Here are Your 2017 Mobile Electronics Industry Awards Winners

 

2017 Industry Awards Winners

Installer of the Year
Christerfer Pate, Mobile Toys Inc. – College Station, TX

Installer of the Year – Runner-Up
David Cruz, Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX

2016 Trusted Tech
Ata Ehdaivand, Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD

Retailer of the Year – Single Store
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – Wilsonville, OR

Retailer of the Year Runner-up – Single Store
Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA

Retailer of the Year – Chain
Sound Connection Inc. – Waite Park, MN

Retailer of the Year Runner-up – Chain
Mobile Toys Inc. – College Station, TX

Rookie of the Year
Pierce Barrett, Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX

Most Improved Store or Chain
Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD

Best Online Presence
Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA

Best Customer Retention Program
Cartronix Inc. – Valparaiso, IN

Best Customer Experience
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – Wilsonville, OR

Career Achievement Award
Mark Fukuda

Vendor of the Year
K40 Electronics

Expeditor of the Year
American Radio

Distributor of the Year
LESCO Distributors

Rep Firm of the Year
Marketing Pros – Arlington, TX

Rep of the Year
Mike Eckley, AAMP Global

Top Vendor: Auto Sound & Video
Sony

Top Vendor: Security and Convenience
Firstech

Top Vendor: Safety and Driver Assistance
Voxx Electronics

Top Vendor: Accessories and Materials
AAMP Global

Top Vendor: Connectivity and Integration
Automotive Data Solutions (ADS)

Top 12 Installers sponsored by    

Tim Baillie – Certified Autosound & Security – Maple Ridge, BC
T.J. Carlson – Musicar Northwest – Portland, OR
David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX
Ata Ehdaivand – Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD
Nicholas Frazier – iNNovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA
Erick Markland – Markland Designs – Lithonia, GA
Christopher McNulty – Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA
Tyler Neault – Visions Electronics – Port Coquitlam, BC
Chris Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX
Mike Schwitz – Sound Connection, Inc. – Waite Park, MN
Miguel Vega –Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN
Sage Weir – Sounds Good Stereo – Hollywood, FL

 

Top 12 Retailers sponsored by  

Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD
Cartunes Inc. – Atlanta, GA
Certified Autosound & Security – Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA
First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – Wilsonville, OR
Mobileworks/Tintworks – Santa Maria , CA
Mobile Toys Inc. – College Station, TX
Sound Connection Inc. – Waite Park, MN
Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA
SoundsGood Auto – Burnaby, BC, Canada
Tint World – Boca Raton, FL

 

Top 50 Installers sponsored by    

Tim Baillie – Certified Autosound & Security – Maple Ridge, BC
Lee Bartels – Streetstyle – Carol Stream, IL
Melinton Benavides – Speed of Sound Technologies – Milford, CT
Charles Brazil – First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL
John Brettle – Cartunes of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
T.J. Carlson – Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – Wilsonville, OR
Dan Castro – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO
David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX
Daniel DiCampli – Windward Audio – Kaneohe, HI
Nik Edmonds – Handcrafted Car Audio – Chandler, AZ
Derek Edwards – Certified Autosound & Security – Chilliwack, BC
Ata Ehdaivand – Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD
Andrew Emelander – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN
Dave Evans – Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC
Andrew Evens – Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV
Wayne Fabian – Visions Electronics – Winnipeg, MB
Nicholas Frazier – iNNovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA
Aaron Garcia – Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security – Anchorage, AK
Roop Gossal – Inc Ridez – Surrey, BC
Brandon Green – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO
Daniel Greenwood – Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX
Richard Hansen – Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA
Ron Hoser – Tier One Motoring – Oaks, PA
David Kosakowski – Stereo Installs – Mentor, OH
Brent Leavitt – Low Notes Garage – Boise, ID
Steven Ledford – Cartunes of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
Erick Markland – Markland Designs – Lithonia, GA
Christopher McNulty – Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA
Rob Miller – JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO
Jesse Mitchell – Safe & Sound Custom Car Audio and Security – Manassas, VA
Jeremiah Mojica – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN
Jonathan Moore – Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC
Jeffery Morcilla – BPG Autosound – Richmond, BC
Tyler Neault – Visions Electronics – Port Coquitlam, BC
Jaime Palafox – Agoura Autosounds – Agoura Hills, CA
Chris Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX
Adam Perkins – Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA
David Phillips – The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC
Jonathan Ram – Paradyme Sound & Vision – Sacramento, CA
Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ
Alain Sainvil – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ
Jon Schmitz – Mach 1 Audio – Washington, MO
Joey Schultz – Eminent Hi-Fi – Rexburg, ID
Mike Schwitz – Sound Connection, Inc. – Waite Park, MN
Nathaniel Trierweiler – Elevate Audio – Fort Wayne, IN
Bryan Turvaville – 806 Autoworks – Amarillo, TX
Jason Vanlakerveld – BPG Autosound & Security – Richmond, BC
Miguel Vega – Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN
Aaron Vertrees – Mobile Works – Santa Maria, CA
Sage Weir – Sounds Good Stereo – Hollywood, FL

