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CEDIA Members

Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA)

Are you interested in building a media room in your home? Maybe you would like to upgrade your home communications network or wire your whole house for sound. As the popularity of high-tech electronic systems for the home grows nationwide, most homeowners don't know where to begin such a project or even what is available. But help is just a mouse click away at

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, or CEDIA, is a global trade association of companies that specialize in planning and installing electronic systems for the home. These systems include home networking, home automation and communication systems, media rooms, single or multiroom entertainment systems and integrated whole-house subsystems providing control of lighting, security and heating and air conditioning systems. The association, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, was founded in 1989 and currently has a total membership of approximately 2,200 companies.

The Custom Design and Installation Association is a global trade association of companies that specialize in planning and installing electronic systems for the home.

According to founding member Russ Pritchard, CEDIA emerged as a result of the rapidly changing electronics industry.

"When we opened in 1984, we sold car and home audio systems," said Pritchard, who is president of the Audio Warehouse. "At the time, if you wanted to buy a new TV, you typically went to a department or appliance store."

Pritchard explained that after the introduction of the CD, another significant change occurred - the marriage of audio and video.

"Suddenly people realized that if they put their TV and stereo system together they could have much better quality audio than what a TV alone can produce," he said.

With that marriage, the electronics industry began growing by leaps and bounds. Companies such as the Audio Warehouse had to adapt from selling and installing audio equipment to becoming a full-scale electronics system integrator. They did it with the help of CEDIA.

"We changed from a business where typically the customers came to us to a business where we started going out running wires in homes or actually working in a home during its construction," said Pritchard. "CEDIA was really the first organization that recognized that the electronics industry was merging with the construction industry."

Neadom Tucker, president of TMI Innovations Inc., and his business partners, Allan dela Cruz and Charlie Feathers, agree that consumers are still discovering how technology in their homes can change their lives for the better.

"At IntelliHome, a division of TMI Innovations, we are able to take the same custom electronic systems technology once primarily used in the commercial market to the residential market," Tucker stated. "If you want a state-of-the-art audio/video system in your house, we can do that. We can also put your whole house on the Internet so you can monitor your children when they get home from school. We can even put a system in place where you can turn on your sprinklers or turn down your heating and air conditioning from your office computer or laptop. The technology that's available is really amazing."

Amazing and constantly changing. CEDIA members such as the Audio Warehouse and TMI Innovations are established, insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. Member classifications include designer/installers, manufacturers, sales representatives, distributors, consultants and affiliates.

"When you use a CEDIA-certified installer, you know you've got someone qualified to do the job," Tucker continued. "Through our CEDIA membership, we can stay abreast of the latest technologies through their expos, Web site, newsletter and information sharing that goes on among its members."

Consumers can obtain referrals through CEDIA to find qualified design and installation contractors to counsel them and work in their homes by visiting the CEDIA Web site. Consumers also benefit by having CEDIA promote professionalism and honorable business practices in the field of custom installation.

Anyone interested in staying abreast of the latest in electronic systems for the home is also invited to visit or

CEDIA Members

Anderson Audio and Video
3011 Bridges Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
T: 252-4443
Web site:

Audio Interiors
5380-D Highway 70 West
Morehead City, NC 28557
T: 252-240-0395

Audio Warehouse -FM
1941 Savage Road
Charleston, SC 29407
Web site:

Custom Audio Video
48 Pennington Dr.
Unit B/Sheridan Park
Bluffton, SC 29910
T: 843-815-5130
Web site:

Custom Media Solutions
44 Drayson Circle
Bluffton, SC 29910
T: 843-757-9333

Custom Theater & Audio
5035 Highway 17 Bypass
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
T: 843-357-2121
Web site:

Frank J Setaro, Inc.
2514 Marsh Hen Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
T: 910-443-1754

Genisystems, Inc.
PO Box 1132
Beaufort, SC 29901-1132
T: 843-470-0700
Web site:

H & H Electronic Lifestyles
100 Glynn Isles
Brunswick, GA 31525
T: 912-265-8100

Lifespaces, Inc. dba eLifespaces
PO Box 2219
Charleston, SC 29456-2219
Web site:

LifeStyle Technologies
1 Matthews Dr. Point North
Hilton Head, SC 29926
T: 843-682-4441

Palmetto Smart Homes, LLC
PO Box 2505
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465
Web site:

Progressive Integrations, Inc.
3424 Maybank Hwy
Johns Island, SC 29455
T: 843-559-2958
Web site:

Sight and Sound Solutions
PO Box 4414
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
T: 688-384-8287

TMI Innovations Inc.
132 N. Pembroke Drive
Goose Creek, SC 29445
T: 843-207-8673
Web site:

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