Electronic House Announces the 2012 Home of the Year Award Winners

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March 15th, 2012 Framingham, MA: EH Publishing announced today the winners of Electronic House magazine’s 2012 Home of the Year Awards, recognizing outstanding home installations with technologies and systems for the whole home. Winners will be showcased at the CE Pro HQ booth (# 825) at EHX, Orlando OCCC, displayed both on the booth panels and in a slide show starting today.

Entries were received in 11 different categories and winners were chosen by the Electronic House editorial and art staffs. Judging criteria for the Electronic House 2012 Home of the Year Awards included all aspects involved in an installation, such as project creativity, innovation, equipment incorporated, obstacles overcome, homeowner priorities met, aesthetics and lifestyle benefits.

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The winners for the Home of the Year contest will be featured in Electronic House magazine and online at www.electronichouse.com throughout 2012.

“The 2012 winners represent some of the best installations of home technology that we’ve seen, incorporating streamlined control and automation of audio/video equipment, lighting, heating and cooling systems, security and more,” says Electronic House editor Lisa Montgomery. “The winning projects are inspirational and provide helpful information to anyone interested in incorporating technology into their homes. They showcase the talents of some of the most knowledgeable and skilled custom electronics (CE) professionals in the business.”

Electronic House 2012 Home of the Year Winners:

• Best Integrated Home, $50,000 or less

– GOLD: All Sound Designs, Grand Junction, Colo.
– SILVER: Procom Enterprises, Ltd., Elk Grove Village, Ill.
– BRONZE: Home Theater of Long Island, Manhasset, N.Y.

• Best Integrated Home, $50,000 or more

– GOLD: Starr Systems Design, Baltimore, Md.
– SILVER: Lifestyle Electronics, Park City, Utah
– BRONZE: Home Theater of Long Island, Manhasset, N.Y.

• Best Fun Room/Rec Room

– GOLD: Sherman’s HomeWorks, Normal, Ill.
– SILVER: Audio Video Interiors, Middleburg Heights, Ohio
– BRONZE: Stone Glidden, King of Prussia, Penn.

• Best Outdoor Space

– GOLD: High-Def Zone, Inc., Nazareth, Penn.
– SILVER: DSI Entertainment Systems, West Hollywood, Calif.
– BRONZE: SmartHouse Integration, Sarasota, Fl.

• Best Media Room/Family Room

– GOLD: Starr Systems Design, Baltimore, Md.
– SILVER: Moore Audio Design, Matthews, N.C.
– BRONZE: Gramophone, Timonium, Md.

• Best Home Theater, $25,000 to $75,000

– GOLD: Cantara Design Group, Costa Mesa, Calif.
– SILVER: Forefront Innovation, The Woodlands, Texas
– BRONZE: Hi-Tech Home, Clovis, Calif.

• Best Home Theater, $75,000 to $150,000

– GOLD: Audio Impact, Inc., San Diego, Calif.
– SILVER: Hi-Tech Home, Clovis, Calif.
– BRONZE: Avista, LLC, West Columbia, S.C.

• Best Home Theater, $150,000 or more

– GOLD: Erskine Group, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
– SILVER: Definitive Sound Inc., Mississauga, Ontario
– BRONZE: DSI Entertainment Systems, West Hollywood, Calif.

• Best Themed Home Theater

– GOLD: Integrated Electronic Solutions, Yonkers, N.Y.
– SILVER: Audio Video Design, Inc., Rego Park, N.Y.
– BRONZE: Gramophone, Timonium, Md.

• Best Before and After

– GOLD: Avista, LLC, West Columbia, S.C.
– SILVER: Gramophone, Timonium, Md.
– BRONZE: Gramophone, Timonium, Md.

• Amazing Applications

– GOLD: DSI Entertainment Systems, West Hollywood, Calif
– SILVER: Cantara Design Group, Costa Mesa, Calif.
– BRONZE: Smarthomes Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tenn.

You can view last year’s Home of the Year winners here.

About Electronic House:
Electronic House delivers inspiration, information and guidance to homeowners looking to achieve and maintain a greener, smarter, and safer connected home lifestyle. Our Home of the Month and Right Price features, Great Room and Now Playing sections are at the core of the magazine. Our New Product Review, Trend and All About sections keep readers informed on new products and technologies that help in their purchasing decisions. Published by EH Publishing, Inc. – www.ehpub.com.

About EH Publishing, Inc. EH Publishing, Inc. is the leading provider of independent business and consumer content and information serving the custom electronics, information technology, house of worship, pro audio, robotics, and supply chain markets through multimedia publications, websites, newsletters, and expos. Our flagship multi media products include CE Pro, CE Pro PLUS, CEPro VIP, CE Pro LIVE, Electronic House, Electronic House Expo (EHX), Explore3DTV.com, ChannelPro-SMB, Live Sound International, ProSoundWeb.com, Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX), Robotics Business Review, RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition, RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, Robotics Trends Virtual Summits, Supply Chain Management Review, Logistics Management, and Modern Materials Handling. www.ehpub.com.


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