Final 2016 Voting Rankings – Installers

Installers – Total Votes (includes industry votes plus weighted consumer votes)

Rank Installer % Vote
1 Matt Schaeffer – Safe & Sound Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 9.6%
2 Christerfer Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX 5.0%
3 Barry Barth – Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 4.8%
4 Brent Leavitt – Low Notes Garage – Boise, ID 4.7%
5 Aaron Garcia – Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security – Anchorage, AK 4.3%
6 Chris Ott – Amplified Autosports – Tampa, FL 3.7%
7 TJ Carlson – Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – WIlsonville, OR 3.7%
8 Miguel Vega – Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN 3.4%
9 David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX 3.4%
10 Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 2.9%
11 Charles Brazil – First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL 2.9%
12 Bryan Piper – Resonance Auto Craft – Corpus Christi, TX 2.7%
13 Jeff Cantrell – JC Audio – Jackson, TN 2.7%
14 Steve Coogle – Discount Audio – Louisville, KY 2.7%
15 Mike Schwitz – Sound Connection – St. Joseph, MN 2.7%
16 Erick Markland – Markland Designs – Lithonia, GA 2.6%
17 Andrew Emelander – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 2.5%
18 Tim Baillie – Audiolines Mobile Sound- Burnaby, BC 2.4%
19 Jeremiah Mojica – GNC Customs – Elkhart, IN 2.3%
20 Warren Williams – Hi-Tech Car Audio – El Cerrito, CA 2.3%
21 Scott Miller – Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 2.1%
22 Jonathan Moore – Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 1.8%
23 Nicholas Frazier – Innovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA 1.8%
24 Dan Macilwain – Sound Advantage – Rochester, MI 1.5%
25 Adam Perkins – Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 1.5%
26 Tyler Wilson – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 1.5%
27 Matt Cropper – Stereo King – Portland, OR 1.5%
28 Cj Silvey – Foss Audio and Tint – Puyallup, WA 1.4%
29 David Kosakowski – Total image – McKees Rocks, PA 1.4%
30 Mike Sandoval – Sound Warehouse – Salt Lake City, UT 1.4%
31 Daniel DiCampli – Windward Audio – Kaneohe, HI 1.0%
32 B.J. Curcio – After FX Customs – Stamford, CT 1.0%
33 Jason Stone – Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 0.9%
34 Andrew Evens – Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 0.9%
35 John Schumacher – Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 0.8%
36 Brandon Douglas – Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.8%
37 Aaron Markwell – Godspeed Rides – Sarasota, FL 0.8%
38 Vinny Tullo – VIP Customs – Earlysville, VA 0.8%
39 Brandon Green – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.7%
40 John Cage – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 0.7%
41 Bryan Turvaville – Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX 0.6%
42 Rob Miller – JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 0.6%
43 John Phillips – Stereo One Carbondale – Carbondale, IL 0.6%
44 Alan Hogan – Baileys Audio – Lake Charles, LA 0.5%
45 Jon Schmitz – Mach 1 Audio – Washington, MO 0.5%
46 Michael Oechsner – Mobile Edge – Lehighton, PA 0.4%
47 Alain Sainvil – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 0.4%
48 Dan Castro – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.4%
49 Colton Wadley – Pro Audio – Provo, UT 0.3%
50 Sam Lee – Audio Xcellence – City of Industry, CA 0.2%

Installers – Industry Votes

Rank Installer % Vote
1 Matt Schaeffer – Safe & Sound Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 11.7%
2 Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 4.6%
3 Chris Ott – Amplified Autosports – Tampa, FL 4.2%
4 Miguel Vega – Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN 4.0%
5 TJ Carlson – Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – WIlsonville, OR 3.7%
6 Jeff Cantrell – JC Audio – Jackson, TN 3.3%
7 Brent Leavitt – Low Notes Garage – Boise, ID 3.2%
8 Bryan Piper – Resonance Auto Craft – Corpus Christi, TX 3.1%
9 Steve Coogle – Discount Audio – Louisville, KY 3.1%
10 Aaron Garcia – Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security – Anchorage, AK 2.9%
11 Christerfer Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX 2.8%
12 Barry Barth – Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 2.7%
13 David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX 2.7%
14 Charles Brazil – First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL 2.4%
15 Jeremiah Mojica – GNC Customs – Elkhart, IN 2.4%
16 Mike Schwitz – Sound Connection – St. Joseph, MN 2.3%
17 Scott Miller – Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 2.3%
18 Tim Baillie – Audiolines Mobile Sound- Burnaby, BC 2.2%
19 Andrew Emelander – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 2.2%
20 Cj Silvey – Foss Audio and Tint – Puyallup, WA 2.2%
21 Dan Macilwain – Sound Advantage – Rochester, MI 2.1%
22 Warren Williams – Hi-Tech Car Audio – El Cerrito, CA 2.0%
23 Nicholas Frazier – Innovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA 2.0%
24 Matt Cropper – Stereo King – Portland, OR 1.8%
25 Mike Sandoval – Sound Warehouse – Salt Lake City, UT 1.8%
26 Erick Markland – Markland Designs – Lithonia, GA 1.7%
27 Adam Perkins – Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 1.6%
28 Tyler Wilson – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 1.6%
29 Daniel DiCampli – Windward Audio – Kaneohe, HI 1.4%
30 David Kosakowski – Total image – McKees Rocks, PA 1.4%
31 B.J. Curcio – After FX Customs – Stamford, CT 1.1%
32 Jason Stone – Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 1.0%
33 Andrew Evens – Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.0%
34 Brandon Green – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 1.0%
35 Bryan Turvaville – Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX 1.0%
36 John Schumacher – Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 0.9%
37 Rob Miller – JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 0.9%
38 John Cage – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 0.8%
39 Brandon Douglas – Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.7%
40 Michael Oechsner – Mobile Edge – Lehighton, PA 0.7%
41 Alain Sainvil – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 0.7%
42 Aaron Markwell – Godspeed Rides – Sarasota, FL 0.7%
43 Vinny Tullo – VIP Customs – Earlysville, VA 0.7%
44 Alan Hogan – Baileys Audio – Lake Charles, LA 0.7%
45 Jon Schmitz – Mach 1 Audio – Washington, MO 0.7%
46 Dan Castro – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.5%
47 Jonathan Moore – Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 0.5%
48 Colton Wadley – Pro Audio – Provo, UT 0.5%
49 John Phillips – Stereo One Carbondale – Carbondale, IL 0.4%
50 Sam Lee – Audio Xcellence – City of Industry, CA 0.3%

Final 2016 Voting Rankings – Retailers

Retailers – Total Votes (includes industry votes plus weighted consumer votes)

Note: The 8 top-scoring single stores and the 4 top-scoring chain stores comprise the Top 12 Retailers.

