Ft. Lauderdale, FL — June 3, 2005 — AVAD, LLC, the preeminent American distributor of complete home entertainment and lifestyle solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement to distribute Niles Audio Corporation’s award winning products nationally, giving installers of custom home entertainment systems an enhanced range of top shelf products at their fingertips. The move expands AVAD’s offering of Niles products from select regions to a nationwide profile and is consistent with AVAD’s value proposition of providing the best assortment of premium quality brands to their customers. The addition of Niles products nationwide ensures AVAD customers have the most advanced audio/video custom installation solutions in their toolboxes. Along with the expanded product offering AVAD provides industry leading training and support including web-based training, classroom training, and CEDIA installer certification curriculum. This complete service package allows AVAD’s Electronic Systems Contractors to provide customers with the technologies that enhance their homes’ look and function, while satisfying their individual tastes.
“Bringing Niles Audio Corporation on board is truly an exciting step for AVAD,” said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD, LLC. “The wide range of products that Niles has under its wing and the company’s excellent track record in custom installation will open up many new opportunities and quality choices for AVAD’s installers and their custom installation clients. The reliability of Niles Audio’s products and their ease of installation will make our D2B program even more attractive to builders and dealers nationwide.”
Niles products have been represented to factory authorized, direct dealers by the independent sales representatives who founded AVAD and have been distributed in most AVAD locations since AVAD was founded in 1998. Adding Niles to all AVAD locations expands this proven business model nationwide. “The independent sales reps who founded AVAD are widely regarded as the best in the business, known for exceptional service, training and technical support,” said Mike Detmer, vice president of sales and marketing for Niles Audio. “AVAD adding Niles to all locations nationwide will ensure adequate local product supplies, better regional market management, and will enable Niles to project a more consistent brand message across the United States,” Detmer added.
Under the new distribution partnership, Niles brand products will be represented to factory authorized direct dealers by Niles independent sales representatives and distributed nationally by the AVAD network. Niles products will be available in all AVAD locations beginning June 1, 2005.
About Niles Audio Corporation
Niles Audio Corporation, based in Miami, Florida, is a 28-year-old company that is recognized as a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of audio/video custom installation products. Niles products are geared to meet the needs of professional custom installers and satisfy the expectations of discerning consumers. The wide range of Niles custom installation products include the award winning ZR-4630 Multizone receiver with keypad controls, IntelliControl home theater automation system, ceiling mount loudspeakers, in-wall loudspeakers, indoor/outdoor loudspeakers, Systems Integration Amplifiers, automated switching systems, infrared extender systems, speaker selectors, volume controls, and convenience outlet connectors.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting Mike Detmer at Niles Audio Corporation, 12331 SW 130th Street, Miami, FL 33186 (Tel: 800-289-4434 ext 197) or by visiting: http://www.nilesaudio.com/
About AVAD, LLC
AVAD, LLC is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. Its in-depth technology offering of the most trusted names and progressive continuing education programs provide all the support necessary to design and implement complete home solutions. AVAD stocks products for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, and more for just-in-time delivery from each of its 28 locations nationwide. With complete technical training and certification for industry hallmarks like CEDIA’s Installer Level I and Level II Certification, AVAD is unparalleled in its commitment to expanding dealers’ bottom line.
AVAD exemplifies this concept with the Dealer to Builder (D2B) program, which links members of its 9000+ dealer corps with homebuilders across the United States to outfit new homes with in-demand, cutting-edge electronic systems.
Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: Acme Brackets, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, H-P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D-Link, Draper, Fujitsu, Gefen, Harman Kardon, Key Digital, Lutron, Marantz, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., NetStreams, Niles Audio, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Audio/Video, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RTI, Samsung, Screen Goo, ScreenPlay by InFocus, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, Universal Remote Control, and more.