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Home Technology Association Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary with Hundreds of Certified Integrators:

The Home Technology Association expands its reach and forges alliances with prestigious associations to bridge the gap between the design-build and integration communities.

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Enters Strategic Partnership With The Home Technology Association (HTA):

“Whole home integrated technology is now a household norm,” said Bill Darcy, CEO of the NKBA. “The NKBA has embraced the importance of smart home devices to create a custom-tailored environment that matches today’s lifestyle needs. We are very pleased to partner with HTA to further educate and connect our kitchen & bath industry members with whole home technology integration services, firms and products into their projects.”
 

Home Technology Association Announces 2022 Mind Share Webinars:

HTA’s 2022 Mind Share webinars build on the success of the series since its introduction last year—featuring new and exciting sales, operations, product, and networking sessions from the top minds in the custom home technology industry.

Home Technology Association Announces Collaboration with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI):

The Home Technology Association (HTA) and NARI partner to bring mutual benefits to members and bridge the gap between industry groups.

Home Technology Association Announces Collaboration with Interior Design Society (IDS):

The Home Technology Association (HTA) and IDS partner to bring mutual benefits to members and bridge the gap between industry groups.

Home Technology Association Call for Entries Now Open for 2021 “Best in the U.S.” Awards:

The Home Technology Association seeks the best residential integration firms in the United States, for annual awards. Entries will be accepted until October 31st, 2021.

Home Technology Association Welcomes Gretchen Gilbertson of Séura to Board of Advisors:

Santa Monica, CA (August 2021) – The Home Technology Association (HTA)—the consumer-facing resource for qualified and professional home technology integrators—announces that Gretchen Gilbertson, CEO and Co-founder of Séura, has been added to its Board of Advisors.

HTSA's Tom Doherty joins Home Technology Association’s Board of Advisors:

Home Technology Specialists of America’s Tom Doherty Joins Home Technology Association’s Board of Advisors, Kicking Off a Strategic Collaboration Between Two Groups

HTA Mind Share Webinars - 2021:

HTA delivers valuable sales, operations, product, and networking advice from the top minds in the custom home technology industry.

HTA Sales Dominance Summit 2020:

Two-day virtual summit, available to HTA Certified members and HTA applicants and worth two CEDIA CEUs, delivers education from top industry sellers, designed to help home technology professionals crush sales. 

Home Technology Association Announces Call for Entries for Best in the U.S. Awards - August 2018:

Home Technology Association Announces Call for Entries Now Open for 2018 “Best in the U.S.” Awards

The Home Technology Association is on the hunt for the best residential integration firms in the United States, entries being accepted until October 1st, 2018

Santa Monica, CA (August 2018) –The Home Technology Association—the first independent organization to empower and educate homeowners, recognize exceptional businesses, and offer a rigorous third-party certification process—announces the first annual “Best In The U.S.” Awards for residential integration firms. The Home Technology Association (HTA) is excited to award the very best integrators in the country based on overall performance and quality.

What the Industry is Saying about the HTA - Quotable Quotes:

The Home Technology Association is delivering on its mission! Read the following testimonials and quotes from Integrators, Industry Influencers, Manufacturers, and Buying Groups:

HTA Certification Badges Help D-Tools Users Win Business - January 2018:

D-Tools users can now add HTA Certification badges to bids and other documentation in D-Tools’ System Integrator software to help their integration firms stand out from the competition

Cineluxe Podcast - March 2019:

March 12, 2019 - Cineluxe hosts Michael Gaughn and Dennis Burger interview Ed Gilmore of Gilmore's Sound Advice, Eric Thies of DSI Luxury Technology, John Sciacca of Custom Theater & Audio, and Josh Christian, Director of Certification for the Home Technology Association. The podcast was inspired by the article "How to Find the Perfect Integrator" that explains why it is a challenge to find a quality home technology installation company.

AV Insider Podcast #154 - September 2018:

September 26, 2018 - Johnny Mota, host of the popular AV Insider podcast, revisits the Home Technology Association to discuss the growth and expansion of HTA Certified dealers across the United States. Discussion of how the Home Technology Association's technology budget calculator is proving to be a game-changer for integrators, consumers, and trade partners is highlighted. Interest from home technology professionals in other countries is discussed, too, and what that means for better-designed technology systems that will give the ultimate in consumer satisfaction.

AV Trade Talk Podcast - June 2019:

June 12, 2019 - Katye McGregor Bennett catches up with Director of Certification for Home Technology Association (HTA), Josh Christian. In this episode, Josh talks about what's new with the organization, including the newly enhanced HTA Budget Calculator and its many purposes—not only for integrator use, but as a tool to get the conversation started and the door opened with architects, designers, and builders. In fact, HTA is even making it available for other brands to use. Learn all about it on this podcast, and be sure to subscribe to the AV Trade Talk podcast by clicking here.

Residential Tech Today - March - May 2019:

The March - May 2019 issue of residential tech today magazine gives a great overview of how consumers look to a Third-Party Validation to make informed choices. An overview of the Home Technology Association's certification standard is discussed as well as how the HTA helps certified dealers differentiate themselves in the marketplace. Click here to subscribe to residential tech today online.

Home Technology Association Interviewed on HomeTech.fm - November 2017:

Seth Johnson of the popular home-technology show HomeTech.fm interviewed Josh Christian on November 1, 2017, informing their international audience on what the Home Technology Assocation is all about. Listeners will learn why the HTA was created, the benefits to consumers of hiring HTA Certified home technology integration firms, the high-level requirements of HTA Certification, and how the Home Technology Association plans to elevate the reputation of the best home technology installation firms. Click below to listen and subscribe.