Rank Retailers %Vote
1 Musicar Northwest – Portland, OR 7.1%
2 Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 5.6%
3 Mobile Toys – College Station, TX 5.2%
4 GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 4.8%
5 Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX 4.8%
6 Cartunes – Atlanta, GA 4.2%
7 Kingpin Car & Marine Audio Inc – Wilsonville, OR 4.1%
8 Cartronix – Valparaiso, IN 4.1%
9 NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 3.9%
10 Sound Depot and Performance – Gainesville, FL 3.7%
11 Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD 3.7%
12 Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 3.0%
13 Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 3.0%
14 Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA 2.9%
15 Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 2.7%
16 Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 2.5%
17 Audio Designs & Custom Graphics – Jacksonville, FL 2.1%
18 Stereo King Oregon – Portland, OR 1.9%
19 Radios Knobs Speakers and Things – Pontiac, MI 1.9%
20 Elite Audio – Spartanburg, SC 1.8%
21 Foss Audio & Tint – Tukwila, WA 1.7%
22 Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 1.6%
23 Westminster Speed & Sound – Westminster, MD 1.5%
24 Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 1.4%
25 SoundsGood Auto – Coquitlam, BC 1.3%
26 Dr Dashboard – Evansville, IN 1.3%
27 JC Audio – Jackson, TN 1.3%
28 Driven Audio Ltd. – Abbotsford, BC 1.2%
29 JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 1.2%
30 Tip Top Customs – Morris, IL 1.1%
31 Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.1%
32 California Audio – WVC, UT 1.1%
33 Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL 1.0%
43 Greg’s Custom Audio, Video & Car Stereo – Pikeville, KY 1.0%
34 Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 1.0%
28 Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL 0.8%
30 SRQ Customs – Sarasota, FL 0.8%
40 The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.7%
36 Extreme Audio – Mechanicsville, VA 0.7%
45 Sound Solutions – Gulfport, MS 0.6%
44 Sound Auto – Hamilton, NJ 0.6%
37 Autosound Lab – Fresno, CA 0.6%
41 Sound FX, Inc. – Lewes, DE 0.6%
38 Blvd Customs of Lakeland – Lakeland, FL 0.6%
42 Distinctive Car Toyz – Pleasantville, NJ 0.6%
46 Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.6%
49 The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC 0.4%
47 Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX 0.4%
48 Audio Expert Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL 0.3%
50 Cypress Auto Sound & Tint – Cypress, CA 0.1%

Retailers – Industry Votes

Rank Retailers % Vote
1 Musicar Northwest – Portland, OR 9.7%
2 NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 4.9%
3 Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX 4.8%
4 Sound Depot and Performance – Gainesville, FL 4.7%
5 Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA 4.4%
6 Kingpin Car & Marine Audio Inc – Wilsonville, OR 4.2%
7 Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 3.5%
8 Cartunes – Atlanta, GA 3.2%
9 Cartronix – Valparaiso, IN 3.1%
10 GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 3.1%
11 Mobile Toys – College Station, TX 2.8%
12 Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD 2.7%
13 Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 2.7%
14 Radios Knobs Speakers and Things – Pontiac, MI 2.5%
15 Foss Audio & Tint – Tukwila, WA 2.5%
16 Stereo King Oregon – Portland, OR 2.4%
17 Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 2.3%
18 Westminster Speed & Sound – Westminster, MD 2.0%
19 Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 2.0%
20 Dr Dashboard – Evansville, IN 2.0%
21 Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 1.8%
22 JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 1.8%
23 Elite Audio – Spartanburg, SC 1.7%
24 JC Audio – Jackson, TN 1.7%
25 Driven Audio Ltd. – Abbotsford, BC 1.5%
26 Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL 1.5%
27 Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 1.4%
28 Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL 1.3%
29 Audio Designs & Custom Graphics – Jacksonville, FL 1.2%
30 SRQ Customs – Sarasota, FL 1.2%
31 SoundsGood Auto – Coquitlam, BC 1.1%
32 Tip Top Customs – Morris, IL 1.1%
33 Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.1%
43 Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 1.1%
34 Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 1.0%
28 Extreme Audio – Mechanicsville, VA 1.0%
30 Sound FX, Inc. – Lewes, DE 1.0%
40 Distinctive Car Toyz – Pleasantville, NJ 1.0%
36 California Audio – WVC, UT 0.9%
45 The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.9%
44 Autosound Lab – Fresno, CA 0.9%
37 Blvd Customs of Lakeland – Lakeland, FL 0.9%
41 Greg’s Custom Audio, Video & Car Stereo – Pikeville, KY 0.8%
38 Sound Auto – Hamilton, NJ 0.7%
42 Sound Solutions – Gulfport, MS 0.6%
46 Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.6%
49 Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX 0.6%
47 Audio Expert Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL 0.5%
48 The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC 0.4%
50 Cypress Auto Sound & Tint – Cypress, CA 0.1%

 

2016 Industry Awards Finalists Announced

Mobile Electronics magazine announced the finalists for the 2016 Mobile Electronics Industry Awards on Tuesday evening, June, 7. Editor-in-Chief Solomon Daniels read off the finalists via video.

