Excitement Builds as Three Notable Dealers Join HTSA on the Eve of Spring Conference 2016 and 20th Anniversary Celebration


Pre-Registrations for HTSA’s Spring Conference in Puerto Rico Next Month Currently Exceeds an Astonishing 90% of ALL Members


Barrington, IL, March 24, 2016:  The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), an industry-leading national retail and custom integration buying group, said today that excitement is building as three notable new members have joined the organization on the eve of their upcoming Spring Conference 2016 and 20th Anniversary Celebration. The new members joining the group are: In-Focus Systems (St. Louis Park, MN), Paragon Systems Integration (Aspen, CO), and HD Media Systems (Cape Girardeau and St. Louis, MO).


In-Focus Systems was launched in 2001 by co-founders Dennis Galligan, Jake Smith, and Todd Tvetene, along with an experienced team of technicians, programmers, and engineers who design and install innovative technological solutions for the residential, builder, remodeling, and commercial markets. In-Focus Systems maintains a stunning 8,000 sq.ft. office and showroom where clients can experience first-hand a  full range of possibilities, including sophisticated home automation systems that can dramatically enhance their quality of life.


Paragon Systems Integration is one of the best-known integration companies in the industry with a long and respected history in Aspen. Once part of integration industry powerhouse VIA International, Paragon has independently relaunched with a full complement of highly-skilled and knowledgeable technology experts. Paragon offers a wide range of upgraded solutions custom created for their largely residential clientele.


Cape Girardeau, MO-based HD Media Systems was founded in 2006 by Scott Starzinger and Drew Balsman who drew upon their diversified experiences in information technology and home entertainment to design leading-edge, custom-created residential solutions. The company has now grown to 24 employees and offers expert solutions for the residential, commercial, schools, hospitals, banks and church markets.


“We are thrilled to welcome these new members into HTSA – each of whom represent the best and the brightest home technology specialists in their respective markets,” said Jon Robbins, Executive Director of Home Technology Specialists of America. “HTSA members are those dealers and integrators who embrace the wonder of expertly designed and installed high-performance home entertainment and home automation systems – and the enhanced lifestyle such systems bring to their clients. That is certainly the case with each of these market-leading members who will enrich our organization, as well as be enriched by their association with their HTSA colleagues."


Earlier this year, HD Media Systems acquired Stereo One in Cape Girardeau, MO, another high-quality custom integration company that was a member of HTSA. At the time of this acquisition, HD Media was part of a different retail buying group and after careful deliberation made the choice to go with HTSA.


“When we purchased Stereo One, it was an opportunity for us to take a closer look at HTSA,” said Scott Starzinger, co-founder of HD Media Systems. “When you look at the whole package, from vendor programs, to marketing support, to partnerships with key service agencies, to the ability to interact with some of the industry’s finest dealers and integrators…HTSA was just the right choice for us. We feel we’ve reached a new, higher level by joining HTSA.”


HTSA is holding its Spring Conference 2016 and 20th Anniversary Celebration April 4 -7 in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Resort. With a full agenda of key business presentations to help members achieve even more success, there is also plenty of opportunity for social interaction amongst members and group vendors. Many HTSA members find that these interactions with other successful members and vendors can be the most valuable part of attending events such as these.


How excited are HTSA member in anticipation of the event this year? Pre-registrations currently establishes that more than 90% of all members will attend.


To learn more about HTSA, see: www.HTSA.com.