.

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