The 2016 finalists are as follows:

Finalists for Top Vendor – Audio and Video
In alphabetical order:
Alpine Electronics – Torrance, CA
Kenwood – Long Beach, CA
ORCA Design & Maufacturing – Camarillo, CA

Finalists for Top Vendor – Connectivity and Integration
In alphabetical order:
AAMP Global – Clearwater, FL
Automotive Data Solutions (ADS) – Montreal, Canada
Metra – Holly Hill, FL

Finalists for Top Vendor – Accessories and Materials
In alphabetical order:
AAMP Global – Clearwater, FL
Metra – Holly Hill, FL
Mobile Solutions – Phoenix, AZ

Finalists for Top Vendor – Security and Convenience
In alphabetical order:
Directed – Vista, CA
Firstech, LLC (Compustar/DroneMobile) – Kent, WA
Voxx Electronics – Hauppauge, NY

Finalists for Top Vendor – Safety and Driver Assistance
In alphabetical order:
Brandmotion – Southfield, MI
K40 – Elgin, IL
Voxx Electronics Corp – Hauppauge, NY

Finalists for Rep Firm of the Year
In alphabetical order:
Echo Sales & Marketing – Gurnee, IL
MAG Sales – Tampa, FL
Marketing Pros – Arlington, TX

Finalists for Sales Representative of the Year
In alphabetical order:
Nalaka Adikari, Orca Design and Manufacturing – Camarillo, CA
Kris Bulla, DOW Electronics – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Pete Daley, Marketing Pros – Arlington, TX
Bill Freeman, MAG Sales – Tampa, FL
Brady Siebert, K40 Electronics – Elgin, IL

Finalists for Distributor of the Year
In alphabetical order:
AM Distributors
Davis Distribution
DOW Electronics

Finalists for Expeditor of the Year
In alphabetical order:
Automotive Marketing Solutions – S. CA
Auto Trim Design of Amarillo – TX
Sound FX – DE

Finalists for Best Customer Experience
In alphabetical order:
Cartronix – Valparaiso, IN
Ocala Car Audio, Ocala – FL
Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA

Finalists for Best Online Presence
In alphabetical order:
Cartronix – Valparaiso, IN
NVS Audio – Linden, NJ
Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA

Finalists for Best Customer Retention Program
In alphabetical order:
Al & Ed’s Autosound, Los Angeles, CA
JML Audio of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Ocala Car Audio, Ocala, FL

Finalists for Most Improved Location
In alphabetical order:
Cartronix, Valparaiso, IN
Ocala Car Audio, Ocala, FL
Sound Wave Customs, Virginia Beach, VA

Finalists for Rookie of the Year
In alphabetical order:
Austin Thorne, Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL
Timothy Wilkinson, Safe & Sound Mobile Electronics – Manassas, VA
Jairo Zuniga, NVS Audio – Linden, NJ

Finalists for Trusted Tech
In alphabetical order:
Nicholas Frazier – Innovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA
Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ
Bryan Turvaville – Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX

Finalists for Retailer of the Year – Store Chain
In alphabetical order:
Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA
Foss Audio & Tint – Tukwila, WA
Mobile Toys – College Station, TX
Stereo King Oregon – Portland, OR

Finalists for Retailer of the Year – Single Store
In alphabetical order:
Cartronix – Valparaiso, IN
Cartunes – Atlanta, GA
GNC Customs – Goshen, IN
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio Inc – Wilsonville, OR
Musicar Northwest – Portland, OR
NVS Audio – Linden, NJ
Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA
Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX

Alternates in order of selection:
Sound Depot and Performance – Gainesville, FL
Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD

Finalists for Installer of the Year
In alphabetical order:
Barry Barth – Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA
Charles Brazil – First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL
TJ Carlson – Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – WIlsonville, OR
David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX
Aaron Garcia – Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security – Anchorage, AK
Brent Leavitt – Low Notes Garage – Boise, ID
Chris Ott – Amplified Autosports – Tampa, FL
Christerfer Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX
Bryan Piper – Resonance Auto Craft – Corpus Christi, TX
Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ
Matt Schaeffer – Safe & Sound Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA
Miguel Vega – Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN

Alternates in order of selection:
Jeff Cantrell – JC Audio – Jackson, TN
Steve Coogle – Discount Audio – Louisville, KY

Top 50 Voting Update #4: Kingpin Cracks Top 5 Retailers; Top 5 Installers Stand Pat

Prestige  Car Audio & Marine drops 2 spots to #7, while the other “Car Audio & Marine,” Kingpin, climbs into the top 5 retailers. On the installer side, the top 5 remain cemented while Jeremiah Mojica moves up 2 spots to #10.

Retailer Standings (Industry votes only; highest to lowest)

Rank Retailers %Vote
1 Musicar Northwest – Portland, OR 9.4%
2 NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 5.0%
3 Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX 4.8%
4 Sound Depot and Performance – Gainesville, FL 3.9%
5 Kingpin Car & Marine Audio Inc – Wilsonville, OR 3.8%
6 GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 3.7%
7 Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 3.6%
8 Cartronix – Valparaiso, IN 3.5%
9 Mobile Toys – College Station, TX 3.2%
10 Cartunes – Atlanta, GA 3.1%
11 Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA 2.9%
12 Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD 2.8%
13 Radios Knobs Speakers and Things – Pontiac, MI 2.7%
14 Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 2.5%
15 Foss Audio & Tint – Tukwila, WA 2.4%
16 Stereo King Oregon – Portland, OR 2.4%
17 Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 2.2%
18 Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 2.0%
19 Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 2.0%
20 Westminster Speed & Sound – Westminster, MD 2.0%
21 Dr Dashboard – Evansville, IN 2.0%
22 JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 1.8%
23 Elite Audio – Spartanburg, SC 1.8%
24 JC Audio – Jackson, TN 1.7%
25 Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL 1.6%
26 Driven Audio Ltd. – Abbotsford, BC 1.6%
27 Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 1.5%
28 Audio Designs & Custom Graphics – Jacksonville, FL 1.4%
29 Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.4%
30 SRQ Customs – Sarasota, FL 1.4%
31 Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 1.3%
32 Tip Top Customs – Morris, IL 1.3%
33 Sound FX, Inc. – Lewes, DE 1.1%
34 Blvd Customs of Lakeland – Lakeland, FL 1.1%
35 The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 1.0%
36 Extreme Audio – Mechanicsville, VA 1.0%
37 Autosound Lab – Fresno, CA 1.0%
38 Greg’s Custom Audio, Video & Car Stereo – Pikeville, KY 1.0%
39 California Audio – WVC, UT 0.9%
40 Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL 0.8%
41 Sound Auto – Hamilton, NJ 0.7%
42 Sound Solutions – Gulfport, MS 0.7%
43 SoundsGood Auto – Coquitlam, BC 0.7%
44 Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 0.6%
45 Distinctive Car Toyz – Pleasantville, NJ 0.6%
46 Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.5%
47 Audio Expert Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL 0.5%
48 The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC 0.4%
49 Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX 0.4%
50 Cypress Auto Sound & Tint – Cypress, CA 0.1%

