CE Pro 100 Integrator Echo Systems Acquires Integrated Electronics
Echo Systems in Omaha, Nebraska, the number 30 company on the CE Pro 100, expands into the Kansas City market with the acquisition of 15-employee Integrated Electronics.
Echo Systems is a reputed A/V integrator, having roots in the Midwest that date back 60 years. Echo was recently offered a place in the highly regarded Guild Integrators Alliance.
Integrated Electronics, which has been serving the greater Kansas City area for 36 years, is also one of the area’s top integrators, with a well-respected technical staff and loyal customer base. Integrated Electronics was started in 1983 as a one-man operation by founder Keith Axe. Today, the company has 15 employees.
The company's services include home automation, home theater, distributed audio/video, lighting control, automated window treatments, computer services, phone systems, board room applications, digital signage, and more.
With this acquisition, existing and potential new Kansas City clientele get to work with the same team they had come to know and trust at Integrated Electronics, but backed by a company with greater resources, products, and services than Integrated Electronics has had previously.
Echo Systems, run by founder and president John Palser, reported $7.25 million in revenue in 2018 on 58 residential installations. The company has 29 full-time employees, and is anticipating 5% growth in 2019.
Four years ago, Echo Systems opened a 12,000-square-foot Experience Center showroom where it conducts fully scripted demos. Since the opening of the showroom, the company's average project sold has doubled.
Echo Systems is similarly committed to giving each of its clients the highest-class experience in the industry.
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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at email@example.com
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