AVAD D2B Program Builds Momentum
VAN NUYS, Calif.
Only four years into its creation, AVAD’s Dealer-to-Builder Program (D2B), which links builders with electronic system contractors to install home entertainment systems, has resulted in more than 7,500 projects across the United States, the company says.
Florida led the nation with more than 4,000 D2B projects. Idaho came in second with 2,000, followed by California with 400 such projects.
AVAD established its D2B Program to bring builders, homebuyers and electronic systems contractors (ESCs) together to meet the rising consumer demand for home entertainment systems, electronics and other lifestyle amenities. The company says the program strives to simplify the installation of such systems so they are easy to use, reliable and profitable for the builder and convenient for the homeowner.
AVAD’s ESCs install home theater, whole-house music, lighting control, structured wiring, central vacuum, telephone systems and home networking. The contractors are screened and selected for capabilities and skills, the company says, and are provided extensive D2B training and education. Included are classes offered via AVAD University, which conducts more than 450 online and classroom training events each year. All of AVAD’s contractors receive certification in systems integration.
AVAD serves more than 9,000 dealers in 37 distribution centers throughout the U.S. Several national homebuilders have partnered with AVAD contractors, including DR Horton, Kolter Communities, Lennar Homes, Centex Homes, GL Homes and John Wieland Homes.
“Our builder partners know they can count on us not only for timely fulfillment, but for expertise, as well,” says Bob Gartland, president of AVAD. “The combination of good execution with the most highly trained systems integration professionals in the industry is the foundation of D2B’s success.”
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