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The Premier Group and Ovation AV Announce Merger

Carmel, Ind.-based integrators combine skills to serve a wider audience with expanded offerings.

The Premier Group and Ovation AV have merged to offer an even broader assortment of brands and home and commercial technology services to the Greater-Indianapolis area.

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The merger combines Premier’s leadership position in residential and commercial integrated systems — including lighting, window treatments, security and camera surveillance, audio and video entertainment, conferencing systems, and related technology solutions — with Ovation’s expertise and long-standing reputation for providing the best brands in high-end 2-channel audio and Atmos home theater systems. Jason Barth, CEO of The Premier Group, and Ovation owner, Robert Poynter, have spent the last six months developing not only a friendship but a strategic business partnership culminating in Premier being the managing partner of this Carmel-based technology powerhouse.

The newly formed duo is constructing a brand new, state-of-the-art Experience Center that will remain located at 12345 Meridian Street in the heart of Carmel, featuring 22,000 square feet of combined showroom floor, meeting spaces for clientele and construction industry partners, and extensive workshop facilities for our growing service and installation personnel. With an anticipated completion date of mid-to-late ’23, the new space will allow homeowners, designers, and architects an opportunity to test drive a wide range of products and systems — all under one roof, in a convenient Carmel location.

Founded in 1999, Premier has a 23-year history of excellence in their field. Their quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail has resulted in consistent and aggressive growth. Premier is widely known as a leader in the industry, having recently won CEDIA’s most prestigious award for “Integrated Home of the Year” in back-to-back years. CEO, Jason Barth, has a clear vision for what a custom electronics installation company looks like, providing complete turnkey solutions to their customer base.

“Ovation has long been a household name in the territory,” says Barth. “I’m excited to bring their offerings into the fold; particularly in the high-end 2-channel space. I truly believe there is a great fit, both for us to offer our additional valuable services to their customer base, and to enhance our offerings to our current customers by adding some of the finest audio and video brands in the business including Klipsch and McIntosh among others.”

“Ovation has a 46-year history selling the very best brands in stereo, video, and home theater systems,” says Ovation owner, Robert Poynter. “Times change, and today we are excited to announce our merger with The Premier Group. Going forward, we can now offer our customers system options that integrate Ovation’s top-of-the-line audio, video and home theater products with Premier’s whole-house programmable entertainment systems, motorized shades, lighting control, security, and state-of-the-art design and installation services. We couldn’t be more thrilled with this new partnership as a way to add value to our customers and offer a fully integrated lifestyle experience.”

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