 

Top 50 Retailers sponsored by  Sony

Absolute Electronix – Rockville , MD
Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC
Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA
Audio Expert Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL
Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO
Autosound Lab – Fresno, CA
Blvd Customs of Lakeland – Lakeland, FL
California Audio – West Valley City, UT
Cartronix Inc – Valparaiso, IN
Cartunes Inc. (Atlanta) – Atlanta, GA
Certified Autosound & Security – Maple Ridge, BC
Distinctive Car Toyz – Pleasantville, NJ
Dr Dashboard – Evansville, IN
Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC
Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA
Elevated Audio, Inc. – Lakewood, CO
Explicit Customs – West Melbourne , FL
Extreme Audio – Mechanicsville, VA
First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL
Hot Rides – Morrisville , PA
GNC Customs – Goshen, IN
Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV
JC Audio – Jackson, TN
JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio INC – Wilsonville, OR
Lakeside Audio – Conroe, TX
Lynx Customs – Centennial, CO
Mobile Edge – Lehighton, PA
Mobile Toys Inc – College Station , TX
Mobileworks/Tintworks – Santa Maria , CA
Nvs audio – Linden, NJ
Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL
Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA
Showtime Audio – Chicago, IL
Sound Connection – Waite Park, MN
Sound FX – Lewes, DE
Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX
Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA
Sounds Good stereo – West Park, FL
SoundsGood Auto – Burnaby, BC
SRQ Customs – Sarasota, FL
Stereo King – Portland, OR
Stereo Solutions – Redding , CA
The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO
The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC
Tier One Motoring – Oaks, PA
Tint World – Cumming, GA
Tip Top Customs – Morris, IL
Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL
Westminster Speed & Sound – Westminster, MD

 

 

2017 “Industry’s Choice” Retail / Expeditor Finalists Announced

Mobile Electronics Magazine today announced the finalists for the Industry’s Choice selections of the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards presented by Sony. The selections are termed “Industry’s Choice” because the winners are selected primarily by votes from the industry. The finalists are as follows:

Trusted Tech Finalists

In alphabetical order by last name
John Brettle – Cartunes Inc.  – Atlanta, GA
Ata Ehdaivand – Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD
Aaron Garcia – Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security – Anchorage, AK

Remaining nominees (in order of highest votes received):
Jesse Mitchell – Safe & Sound Mobile Electronics – Manassas, VA
Lee Bartels – Streetstyle – Carol Stream, IL
Nik Edmonds – Handcrafted Car Audio – Chandler, AZ
Bryan Turvaville – 806 Autoworks – Amarillo, TX
Jaime Palafox – Agoura Autosounds – Agoura Hills, CA
Jonathan Ram – Paradyme Sound&Vision – Sacramento, CA
Daniel DiCampli – Windward Audio – Kaneohe, HI

