AVAD Commemorates Fifth Anniversary with Celebration at CEDIA

AVAD celebrates five years of success and growth - -and the launch of D2B - -at CEDIA Expo 2003.

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - September 7, 2003 - AVAD, LLC, premier custom installation distributor, is celebrating its five year birthday at CEDIA Expo 2003 in September in Indianapolis, Indiana. The party will gather AVAD's distribution partners, dealers and friends to highlight innovations implemented and growth achieved since the company's inception in 1998.

"All of our success has rested on the efforts of a group of dedicated individuals who together realized AVAD's vision," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD. "The fifth birthday celebration will let everyone reflect on what's worked until now and where our focus should lie in the future. We created something that was new, different and truly groundbreaking and, I am certain, will have a positive impact on the long -term future of custom installation."

Since 1998, AVAD set forth to become the sole solutions provider to dealers nationwide. The goal has always been to facilitate the installer's job by providing them with a one -stop solution to their needs. AVAD carries great products, provides in -house trainings and dealer support, and develops initiatives for industry -wide success. For instance, by creating a common channel through which home technology dealers and installers can connect, AVAD has streamlined the business channel on both sides. Homebuilders and system installers are better able to join forces to increase individual business opportunities while homeowners have greater and faster access to the nearest and best providers of lifestyle solutions, thereby strengthening the entire service chain. In a further effort to reinforce the industry, AVAD implements regular manufacturer training programs at each of its 21 locations, as well as has teamed up with CEDIA to provide Level I Installer certification at its facilities nationwide.

AVAD's fifth birthday celebration is scheduled for Saturday, September 6, between 4 and 6 p.m. at AVAD's booth # 413 and extending to the show floor. Everyone is invited to join in the fun.

About AVAD

AVAD LLC is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. What makes AVAD unique is its in -depth inventory of the most prestigious name brand products in nearly every discipline necessary to provide a complete home solution. From life safety and lighting controls to home theater and distributed audio/video, AVAD has it all in stock at each of their 21 locations nationwide.

AVAD, LLC, founded in 1998 as a specialized network of distributors, provides the system integrator with a great opportunity to make more profit by providing complete design and integration assistance, technical training, education and certification programs, plus the ability to enter into new types of businesses such as security and central vacuum. AVAD offers coast -to -coast delivery within 24 hours or pick -up at one of its convenient nationwide locations. Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, H -P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D -Link, Fujitsu, GE/Interlogix - ITI, Sentrol and Kalatel Security Systems, Harman Kardon, Lutron, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Mitsubishi, NetStreams, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Audio/Video, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, ProConnect, ProFlex, Replay TV, RTI, ScreenPlay by Infocus, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, and more.

For more information about AVAD and its services, visit their website at www.avad.com or contact Joe Piccirilli at (954) 484 -3221 or info@avad.com.

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