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Top Retailers and Installers

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 -- TORRANCE, Calif. -- Voters have been making their choices for Mobile Electronics magazine's top retailers and installers of 2008-2009 since Nov. 1.

A vote tally reveals some interesting choices among the early leaders. We've picked out the five retailers in each category and the 25 installers who have received the most votes so far:

Retailer of the Year

Single Store

  1. Benchmark Motoring (Bellevue, Wash.)
  2. Sub Zero Sounds (Brooklyn Park, Minn.)
  3. JC Audio (Jackson, Tenn.)
  4. Mobile Edge (Leghiton, Pa.)
  5. Z Tech Audio + (Terre Haute, Ind.)

Small Chain (2-3 locations)

  1. Soundz Good Stero (Oxnard, Calif.)
  2. Columbus Car Audio (Columbus, Ohio)
  3. Ultimate Audio (Orlando, Fla.)
  4. Sound of Tri-State (Claymont, Del.)
  5. Audio Source Inc. (Columbus, Ind.)

Medium Chain (4+ locations)

  1. Freeman's Car Stereo Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.)
  2. Al & Ed's Autosound (Van Nuys, Calif.)
  3. Ziebart (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  4. Aspen Sound (Spokane, Wash.)
  5. Custom Sounds (Austin, Texas)

Installer of the Year

  1. Chris Yato (Elite Creations, Corona, Calif.)
  2. John Samp (Abt Electronics, Glenview, Ill.)
  3. Dave Ellers (Sound FX, Lewes, Del.)
  4. Garrick Allen (Abt Electronics, Glenview, Ill.)
  5. Brian Murphy (Best Buy, Mesquite, Texas)
  6. Paul Kauffman (Sound FX, Lewes, Del.)
  7. Steve Pello (212 Motoring, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  8. Jeff Smith (Sound Sensations, Marietta, Ga.)
  9. Chris Pate (Car Toys, Tulsa, Okla.)
  10. Brad Eubank (Stereo One, Dickson, Tenn.)
  11. Eric Lero (Sub Zero Sounds, Brooklyn Park, Minn.)
  12. Anthony Aiello (Benchmark Motoring, Bellevue, Wash.)
  13. James Stanton (Sound Sensations, Marietta, Ga.)
  14. Scott Whitehead (Benchmark Motoring, Bellevue, Wash.)
  15. Sonny DeVera (Benchmark Motoring, Bellevue, Wash.)
  16. James Shields (North Olmstead Performance, North Olmstead, Ohio)
  17. Danny Britain (Stereo West Auto Toys, Omaha, Neb.)
  18. Pete Riker (The Specialists, Tucson, Ariz.)
  19. Dustin Santeler (Lakeside Audio Inc., Conroe, Texas)
  20. Brian Morris (Auto SOund Security & Accessories, Willoughby, Ohio)
  21. Robert Davidoski (Mobile One Autosound, Houston, Texas)
  22. Dave Varga (Car Concepts, Salt Lake City, Utah)
  23. Luke Gray (Hardcore Car Audio, Tucson, Ariz.)
  24. Rocky Palmer (California Custom Sounds, Moraine, Ohio)
  25. Dave Evans (Adrenaline Autosound, Clayton, N.C.)

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