Expeditor of the Year Finalists

In alphabetical order
American Radio – Georgia / Florida
Car Toys – Seattle
Sound FX – Delaware

Rounding out the top 10 (in order of highest votes received):
Extreme Mobile Sounds – New Jersey
DPS Dealer Services – Illinois
S&S Automotive – Chicago
Autohaus – Northern California
Dealer Works – North California
Tops and Trends – North Carolina
Car Spa – Washington DC

Rookie of the Year Finalists

In alphabetical order by last name
Pierce Barrett – Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton , TX
Chris Ott – Audio Evolution – Charleston, SC
Bryan Turvaville – 806 Autoworks – Amarillo, TX

Remaining nominees (in order of highest votes received):
Dayton Allen – Safe and Sound – Manassas, VA
Jairo Zuniga – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ
Chris Cope – Certified Autosound & Security – Maple Ridge, BC
Gerardo Cortes – Car Music California – Windsor , CA
Carl Anderson – Cande Shop, LLC – Longwood, FL
Cameron Noland – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO

Most Improved Store or Chain Finalists

In alphabetical order
Absolute Electronix – Rockville , MD
Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL
Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA

Remaining nominees (in order of highest votes received):
Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL
Sound Connection – Waite Park, MN
Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC
Osprey / Boston Truck & Van – Westwood, MN

Best Online Presence Finalists

In alphabetical order
Cartronix – Valparaiso, IN
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – Wilsonville , OR
NVS Audio – Linden, NJ
Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA

Remaining nominees (in order of highest votes received):
Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA
806 Autoworks – Amarillo, TX
Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL
Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC

Best Customer Retention Program Finalists

In alphabetical order
Cartronix – Valparaiso, IN
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – Wilsonville, OR
Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA

Best Customer Experience Finalists

In alphabetical order
Cartronix – Valparaiso, IN
JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – Wilsonville, OR
Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA

2017 “Industry’s Choice” Vendor / Supplier Finalists Announced

Mobile Electronics Magazine today announced the finalists for the Industry’s Choice selections of the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards presented by Sony. The selections are termed “Industry’s Choice” because the winners are selected primarily by votes from the industry. The finalists are as follows:

 

Distributor of the Year Finalists

In alphabetical order
AM Distributors – Chicago, IL
DAS Companies – Palmyra, PA
Lesco Distributing – Orange City, FL

Rounding out the top 10 (in order of highest votes received):
Audio America – Florida
Davis Dist. – West Virginia
AutoMobility – Canada
Sierra Select – Northern California
Santa Fe Dist. – Kansas City
MRI – New England
Custom Plus Dist. – Seattle

Rep of the Year Finalists

In alphabetical order by last name
Nalaka Adikari – Orca Design and Manufacturing – Camarillo, CA
Pete Daley – Marketing Pros – Arlington, TX
Mike Eckley – AAMP Global – Clearwater, FL

Remaining nominees (in order of highest votes received):
Phil Chartier – 12volt Specialist – Londonderry, NH
James Chevrette – Sound Advice Marketing – Kamloops, BC Canada
Ian Worall – DAS Companies – Palmyra , PA
Robb Bagnall – CMA Sales / Sound Marketing Solutions – Wilmington, NC
Justin Smith – DAS Companies – Palmyra, PA

Rep Firm of the Year Finalists

In alphabetical order
12volt Specialist – Londonderry, NH
Echo Sales and Marketing – Bensenville, IL
Marketing Pros Inc. – Arlington, TX
Oliver Marketing – Auburn, WA

Remaining nominees (in order of highest votes received):
The Progressive Group – Elkhart, IN
Cardinal Sales – Indianapolis, IN
Trent Partners – Rockville Centre, NY
Comprehensive Brands – Wheaton, IL

Top Vendor – Audio / Video Finalists

In alphabetical order
Alpine Electronics
JL Audio
Orca Design and Manufacturing
Sony

Rounding out the top 10 (in order of highest votes received):
Voxx Electronics
elettromedia USA
Audiofrog
Kenwood
Hybrid Audio Technologies
DD Audio

