The difference between MDU projects and home installations
This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing Aaron Cramer. Recorded live on Wednesday March 21st at 12:30 p.m. EST.
About Aaron Cramer
Aaron has been in the industry exclusively in the South Florida market since 2005. He spent 6 years at HED South and has been at Acoustic Architects since 2011.
He moved up the ranks at Acoustic Architects; he was hired as an installer/technician and is now Director of Operations as well as PM of all MDU deployment.
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Aaron:
- Client perception of our industry and how we think wrong as integrators
- How to keep your employees happy
- MDU Projects
- And more!
Choosing a PCNA certified professional
This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing Chris Subbiondo. Recorded live on Wednesday March 14th at 12:30 p.m. EST.
About Chris Subbiondo
Chris is 38 Years old and lives in Chesapeake, Virginia. He’s originally from New Jersey, but joined the Navy when he was 18. After serving four years, he started doing installations as a DirecTV technician. Eventually that evolved into TV mounts, then home theaters, then smart home automation of today. Chris was the 13th person in the United States to obtain the newest PCNA certification and WSC Home Audio Video has achieved platinum dealer status with control4. WSC has been voted best of Angie's list and home advisor every year for 5 years in a row now.
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Chris:
- Chris' background in the industry
- The importance of choosing a PCNA certified professional for a home networking project
- Why choosing a professional to help you with today's technology is worth it
- The future of home networking
- And more!
Benefits of Remote Monitoring and Management:
This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing JB Fowler. Recorded live on Wednesday, February 28th at 12:30 p.m. EST.
About JB Fowler
J.B. has over 15 years of experience in the Audio/Video Networking industries, including several years with Control4, where he managed the Audio/Video and Controller product lines. In addition, he ran the Business Development organization for Luxul, a Wired and Wireless Networking company that focuses on the integration channels. He currently is the Chief Product Officer for Domotz, ensuring that Integrators and Manufacturers that leverage Domotz have a great product experience.
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with JB:
- Remote Connectivity Security Concerns
- Operational Efficiency for Integrators
- Eliminating Truck rolls
- Ease of Installation
- And more!
Modernizing the Smart Home Service Channel: the Future of Service in the Industry
This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing Joey Kolchinsky. Recorded live on Wednesday February 21st at 12:30 p.m. EST.
About Joey Kolchinsky
Joseph Kolchinsky is the founder/CEO of OneVision Resources and is focused on modernizing the smart-home service channel, transforming today’s professional smart-home installer into tomorrow’s Technology Manager for the connected family. He sold his first service contract for managing the smart home in 2008 and after nearly a decade of providing services to clients directly he focused his efforts on building a platform for integrators. Today OneVision is redefining the relationships integrators have with their clients, changing the smart home one experience at a time. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Joseph invested in and served on the board of Ihiji, a start-up focused on remote management of the smart-home which was acquired by Control4 in 2017.
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Joey:
- History of OneVision Solutions
- What is the future of our industry and how does service play a role?
- What happens when you focus marketing efforts just on legacy clients and maintain those legacy clients through service?
- Why does the industry need a service conference?
- And more!
How D-Tools software streamlines project estimation, system design, and project management
This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing Tim Subbiondo. Recorded live on Wednesday February 15th at 12:30 p.m. EST.
About Tim Bigoness
Tim Bigoness brings over 20 years experience and background from within the television, publishing, multimedia and internet industries, having been involved in all aspects of sales, marketing, public relations, business development, and product management. Over the past 15 years Bigoness has held executive and management positions with companies such as Macromedia, where he managed the Worldwide Developers Program and Made with Macromedia branding initiatives, and drove the creation of Macromedia Press. Prior to that he co-founded Morph’s Outpost, a technical trade publication for interactive media developers, and most recently held executive and senior marketing positions at Equilibrium and Scene7, companies which pioneered the dynamic imaging market.
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Tim:
- How Tim got involved in the CI industry
- What brought Tim to D-Tools?
- D-Tools 20th year in the industry
- Cloud solutions and next version of the platform
- And more!
People, Process, and Technology - the Role of Buying Groups in CI
This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing Lani Godfrey. Recorded live on Wednesday February 7th at 12:30 p.m. EST.
About Lani Godfrey
Lani Godfrey began his career in 1995 at Circuit City as a retail sales associate and since then have worked in Custom Sales and Installation, Purchasing and Inventory, Operations and Process Management in Distribution. For the past 2 & 1/2 years, Lani has happily been with the ProSource buying group covering the South East region. Lani is a proud University of South Carolina Graduate, average golfer, and below average fisherman.
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Lani:
- Lani’s background in the industry
- Lani’s current role at ProSource
- The value of buying groups
- What ProSource is planning for the future
- Best practices for people development
- And more!