Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA)

HTSA Adds 50th Member
October 19, 2009

The Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA) announced Friday that it has added Renaissance Lighting of Herndon, Va., to its membership.

HTSA Picks Furman
February 23, 2009

Furman has been chosen as a vendor partner by the Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA), the company announced Wednesday. Furman has become one of only 52 vendors that is among the group's official partners.

When the Rich Are Wary
January 1, 2009

Old Westbury, an exclusive community in Nassau County, just north of New York City, is a luxury-dealer’s dream market. Median annual household incomes in the “village” hover around $250,000, and many families enjoy a net worth of penta-millionaire proportions.

Shop Talk: David Berman, Director of Training and PR for HTSA
December 8, 2008

“Expand your prowess to meet the needs of the new [recession] market. Think infrastructure. We don’t think the luxury-based client will suspend enhancements to their homes, though they might reduce their indulgences, so to speak, on higher-end A/V products.” -David Berman, HTSA Director of Training and PR

HTSA, James Loudspeaker Team Up
October 27, 2008

Home Theater Specialists of America announced last week that it is reached an agreement with James Loudspeaker, under which the company’s products will be made available to HTSA’s membership. “James’s speakers and sub-woofers are some of the best we’ve seen,” HTSA executive director Richard Glikes said as part of the announcement. “We’re thrilled to make products of this caliber available to our members and their discriminating audiophile clientele.” HTSA, which now has 62 members, has similar partnerships with nearly 50 vendors.

Richard Glikes Talks to CustomRetailer
June 23, 2008

At last week’s Digital Downtown event in New York, HTSA Executive Director Richard Glikes spoke frankly to CustomRetailer about the state of the industry and strategies to get through tough economic times. The video of the interview can be watched in full here.

HTSA to Establish “Gold Standards”
April 14, 2008

Rancho Mirage, Calif.- The HTSA this coming year will establish a set of “Gold Standards” for its members, the group announced at its annual meeting here Thursday. These new standards will focus on the areas of Technology; including engineering, People; in the areas of employee recruiting and training, Marketing; in sales and customer service, and Finance; to develop sound business principles and improve vendor relationships. According to HTSA executive director Richard Glikes, this will be a year-long process. To segue into the “Gold Standard” discussions, HTSA members and vendors spent part of the morning listening to a presentation from the Luxury Institute’s Milton Pedraza.