Top Vendor – Accessories and Materials Finalists

In alphabetical order
AAMP Global
Metra
Mobile Solutions
SoundSkins

Rounding out the top 8 (in order of highest votes received):
Kingpin University
Voxx Electronics
Scosche
Accele Electronics

Top Vendor – Connectivity and Integration Finalists

In alphabetical order
Alpine Electronics
AAMP Global
Automotive Data Solutions
Metra Electronics

Rounding out the top 10 (in order of highest votes received):
Nav-TV
AudioControl
Elettromedia
Crux Interfacing
Voxx Electronics
Scosche

Top Vendor – Safety and Driver Assistance Finalists

In alphabetical order
AAMP Global
K40 Electronics
Rydeen Mobile Electronics
Voxx Electronics

Rounding out the top 10 (in order of highest votes received):
Escort
VAIS Technology
Accele Electronics
Cobra
American Road
CybCar

Top Vendor – Security and Convenience Finalists

In alphabetical order
Automotive Data Solutions (ADS)
Firstech, LLC. (Compustar)
Voxx (Code-Alarm/ Omega /Pursuit)

Final 2017 Voting Standings (in order of highest combined votes)

2017 Retail Voting Standings

1. Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX
2. Absolute Electronix – Rockville , MD
3. Kingpin Car & Marine Audio INC – Wilsonville, OR
4. Cartunes Inc. (Atlanta) – Atlanta, GA
5. Certified Autosound & Security – Maple Ridge, BC
6. Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX
7. Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA
8. Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA
9. Tint World – Boca Raton, FL
9. SoundsGood Auto – Burnaby, BC
11. Sound Connection Inc – Waite Park, MN
12. First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL
13. Mobileworks/Tintworks – Santa Maria, CA
14. Cartronix Inc – Valparaiso, IN
15. NVS Audio – Linden, NJ
16. Elevated Audio, Inc. – Lakewood, CO
17. Showtime Audio – Chicago, IL
18. Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA
19. GNC Customs – Goshen, IN
20. Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA
21. California Audio – West Valley City, UT
22. Westminster Speed & Sound – Westminster, MD
23. JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO
24. Stereo King – Portland, OR
25. JC Audio – Jackson, TN
26. Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV
27. Lakeside Audio – Conroe, TX
28. Autosound Lab – Fresno, CA
29. The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO
30. Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL
31. Lynx Customs – Centennial, CO
32. Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC
33. Sound FX, Inc. – Lewes, DE
34. Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL
35. Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA
36. Dr Dashboard – Evansville, IN
37. The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC
38. SRQ Customs – Sarasota, FL
39. Mobile Edge – Lehighton, PA
40. Hot Rides – Morrisville, PA
41. Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO
42. Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC
43. Sounds Good stereo – West Park, FL
44. Tier One Motoring – Oaks, PA
45. Tip Top Customs – Morris, IL
46. Extreme Audio – Mechanicsville, VA
47. Audio Expert Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL
48. Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL
49. Blvd Customs of Lakeland – Lakeland, FL
50. Distinctive Car Toyz – Pleasantville, NJ

 

