On May 1, 2019 CE Pro Magazine published its list of the nation’s Top 100 highest-revenue home-technology installation firms. InnerSpace Electronics is proud to have yet again made the list! Coming in at #35 we are expecting to see an even better year in 2019 with the addition of multiple LED lighting fixtures companies and lighting design services now added to our menu of offerings.
Anticipation of a great 2019 seems to be shared in the industry. CE Pro notes, “Historically, members of the CE Pro 100 are optimistic. For example, even during the great recession last decade, integrators were predicting year-over-year revenue growth…So it is not surprising that the CE Pro 100 is anticipating 12.7 percent revenue growth.”
We are looking forward to another successful year of designing, installing and maintaining high-end integrated control systems for our clients and want to extend our gratitude to all our industry partners and clients for helping us to achieve this prestigious honor.
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It was a crisp November evening in Plantsville, CT as home builders, architects, designers and contractors gathered at the Aqua Turf Club for the 25th Anniversary HOBI Awards gala. The event is presented by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut (HBRA) and recognizes design-build professionals projects incorporating the best products and services in a variety of categories including new home construction, remodeling, commercial construction, land development, sales, marketing and finance.
From left to right: Peter Fusaro, 2017-18 HBRA Board Chair & President; Barry Reiner, President & CEO InnerSpace Electronics; Andrea Reiner, Co-founder & CFO, InnerSpace Electronics; Jennifer LaBollita, Director of Sales & Marketing, InnerSpace Electronics; Gina Romanello, Sales & Marketing Manager, InnerSpace Electronics; Chris Nelson, 2017-18 HBRA First Vice Chairman & VP.
This year was a special time at the event for us; we were honored to be named the 2018 Best Home Technology award winner. The project we submitted for was a lovely home in Greenwich, CT that included a full Savant home automation system allowing ease of control over a whole-home music system, a video distribution system, an intercom phone system, a large Lutron lighting control system, motorized window treatments and outdoor insect screens, thermostat controls, a high-quality Wifi network system, and a property surveillance system.
In true collaborative fashion, our project management and engineering team worked closely with the project architect, builder, electrician, lighting designer and other trades leaving no detail untouched and enabled us to deliver a reliable, user-friendly smart home with remote management capabilities giving the homeowners overall peace of mind, enhancing the quality of life.
BEST HOME TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY ADDED TO PROGRAM
The Best Home Technology award category was originally introduced into the HOBI award program in 2017, however, 2018 was the first year a winner was selected. The addition of this category showcases the demand of home technology controls emerging into the build process. Partnering up with a low-voltage electronics contractor earlier in the design phase of a home build or renovation ensures the home is adequately wired and designed to support these systems.
CONNECT WITH A TECHNOLOGY EXPERT
With over thirty years delivering beautiful, sustainable and intelligently connected homes and a service staff to support and increase the longevity of a system, we are a partner to rely on. To see images of this year’s event, please visit the HOBI Award Gallery or see the list of winners here.
To learn more about our services or to speak with one of our design professionals, contact us here.
Light is an important part of our personal environment. It affects how we see and how we feel. We spend most of our lives under electric light – in our homes, schools, offices, stores, even outdoor spaces. But not all light is created equal.
The right light helps us live and work better. It can make visual tasks, such as reading, easier. It can set the mood for a space – vivid and energizing in a home office or gym, or warm and intimate for a dinner party. It can accentuate the colors and textures of fine furnishings. The right light may even help us sleep better.
LET THE OPPORTUNITY SHINE ON
For over 30 years we’ve been involved in controlling these environments through lighting control systems such as Lutron, working closely with architects, home builders, and interior designers to create programmable environments based on a client’s needs and desires. A residential project’s lighting control is directed through predetermined lighting plans and typically contains specified fixtures selected in earlier phases of construction that may present challenges when it’s time to program the control system. This can cause a great deal of strife for all parties involved and even delay a project while sorting out compatibility issues between fixtures and programming.
