Technology Integrator Top Talent Under 40: Chris Hudson, Connected Home Inc.
In a brief survey, we asked our Technology Integrator Top Talent Under 40 honoree to answer a few questions about themselves and about the industry. To see the full list of winners, click here.
Part 1: Profile Questions
Name: Chris Hudson
Title and company: President, Connected Home Inc.
A brief description of your role there: Owner / Sales
Years in industry: 14
Where you grew up: Randleman, NC
Where you live now: Leland, NC
Accomplishments and why those are important to you or your company: Professionally, growing my company and establishing an excellent reputation with our clients has been my biggest accomplishment. Personally, my two daughters are by far my biggest (and favorite) accomplishment.
Industry awards: This is my first!
Part 2: Fun Questions
What I like best about my job: Coming up with unique solutions for completing the job
What I like least about my job: Tech that doesn’t work the way it was designed to
Favorite pastime/hobby: Playing guitar
Last book I read: I’m sure it was a comic book
Favorite movie: Hitcher’s Guide to the Galaxy
Best concert ever seen: Offspring at Warped Tour
Favorite new tech: Alexa (when it works right)
If you could be anyplace else right now, where would it be?: A cruise ship, miles away from a working cell signal
Part 3: More Serious Questions
What do you think is the major problem with the industry today, and what needs to be done to fix it?
Quality control from manufactures seems to be pretty low nowadays. The custom installer and the end users have become the beta testers. Products and software need to be heavily tested before a product is released. A product shouldn’t need software updates as soon as it is first booted up.
What makes you believe the CI industry will get healthier and thrive during the next five years? Why?
Consumers are becoming more aware of new technologies. They want them, but they have no idea how to make them work. They especially have no idea how to make them all work together. Integrating these new technologies together should be every CI’s biggest sales pitch. And installing a robust and reliable network is the foundation to it all.