Installer Standings (Industry votes only; highest to lowest)

Rank Installers %Vote
1 Matt Schaeffer – Safe & Sound Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 11.5%
2 Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 4.8%
3 Miguel Vega – Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN 4.6%
4 Chris Ott – Amplified Autosports – Tampa, FL 4.1%
5 TJ Carlson – Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – WIlsonville, OR 3.3%
6 Brent Leavitt – Low Notes Garage – Boise, ID 3.2%
7 Christerfer Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX 3.1%
8 Bryan Piper – Resonance Auto Craft – Corpus Christi, TX 2.9%
9 Barry Barth – Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 2.7%
10 Jeremiah Mojica – GNC Customs – Elkhart, IN 2.7%
11 Mike Schwitz – Sound Connection – St. Joseph, MN 2.7%
12 Charles Brazil – First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL 2.6%
13 David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX 2.6%
14 Aaron Garcia – Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security – Anchorage, AK 2.6%
15 Steve Coogle – Discount Audio – Louisville, KY 2.5%
16 Andrew Emelander – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 2.4%
17 Tim Baillie – Audiolines Mobile Sound- Burnaby, BC 2.4%
18 Jeff Cantrell – JC Audio – Jackson, TN 2.3%
19 Nicholas Frazier – Innovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA 2.3%
20 Scott Miller – Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 2.3%
21 Dan Macilwain – Sound Advantage – Rochester, MI 2.2%
22 Warren Williams – Hi-Tech Car Audio – El Cerrito, CA 2.1%
23 Cj Silvey – Foss Audio and Tint – Puyallup, WA 2.1%
24 Erick Markland – Markland Designs – Lithonia, GA 1.8%
25 Daniel DiCampli – Windward Audio – Kaneohe, HI 1.8%
26 Matt Cropper – Stereo King – Portland, OR 1.6%
27 Mike Sandoval – Sound Warehouse – Salt Lake City, UT 1.5%
28 Tyler Wilson – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 1.5%
29 B.J. Curcio – After FX Customs – Stamford, CT 1.5%
30 David Kosakowski – Total image – McKees Rocks, PA 1.5%
31 Adam Perkins – Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 1.3%
32 Andrew Evens – Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.2%
33 Brandon Green – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 1.1%
34 Jason Stone – Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 1.1%
35 John Schumacher – Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 1.0%
36 John Cage – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 0.9%
37 Rob Miller – JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 0.9%
38 Bryan Turvaville – Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX 0.8%
39 Aaron Markwell – Godspeed Rides – Sarasota, FL 0.7%
40 Jon Schmitz – Mach 1 Audio – Washington, MO 0.7%
41 Vinny Tullo – VIP Customs – Earlysville, VA 0.7%
42 Alan Hogan – Baileys Audio – Lake Charles, LA 0.7%
43 Michael Oechsner – Mobile Edge – Lehighton, PA 0.7%
44 Alain Sainvil – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 0.6%
45 Brandon Douglas – Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.6%
46 Dan Castro – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.6%
47 John Phillips – Stereo One Carbondale – Carbondale, IL 0.4%
48 Colton Wadley – Pro Audio – Provo, UT 0.4%
49 Sam Lee – Audio Xcellence – City of Industry, CA 0.2%
50 Jonathan Moore – Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 0.1%

Top 50 Voting Update #3: Soundscape Jumps NVS; Ramirez Jumps Vega

Spots 2 and 3 switched places in the latest voting update for both retailers and installers. Absolute Electronix moves up 5 spots to break into the Top 10.

Retailer Standings (Industry votes only; highest to lowest)

Rank Retailers % Vote
1 Musicar Northwest – Portland, OR 9.5%
2 NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 5.1%
3 Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX 5.1%
4 Sound Depot and Performance – Gainesville, FL 4.2%
5 Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 3.9%
6 Cartronix – Valparaiso, IN 3.7%
7 Kingpin Car & Marine Audio Inc – Wilsonville, OR 3.7%
8 GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 3.5%
9 Mobile Toys – College Station, TX 3.3%
10 Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD 3.1%
11 Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA 2.8%
12 Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 2.7%
13 Cartunes – Atlanta, GA 2.5%
14 Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 2.4%
15 Stereo King Oregon – Portland, OR 2.4%
16 Dr Dashboard – Evansville, IN 2.2%
17 Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 2.1%
18 Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 2.1%
19 JC Audio – Jackson, TN 1.9%
20 Westminster Speed & Sound – Westminster, MD 1.9%
21 Driven Audio Ltd. – Abbotsford, BC 1.8%
22 Radios Knobs Speakers and Things – Pontiac, MI 1.8%
23 Elite Audio – Spartanburg, SC 1.7%
24 Foss Audio & Tint – Tukwila, WA 1.6%
25 JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 1.6%
26 Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL 1.6%
27 SRQ Customs – Sarasota, FL 1.6%
28 Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 1.6%
29 Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.4%
30 Tip Top Customs – Morris, IL 1.4%
31 Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 1.3%
32 Sound FX, Inc. – Lewes, DE 1.2%
33 Autosound Lab – Fresno, CA 1.1%
34 Blvd Customs of Lakeland – Lakeland, FL 1.1%
35 Extreme Audio – Mechanicsville, VA 1.1%
36 Greg’s Custom Audio, Video & Car Stereo – Pikeville, KY 1.0%
37 California Audio – WVC, UT 0.9%
38 The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.9%
39 Audio Designs & Custom Graphics – Jacksonville, FL 0.8%
40 Sound Auto – Hamilton, NJ 0.8%
41 Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL 0.8%
42 Sound Solutions – Gulfport, MS 0.8%
43 SoundsGood Auto – Coquitlam, BC 0.8%
44 Distinctive Car Toyz – Pleasantville, NJ 0.7%
45 Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.6%
46 Audio Expert Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL 0.5%
47 Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX 0.4%
48 Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 0.4%
49 The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC 0.4%
50 Cypress Auto Sound & Tint – Cypress, CA 0.1%

Installer Standings (Industry votes only; highest to lowest)