2017 Installer Standings

1. Chris Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX
2. Tyler Neault – Visions Electronics – Port Coquitlam, BC
3. David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX
4. Miguel Vega – Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN
5. Tim Baillie – Certified Autosound & Security – Maple Ridge, BC
6. Mike Schwitz – Sound Connection, Inc. – Waite Park, MN
7. Nicholas Frazier – iNNovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA
8. Wayne Fabian – Visions Electronics – Winnipeg, MB
9. Christopher McNulty – Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA
10. Erick Markland – Markland Designs – Lithonia, GA
11. T.J. Carlson – Musicar Northwest – Portland, OR
12. Sage Weir – Sounds Good Stereo – Hollywood, FL
13. Ata Ehdaivand – Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD
14. John Brettle – Cartunes of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
15. Charles Brazil – First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL
16. Aaron Vertrees – Mobile Works – Santa Maria, CA
17. Brent Leavitt – Low Notes Garage – Boise, ID
18. Roop Gossal – Inc Ridez – Surrey, BC
19. Charles Brazil – First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL
20. Jesse Mitchell – Safe & Sound Custom Car Audio and Security – Manassas, VA
21. Adam Perkins – Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA
22. David Kosakowski – Stereo Installs – Mentor, OH
23. Steven Ledford – Cartunes of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
24. Derek Edwards – Certified Autosound & Security – Chilliwack, BC
25. Joey Schultz – Eminent Hi-Fi – Rexburg, ID
26. Jeremiah Mojica – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN
27. Nik Edmonds – Handcrafted Car Audio – Chandler, AZ
28. Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ
29. Nathaniel Trierweiler – Elevate Audio – Fort Wayne, IN
30. Andrew Evens – Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV
31. Andrew Emelander – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN
32. Melinton Benavides – Speed of Sound Technologies – Milford, CT
33. Brandon Green – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO
34. Jonathan Ram – Paradyme Sound & Vision – Sacramento, CA
35. Daniel Greenwood – Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX
36. Rob Miller – JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO
37. Jason Vanlakerveld – BPG Autosound & Security – Richmond, BC
38. Jonathan Moore – Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC
39. Jon Schmitz – Mach 1 Audio – Washington, MO
40. Dan Castro – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO
41. Dave Evans – Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC
42. Bryan Turvaville – 806 Autoworks – Amarillo, TX
43. Daniel DiCampli – Windward Audio – Kaneohe, HI
44. Jaime Palafox – Agoura Autosounds – Agoura Hills, CA
45. Lee Bartels – Streetstyle – Carol Stream, IL
46. Ron Hoser – Tier One Motoring – Oaks, PA
47. David Phillips – The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC
48. Richard Hansen – Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA
49. Jeffery Morcilla – BPG Autosound – Richmond, BC
50. Alain Sainvil – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ

Presenting the 2017 Top 12 Retailers, sponsored by K40 Electronics

After combining authentic industry votes with authentic, weighted consumer votes, Mobile Electronics is proud to present the 2017 Top 12 Retailers sponsored by K40 Electronics. These finalists will go on to compete for Retailer of the Year in the Single Store and Chain categories.

The Top 12 Retailers

sponsored by   

Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD
Cartunes Inc. – Atlanta, GA
Certified Autosound & Security – Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA
First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – Wilsonville, OR
Mobile Toys Inc. – College Station, TX
Sound Connection Inc. – Waite Park, MN
Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA
Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX
SoundsGood Auto – Burnaby, BC, Canada
Tint World – Boca Raton, FL

Presenting the 2017 Top 12 Installers, sponsored by K40 Electronics

After combining authentic industry votes with authentic, weighted consumer votes, Mobile Electronics is proud to present the 2017 Top 12 Installers sponsored by K40 Electronics. These finalists will go on to compete for Installer of the Year.

The Top 12 Installers

sponsored by   

Tim Baillie – Certified Autosound & Security – Maple Ridge, BC
T.J. Carlson – Musicar Northwest – Portland, OR
David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX
Wayne Fabian – Visions Electronics – Winnipeg, MB
Nicholas Frazier – iNNovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA
Erick Markland – Markland Designs – Lithonia, GA
Christopher McNulty – Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA
Tyler Neault – Visions Electronics – Port Coquitlam, BC
Chris Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX
Mike Schwitz – Sound Connection, Inc. – Waite Park, MN
Miguel Vega – Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN
Sage Weir – Sounds Good Stereo – Hollywood, FL

2017 Top 50 Voting Update #2: Certified, Soundscape Move Up in Retail Standings

Soundscape Car Audio of Carrollton, Texas moves up two spots to #5, while British Columbia’s Certified Autosound & Security jumps one spot to #4 in retail industry voting. On the installer side, Tim Baillie of Certified breaks into the top 5.

