Resideo Acquires Distributor ECD to Add to ADI Brand

Houston-based PowerHouse Alliance member Electronic Custom Distributors (ECD) will become part of ADI Global Distribution business.

Resideo Acquires Distributor ECD to Add to ADI Brand

ECD is the latest acquisition by Resideo under its ADI Global Distribution brand.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Resideo Technologies Inc. (NYSE: REZI) has acquired privately held Electronic Custom Distributors Inc. (ECD), based in Houston. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ECD was founded in 1960 and is a regional distributor of residential audio, video, automation, security, wire and telecommunication products. The company is one of 11 regional distributors that make up the PowerHouse Alliance. With four branch locations and a 30,000-square-foot distribution center, ECD serves AV contractors across  the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas (TOLA) region, and will be part of Resideo’s ADI Global Distribution business.

“With a strong strategic plan in place, we continue to invest in ADI organically and by pursuing tuck-in acquisitions to bolster our growth and expand our customer and supplier relationships,” says Jay Geldmacher, president and CEO of Resideo. “ECD aligns with our strategy and marks the fifth acquisition for our distribution business since 2020. With an expanded product offering that includes private brands, we’re confident this acquisition will help further accelerate diversified growth for ADI across the overall AV and Smart Home market.”

ECD builds upon ADI’s presence in the residential AV and smart home market with a comprehensive portfolio of products from key industry brands, along with a growing assortment of Pro AV products for commercial installations. Additionally, the acquisition increases ADI’s branch presence in the TOLA region and expands its private brand offering with exclusive product lines.

“ADI remains committed to helping our customers grow by providing them with access to the products, services and support they need to capitalize on new opportunities,” says Rob Aarnes, president of ADI Global Distribution. “We identified Residential AV and Pro AV as growth categories for ADI and our customers. ECD accelerates our growth in the Residential AV and Smart Home categories and complements our previous acquisitions in Pro AV (Herman Pro AV and Shoreview Distribution) to further expand our portfolio, and position ADI as the indispensable partner of choice.”

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