Rank Installers % Vote
1 Matt Schaeffer – Safe & Sound Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 12.0%
2 Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 4.7%
3 Miguel Vega – Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN 4.4%
4 Chris Ott – Amplified Autosports – Tampa, FL 4.2%
5 TJ Carlson – Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – WIlsonville, OR 3.4%
6 Bryan Piper – Resonance Auto Craft – Corpus Christi, TX 3.2%
7 Brent Leavitt – Low Notes Garage – Boise, ID 3.1%
8 Christerfer Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX 3.1%
9 Mike Schwitz – Sound Connection – St. Joseph, MN 3.0%
10 Barry Barth – Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 2.9%
11 David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX 2.7%
12 Jeremiah Mojica – GNC Customs – Elkhart, IN 2.6%
13 Nicholas Frazier – Innovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA 2.5%
14 Steve Coogle – Discount Audio – Louisville, KY 2.5%
15 Aaron Garcia – Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security – Anchorage, AK 2.5%
16 Andrew Emelander – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 2.5%
17 Charles Brazil – First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL 2.4%
18 Scott Miller – Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 2.4%
19 Tim Baillie – HzEmall – Surrey, BC 2.4%
20 Jeff Cantrell – JC Audio – Jackson, TN 2.2%
21 Warren Williams – Hi-Tech Car Audio – El Cerrito, CA 2.2%
22 Erick Markland – Markland Designs – Lithonia, GA 1.9%
23 Dan Macilwain – Sound Advantage – Rochester, MI 1.8%
24 Daniel DiCampli – Windward Audio – Kaneohe, HI 1.8%
25 David Kosakowski – Total image – McKees Rocks, PA 1.6%
26 Matt Cropper – Stereo King – Portland, OR 1.6%
27 Mike Sandoval – Sound Warehouse – Salt Lake City, UT 1.6%
28 B.J. Curcio – After FX Customs – Stamford, CT 1.6%
29 Tyler Wilson – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 1.4%
30 Adam Perkins – Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 1.3%
31 Brandon Green – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 1.2%
32 Cj Silvey – Foss Audio and Tint – Puyallup, WA 1.2%
33 Jason Stone – Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 1.2%
34 Andrew Evens – Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.0%
35 John Schumacher – Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 1.0%
36 Bryan Turvaville – Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX 0.9%
37 John Cage – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 0.9%
38 Aaron Markwell – Godspeed Rides – Sarasota, FL 0.8%
39 Vinny Tullo – VIP Customs – Earlysville, VA 0.8%
40 Alan Hogan – Baileys Audio – Lake Charles, LA 0.7%
41 Michael Oechsner – Mobile Edge – Lehighton, PA 0.7%
42 Rob Miller – JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 0.7%
43 Brandon Douglas – Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.7%
44 Alain Sainvil – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 0.6%
45 Jon Schmitz – Mach 1 Audio – Washington, MO 0.6%
46 Dan Castro – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.5%
47 Colton Wadley – Pro Audio – Provo, UT 0.3%
48 John Phillips – Stereo One Carbondale – Carbondale, IL 0.3%
49 Jonathan Moore – Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 0.2%
50 Sam Lee – Audio Xcellence – City of Industry, CA 0.2%

 

Top 50 Voting Update #2: Cartunes Jumps Up; Brazil Moves 6 Spots North

Cartunes of Atlanta moves from #20 in the voting to #11, while the top 10 remain the same with some internal place shuffling. On the installer side, Charles Brazil jumps from #16 to crack the top 10.

Retailer Standings (Industry votes only; highest to lowest)

Rank Retailers % Vote
1 Musicar Northwest – Portland, OR 9.7%
2 Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX 5.3%
3 NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 5.2%
4 Sound Depot and Performance – Gainesville, FL 5.1%
5 Cartronix – Valparaiso, IN 4.0%
6 GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 3.9%
7 Kingpin Car & Marine Audio Inc – Wilsonville, OR 3.9%
8 Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 3.7%
9 Mobile Toys – College Station, TX 3.6%
10 Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 3.2%
11 Cartunes – Atlanta, GA 3.0%
12 Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA 2.9%
13 Dr Dashboard – Evansville, IN 2.4%
14 Stereo King Oregon – Portland, OR 2.3%
15 Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD 2.2%
16 Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 2.1%
17 JC Audio – Jackson, TN 2.1%
18 Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 2.1%
19 Driven Audio Ltd. – Abbotsford, BC 2.0%
20 Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 2.0%
21 Radios Knobs Speakers and Things – Pontiac, MI 1.9%
22 Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL 1.8%
23 Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 1.7%
24 Westminster Speed & Sound – Westminster, MD 1.7%
25 Foss Audio & Tint – Tukwila, WA 1.6%
26 JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 1.6%
27 Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.5%
28 SRQ Customs – Sarasota, FL 1.5%
29 Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 1.3%
30 Greg’s Custom Audio, Video & Car Stereo – Pikeville, KY 1.3%
31 Tip Top Customs – Morris, IL 1.3%
32 Autosound Lab – Fresno, CA 1.2%
33 Extreme Audio – Mechanicsville, VA 1.1%
34 California Audio – WVC, UT 1.0%
35 Sound FX, Inc. – Lewes, DE 1.0%
36 Blvd Customs of Lakeland – Lakeland, FL 0.8%
37 The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.8%
38 Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL 0.8%
39 Audio Designs & Custom Graphics – Jacksonville, FL 0.7%
40 Sound Auto – Hamilton, NJ 0.7%
41 SoundsGood Auto – Coquitlam, BC 0.7%
42 Audio Expert Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL 0.5%
43 Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX 0.4%
44 Elite Audio – Spartanburg, SC 0.4%
45 Sound Solutions – Gulfport, MS 0.4%
46 The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC 0.4%
47 Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.3%
48 Distinctive Car Toyz – Pleasantville, NJ 0.3%
49 Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 0.3%

 

