Rockleigh, NJ, July 13, 2011 – As Petra van Meeuwen comments, the standard of competition was intense this year: “This year it was an extremely challenging task to choose winners from all the entries we received and I would like to thank every single dealer who took the time and trouble to enter the competition – they were all very interesting and great examples of high quality workmanship. It was a difficult task to select the winners, but very enjoyable as we got to see some really fabulous examples of true Crestron integration,” explains Petra. “Our integrators are involved in such a wide variety of projects using Crestron technology, often with innovative and exciting designs, so the Awards are a fantastic way of recognising their achievements and rewarding their hard work. Congratulations to all our winners and a massive thank you to all who entered.”

The winners in this hotly contested event were revealed at the Crestron Awards party held at the Novotel Hotel during the recent CEDIA Home Technology Event. With guests enjoying a BBQ at London’s Docklands and with the drinks flowing, we proceeded to award the winners. The evening saw us reward twelve of our dealers with trophies for their hard work in creating stunning residential properties full of Crestron technology.

Here is the list of this year’s winners.

• Best Integrated Home System: Kensington Home Technology for London Mews House

• Most Distinctive DM Installation: AV Synergy for La Bergerie

• Home Sweet Home Cinema: Electrickery’s MediaCube

• Brilliant Lighting Control & Design: Intuitive Homes for Arterbery Road

• Most Extreme Makeover: ClearSphere for the Sussex Manor House

• Ultimate Connected Home (below €500k): YUBU for Honeywood

• Ultimate Connected Home (over €500k): SMC for The Lancasters

• Best High Rise Living: Custom Controls for Claridge’s Hotel

• Best Marine Project: AV Synergy for the MY Vantage

• Most Innovative Control Solution: SMC for their product development work at The Lancasters

• Most Creative GUI: C3 Custom Code Crafters

• Best International Crestron Home: Henri, Integrateur Domotique

Robin Van Meeuwen, VP of Sales and Marketing at Crestron International, was the main judge for these awards. When announcing the winners, he explained reasons for the projects being triumphant. Following their win, the below companies expressed their thoughts on the achievement.

Malcolm Stewart, Kensington Home Technology
“We were delighted to win the best integrated home system at the Crestron Awards, not only due to the prestige of this particular award but also because it was an exciting project. From Sales through to Installation we worked as an efficient team delivering this excellent solution on time, on budget and to the client’s expectations. My team deserves all of the praise, as the success of this project was directly proportional to their professionalism and hard work.”

Stephen Nevison, Intuitive Homes
“To win a Crestron award is a fantastic achievement and our whole team is delighted that their hard work has been acknowledged in this way. Our top priority is to make sure our clients love the systems we provide but to also get the recognition from an industry leader like Crestron is the icing on the cake.”

Paul Milne, YUBU
“We are honoured to receive a Crestron Integration Award with our first entry in to the awards (many more to follow!). We will continue to support Crestron on our new projects and really excited about integrating the new DigitalMedia and Sonnex audio system on our latest project.”

Alistair Ingram, ClearShpere
“We are really pleased to win an award for this particular project. Restoration, rather than renovation, was the priority for this beautiful period Sussex Manor House, yet ClearSphere’s brief demanded full Multiroom AV and Home Automation system with an emphasis on energy efficiency & security. We met this brief through using Crestron products.”

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About Crestron

For 40 years Crestron has been the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Providing integrated solutions to control audio, video, lighting, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron’s leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry.

In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

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