High-End Integrators: What Recession?

February 26, 2009

Chart Things are bleak in certain fields but believe it or (pssst believe it) some custom electronic integrators have actually seen growth throughout 2008 and well into 2009. But wait what about the doom and gloom, the world is falling ala chicken little we’ve heard so often from Washington? Simply put, there are sectors that have traditionally remained “recession proof”. No I’m not particularly fond of that phrase either but if the shoe fits.

CE Pro’s Tom LeBlanc cuts to the chase and names the names of the companies who apparently found clients unwilling to participate in the recession. Longtime stalwart in the A/V biz ‘Audio Command Systems’ reports revenue “up a little” while Phoenix, Arizona’s ‘Custom Systems Integration’ reports revenue up by 25%. Lots of other juicy related tidbits over at CE Pro.

Now the 800lb gorilla in the room has to be, well it’s those “evil” rich people spending all that cash right? (After all these installs aren’t taking place in trailer parks). The political hacks will go back and forth for ages on who’s to “blame” for our current economic mess and how best to get out of it. For me, I’m happy to get back to work for those with the work and the means to get it done.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Commentary


Comments

  • Its really surprising and also good to see that consumer electronics have carved a niche for themselves in these hard days of economic times.

  • Its really surprising and also good to see that consumer electronics have carved a niche for themselves in these hard days of economic times.

  • donnie

    It does seem that our high end products still sell, but we are seeing our biggest growth in the commercial and hospitality realms.

  • donnie

    It does seem that our high end products still sell, but we are seeing our biggest growth in the commercial and hospitality realms.

  • MonitorsDirect

    Having profits “up a little” is certainly not that bad in today’s environment. We all know the feeling of absolutely needing the latest and greatest electronics. It seems there will always be a market for the highest-end product releases.

  • MonitorsDirect

    Having profits “up a little” is certainly not that bad in today’s environment. We all know the feeling of absolutely needing the latest and greatest electronics. It seems there will always be a market for the highest-end product releases.

  • keldrin

    Interesting that some of these companies are seeing an increase in this economy.

  • keldrin

    Interesting that some of these companies are seeing an increase in this economy.