As A/V and Lighting Control Specialists, the lack of control we have on a project at this stage of the game opened up an opportunity for us. It was important to claim a majority stake in the lighting development stage to ensure the best possible lighting experience and control for our customers.
ADDING A LIGHTING DESIGN TEAM
In order to achieve this we invested in our tenured lighting control engineers and provided them the means to earn their certifications as ALA Lighting Specialists, and in Lutron HomeWorks Illumination and QS. Additionally, through our long-standing partnership with the nationally recognized Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), we have access to an expert designer to support our team.
Our service benefits projects of any size that lack an appointed lighting designer or need a backup design team to review existing plans and provide recommendations that will further enhance the original design.
SELLING AND SPECIFYING LIGHT FIXTURES
Resources geared up, our next step was to expand our brand portfolio to include lighting fixtures giving us greater leverage to specify and sell high performance, energy efficient, state-of-the-art LED fixtures that are compatible with the most popular lighting control systems. We are pleased to announce our new offerings from Lutron Ivalo Finiré, USAI Lighting, Ketra, and DMF Lighting. Whether for new construction or retrofit renovation projects, we have an appropriate fixture that fits. With a range of color options, from classic, consistent white, to dimming cycles that stimulate the patterns of natural daylight, to a rainbow of saturated colored light, the possibilities are endless.
Through direct relationships with these manufacturers, we are competitively priced to meet a variety of project scopes and budgets. Lead times tend to be reduced by cutting out multiple middle men commonly used in traditional purchasing channels.
Furthermore, coupling our design services at the beginning with specifying and purchasing the fixtures in the middle alleviates any compliance issues at the last stage when it’s time to program the lighting control system; therefore, miscommunications are prevented, delays are lessened, budgets are met, and longstanding relationships are developed.
DELIVERING AWARD-WINNING RESULTS
The investment in developing our working knowledge of lighting from conception, to specification, to execution has captured gains in delivering award-winning environments. Most recently we were named the winners of the 2018 Lutron Excellence Award for Best Use of Lutron’s High-Performance LED Fixtures. The winning project conjoined all trades – architect, lighting designer, home builder, and InnerSpace; and resulted in a truly unforgettable classic, shingle style home overlooking the Long Island Sound.
The lighting plan was designed to illuminate the space while highlighting all the fine details and rich finishes. With a project scope of over 330 Lutron Ivalo Finiré fixtures and 144 circuits of lighting, the ability to partner up with the contracted lighting designer to assess the plans and supply the fixtures was helpful in meeting budgetary requirements, and allowed InnerSpace Electronics to provide a beautifully designed and functioning Lutron QS system to the homeowner.
LIGHT AND LEARN
To learn more about our lighting design services and our lighting brand portfolio click here. To schedule a demo please contact us.
We are excited to announce that we have added another control system to our menu of available options to our clients. Control4 was founded in 2003 and debuted at the 2004 CEDIA home technology show. Control4 allows the end user to control their music, video, lighting, shading, HVAC, security and surveillance camera systems through one custom interface. The system supports more than 8,000 devices from third-party manufacturers including CoolMasterNet for seamless integration with VRF & Split HVACs, Sonos music systems and products from Sony and Sub-Zero.
For more information on Control4 and all of it’s capabilities, click on the video below.
We are thrilled to be a part of an amazing group of panelists at the New England Home Connecticut Magazine’s ‘Luxury Living Talk’ at the I.M. Smitten showroom on Tuesday, March 20th from 6-8pm. The topic is “Turning Ordinary Into Extraordinary: The Art of Built-In and Custom Detail.”
Exploring the impact that truly one-of-a-kind design elements can have on the places where you live, work, eat, bathe and sleep. These uniquely elegant and personal touches will make all the difference between a room that’s simply very nice and one that’s show-stopping.
The other panelists include Amy Aidinis Hirsch Interior Design, I.M. Smitten Custom Furniture, Shope Reno Wharton and Gatehouse Partners. It will be a wonderful event and we are looking forward to sharing our expertise on incorporating our equipment into the overall design and aesthetics of our clients’ homes.
All are welcome. To register for the event click on the link below.