Rank Installers % Vote
1 Matt Schaeffer – Safe & Sound Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 12.0%
2 Miguel Vega – Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN 4.9%
3 Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 4.6%
4 Chris Ott – Amplified Autosports – Tampa, FL 3.9%
5 Bryan Piper – Resonance Auto Craft – Corpus Christi, TX 3.6%
6 TJ Carlson – Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – WIlsonville, OR 3.4%
7 Christerfer Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX 3.2%
8 Mike Schwitz – Sound Connection – St. Joseph, MN 3.2%
9 David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX 3.0%
10 Charles Brazil – First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL 2.9%
11 Jeremiah Mojica – GNC Customs – Elkhart, IN 2.8%
12 Nicholas Frazier – Innovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA 2.8%
13 Steve Coogle – Discount Audio – Louisville, KY 2.8%
14 Andrew Emelander – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 2.7%
15 Barry Barth – Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 2.7%
16 Tim Baillie – Audiolines Mobile Sound- Burnaby, BC 2.7%
17 Warren Williams – Hi-Tech Car Audio – El Cerrito, CA 2.6%
18 Brent Leavitt – Low Notes Garage – Boise, ID 2.5%
19 Aaron Garcia – Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security – Anchorage, AK 2.3%
20 Jeff Cantrell – JC Audio – Jackson, TN 2.2%
21 Scott Miller – Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 2.2%
22 Dan Macilwain – Sound Advantage – Rochester, MI 1.8%
23 Erick Markland – Markland Designs – Lithonia, GA 1.8%
24 David Kosakowski – Total image – McKees Rocks, PA 1.6%
25 Matt Cropper – Stereo King – Portland, OR 1.6%
26 B.J. Curcio – After FX Customs – Stamford, CT 1.5%
27 Tyler Wilson – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 1.4%
28 Adam Perkins – Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 1.3%
29 Jason Stone – Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 1.3%
30 Andrew Evens – Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.2%
31 Mike Sandoval – Sound Warehouse – Salt Lake City, UT 1.2%
32 Brandon Green – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 1.1%
33 Cj Silvey – Foss Audio and Tint – Puyallup, WA 1.1%
34 John Schumacher – Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 1.1%
35 John Cage – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 1.0%
36 Vinny Tullo – VIP Customs – Earlysville, VA 1.0%
37 Aaron Markwell – Godspeed Rides – Sarasota, FL 0.8%
38 Alan Hogan – Baileys Audio – Lake Charles, LA 0.8%
39 Bryan Turvaville – Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX 0.7%
40 Michael Oechsner – Mobile Edge – Lehighton, PA 0.7%
41 Rob Miller – JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 0.7%
42 Dan Castro – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.5%
43 Daniel DiCampli – Windward Audio – Kaneohe, HI 0.5%
44 Alain Sainvil – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 0.4%
45 Brandon Douglas – Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.4%
46 Colton Wadley – Pro Audio – Provo, UT 0.4%
47 John Phillips – Stereo One Carbondale – Carbondale, IL 0.4%
48 Jon Schmitz – Mach 1 Audio – Washington, MO 0.3%
49 Sam Lee – Audio Xcellence – City of Industry, CA 0.2%
50 Jonathan Moore – Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 0.1%

Top 50 Voting Update #1: Musicar, Schaeffer Take Commanding Leads

Musicar Northwest in Portland, Ore., jumped out to an early lead in the voting to make the Top 12 Retailers list, followed by Soundscape Car Audio in Texas and NVS Audio in New Jersey. On the installer side, Installer of the Year Runner-Up Matt Schaeffer leads all vote-getterss, followed by Miguel Vega of Tennessee’s Titan Motoring and Carlos Ramirez of NVS Audio.

Retailer Standings (Industry votes only; highest to lowest)

Retailers % Vote
Musicar Northwest – Portland, OR 10.4%
Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX 5.8%
NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 5.7%
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio Inc – Wilsonville, OR 4.6%
Sound Depot and Performance – Gainesville, FL 4.6%
Cartronix – Valparaiso, IN 3.5%
GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 3.5%
Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 3.5%
Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 3.5%
Mobile Toys – College Station, TX 3.0%
Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA 2.6%
Driven Audio Ltd. – Abbotsford, BC 2.6%
Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 2.5%
JC Audio – Jackson, TN 2.3%
Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 2.2%
Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD 2.0%
Radios Knobs Speakers and Things – Pontiac, MI 2.0%
Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 2.0%
Westminster Speed & Sound – Westminster, MD 2.0%
Cartunes – Atlanta, GA 1.9%
Dr Dashboard – Evansville, IN 1.9%
Stereo King Oregon – Portland, OR 1.9%
Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.7%
Greg’s Custom Audio, Video & Car Stereo – Pikeville, KY 1.6%
JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 1.6%
SRQ Customs – Sarasota, FL 1.6%
Tip Top Customs – Morris, IL 1.5%
Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 1.3%
Extreme Audio – Mechanicsville, VA 1.3%
Foss Audio & Tint – Tukwila, WA 1.3%
Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 1.3%
Autosound Lab – Fresno, CA 1.2%
Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL 1.2%
Sound Auto – Hamilton, NJ 1.0%
Sound FX, Inc. – Lewes, DE 1.0%
SoundsGood Auto – Coquitlam, BC 1.0%
Audio Expert Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL 0.9%
Blvd Customs of Lakeland – Lakeland, FL 0.9%
The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.9%
Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL 0.9%
California Audio – WVC, UT 0.7%
Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX 0.6%
Elite Audio – Spartanburg, SC 0.6%
Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 0.4%
Sound Solutions – Gulfport, MS 0.4%
The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC 0.4%
Audio Designs & Custom Graphics – Jacksonville, FL 0.3%
Distinctive Car Toyz – Pleasantville, NJ 0.3%

 

