HTSA Announces That Two Prominent Integrators Have Joined the Group
Inaray and Audio Command Systems Expands the Group’s Base of Business and Pool of Expertise for Shared Learning
BARRINGTON, IL, JANUARY 24, 2017: Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), a leading hybrid retail and custom integration buying group, is pleased to announce that two prominent integration companies have joined the organization – Richmond, VA-based Inaray and Westbury, NY-based Audio Command Systems. The addition of both of these integrators not only adds to the group’s base of business, but each also possesses unique expertise and a wealth of experience that will serve to enrichen the collective group brain trust for best business practice sharing at the HTSA’s regular meetings.
Unique and Compelling Backgrounds Converge
HTSA is one of the industry’s first and most prominent buying organizations committed to growing the high-performance, high-end distributed audio/video, home theater, lighting, and home automation business segments. Although it has grown dramatically over the years, the group pursues a considered, methodical member acquisition process. While a candidate integrator’s level of business is certainly one criterion for selection, equally important is the candidates’ ability to bring unique knowledge, experience, perspective, and creative input to be shared with all of the group’s membership during best business practice sharing sessions.
It is in this second criterion that both of these new members excel, as they both bring unique knowledge and deep experience to HTSA.
“We are tremendously enthused that these two distinguished integration companies have chosen to join HTSA and couldn’t be happier to welcome them both to the group,” said Jon Robbins, Executive Director of Home Technology Specialists of America, Inc. “They each possess uniquely impactful backgrounds and vast experience that will make a strong contribution to our group’s shared educational sessions, as well as a significant sales contribution to our vendor partners. While on the other hand, each of them will benefit from HTSA’s unique programs with our powerful assortment of vendors, our many marketing and team educational programs, and most importantly, joining our national group of equally powerful members who themselves have much to contribute.”
New Member Profiles
Founder Todd Peace worked for years in a family-owned nursery and landscape company, ultimately going on to become a landscape horticulture designer. Fascinated by the lighting component of landscape design, Mr. Peace went on to found INARAY in Richmond, VA back in 2002. With a unique mixture of lighting system knowledge combined with his background in landscape horticulture design, Mr. Peace was able to create optimized outdoor spaces that come alive at night thanks to creative lighting design. Turns out his launch timing for Inaray was perfect, as the industry began to see a huge growth in client demand for high-quality outdoor lighting and AV entertainment systems.
Working with Mr. Peace is Greg Margeson, whose expertise in lighting control systems and audio design allows Inaray to complete the circle with the ability to offer both dramatic and compelling lighting, and exciting and intuitive home automation solutions. See more about Inaray at: www.inaray.com.
Audio Command Systems
An integrator who practically needs no introduction, Audio Command Systems (ACS) is a prominent NY-based integration company with a strong market presence. Founded in 1976 by Robert Kaufman and Jonathan Flamm, ACS was one of the main forces behind the early days of CEDIA, and has been instrumental in driving the national growth of the custom integration industry. With this rich history, ACS has a nuanced and multifaceted view of the business that goes well beyond that of the typical integrator.
The company offers a wide range of solutions, including full home integration, lighting control, motorized shades, and networking technology for both residential and commercial installations. With thousands of installations in elite homes and corporations across the globe, ACS’ responsiveness and depth of experience are unmatched.
Winner of multiple industry awards and copious customer testimonials, ACS’ success speaks for itself. The company is based in Westbury, NY. Find out more about Audio Command Systems by visiting: www.audiocommand.com.
To learn more about HTSA and its many membership benefits, see: www.HTSA.com.
About Home Technology Specialists of America
Home Technology Specialists of America, Inc. (HTSA), is a national association of hybrid retailers and custom integrators, who design, specify and install premier residential and commercial electronics systems. Today's highly sophisticated technology solutions - ranging from home automation and media rooms...to lighting control systems and multi-room audio - demand a professional installation specialist to properly interface products and integrate sub-systems in the home, at work or on the go. Based in Barrington, IL, HTSA is proudly member-owned and offers industry-best programs that both maximize the support of top technology brands and the profits of members. To learn more about HTSA, see: www.htsa.com; or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.