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.
Santa Monica, CA (August 2021) –The Home Technology Association—the consumer-facing resource for qualified and professional home technology integrators——announces they are accepting applications for the annual “Best in the U.S.” Awards for residential integration firms. Through these awards, the Home Technology Association (HTA) recognizes the very best integrators in the country based on overall performance and quality.
“The Best In The U.S. awards are entirely merit-based and honor firms that meet our rigorous HTA Certification standards. They have nothing to do with the size of the company or the company’s sales volume. A small integrator has the same opportunity to achieve the highest award tier as a large firm,” says Josh Christian, CEO of HTA. “Other awards for home technology integration firms tend to focus on revenue or individual projects, though consumers really need to know which firms excel in the field and have consistently high marks outside of a one-off project. Clients fear making a poor decision on their integrator. They want as much assurance that the firm they hire is qualified, and this award helps builds dealer credibility.”
The HTA Best in the U.S. awards program has three tiers. Black is the highest award level, given to the firms that execute the most technically and operationally challenging projects in their markets. The Platinum tier is awarded to companies with a proven history of excellence in delivering technically complex projects and providing excellent customer service. The third award tier, Gold, goes to companies that have a proven track record of technical proficiency and delivering outstanding experiences to consumers on simpler-scale projects.
Integrators who achieve these honors will be in the top 3% of integrators nationwide, and have a unique advantage in the marketplace, something that legitimately differentiates them from the masses of ‘integrators’ that routinely deliver poor technology outcomes for their clients. Best in the U.S. winners go through a vetting process that checks the firm’s technical proficiency, customer service, aftercare support, and reputation in the marketplace.
The Home Technology Association will provide the winner with a certificate and digital marketing promotional assets.
How to Apply
To apply for 2021 Best in the U.S., go to https://htacertified.org/apply. The deadline for applications is October 31st, 2021. There will be no extension, so businesses are encouraged to apply now.
The requirements for applications are as follows:
- For non-HTA Certified firms, the applicant must completely fill out all information in the application by October 31st, 2021. Applicant must pay $400 application/certification fee and maintain HTA Certification standards for a minimum of 90 days.
- For current HTA Certified firms, there is no fee and no additional paperwork needs to be completed.
The final list of award-winners will be announced in January 2022.
About the Home Technology Association
The Home Technology Association (HTA) created the first and only standard of excellence for home technology integration firms. The HTA gives the best-qualified technology integrators a prestigious certification and endorsement developed to differentiate these exceptional firms. HTA Certification is a badge of quality, designed to help homeowners get consistently first-rate technology experiences. Homeowners, builders, architects, and interior designers that hire HTA Certified integrators have peace of mind knowing they are working with truly professional firms that have passed the HTA’s rigorous, 60-point HTA certification process, which focuses on technical competency, first-rate customer service, aftercare support, and a positive business reputation. These stringent criteria were developed by industry veterans and HTA’s Board of Advisors, including top executives from Lutron, Crestron, Control4, Savant, and others. Additionally, HTA’s Supporting Brands program enables expanded outreach to architects, designers, builders, and related trade associations from leading manufacturers and service providers who support HTA's mission of delivering exemplary technology experiences. Learn more by visiting HTACertified.org and by following the Home Technology Association (HTA) on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & Pinterest.
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