I love to read daily quotes. That being said, a cherished favorite would be an ancient African thought, attributable to not one person in particular: “If you want to go fast, go alone….If you want to go far, go together.”
So simple, yet so fully describing the very existence of Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA). Formed in 1996 by a group of Consumer Electronics retailers at the time, HTSA was formed to not only have a “voice” in the channel, but also to serve as a mind sharing group to aid dealers in understanding best practices from like- minded individuals from across the United States as the Audio/Video business evolved from one of retail only to a hybrid of one very dependent on the Custom Installation aspect to the business. The idea of HTSA being the ONLY member owned group in the channel, which remains to this day enabled this evolution to sustain.
The years passed, many members came and went, as expected there was a dramatic evolution of business models, but the core idea of why HTSA was formed remained: to provide the best educational and information sharing vehicle in this very unique Electronics space. Unwavering, members continued to share information with brethren as the group sailed new uncharted waters, adopting resources that no other group in the channel had ever tried.
Twenty years later, present day, many of the same philosophies that the original membership had used are still in existence. Constant education, sharing of practices, being supportive of the success of fellow members, and performing together as one has enabled HTSA to continue the relationships it has with both Vendor and Service Provider partners to continue the “win-win” mentality.
We look forward to the next 20 years in great anticipation of success and invite those willing to “go together” to further see what we are all about.