We asked the 2016 CE Pro 100 to share thoughts on their biggest challenges, opportunities, growth strategies, hot technologies and more.
We're almost at the midpoint of 2016 … do you have a good idea how it is shaping up for your business?
In compiling the annual CE Pro 100 rankings of top-revenue integration firms, we also asked respondents to give us their takes and projections for this year’s challenges and opportunities. The wide-ranging replies and topics addressed appear to pretty accurately reflect the current state of the industry, whether you’re a company near the top of the CE Pro 100 or one that just opened the doors to doing business this year.
Former Circuit City Firedog employees forge ahead as Crown Audio Videoin Dallas with solid SEO tactics to attract Millennials and a new showroom to reach $4 million.
From the worst of circumstances can sometimes arise the best of situations. That might be a good way to describe the formation and ascendance of Crown Audio Video in Dallas. The company was created by a group of former employees from Circuit City Firedog, the now-bankrupt former retailer’s custom installation service. Eight years later, Crown AV is the “king” so to speak of using effective Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tactics and a trendy, designladen new 7,700-square-foot showroom to attract the huge Millennials crowd based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
TAGS: Buddy Hughes | Home Automation | Resi Business Makeover
It’s not quite Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and there probably won’t be a dramatic “move-that-truck reveal” moment like on that ABC reality show, but the first Resi Business Makeover already has the makings of a hit series. The contest, launched at the end of 2011, seems to have struck a chord with Residential Systems readers, rookies, and veterans alike. The response to the call for entries was off the charts, resulting in an impressive collection of applicants. Then, following rigorous one-on-one with the best of the best, our consultants narrowed the list down to these final five worthy candidates: