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The Best Home Theater Awards at CEDIA 2004

2004 Industry Recognition


Indianapolis, Ind. — The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) honored 30 CEDIA members at its annual EXPO for excellence in the custom electronics design and installation industry.

The Electronic Lifestyles Award winners were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 11, during a banquet at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Winners include:

Industry Awards

Lifetime Achievement
Scott Miller

Dealer of the Year
Electronics Design Group – Piscataway, NJ

Installer of the Year
Barry Nelson, ProLine Integrated Systems – Highland Park, Ill.

Sales Representative of the Year
Paul Epstein, Current Marketing Corp. – Scottsdale, Ariz.

Volunteer of the Year, Designer/Installer
Chad Modad, AD Systems – Houston, Texas

Volunteer of the Year, Manufacturer
John Forney, Lutron Electronics – Coopersburg, Pa.

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Designers’ Choice Awards

Best Home Theater Level I — Under $80,000
Distinctive Home Theaters & Automation – Gaithersburg, Md.

Best Home Theater Level II — $80,001 — $101,000
Genesis Home Technologies, Inc. – Beaverton, Ore.

Best Home Theater Level III — $102,000 — $147,000
Connected Technologies – Colorado Springs, Colo.

Best Home Theater Level IV — $147,001 — $200,000
Creative Media Design, Inc. – Boca Raton, Fla.

Best Home Theater Level V — $200,001 — $240,000
La Scala – Vancouver, B.C.

Best Home Theater Level VI — $285,000 — $550,000
Home Tech Systems, Inc. – Santa Rosa, Calif.

Best Home Theater Level VII — $600,000 — $800,000
Future Home ~FM~ – Beverly Hills, Calif.

Best Home Theater Level VIII — over $1,000,000
Command Performance – Toronto, Ont.

Best Media Room
Home Theaters by Design, LLC – Andover, N.J.

Best Integrated Home Level I: Under $250,000
Systems by Design, LLC – Alexandria, Va.

Best Integrated Home Level II: $250,001 — 300,000
AVL Pro, Inc. – Naples, Fla.

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Best Integrated Home Level III: Over $300,001 — 400,000
Starr Systems Design – Baltimore, Md.

Best Integrated Home Level IV: Over $400,001 — 650,000
AVL Pro, Inc. – Naples, Fla.

Best Integrated Home Level V: Over $650,001 — 950,000
All Around Technology – Rockville, Md.

Best Integrated Home Level VI: Over $1,000,000
Sound Solutions/SEI – Los Angeles, Calif.

Best Special Project
Nicholson’s Hi-Fidelity Center – Nashville, Tenn.

Best Hidden Installation
Electronics Design Group, Inc. – Piscataway, NJ

Best Home Theater Architecture
AVL Pro, Inc. – Naples, Fla.

Best Dressed System
Custom Electronics – Falmouth, Me.

Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards

Best New Product
OmniMount Systems U3

Best New Product
Artison Portrait LCR Front Speakers

Best New Product
Crestron Isys i10 TPMC-10 WiFi Tablet Touchpanel

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Best New Product
Universal Remote Control Inc. MX-3000

Best New Product
ReQuest Multimedia Video ReQuest

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,000 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association’s web site at

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