Retailer Standings (Industry votes only; highest to lowest)

Rank Retailers %Vote
1 Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX 10.4
2 Kingpin Car & Marine Audio INC – Wilsonville, OR 7.3
3 Absolute Electronix – Rockville , MD 4.2
4 Certified Autosound & Security – Maple Ridge, BC 4.2
5 Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX 4.1
6 Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 4.0
7 SoundsGood Auto – Burnaby, BC 3.5
8 Cartunes Inc. (Atlanta) – Atlanta, GA 3.2
9 NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 3.2
10 Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA 3.1
11 Cartronix Inc – Valparaiso, IN 3.0
12 First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL 3.0
13 Mobileworks/Tintworks – Santa Maria, CA 2.9
14 Sound Connection Inc – Waite Park, MN 2.4
15 GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 2.4
16 Tint World – Cumming, GA 2.4
17 Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 2.3
18 Westminster Speed & Sound – Westminster, MD 2.2
19 Lakeside Audio – Conroe, TX 1.9
20 JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 1.8
21 California Audio – West Valley City, UT 1.8
22 Showtime Audio – Chicago, IL 1.7
23 JC Audio – Jackson, TN 1.7
24 Stereo King – Portland, OR 1.7
25 Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 1.5
26 Sound FX, Inc. – Lewes, DE 1.4
27 Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.4
28 Autosound Lab – Fresno, CA 1.2
29 The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 1.2
30 The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC 1.1
31 Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL 1.0
32 Dr Dashboard – Evansville, IN 1.0
33 Elevated Audio, Inc. – Lakewood, CO 1.0
34 Lynx Customs – Centennial, CO 1.0
35 Tip Top Customs – Morris, IL 1.0
36 Mobile Edge – Lehighton, PA 0.9
37 Sounds Good stereo – West Park, FL 0.9
38 Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 0.8
39 Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 0.8
40 SRQ Customs – Sarasota, FL 0.6
41 Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 0.6
42 Extreme Audio – Mechanicsville, VA 0.6
43 Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.6
44 Audio Expert Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL 0.5
45 Tier One Motoring – Oaks, PA 0.5
46 Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL 0.5
47 Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 0.5
48 Hot Rides – Morrisville, PA 0.5
49 Blvd Customs of Lakeland – Lakeland, FL 0.4

 

Installer Standings (Industry votes only; highest to lowest)

Rank Installers %Vote
1 Chris Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX 12.4
2 Tyler Neault – Visions Electronics – Port Coquitlam, BC 9.2
3 David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX 4.9
4 Wayne Fabian – Visions Electronics – Winnipeg, MB 4.5
5 Tim Baillie – Certified Autosound & Security – Maple Ridge, BC 4.1
6 Erick Markland – Markland Designs – Lithonia, GA 3.7
7 Christopher McNulty – Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 2.9
8 Miguel Vega – Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN 2.9
9 Charles Brazil – First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL 2.9
10 Mike Schwitz – Sound Connection, Inc. – Waite Park, MN 2.8
11 Sage Weir – Sounds Good Stereo – Hollywood, FL 2.7
12 Ata Ehdaivand – Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD 2.6
13 Nicholas Frazier – iNNovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA 2.5
14 John Brettle – Cartunes of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA 2.4
15 Aaron Vertrees – Mobile Works – Santa Maria, CA 2.3
16 Aaron Garcia – Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security – Anchorage, AK 2.2
17 Roop Gossal – Inc Ridez – Surrey, BC 2.0
18 Jesse Mitchell – Safe & Sound Custom Car Audio and Security – Manassas, VA 2.0
19 Steven Ledford – Cartunes of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA 1.8
20 Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 1.7
21 T.J. Carlson – Musicar Northwest – Portland, OR 1.6
22 Daniel Greenwood – Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX 1.6
23 David Kosakowski – Stereo Installs – Mentor, OH 1.6
24 Andrew Evens – Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.5
25 Jeremiah Mojica – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 1.5
26 Nik Edmonds – Handcrafted Car Audio – Chandler, AZ 1.4
27 Andrew Emelander – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 1.3
28 Brent Leavitt – Low Notes Garage – Boise, ID 1.3
29 Adam Perkins – Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 1.2
30 Nathaniel Trierweiler – Elevate Audio – Fort Wayne, IN 1.0
31 Derek Edwards – Certified Autosound & Security – Chilliwack, BC 1.0
32 Melinton Benavides – Speed of Sound Technologies – Milford, CT 1.0
33 Daniel DiCampli – Windward Audio – Kaneohe, HI 1.0
34 Brandon Green – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 1.0
35 Jonathan Ram – Paradyme Sound & Vision – Sacramento, CA 0.9
36 Joey Schultz – Eminent Hi-Fi – Rexburg, ID 0.8
37 Jon Schmitz – Mach 1 Audio – Washington, MO 0.8
38 Rob Miller – JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 0.8
39 Dan Castro – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.8
40 Jaime Palafox – Agoura Autosounds – Agoura Hills, CA 0.7
41 Jason Vanlakerveld – BPG Autosound & Security – Richmond, BC 0.7
42 Lee Bartels – Streetstyle – Carol Stream, IL 0.6
43 Bryan Turvaville – 806 Autoworks – Amarillo, TX 0.6
44 Dave Evans – Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.5
45 Ron Hoser – Tier One Motoring – Oaks, PA 0.5
46 David Phillips – The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC 0.5
47 Richard Hansen – Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 0.5
48 Jeffery Morcilla – BPG Autosound – Richmond, BC 0.4
49 Alain Sainvil – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 0.2
50 Jonathan Moore – Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 0.2

