HTSA 2014 Vendor Awards

November 3, 2014 by

HTSA Honors Top Vendors of 2014

Showcasing innovation, drive and dedication to the custom integration channel, Dan Paulson of Paulson’s Audio Video and VIA’s Evan Marty recognized with first-ever Future Leaders Award.

Barrington, IL – October 23, 2014 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) is proud to announce the winners of their 2014 HTSA Vendor Awards. The annual … more >

HTSA Adds new Member Benefits

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HTSA Adds New Member Benefits

Expanding upon the tools and services available to specialty retailers and integrators, national buying group announces partnerships with Porte Brown, Sandler Training and 435 Digital, a Tribune Publishing Company

Barrington, IL – October 21, 2014 at 4:00pm EST – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), announced today a roster of new benefits made accessible … more >

HTSA Welcomes ACT Tech, Sound Experience

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Home Technology Specialists of America Expands National Reach with New Members, Additional Locations

National buying group adds ACT Technologies and Sound Xperience, further growing its network of home technology pros.

Barrington, IL – October 10, 2014 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) are pleased to welcome new members, ACT Technologies and Sound Xperience. With a commitment to delivering … more >

HTSA Marketing Summit III Recap

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Third Annual HTSA Marketing Summit Delivers the Ultimate Playbook for Blended Traditional and Digital Marketing Campaigns

Home technology specialists gathered in Chicago to discuss everything from SEO, SEM, and content creation to email marketing, social media strategies and traditional advertising, all aimed at increasing the reach and authority of specialty integrators and retailers.

Barrington, IL – July 18, 2014 – The … more >

Home Technology Specialists of America Enhances Reach Across Midwest, Welcomes New Member, Sound & Vision

July 9, 2014 by

Serving the home technology needs of three-key Ohio markets, Sound & Vision brings 13 years of dedication, passion and superior customer service to the HTSA network.

Barrington, IL – July 8, 2014 –The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) are pleased to add new member, Sound & Vision, to their growing network of qualified, skilled professionals. Offering a deeply … more >

Home Technology Specialists of America Expands as It Welcomes Two New Members

April 8, 2014 by

Further growing its network of home technology specialists, Epic Audio Video and Hanson Audio Video will bring a passion for system integration and retail to HTSA.

Barrington, IL – February 25, 2014 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) are pleased to welcome their newest members, Epic Audio Video and Hanson Audio Video. Both companies offer a deeply … more >

HTSA Names Dennis Burger Editor-in-Chief of HDLiving.com

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Poised to deliver powerful industry insight, comprehensive product reviews, and a sleek site redesign, HDLiving aims to educate consumers about how technology is integrated into their homes.

Barrington, IL – December 17, 2013 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) is proud to announce Dennis Burger, a longtime industry writer, as editor-in-chief of the organization’s online magazine, more >

HTSA Announces 2014 Schedule of Events

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Focused on fueling “Contagious Synergy” among home technology specialists and vendor partners, HTSA maps out the year’s events including seasonal conferences, marketing summits, and networking opportunities.

Barrington, IL – January 28, 2014 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), released today its year-long calendar of events, which will kick off with the organization’s annual 2014 Spring Conference from … more >

HTSA Conferences Approved For CEDIA CEUs

November 7, 2013 by

Annually, an HTSA Member that is a CEDIA Certified Professional can now attain up to 4 Continuing Education Units towards their 10 CEU renewal requirement by attending HTSA Conferences/Summits.

Barrington, IL – October 21, 2013 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) announced today that they are the first industry buying association with a curriculum that has been approved … more >

Q&A With HTSA Managing Director Bob Hana

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On the second day of the HTSA fall meeting in Chicago, we sat down to talk with the buying group’s managing director, Bob Hana, on the conference, issues facing the industry, and what HTSA members are expecting to face this holiday season:

Q: I just wanted to get your impression of the event and how it’s going so far, and … more >

HTSA’s Hana: “We’ve Never Been Stronger”

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HTSA managing director Bob Hana kicked off the buying group’s Fall meeting in Chicago Tuesday with a “state of the union” address in which he stated that the association has “never been stronger.”

HTSA members, Hana said, currently touch 1.6 million customers, with most members ranking at the top of search results for their respective categories. Throughout the three-day conference, … more >

HTSA Honors Top Vendors of 2013

October 29, 2013 by

Embodying product excellence, innovation, and dedication to the custom integration channel, GoldenEar Technology’s Sandy Gross recognized with 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Barrington, IL – October 29, 2013 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) is proud to announce the winners of their 2013 HTSA Vendor Awards. The annual HTSA Vendor Awards honor those who have demonstrated commitment to … more >

Home Technology Specialists of America Launches New Marketing Tools for Members

September 10, 2013 by

Continuing to improve on collaborative marketing programs with members and vendors, HTSA unveils new enablement tools to enhance results measurement and maximize business wins.

Barrington, IL – September 10, 2013 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) announced today additional comprehensive marketing and services tools crucial in helping members and vendors as they generate fresh leads and create long-lasting … more >

Home Technology Specialists of America Adds New Member, Modern Home Systems

June 6, 2013 by

Helping to further grow the HTSA network of home technology specialists, Modern Home Systems, previously named La Jolla Home Theater & Automation combines creativity, expertise and award-winning programming to deliver cutting-edge solutions. 

Barrington, IL – June 6, 2013 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) are pleased to welcome their newest representative and nationwide member, Modern … more >

Home Technology Specialists of America Welcomes New Member, Blair Home Technologies

June 5, 2013 by

Expanding the HTSA network of home technology specialists, Blair Home Technologies blends specialty retail with high-end custom integration solutions.

