When good collaboration between designers, builders, and integrators happens on projects, the end results are exceptional, which means ecstatic homeowners. That was the case for this 100+year-old home in Quincy, Illinois. The homeowners wanted to feature every modern convenience, including smart home technology, while still honoring the home’s heritage and history. Quincy has a rich history, with an array of historic homes that date back from before the Civil War—some as early as 1830! Preservation has been important for many of these homes, but yet there is still a need and a place for smart home technology.
On this episode of Design Uncut, we discuss how a historic Federal style home in Quincy,IL was brought into the 21st century through careful preservation, energy management and smart home technology. With us to share the project’s vision, challenges and solutions are Director of Interior Design at Srote & Co Architects Heather Helms and frequent Design Uncut guest CEO and Sales & Marketing Director at Integration Controls, Jamie Briesemeister and your usual hosts CEO of Modenus Media, Veronika Miller and CEO of KMB Communications, Katye McGregor Bennett.
Every industry has its share of certifications. In our industry, we have them for best of class installation, building networks, designing acoustically-accurate rooms and home theaters, and more. While these certifications typically stay with an individual, until recently, there hasn't been a certification for an entire company.
This Home Technology Association certification is no quick or easy thing to attain. It's arduous. It involves a deep dive into design practices, implementation, insurance, service policies, employment manuals, and overall -- how business is conducted. In fact, HTA-certified home technology professionals have a seal of approval that is in many ways much more significant than a Better Business Bureau "A+" rating -- although that's important too. The Home Technology Association fact checks every response and piece of information a prospective dealer submits when seeking certification, so that when a business carries that designation, you can be sure it's well-deserved and hard-earned.