Installers % Vote
Matt Schaeffer – Safe & Sound Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA 12.0%
Miguel Vega – Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN 5.9%
Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 5.1%
Chris Ott – Amplified Autosports – Tampa, FL 4.6%
Bryan Piper – Resonance Auto Craft – Corpus Christi, TX 4.2%
TJ Carlson – Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – WIlsonville, OR 3.7%
Tim Baillie – HzEmall – Surrey, BC 3.5%
David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX 3.4%
Mike Schwitz – Sound Connection – St. Joseph, MN 3.1%
Nicholas Frazier – Innovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA 3.1%
Aaron Garcia – Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security – Anchorage, AK 2.7%
Christerfer Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX 2.5%
Brent Leavitt – Low Notes Garage – Boise, ID 2.4%
Charles Brazil – First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL 2.4%
Scott Miller – Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL 2.4%
Barry Barth – Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA 2.3%
Warren Williams – Hi-Tech Car Audio – El Cerrito, CA 2.3%
Andrew Emelander – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN 2.1%
Jeff Cantrell – JC Audio – Jackson, TN 2.1%
Jeremiah Mojica – GNC Customs – Elkhart, IN 2.1%
Steve Coogle – Discount Audio – Louisville, KY 2.0%
Dan Macilwain – Sound Advantage – Rochester, MI 1.8%
David Kosakowski – Total image – McKees Rocks, PA 1.8%
Matt Cropper – Stereo King – Portland, OR 1.7%
B.J. Curcio – After FX Customs – Stamford, CT 1.5%
Erick Markland – Markland Designs – Lithonia, GA 1.5%
Andrew Evens – Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV 1.4%
Tyler Wilson – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 1.4%
John Schumacher – Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO 1.3%
Mike Sandoval – Sound Warehouse – Salt Lake City, UT 1.3%
Adam Perkins – Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA 1.1%
Vinny Tullo – VIP Customs – Earlysville, VA 1.1%
Alan Hogan – Baileys Audio – Lake Charles, LA 1.0%
Jason Stone – Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA 1.0%
John Cage – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA 1.0%
Aaron Markwell – Godspeed Rides – Sarasota, FL 0.8%
Brandon Green – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.7%
Bryan Turvaville – Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX 0.7%
Cj Silvey – Foss Audio and Tint – Puyallup, WA 0.7%
Rob Miller – JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO 0.7%
Dan Castro – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO 0.6%
Daniel DiCampli – Windward Audio – Kaneohe, HI 0.6%
Brandon Douglas – Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC 0.4%
Colton Wadley – Pro Audio – Provo, UT 0.4%
John Phillips – Stereo One Carbondale – Carbondale, IL 0.4%
Jon Schmitz – Mach 1 Audio – Washington, MO 0.4%
Michael Oechsner – Mobile Edge – Lehighton, PA 0.3%
Sam Lee – Audio Xcellence – City of Industry, CA 0.3%
Alain Sainvil – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ 0.1%
Jonathan Moore – Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC 0.1%

Mobile Electronics Magazine Announces Industry Awards Top 50

Award recipients from the U.S. and Canada move on to compete for the Top 12

NORTH ANDOVER, MASS. – May 12, 2016 – Mobile Electronics magazine today announced the Top 50 Retailers, sponsored by Sony, and the Top 50 Installers, sponsored by K40 Electronics. The Top 50 award is the first component of the magazine’s annual Industry Awards competition. Recipients of this award have the honor of being considered the premier mobile electronics retail outlets and installation technicians in the U.S. and Canada, according to the magazine.

“As magazine editor, you get to see how hard these individuals work to perfect their craft and present themselves as problem solvers and dream fulfillers,” said Solomon Daniels, editor-in chief of Mobile Electronics and awards administrator. “In turn, the retail stores have become the authority on vehicle-specific solutions for autosound enhancement, security and safety. I’m very proud to announce these awards and present certificates to the winners.”

In addition to the Top 50, award recipients are eligible to compete for the next phase of the Industry Awards, which through industry and consumer voting narrows the list to 12 retail and installation finalists. The “Top 12” would then submit judging materials to be considered for Retailer of the Year and Installer of the Year. These final awards will be announced at the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards celebration during the KnowledgeFest trade show and conference in Dallas, August 20-22. For more information, visit www.meindustryawards.com.

Top 50 Installers sponsored by  K40 Electronics

Tim Baillie – HzEmall – Surrey, BC

Barry Barth – Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA

Charles Brazil – First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL

John Cage – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA

Jeff Cantrell – JC Audio – Jackson, TN

TJ Carlson – Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – WIlsonville, OR

Dan Castro – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO

Steve Coogle – Discount Audio – Louisville, KY

Matt Cropper – Stereo King – Portland, OR

David Cruz – Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX

B.J. Curcio – After FX Customs – Stamford, CT

Daniel DiCampli – Windward Audio – Kaneohe, HI

Brandon Douglas – Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC

Andrew Emelander – GNC Customs – Goshen, IN

Andrew Evens – Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV

Nicholas Frazier – Innovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA

Aaron Garcia – Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security – Anchorage, AK

Brandon Green – The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO

Alan Hogan – Baileys Audio – Lake Charles, LA

David Kosakowski – Total image – McKees Rocks, PA

Brent Leavitt – Low Notes Garage – Boise, ID

Sam Lee – Audio Xcellence – City of Industry, CA

Dan Macilwain – Sound Advantage – Rochester, MI

Erick Markland – Markland Designs – Lithonia, GA

Aaron Markwell – Godspeed Rides – Sarasota, FL

Scott Miller – Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL

Rob Miller – JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO

Jeremiah Mojica – GNC Customs – Elkhart, IN

Jonathan Moore – Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC

Michael Oechsner – Mobile Edge – Lehighton, PA

Chris Ott – Amplified Autosports – Tampa, FL

Christerfer Pate – Mobile Toys Inc – College Station, TX

Adam Perkins – Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA

John Phillips – Stereo One Carbondale – Carbondale, IL

Bryan Piper – Resonance Auto Craft – Corpus Christi, TX

Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ

Alain Sainvil – NVS Audio – Linden, NJ

Mike Sandoval – Sound Warehouse – Salt Lake City, UT

Matt Schaeffer – Safe & Sound Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA

Jon Schmitz – Mach 1 Audio – Washington, MO

John Schumacher – Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO

Mike Schwitz – Sound Connection – St. Joseph, MN

Cj Silvey – Foss Audio and Tint – Puyallup, WA

Jason Stone – Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA

Vinny Tullo – VIP Customs – Earlysville, VA

Bryan Turvaville – Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX

Miguel Vega – Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN

Colton Wadley – Pro Audio – Provo, UT

Warren Williams – Hi-Tech Car Audio – El Cerrito, CA

Tyler Wilson – Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA

 

