Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA)
The Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA) announced Friday that it has added Renaissance Lighting of Herndon, Va., to its membership.
The Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA) plans to form a non-profit Foundation that will enable its member dealerships to aid disabled war veterans.
CustomRetailer Buying Groups and Industry Associations
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.
“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
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.
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.
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.