Residential Tech Talks

Residential Tech Talks

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Episode 143: James Garrett on His First CI Acquisition
June 02, 2023

On this week’s podcast, James Garrett joins us from Battle Ground, WA, where he is CEO of Garrett Integrated Systems. Our guest today recently acquired the 10-person Boise, Idaho-based custom integration firm, The Loop Technologies, from former RTT podcas

Episode 142: Innovating with Snap One CEO John Heyman
May 26, 2023

On this weeks podcast, John Heyman joins us from Atlanta, GA, where he is CEO of Snap One, a leading manufacturer and distributor of audio video, networking, surveillance, power, and wiring products. When our guest today last appeared on the podcast, bac

Episode 141: Franklin Karp Shares Lessons from NYC AV Retail and CI
May 16, 2023

On this weeks podcast, Franklin Karp joins us from Long Beach, NY, where, for the past year, he has been the principal of Franklin Karp & Co., a comprehensive consulting firm for the residential tech integration business.A 30-year veteran of AV retai

Episode 140: Jason Knott on His New Data Solutions Role at D-Tools
May 02, 2023

On this weeks podcast, Jason Knott joins us from Sturbridge, Massachusetts, to discuss the surprising news last week that he will be leaving his long-time post as editor in chief of CE Pro magazine to join D-Tools, the provider of business management sof

Episode 139: Dave Chace on Improving Sales & Training with Better Tools
April 25, 2023

On this weeks podcast, Dave Chace joins us from the Philadelphia area, where he is president of Cogent360. Founded in 2007, Cogent360 is a media design firm that creates interactive and immersive digital resources for the consumer electronics and home in

Episode 138: Mitchell Klein on the Latest Z-Wave Developments
April 18, 2023

On this weeks podcast, Mitchell Klein joins us from Boston, where he is executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, the standards development organization dedicated to advancing the smart home and Z-Wave technology. Deployed in more than 100 million produ

Episode 137: David Thomas on the Evolving Role of CI Reps
April 11, 2023

On this weeks podcast, David Thomas joins us joins us from Austin, TX, where he was on the road participating in the Rio Grande Dealer Event. Dave is a principal at Rio Grande, as well as executive director of its sister company, the Momentum Group, both

Episode 136: How Joe Borress Balances Electrical and Low-Voltage Contracting
April 04, 2023

On this weeks podcast, Joe Borress joins us from Malibu, CA, where he is founder and president of Tri-Star Electric & Automation. Our guest today grew up immersed in high-end New York City construction projects, as a third-generation electrical contr

Episode 135: Josh Christian on Elevating Top Integrators Through HTA Certification
March 28, 2023

On this weeks podcast, Josh Christian joins us from Calabasas, CA, where he is CEO of the Home Technology Association. Back in 2017, the HTA created the first and only standard of excellence for home technology integration firms, giving the best-qualifie

Episode 134: Lighting Fixture Installation with Derk and Libman
March 21, 2023

On this weeks podcast, we welcome two guests to discuss lighting fixtures specification and installation opportunities for the custom integration channel. Joining us from Bethlehem, PA, is Charlie Derk, vice president of strategy for building control sys