Barrington, IL – May 20, 2013 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) are pleased to welcome their newest representative and nationwide member, Blair Home Technologies. The Cary, Illinois-based, system integration company has emerged as a regional force in … more >

HTSA Launches Online Training

June 4, 2013 by

We are proud to announce our first-ever social media training, created exclusively for HTSA Members and Vendors, scheduled to debut in two sessions on June 5th, 2013.

Choose the session below that fits your schedule and click the link to register, OR check your email from Kathleen Marini for your personal invite.

11:00 AM EST / 8:00 AM PST – click … more >

Home Technology Specialists of America Welcomes Premier Technology Group as Newest Technology Specialist Member

February 21, 2013 by

Home Technology Specialists of America Welcomes Premier Technology Group as Newest Technology Specialist Member

Sharing a forward-thinking, collaborative approach to business, Premier proudly aligns with HTSA as a valued new partner in the organization’s growing network.

Barrington, IL – February 21, 2013 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) proudly welcomes Premier Technology Group of … more >

Home Technology Specialists of America Welcomes New Member, Advanced ESI

February 13, 2013 by

Home Technology Specialists of America Welcomes New Member, Advanced ESI

Enhancing the HTSA network of home technology specialists, Advanced ESI brings a rich history of exceptional service and innovative technical solutions.

Barrington, IL – February 13, 2013 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) are pleased to welcome their newest representative and nationwide member, Advanced ESI. … more >

CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Awards – Call for Submissions

February 12, 2013 by

We know that HTSA represents the best of the best amongst specialty retailers and custom integrators, who design, specify and install premier residential and commercial electronic systems. Now, it is your chance to let everyone else know it too!

For our CEDIA members, the CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Competition is now open for submissions to highlight top projects, products and … more >

HTSA to Host 2013 Spring Conference

February 6, 2013 by

Designed to strengthen relationships and inspire collaboration, home technology specialists will gather in San Antonio to discuss business best practices and evolving technologies.

Barrington, IL – February 6, 2013 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) will host its annual 2013 Spring Conference from Tuesday, April 2, through Friday, April 5, 2013 as the organization welcomes members to the … more >

HTSA Opens New Facility in Barrington, Illinois

January 17, 2013 by

Chester Springs, PA – January 17, 2013 – Today, consistent with our strategy of growth and strengthening our HTSA organization, we’ve elected to close our Chester Springs, PA, office in favor of a newer facility located in Barrington, Illinois. Our new office provides an environment more conducive to our business needs, both now and in … more >

HTSA Recognizes Top Vendors of 2012

October 24, 2012 by

Exemplifying excellence in both product development and customer service, Lutron is named HTSA 2012 Vendor of the Year. 

Chester Springs, PA – October 24, 2012 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) is proud to announce the winners of their 2012 HTSA Vendor Awards. The annual HTSA Vendor Awards recognize those who have demonstrated dedication to member growth through … more >

HTSA Fall Conference Tackles Lead Gen, Member Marketing and Emerging Technologies

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Home technology specialists converge in Chicago to explore innovative new marketing initiatives aimed at enhancing the authority of the specialty retail and custom integration channel.

Chester Springs, PA – October 17, 2012 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) descended upon Chicago last week to discuss the current state of the industry and its impact on their 2013 marketing … more >

HTSA Member Engineered Environments Stands Out at 2012 CEDIA ELECTRONIC LIFESTYLES® AWARDS

October 2, 2012 by

Congratulations to HTSA Member Engineered Electronics based in Alameda, CA on their 5 CEDIA ELECTRONIC LIFESTYLES® AWARDS for 2012!

They won awards in the following catagories:

  • Best Media Room – Gold Technical Design
  • Home Theater Awards:
    • Level 4: $450-600K – Silver Technical Design
    • Level 5: $700K and up – Bronze Technical Design

For more information about this HTSA Member please go to their website at … more >

HTSA Member Paragon Technology Group revealed as winner for Hidden Installation in CEDIA’s 2012 ELECTRONIC LIFESTYLES® AWARDS

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Congratulations to HTSA Member Paragon Technology Group, who serves Aspen, Denver, Steamboat Springs, Telluride & Vail, Colorado, on their award for this unique installation.

CEDIA awarded them with the Bronze Technical Design in the Hidden Installation category. Below is a description of the chanllenges they faced in completeing this project and what made it a first for their company:

“When watching … more >

HTSA Member Electronics Design Group Wins Twice At CEDIA 2012

September 1, 2012 by

Congratulations to HTSA’s Member Partner Electronics Design Group on their two awards from CEDIA!

Best Home Theater (Level II: Silver Technical Design) and Best Special Project (Silver Technical Design) – for more information and pictures of the project please see their website: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/9/prweb9902333.htm

Indianapolis, IN – September 9th, 2012 – Electronics Design Group, Inc, headquartered in … more >

Home Technology Specialists of America Appoints Director of Marketing

August 22, 2012 by

Chester Springs, PA – March 1, 2012 – Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) expands their team to increase marketing support and demand generation for their members with the addition of the Kathleen Marini as the new Director of Marketing.

Bob Hana, Managing Director of HTSA stated, “This is an important strategic investment for HTSA as we strengthen our … more >

Home Technology Specialists of America Appoints Bob Hana as their new Managing Director

April 9, 2012 by

Chester Springs, PA – October 21, 2011 – The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), the leading organization of custom retailers and systems integrators, announced today that Bob Hana will become the new Managing Director of the group effective immediately.

“Our search for the right person who will become the face of our organization, provide the strategic vision for the … more >