Episode 17: Richard Millson Takes the Pain Out of Tech Integration



Episode 17: Richard Millson Takes the Pain Out of Tech Integration

 

In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Richard Millson, CEO of Millson Technologies, a premiere residential electronic systems provider in Vancouver, Canada. Find out how Millson’s 1970s high school job as a teen disco DJ led to a learn-on-the-job business in commercial and residential technology integration. These days, Millson is renowned for his mastery of the multi-dwelling unit (MDU) market and his systemized way of getting in and out of jobs, profitably.

 

Visit: www.millson.net to learn more.

Check out this article about Millson at https://restechtoday.com/richard-millson/

 

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Episode 16: My Good Friend Todd Anthony Puma



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Todd Anthony Puma, a respected custom integrator, tech blogger, and owner of The Source Home Theater in New Jersey. Find out how Puma handled the very early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when he was turned away from a service call into New York City and how he been reaching out to his client base with great CARE, and even beginning to find installation and service opportunities picking up in New Jersey. Also, we learn more about Puma’s “good friend Mark Feinberg” and how he became such a fixture in many of his articles.

Visit: http://www.thesourcehometheater.com/ to learn more.

Email Todd Anthony Puma at todd@thesourcehometheater.com

Check out Todd’s latest blog at https://www.residentialsystems.com/blogs/picking-a-pro-podcast

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Episode 15: Mitchell Klein has Two NFL Teams to Root for Now



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance executive director and 2019 CEDIA Lifetime Award winner, a lifelong Boston sports (and very recent Tampa Bay Bucs) fan with 25 years of custom integration industry knowledge and wisdom. Find out what insights Mitchell offers from his experience as an integrator, manufacturer executive, trade association president, and tech protocol alliance director, and how Z-Wave parent company Silicon Labs is working to create alignment across the industry with the goal of advancing both security and compatibility in smart home devices. Visit: www.z-wavealliance.org to learn more.

Watch Episode – https://youtu.be/6dvqL5P3L9E

Email Mitchell Klein at mitch@z-wavealliance.org

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Episode 14: HTSA’s Jon Robbins Refuses to Workout in His Garage



In this episode, Residential Tech Talks Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Jon Robbins, the executive director of The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), a consumer electronics buying group that in recent years has become one of the most progressive leadership organizations in the residential tech integration business. Although he’s too modest to take credit, it was Jon’s leadership and vision that pushed the group into new technology categories like lighting design and “wellness tech” that the rest of the industry embraced later.

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Visit: www.htsa.com to learn more.

Email Jon Robbins at jon@htsa.net

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Episode 13: Azione’s Richard Glikes Slow Dances with His Wife



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Richard Glikes, the president of Azione Unlimited, a consumer electronics buying group that was founded in 2011, and has become a force in the residential tech integration business, thanks, in part, to Richard’s passion as an industry leader, as well as the quality of residential tech integrators and manufacturers that he recruits to be a part of his group. Find out how Azione dealer and vendor members are staying in touch through virtual fireside chats and what song inspired Richard to slow dance with his wife in the middle of his family room.

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Visit: www.azioneunlimited.com to learn more.

Email Richard Glikes at richard@azionegroup.com

Email Patrick McCarthy at patrick@azionegroup.com

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Episode 12: CEDIA’s Giles Sutton: ‘What a Difference a Month Makes’



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by CEDIA’s senior vice president of industry engagement, Giles Sutton, whose role in the industry is basically meant to be the exact opposite of social distancing. When times are normal, it’s quite common to see Facebook updates from Giles showing very long lines on a map from origin to destination and back. Find out how Giles is keeping in touch with residential technology integrators and vendors, and what how CEDIA helping its membership through the COVID-19 shutdown.

Visit: www.cedia.org to learn more.

Email Giles Sutton at gsutton@cedia.org

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Episode 11: Livewire’s Henry Clifford Meets Clients Where They Want to be Met



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki talks with Henry Clifford, CEO of Livewire, a custom integration firm based in Richmond, VA. When he’s not writing tech articles and product reviews for Residential Tech Today, Henry is guiding his quarantined employees and essential in-the-field techs through the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic hurdles by meeting clients where they want to be met and appreciating their business.

Watch this episode: https://youtu.be/rvJDya6D0CY

To read Henry Clifford’s article on his company’s approach to the no-touch sale during and after the Coronavirus Quarantine, visit

https://restechtoday.com/coronavirus-2020-work-from-home/

Visit https://www.getlivewire.com/ to learn more. 

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Episode 10: Chris Smith Leads NYC-based Cloud9 Smart from a Safe Distance



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki talks with Chris Smith, the CEO of Cloud9 Smart, a custom integration firm based in New York City. Smith is one of the smartest and most thoughtful integration professionals in the country, so you might not be surprised to learn that as soon as he realized that the health of his employees was at risk from COVID-19, he closed down operations, even for so-called “essential workers” and relocated himself to Colorado, where he and his girlfriend had a place to stay away from one of the worst Coronavirus hotspots in the country. In this conversation, Smith shares how he has already “right-sized” his business for an eventual return to work, what he’s learning from his fellow CEOs during the pandemic, and how a “new normal” will affect his employees when they return to work early this summer. 

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Episode 9: Thoughtful Integrations’ Joe Whitaker has a Post-Quarantine Plan



Even while we’re all hunkered down with quarantine orders across North America, Joe Whitaker seems to be anywhere and everywhere (at least virtually). In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki talks with the President of Thoughtful Integrations in the St. Louis and Dallas markets about his weekly Facebook Live video broadcasts, where he addresses both the concerns of custom integration business owners as well as the concerns of his smart home client base, looking for advice on keeping their home networks and entertainment systems humming, while hunkered down during this unprecedented time. Joe offers insights into his own best practices as he continues to work in the field during the COVID-19 quarantine, as well as an intriguing e-commerce concept that he’s developing to provide guided-install technologies for his clients.

Visit https://thoughtfulintegrations.com/ to learn more.

Email Joe Whitaker at joe@thoughtfulintegrations.com

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Episode 8 – ELK Products Brings Security, Comfort, and Convenience



Feeling a sense of security and safety in both your home and business is more essential now than ever before. That’s why connected homes and businesses need smart control solutions focused on security. In this episode of Residential Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner speaks with ELK Products Technical Support & Training Manager Brad Weeks to discuss Elk Products and their innovative security and automation solutions.

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