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Julie Jacobson (Posted on 04/22/14, 07:28 PM)
I think Joaquin will forever change the rep landscape. Go get ‘em!
Matt Lien (Posted on 04/22/14, 07:20 PM)
Wow!  End of an era at Stewart.  Best of luck to you Joaquin.  I have no doubt you will be a huge success!
Julie Jacobson (Posted on 04/22/14, 05:02 PM)
Thanks, David and Morgan. It’s definitely a mixed bag. Only a very small handful of integrators participate in buying groups, David. Clearly they enjoy better direct relationships than the rest of dealers. I don’t suggest…
Morgan Harman (Posted on 04/22/14, 03:58 PM)
It is absolutely a case by case decision.  And even at that - two different integrators may be best off with two different decisions about the same line.  That’s the beauty of any market - there isn’t a one solution…
Matt (Posted on 04/22/14, 01:53 PM)
... Wow TDJ pretty Sensitive Subject. In my area a Builder wont even look at you if you can’t do Central Vacuum or alarm. They want one single contractor/partner to handle the Low Voltage Systems and some how Vacuum in under that category.…
Jason Knott (Posted on 04/22/14, 12:51 PM)
TDJ—Certainly you are correct that you cannot do everything. If central vacuum is a stretch for your business, you certainly shouldn’t take it on. But it’s not like I am recommending you start doing granite countertops or…
D. Cohen (Posted on 04/22/14, 12:47 PM)
I am not so sure that Richard is that far off base here Julie. There is some middle ground to his advise, even if some feel the math about a distributor’s margin is off. Many of the Azione member brands fully embrace just-in-time…
TDJ (Posted on 04/22/14, 12:22 PM)
With all due respect to Jason and the potential profits of central vac, there comes a point at which an electronics integrator has to just say NO!  It’s like I say to builders sometimes when they ask me about this topic.  I ask…
paulcunningham (Posted on 04/22/14, 10:28 AM)
If you have the square footage and the cash to dedicate it as clean demo space that’s great. I’ve found that a lot of guys starting out on their own or smaller established companies with any success generally have a minimal…
Mr. Stanley (Posted on 04/22/14, 09:22 AM)
This could be an opportunity to get back into 2 channel high end GOOD sounding stuff again~instead of McMamsion systems that are overly complex and using medium to poor sounding ceiling speakers in homes that are mostly grandiose wasted…
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