CLASS OF 2021: CEPRO 100
Epic Smart Homes ranked in Top 100!
The 22nd year of the CE Pro 100 rankings have been posted. Each year the CE Pro editors analyze the most successful custom electronic installers based on a variety of criteria. 2020 was a year like no other and the results reflect this environment.
Get your copy of the 2021 CE Pro 100 todayto see how Epic Smart Homes and its competitors rank this year.
Residential integrators faced sizable challenges in 2020 but the CE Pro 100 continues to rise above. The median CE Pro 100 integration firm’s revenues fell just 2.4% in 2020 despite pandemic shutdowns. That slight drop is actually a huge victory when you consider many CE Pro 100 companies were shut down for a minimum of six to seven weeks, and in some cases 10 to 12 weeks.
Taking a close look at the members of the 2021 class of CE Pro 100 companies provides important insights into how these businesses managed to stay so strong. Our 2021 CE Pro 100 Special Report takes a look at special groupings such as:
- Industry Veterans
- Old-School Aces
- Retail Giants
- Volume Experts – Residential
- Volume Experts – Commercial
- Big Job Gurus
- Productivity Kings
Companies are asked to submit their financial data or have it verified by their accountant for the CE Pro 100. The verification is optional. Companies were required to sign a statement (for faxed or mailed entries) that says, “the information provided is accurate and truthful.”
CE Pro has selected gross revenue in multisystem residential and resimercial installations as the determining factor for the ranking, recurring monthly revenue from security monitoring and service agreements, as well as over-the-counter retail sales of electronics and that are installed. Keep your eyes peeled for the June issue of CE Pro that will include a brand analysis of vendors used by the CE Pro 100. All entrants in the CE Pro 100 are eligible to attend the CE Summit/Total Tech Summit as a hosted guest. It will be held this year in Orlando, Fla., from November 17-19, 2021.
The CE Pro 100 list is aggregated in several ways:
-A qualification form appeared in the February and March 2021 issues of CE Pro.
-An online form was posted on cepro.com for three months, inviting entries.
-A blast email was sent to the installing companies that subscribe to CE Pro.
-Special emails and phone calls were made to a handful of firms that appeared in previous CE Pro 100 listings.
The list is ranked by the volume of billed, not booked, business from custom installation systems that incorporate at least three of the following subsystems:
Audio (sources, speakers, processors or multiroom distribution components)
HVAC control/energy management systems
Security systems (alarms, integrated fire, access control or video surveillance)
Video (sources, monitors, projectors, screens, multiroom distribution components, gaming)
Networking (PC/broadband routers, modems, WAPs, etc.)
Window covering controls
Energy storage systems
Water leak detection
Indoor air quality
Lighting fixtures, including landscape lighting
Other (cell phone signal boosters, voice control, central vacuum, surge protection, irrigation control, voice control, satellite, spa controls, acoustical panels, seating, furniture, etc.)
The data also includes recurring revenue from multi-sub-system installations, as well as over the counter and online sales. Given that RMR for subsidized smart home installation is a new business model being adopted by many companies, CE Pro began including RMR revenue in the custom revenue totals a few years ago.
Epic Smart Homes is honored and proud to have made the Top 100 list and is committed to continue to improve our standard of excellence through growing industry relationships, enhancing business practices, and elite training for our staff.