Automation Unplugged interviews - September & October 2017:

On both September 27th and October 4th, 2017, Ron Callis of OneFirefly interviewed Josh Christian, the Home Technology Association's Director of Certification. The two Facebook Live interviews were designed to find out more details of what the Home Technology Association is, why it was formed, and how it helps both the home technology integrators and the clients they serve.

HTA's Customer Experience Summit to Deliver High-Level Education:

Home Technology Association’s ‘Best of the Best’ Customer Experience Summit to Delivers High-Level Education for HTA Certified Technology Designers

AV Insider Podcast #126 - February 2018:

February 26, 2018 - Josh Christian, Director of Certification at the Home Technology Association (HTA), and Matt Johnson, General Manager at Aurum, are interviewed by Johnny Mota on the popular AV Insider podcast. Topics include what is and why the HTA (Home Technology Association), what is the HTA Certification program launched last year, and what the response been like from dealers and manufacturers.

HTA's Customer Experience Summit Supercharges the Customer Experience:

Attendees of Home Technology Association’s ‘Best of the Best’ Customer Experience Summit Delve into Business Building Topics During Full Day of Presentations

Residential Systems Article - Do Certifications Matter? - July 2018:

July 10, 2018 - An article on why certifications really do matter to clients when deciding who to hire to install home technology systems. Consumers want any validation point possible that they are making a good choice by hiring a particular home technology professional. They do not have enough data points typically to make a good hiring decision and they desperately want something that makes them feel more comfortable with a firm. The thousands of bad technology experiences from a sea of unqualified technology installers has created a very untrusting public that fears the low-voltage subcontractor hiring process. They have a lot of anxiety around technology, what technology systems should cost, and they fear hiring a company that does not know what they are doing and leave them stranded.

Home Technology Association Launch - Press Release - August 2017:

Created to empower and educate homeowners while recognizing and supporting exceptional integrators, HTA Certification is now open to custom installation firms nationwide

Santa Monica, CA (August 30, 2017) – The Home Technology Association is the first independent organization to educate and empower homeowners in their technology purchases, recognize exceptional businesses, and elevate the technology integration industry’s status and stature with a rigorous third-party certification process. Founded by integration professionals and supported by industry veterans who serve on the HTA Board of Advisors, the Home Technology Association announces its official launch during CEDIA 2017 and reveals HTA Certification, a new mark of excellence for home technology professionals.

Connected Design article - Certified for Success - Fall 2018:

Fall, 2018 - An article in Connected Design magazine on what the Home Technology Association is doing to build bridges with the architects, interior designers, and general contractors.

CEPro Feature Article - October 2017:

The October 2017 issue of CEPro magazine featured an article about the Home Technology Association and the many benefits it will bring to the Home Technology Professional industry. Click the button below to read the article.

CEPro Announces HTA's "Best in the US Awards" - June 2019:

The June 2019 issue of CEPro magazine announces the first annual 'Best in the U.S.' award winners, the first merit-based company award program created for Home Technology Professionals. The inaugural awards recognize companies that were certified in the years 2017 and 2018. Click the button below to see the winners. Click here to read the article online.

Project Specifiers Applaud HTA’s Technology Budget Calculator - April 2019:

Architects, Builders, Interior Designers & Construction Estimators Applaud HTA’s Technology Budget Calculator

The AV Life Podcast - August 2017:

Below is a link to the AV Life podcast recorded on August 24, 2017 featuring:

Host Katye McGregor Bennett, Corey Moss and Christie Mitchell

HTA Finishes First Full Year with Powerful Momentum - February 2018:

Home Technology Association Finishes First Full Year with Powerful Momentum and Insights That Drive Consumer Confidence

Home Technology Association Experiences Big Growth - January 2018:

Home Technology Association Experiences Big Growth with HTA-Certified Dealers Now in 14 States Across 22 Markets

Convergent Tech Talk Podcast - August 2017:

Below is a link to the Convergent Tech Talk podcast recorded on August 31, 2017. The podcast features hosts Corey Moss and Katye McGregor Bennett interviewing Southern California home technology professional Jason Voorhees of Cantara, and Josh Christian, Director of Certification for the Home Technology Association.

HTA Presents Benefits of HTA to Azione Unlimited Members - October 2017:

Buying group members learn what it takes to get their company HTA Certified

Santa Monica, CA (October 9, 2017) – The Home Technology Association, the first Independent organization to educate and empower homeowners in their technology purchases, recognize exceptional businesses, and elevate the technology integration industry’s status and stature with a rigorous third-party certification process, will present the benefits of HTA during a special session of Azione Unlimited’s upcoming Amalgamating Assembly in Austin. Josh Christian, HTA Director of Certification, joins a prestigious list of guest speakers that includes representatives from IBM Watson, Google, and Morgan Stanley.

What is an HTA Technology Partner?:

Home design and build professionals that proactively plan for their clients' technology needs are known as HTA Technology Partners. These forward-thinking architects, interior designers & general contractors care about their clients' safety and entertainment needs while ensuring that installed technology systems fit in with the home's architecture & interior design.

What Is an HTA Design Partner?:

‘HTA Design Partner’ is a designation available to HTA Certified technology integrators. It is an opt in program created for integrators who abide by a defined set of guidelines created to encourage proactive technology design collaboration with architects, interior designers, and general contractors. 

The HTA Technology Partner Designation - Architects & Designers:

PREVIEW ONLY. The Home Technology Association has established a mutually beneficial framework for residential design and build professionals to collaborate with technology integrators. This HTA Technology Partner opt-in page is meant specially for residential architects, interior designers, and building designers. The HTA Technology Partner program will be officially launched in early 2023.

HTA Announces "Best in the U.S." Awards 2020:

The Summer 2020 Edition of Connected Design magazine present HTA's 'Best in U.S.' awards.