That is all we can say about the start of 2017. Things have been moving so quickly for Casaplex that we haven’t taken a breather to reflect on what has happened since the last newsletter. To summarize the start of the year so far: We had our company ‘holiday’ party in January, we started the quarter off with a record setting month in terms of sales in January, we acquired a company focused on high end custom home theater and renovation work, and we’ve been travelling the globe – from Puerto Rico to Colorado helping our family of clients with their technology needs. Probably the biggest news: Katarina on the Accounting Team just had her first baby, bringing the Casaplex baby count up to 5 so far!
We wrapped up February with the majority of our sales team in Chicago, taking the final day of Bang & Olufsen training – which officially makes us part of the B&O family. B&O has a deep rooted history in A/V and innovation – having been riding this rodeo since 1925. We are excited to see where this new partnership takes us!
Here’s another milestone in the growth of Casaplex happened last month – we have completed the acquisition of a local high end integration and home theater company – Encore Custom Audio Video – based out of Sterling, VA. After many months of discussions with Ian Williams – who founded the company 8 years ago, we decided to welcome Ian, Danny, Chris, and Brad into the Casaplex family. With expertise in full technology integration, blended with award winning craftsmanship skills, we look forward to working with them to hone and apply their skills in new ways in our residential, commercial, and federal work. Stay posted to hear more about our plans together – as this is just the beginning of an incredible partnership.
As usual – innovation has been at the top of our minds this year, as we search for new ways of doing business, and look towards pioneering the future of smart homes and buildings. Recently we attended HIMSS – the world’s largest Healthcare IT conference – to continue our research on what we believe will be one of the many big waves in home automation: the smart medical home. We have been envisioning for the past few years that home health-care will be augmented by smart home technology, and we hope to have some exciting news this year about different ways the Casaplex platform will be able to keep you healthier and happier at home for as long as possible. If you are interested in how the smart home of the future will include aspects of health and wellness, or if you know of others who are pioneering in this space, please let us know by giving us feedback here.
Upcoming Event – Listening Event #2 on March 23, 2017
For those of you who missed the last audiophile listening event in November – we are having another one on March 23rd in Bethesda at a client residence which includes some of the latest technology. We plan on showcasing the Meridian Audio DSP 8000.2s. Everyone is welcome, and we will be giving tours of the home which won the ‘Greenest Home Award’ almost 8 years ago. We will have food, drink, and a party to boot! Before we send out the official invite – please RSVP here to let us know if you are interested in attending that evening!