It’s the start of a new year, and like many individuals, companies set new goals and resolutions for the year ahead. It is also a time to reflect on the past year and to think about what went well, where we could have improved and what we are most proud of. Below is a list of our most notable moments of 2022.
We are always striving for continued excellence and want to stay “ahead of the curve.” Together with our industry partners, many of whom are leaders in their respective trades, we want to create projects that stand out from the rest.
As members of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Fairfield County (HBRA), we were thrilled to learn we were awarded the HOBI for Best Home Technology again this year. The winning home has a fully integrated Savant control system, but what makes this project especially noteworthy is it demonstrates a unique approach to lighting design and control. We were able to successfully combine conventional architectural recessed lighting with modern recessed linear LED strip lighting, perimeter lighting and decorative shelf and closet lighting throughout. Everything works together in concert to provide a warm and unique living space. We had the opportunity to collaborate on the final lighting design with a talented veteran lighting designer from the UK who specializes in cutting edge fixture choices and the application of recessed linear lighting, providing us with the opportunity to utilize these two distinct styles elegantly within the same spaces.
in addition, InnerSpace Electronics created the entire landscape lighting design and landscape fixture package. In our years of designing and providing innovative lighting and control solutions, this is the most interesting lighting design we have had the opportunity to work on.
Showroom Now Open
When we moved into our new office, the goal was to turn our space into a working showroom and demonstration space. All our technology, including our lighting processors & main equipment rack, is on display so industry partners & potential clients who visit the showroom can see exactly what we are including in our proposals. The entire space is outfitted with various types of in-wall, in-ceiling & in-room speakers, LED lighting fixtures, a lighting control system, an integrated control system, smart thermostats, video displays & surveillance cameras. We have a ‘lighting lab’ installed in our conference room which is set-up with a video conferencing system. We also have a certified Ketra showroom, one of the only showrooms in our area. Once we received the official certification from Lutron, we couldn’t wait to show off our new space and hosted two events for the design build community. Both events were structured so there was an educational component, demonstrations, and networking. The events were a success, and we look forward to hosting many more in the new year.
Dealer Status Updates
Once again, we were recognized as a Diamond Elite Dealer with Lutron based on our sales volume. A Diamond Elite Dealer must meet volume requirements over $750K within a fiscal year. To achieve this volume, our entire team needs to know, understand & be proficient in their entire product line from lighting processors to keypads to motorized window treatments.
As Savant dealers for many years, we continuously maintain their requirements to meet the high standards of a Platinum dealer. We are also proud to be a Savant Ambassador which means we lead with Savant as our integrated platform, we have adopted the Beta software & we have met all minimum spends in the categories of Audio/Video/Speakers, Energy/Lighting/Shades/Climate and Hosts & IU’s.
One thing we can look back on and take away from 2022 is the importance of strengthening our partnerships with the design-build community. Technology is always changing, and our partners look for us to be the expert on the latest offerings. It is so important that we continue to put an emphasis on continuing education and maintaining our strong vendor relations.
As we look ahead into the new year, we have ambitious goals that include more educational events both in our own space and utilizing vendor showrooms. We are also looking forward to attending more industry events to stay “in the know” about all the latest innovations in the home technology space. Thank you to all our industry & vendor partners and our clients for a successful 2022 and we wish everyone a happy, healthy & prosperous 2023!