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CE Pro 100 List Qualifications Evolve
The CE Pro 100 list itself, which began in 1999, is unique and constantly evolving. This year’s version of the top custom installation companies in the United States is as diverse as ever.
The list includes high-volume mass-market players, security companies, retailers with installation divisions and commercial integration companies that dove headlong into the residential market. The list also includes several national rollup players, as noted, whose own Dream Teams are taking high-end custom installation coast to coast.
The revenues that make up the CE Pro 100 list have changed over the years. For many years, the qualifying revenues were solely based on income derived during the installation process of various subsystems. (See sidebar for complete list of subsystems.) But with the inception of subsidized alarm-based smart home offerings, and the growing trend for traditional custom integrators to offer service agreements, the basis for the CE Pro 100 list shifted to include RMR (recurring monthly revenue) as an income source.
This year, the list also includes revenues from commercial installations being done by custom integrators, as the percentage of income from corporate offices, bars and restaurants grows. Also, the list includes revenues from over-the-counter retail sales of equipment that is installed, along with revenues from online sales of equipment that is installed.
The growing number of commercial installations being done by custom integrators has significantly boosted revenues for many firms as they look to balance their portfolios. When the Great Recession hit a decade ago, many integration companies migrated to add commercial work as the housing market sagged. In many cases, even as the residential market boomed once again for the past 10 years, integrators maintained their commercial divisions.