Distributor AVAD said its Dealer 2 Builder (D2B) Program, which connects integrators with builders, has teamed Simonini Builders with systems integration firm Digital Home Systems to install home theaters in multiple new residential developments across the metropolitan Charlotte, N.C., area.
The Simonini homes will feature home theater packages installed by Digital Home Systems. Home buyers can choose a basic package that includes a 42-inch Samsung plasma TV, a Peerless wall mount system, Bose speakers, bass module, remote control, Adapt IQ audio calibration system and a Built-Invisible Media Center, which includes a progressive-scan DVD player and AM/FM tuner. Also included is an outdoor music zone. Upgrades include a 50-inch plasma, Panamax power protection, additional Bose in-ceiling speakers and a larger media center that stores and organizes up to 200 hours of music.
To illustrate their benefits, the packages will be set up in the model home of each subdivision.
“The AVAD D2B program provides an opportunity that we had not been able to address internally,” said Gary Young, Purchasing Manager of Simonini Builders. “Packaged systems provide a level of reliability that frankly we count on and have not enjoyed in the past. We are very excited about the D2B program solving a demand in the marketplace.”
“Our builder partners know they can count on us not only for timely fulfillment, but for expertise, as well,” said AVAD President Bob Gartland. “The combination of good execution with the most highly trained systems integration professionals in the industry is the foundation of D2B’s success.”
“By partnering with AVAD, Digital Home Systems is able to offer builders access to nearly all of the nationally-known brands,” said Richard Shepard, president of Digital Home Systems. “AVAD allows us to bring the brands together, as well as offering us unsurpassed training and support.”
Other builder partners in the D2B program include DR Horton, Kolter Communities, Lennar Homes and Centex Homes.