Top 50 Retailers sponsored by Sony

Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD

Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC

Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA

Audio Designs & Custom Graphics – Jacksonville, FL

Audio Expert Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL

Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO

Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX

Autosound Lab – Fresno, CA

Blvd Customs of Lakeland – Lakeland, FL

California Audio – WVC, UT

Cartronix – Valparaiso, IN

Cartunes – Atlanta, GA

Cypress Auto Sound & Tint – Cypress, CA

Distinctive Car Toyz – Pleasantville, NJ

Dr Dashboard – Evansville, IN

Dreamworks Motorsports – Roxboro, NC

Driven Audio Ltd. – Abbotsford, BC

Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA

Elite Audio – Spartanburg, SC

Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL

Extreme Audio – Mechanicsville, VA

Foss Audio & Tint – Tukwila, WA

GNC Customs – Goshen, IN

Greg’s Custom Audio, Video & Car Stereo – Pikeville, KY

Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV

JC Audio – Jackson, TN

JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO

Kingpin Car & Marine Audio Inc – Wilsonville, OR

Mobile Toys – College Station, TX

Musicar Northwest – Portland, OR

NVS Audio – Linden, NJ

Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL

Prestige Car Audio & Marine – Metairie, LA

Radios Knobs Speakers and Things – Pontiac, MI

Sound Auto – Hamilton, NJ

Sound Depot and Performance – Gainesville, FL

Sound FX, Inc. – Lewes, DE

Sound Solutions – Gulfport, MS

Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA

Soundscape Car Audio – Plano, TX

SoundsGood Auto – Coquitlam, BC

Spokane Audio Video Experts – Greenacres, WA

SRQ Customs – Sarasota, FL

Stereo King Oregon – Portland, OR

Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA

The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO

The Sound Shop – Indian Trail, NC

Tip Top Customs – Morris, IL

Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL

Westminster Speed & Sound – Westminster, MD

 

About Mobile Electronics®

Mobile Electronics strives to grow the mobile electronics industry by supporting its retailers, salespeople, technicians and manufacturers with integrated services built around the group’s 1100-plus member industry association, the Mobile Electronics® Association, its Mobile Electronics® magazine, KnowledgeFest® tradeshows, Partnership Program, point-of-sale system and data products. Through these offerings, Mobile Electronics delivers education, networking avenues, business and marketing resources, and promotes partnership between retailers and manufacturers to increase sales and profits. For more information, contact Mobile Electronics at 85 Flagship Dr., Suite F, North Andover, MA 01845, telephone: 800-949-6372, or visit mobile-electronics.com.

Industry Awards Adds New Vendor Category to Reflect Changing Product Landscape

“Safety and Driver Assistance” becomes its own category, separate from security

NORTH ANDOVER, MASS. – April 20, 2016 –

The Mobile Electronics Group has made a change to the vendor category of this year’s Mobile Electronics Industry Awards. The Safety and Retention category will now be split into two categories: Vehicle Security and Convenience, and Safety and Driver Assistance. The change enables industry participants to recognize companies that have excelled in providing vehicle and content protection as well as companies that help drivers stay safe and informed on the road.

“Each year we take an in-depth look at the awards makeup to ensure that it is in step with the current trends and practices of the mobile electronics industry,” said Solomon Daniels, program administrator. “Last year we noticed that there were several companies—those that solely produce safety or driver information products—that were not adequately represented. We’re taking steps this year to ensure that they have a proper place in the awards process.”

Prior to this change, safety was a subcategory of vehicle security, stemming from the fact that alarm and remote start manufacturers were also the driving force behind the industry’s first security-related features, such as GPS tracking, roadside assistance, and stolen vehicle recovery.

Today, safety has evolved into products and services that arm the driver with information to improve road awareness, increase efficiency, and minimize mishaps. This includes maneuvering aid cameras, dash cameras, radar detection, and the emerging line of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) products that provide lane departure and crash warnings.

As part of the awards, industry participants will vote for nominated companies in five categories. The company with the highest number of votes will earn the Top Vendor honor in that category and be eligible to win Vendor of the Year. Vendors have until May 6 to nominate their companies for inclusion in the awards process.

About Mobile Electronics®

Mobile Electronics strives to grow the mobile electronics industry by supporting its retailers, salespeople, technicians and manufacturers with integrated services built around the group’s 1100-plus member industry association, the Mobile Electronics® Association, its Mobile Electronics® magazine, KnowledgeFest® tradeshows, Partnership Program, point-of-sale system and data products. Through these offerings, Mobile Electronics delivers education, networking avenues, business and marketing resources, and promotes partnership between retailers and manufacturers to increase sales and profits. For more information, contact Mobile Electronics at 85 Flagship Dr., Suite F, North Andover, MA 01845, telephone: 800-949-6372, or visit mobile-electronics.com.

Mobile Electronics Industry Awards Now Accepting Nominations

NORTH ANDOVER, MASS., April 18, 2016 – Mobile Electronics magazine, the premier resource for business growth and expertise among its industry’s retail professionals, officially kicked off the 2016 Mobile Electronics Industry Awards this week. The nomination, voting and judging stages of the four-month process culminate in the announcement of winners at the Industry Awards celebration during Mobile Electronics’ annual KnowledgeFest® tradeshow and conference in Dallas. This year’s event takes place August 20-22.

The Mobile Electronics Industry Awards celebrate companies and individuals that best exemplify the highest standards of quality and service excellence. Winners represent the industry at-large to consumers and act as ideal examples to better peers within the industry. The process starts with self-nominations submitted online and via video. A panel of judges selects the Top 50 Retailers and Top 50 Installers, which are eligible to move on to the second phase of the awards process.

Industry professionals as well as consumers then cast votes to narrow the Top 50 down to the Top 12 Retailers and Top 12 Installers. These finalists then become eligible to compete for the third and final segment: the coveted Retailer of the Year and Installer of the Year honors.

Additional awards recognize top industry sales representatives and vendors, as well as retail businesses that excel in specific aspects of their operation. The winners of these awards are selected by votes from industry professionals.

“The Industry Awards process is one of the most anticipated events in the mobile electronics industry,” said Solomon Daniels, program administrator. “It’s the one time when professionals are called on to promote themselves in one phase, then reach out to their peers and customers for support in the next phase. The final phase is a grueling preparation of materials for judging that often reveals aspects—both positive and negative—of a person’s character or work ethic, or a business’ focus and direction. Most who have gone through the process say it is as fulfilling as it is challenging.”

Mobile Electronics is accepting nominations through its special website at www.meindustryawards.com. Nominees submit a short video outlining their qualifications. Retailers, installation technicians, vendors and sales representatives have until May 6 to submit nominations.

Complete information on the Industry Awards, including rules, award descriptions, past winners, eligibility requirements, instructions and submissions can be found at www.meindustryawards.com. For additional information, contact Solomon Daniels at solomond@mobile-electronics.com.