AVAD Central Expands Indiana Location

Value-Added Home Technology Distributor Increases Office Size And Resources to Meet Service Demands of Indianapolis-Area Dealers

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - July 26, 2004 - AVAD LLC, the leading distributor of custom home systems and technology, announced the expansion of its AVAD Central distribution center in Carmel, Indiana. The expansion comes in response to a continual growth in the number of nearby dealers demanding AVAD's exclusive combination of services. The larger facility will provide dealers in the Indianapolis area faster access to AVAD's products, training program, and expert technical support.

"AVAD Central's Carmel, Indiana location has experienced a higher -than -anticipated growth in demand since its launch in September of 2002," said Wally Whinna, president of AVAD Central.
"We've now increased space by 50% and added a new demo room to give dealers an up -close experience of high -demand products like our HDTV projectors and plasmas, LCD - and DLP -based rear projectors. Our team is fully equipped to take service to the next level; we'll continue to give our current dealers the support that's brought them success while being able to introduce new dealers to those benefits."

"At AVAD, we strive to add value to each aspect of the work we do with dealers, and expanding our Indiana location reinforces that effort," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD. "System designers and installers can expect support from AVAD not only with a second -to -none product offering, but through an approach that seeks to strengthen the capabilities of their businesses from the ground up. With a larger facility and a staff that's doubled in size since first opening, AVAD Central is able to provide competitive dealers everything needed to build affordable and reliable electronic home systems."

AVAD Central's Carmel facility now covers 8,500 square feet with space allotted for a completely new product demonstration room, and a larger will call area and warehouse. The additions ensure availability of the most popular products to more dealers, both on -site and via just -in -time delivery. Dedicated training space has also been added to accommodate the increasing popularity of the AVAD U continuing education program. AVAD University offers dealers seeking a competitive edge more opportunities to learn than ever, with manufacturer -led product training, CEDIA Level I Installer testing, and certification for the exclusive Dealer to Builder program (D2B). AVAD plans to take advantage of the increase in space by hosting D2B training sessions during CEDIA EXPO 2004 at the Carmel location.


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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