2017 Top 50 Voting Update #1: Pate, Neault Neck-and-Neck Atop Installer Standings

Chris Pate of Mobile Toys in College Station, Texas, holds a .3 percent lead over Tyler Neault of Visions Electronics, Port Coquitlam, BC. Combined, the duo has received 22 percent of all votes cast for installers. On the retail side, the same Mobile Toys holds a slight lead over Wilsonville, Ore.’s Kingpin Car & Marine Audio.

Retailer Standings (Industry votes only; highest to lowest)

Rank Retailers %Vote
1 Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX 9.1
2 Kingpin Car & Marine Audio INC – Wilsonville, OR 8.3
3 Absolute Electronix – Rockville , MD 4.9
4 Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 4.4
5 Certified Autosound & Security – Maple Ridge, BC 4.2
6 Cartunes Inc. (Atlanta) – Atlanta, GA 3.9
7 Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX 3.9
8 NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 3.6
9 SoundsGood Auto – Burnaby, BC 3.5
10 Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA 3.4
11 Mobileworks/Tintworks – Santa Maria, CA 3.3
12 Cartronix Inc – Valparaiso, IN 2.6
13 Westminster Speed & Sound – Westminster, MD 2.4
14 First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL 2.1
15 GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 2.1
16 JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 2.1
17 Sound Connection Inc – Waite Park, MN 2.1
18 Tint World – Cumming, GA 2.1
19 JC Audio – Jackson, TN 2.0
20 Showtime Audio – Chicago, IL 1.9
21 Sound FX, Inc. – Lewes, DE 1.9
22 California Audio – West Valley City, UT 1.8
23 Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 1.8
24 Stereo King – Portland, OR 1.8
25 Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.4
26 Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL 1.4
27 Dr Dashboard – Evansville, IN 1.3
28 Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 1.3
29 The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC 1.3
30 Autosound Lab – Fresno, CA 1.1
31 Lakeside Audio – Conroe, TX 1.1
32 The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 1.1
33 Tip Top Customs – Morris, IL 1.1
34 Mobile Edge – Lehighton, PA 1.0
35 SRQ Customs – Sarasota, FL 0.9
36 Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 0.8
37 Elevated Audio, Inc. – Lakewood, CO 0.8
38 Sounds Good stereo – West Park, FL 0.8
39 Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 0.8
40 Audio Expert Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL 0.6
41 Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 0.6
42 Extreme Audio – Mechanicsville, VA 0.6
43 Tier One Motoring – Oaks, PA 0.6
44 Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.5
45 Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL 0.5
46 Blvd Customs of Lakeland – Lakeland, FL 0.4
47 Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 0.4
48 Hot Rides – Morrisville, PA 0.4
49 Lynx Customs – Centennial, CO 0.1


