One Firefly and Partner and Launch New Dealer Program

One Firefly has partnered with to expand the reach of the smart home industry’s leading voice control and AI. With this new strategic arrangement, dealers are pre-approved to use their Quarterly Volume Incentive Rebates (QVIR) on all One Firefly services, effective immediately. This partnership is the first of its kind for and focuses on rewarding dealer…

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BEKO Names Steve Carron General Manager of Builder Sales

Beko Home Appliances, a subsidiary of global consumer durable company Arçelik, named Steve Carron as general manager of builder sales, effective August 16. Carron will report to the vice president of sales, Peter Blackwell, and lead Beko’s builder channel as part of the brand’s U.S. expansion. Carron will also be responsible and lead the Blomberg brand expansion within the builder channel.…

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Catalyst AV Member Triples Space to Help with Supply Chain Issues

Catalyst AV member, Mid-State Distributing, the preeminent distributor in the midwest, is moving their Broadview, Chicago location to 2741 S. 21st Ave, Broadview, Chicago, literally around the corner from the old location, but that is where the similarity ends. “We are moving to a 21,000 facility,” said Jeff Hedden, President, Mid-State Distributing. “That is nearly triple the square footage of…

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Hunter Douglas’ App Links Dealers to New Resources 

Hunter Douglas announces that dealers now have access to its comprehensive mobile selling app for iPad, The Link. A budding resource for the Custom Integrator Program, The Link is designed to support dealers in taking on the automated shading category, from the consultation to the installation.  The Link is a digital hub for dealers and integrators that takes any guesswork out…

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Vital Management Announces New Owners

Vital Management, founded by C.I. industry icons Paul Starkey and Steve Firszt are pleased to announce the sale of their coaching company to a group of industry colleagues led by Matt Bernath and Jeremy Burkhardt effective immediately.  Matt Bernath, a two-year veteran with  VITAL, and former CI business owner will lead the charge.  Vital Management rebrands as VITAL. VITAL supports custom installation businesses,…

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