HTSA Adds Three New Members Ahead of 2016 Spring Conference
The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) is gearing up for its Spring Conference 2016 and 20th Anniversary Celebration. And with just over a week to go until the festivities get underway, the association of national retail and custom integration companies will have to make a little more room at the table. That’s because HTSA just announced the addition of three new members: In-Focus Systems, Paragon Systems Integration, and HD Media Systems.
- In-Focus Systems was launched in 2001 by co-founders Dennis Galligan, Jake Smith, and Todd Tvetene, along with an experienced team of technicians, programmers, and engineers who design and install innovative technological solutions for the residential, builder, remodeling, and commercial markets. In-Focus Systems maintains a stunning 8,000 sq.ft. office and showroom where clients can experience first-hand a full range of possibilities, including sophisticated home automation systems that can dramatically enhance their quality of life.
- Paragon Systems Integration is one of the best-known integration companies in the industry with a long and respected history in Aspen. Once part of integration industry powerhouse VIA International, Paragon has independently relaunched with a full complement of highly-skilled and knowledgeable technology experts. Paragon offers a wide range of upgraded solutions custom created for their largely residential clientele.
- Cape Girardeau, MO-based HD Media Systems was founded in 2006 by Scott Starzinger and Drew Balsman who drew upon their diversified experiences in information technology and home entertainment to design leading-edge, custom-created residential solutions. The company has now grown to 24 employees and offers expert solutions for the residential, commercial, schools, hospitals, banks and church markets.
"We are thrilled to welcome these new members into HTSA - each of whom represent the best and the brightest home technology specialists in their respective markets," Jon Robbins, Executive Director of HTSA, said in a statement. "HTSA members are those dealers and integrators who embrace the wonder of expertly designed and installed high-performance home entertainment and home automation systems - and the enhanced lifestyle such systems bring to their clients. That is certainly the case with each of these market-leading members who will enrich our organization, as well as be enriched by their association with their HTSA colleagues. "
Earlier this year, HD Media Systems acquired Stereo One—another high-quality integration company that also happened to be an HTSA member. At the time of the acquisition, HD Media was part of a different retail buying group, and after careful deliberation, decided to move over to HTSA.
"When we purchased Stereo One, it was an opportunity for us to take a closer look at HTSA," Scott Starzinger, co-founder of HD Media Systems, said in the statement. "When you look at the whole package, from vendor programs, to marketing support, to partnerships with key service agencies, to the ability to interact with some of the industry's finest dealers and integrators ... HTSA was just the right choice for us. We feel we've reached a new, higher level by joining HTSA."
The HTSA Spring Conference 2016 and 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held April 4-7 at the Ritz-Carlton Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, visit the HTSA website.