Installer Standings
(Industry votes only; highest to lowest)

Rank Installers %Vote
1 Chris Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX 11.1
2 Tyler Neault – Visions Electronics – Port Coquitlam, BC 10.8
3 David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX 4.4
4 Wayne Fabian – Visions Electronics – Winnipeg, MB 4.4
5 Erick Markland – Markland Designs – Lithonia, GA 4.1
6 Tim Baillie – Certified Autosound & Security – Maple Ridge, BC 3.8
7 Christopher McNulty – Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 3.4
8 Nicholas Frazier – iNNovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA 2.9
9 Aaron Garcia – Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security – Anchorage, AK 2.7
10 Ata Ehdaivand – Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD 2.7
11 Miguel Vega – Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN 2.7
12 Mike Schwitz – Sound Connection, Inc. – Waite Park, MN 2.7
13 John Brettle – Cartunes of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA 2.6
14 Roop Gossal – Inc Ridez – Surrey, BC 2.6
15 Aaron Vertrees – Mobile Works – Santa Maria, CA 2.5
16 Jesse Mitchell – Safe & Sound Custom Car Audio and Security – Manassas, VA 2.5
17 Charles Brazil – First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL 2.2
18 Sage Weir – Sounds Good Stereo – Hollywood, FL 2.1
19 Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 1.9
20 Steven Ledford – Cartunes of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA 1.7
21 T.J. Carlson – Musicar Northwest – Portland, OR 1.7
22 Andrew Evens – Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.6
23 Daniel Greenwood – Soundscape Car Audio – Carrollton, TX 1.6
24 David Kosakowski – Stereo Installs – Mentor, OH 1.5
25 Jeremiah Mojica – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 1.3
26 Nathaniel Trierweiler – Elevate Audio – Fort Wayne, IN 1.3
27 Andrew Emelander – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 1.2
28 Nik Edmonds – Handcrafted Car Audio – Chandler, AZ 1.2
29 Brent Leavitt – Low Notes Garage – Boise, ID 1.1
30 Melinton Benavides – Speed of Sound Technologies – Milford, CT 1.1
31 Derek Edwards – Certified Autosound & Security – Chilliwack, BC 1.0
32 Joey Schultz – Eminent Hi-Fi – Rexburg, ID 1.0
33 Jon Schmitz – Mach 1 Audio – Washington, MO 1.0
34 Jonathan Ram – Paradyme Sound & Vision – Sacramento, CA 1.0
35 Daniel DiCampli – Windward Audio – Kaneohe, HI 0.9
36 Rob Miller – JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 0.8
37 Dan Castro – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.7
38 Dave Evans – Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.7
39 Lee Bartels – Streetstyle – Carol Stream, IL 0.7
40 Ron Hoser – Tier One Motoring – Oaks, PA 0.7
41 Brandon Green – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.6
42 Bryan Turvaville – 806 Autoworks – Amarillo, TX 0.6
43 David Phillips – The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC 0.6
44 Jaime Palafox – Agoura Autosounds – Agoura Hills, CA 0.6
45 Adam Perkins – Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 0.4
46 Richard Hansen – Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 0.4
47 Alain Sainvil – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 0.3
48 Jason Vanlakerveld – BPG Autosound & Security – Richmond, BC 0.2
49 Jonathan Moore – Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 0.2

New for 2017: Salesperson of the Year!

It’s been a while coming, but as of this year, the Industry awards will recognize the in-store individuals who are most responsible for bringing in the revenue and filling up the bay. Sales professionals can submit their nomination videos and let indusrty peers and their customers vote for them. Click here for more info!