VIA International has decided to consolidate its buying group relationships into a single membership with the HTSA, as five of the six founding companies have been HTSA members for many years.
“The decision to consolidate our individual buying group memberships into one partnership with the HTSA is in alignment with our business strategy to combine resources to build a more competitive organization,” said Randy Stearns, CEO and founding partner of VIA International. “We created VIA International to leverage our collective strengths and our depth of talent and expertise to change the face of the home technology market forever. As we continue to roll out our strategic plan, we will be making pivotal decisions that allow us to provide our clients with the highest levels of best-in-class solutions, service and support.”
VIA International was formed in August in the most ambitious merger in the history of the custom integration business, combining six home technology firms in the western United States. With a focus on providing full-service digital concierge-level service to hundreds of ultra-high net worth clients across the country, the pact combined Cyber Sound, DSI Entertainment, Engineered Environments, Paragon Technology, S3 Aurant, and Studio AV into one 300-person company covering 12 regional markets.
The company currently has offices in Alameda, CA, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, CA; Aspen, Denver, Steamboat Springs, and Telluride, CO; Scottsdale, AZ; Park City, UT; Bozeman and Missoula, MT; and Jackson, WY. The founding partners are Randy Stearns, from Engineered Environments, Arthur Mayo from S3 Aurant, David Raife from Paragon Technology Group, Cory Reistad from Studio AV, Eric Thies from DSI Entertainment Systems, and Jon Summer from Cyber Sound and Security. Mark Hodges serves as chairman of the board.
Read more about the VIA merger here.