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Home Technology Association Reflects on its First Full Year

Organization celebrates a growing community of HTA Certified residential technology installation firms and connections with architects, designers, builders, and specifiers.

Founded with the ultimate goal of generating consumer awareness for qualified custom integrators and elevating the standards of the home technology industry, the Home Technology Association (HTA) wrapped up its first full year in 2018 with 135 HTA Certified integration firms in 64 markets.

Achieving its goals of raising the visibility of top technology integration firms and establishing relationships with architects, builders, and designers, the Home Technology Association has built a solid foundation to identify and elevate high-quality home technology companies. With tools like the HTA Budget Calculator, the HTA Certified dealer finder, and a website full of resources, the HTA makes it easier for consumers, interior designers, architects, and builders to choose the best technology integration firm for their projects.

Here is a look at the HTA’s inaugural year by the numbers:

  • 1675 architects, builders, and design firms the Home Technology Association has engaged with to promote individual HTA Certified firms for projects
  • 2300 articles read on the HTA website
  • 4888 budgets created on the HTA Budget Calculator

A free-to-use online tool that shows what the overall cost of technology installations within the home should be, the HTA Budget Calculator became a go-to resource for consumers, architects, designers, and specifiers last year. Over the course of the year, more than 4,800 budgets were created or confirmed using the calculator. Seeing the value in this aspect of HTA’s offering, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) now link to the HTA Budget Calculator on their websites. In 2019, the Home Technology Association will work to align more closely with other national A&D associations to share insights and encourage more widespread use of the calculator with the goal of helping people better understand what a realistic budget for professionally-installed home technology systems should be.

The HTA also held its first Best in the U.S. awards in 2018 to award the very best integrators in the country based on overall performance and quality. Winners will be announced in the spring.

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