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Top 12 Retailers and Installers

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I downloaded the final vote tally from our Website into an Excel spreadsheet, which gives me the ability to sort by name, title, IP address, password, whatever. Unfortunately, this is something I have to do to weed out unscrupulous voters. In this final tally, I had five people attempt to vote more than once, 15 people enter no last name or other incomplete information, 25 votes from people in companies outside the mobile electronics industry, and a retailer who—well, let’s just say he tries to “creatively” increase his vote count. So this part of the picture takes time, and because of this, I apologize that our results are a day late.

Overall, we had 2,528 legitimate votes for stores or installers by people in the industry, and I must say that this is phenomenal! This is the most important step, in which the industry gets its say in determining the Retailers of the Year and Installer of the Year.

What you’ll see below are the 12 finalists in each category, based on the number of votes received, along with three alternates, which scored in positions 13, 14 and 15, respectively. Also, the list rounds out the top 25. Each store or installer has the right to use the rankings listed to help promote business, and I hope each of you takes advantage of this!

We will be contacting each of the finalists and alternates with a list of items needed for judging, along with relevant deadlines. If a finalist does not turn in materials by the deadline, the materials from the alternates will be submitted, in order of seniority.

Congratulations to all of our finalists, and thanks to the industry for participating!

Solomon Daniels, Editor

Top 12 Finalists for Retailer of the Year

  • 1 . ABT Electronics Glenview, IL - 105 votes
  • 2 . Audio Specialists Madisonville, KY - 62 votes
  • 3 . Cartunes Allen Park, MI - 58 votes
  • 4 . Sound Waves Parsippany, NJ - 54 votes
  • 5 . Autosound of Lexington Lexington, KY - 49 votes
  • 6 . Benchmark Motoring Bellevue, WA - 43 votes
  • 7 . Creative Car Audio Joplin, MO - 38 votes
  • 8 . Auto Marketing Services - AMS Madison, WI - 37 votes
  • 9 . Ken's Car-tunes Mobile, AL - 34 votes
  • 10 . Stereo West Omaha, NE - 32 votes
  • 11 . Xtreme Auto Sound Louisville, KY - 31 votes
  • 12 . Sound of Tri-State Claymont, DE - 27 votes

Alternates (in order of selection)

  • 13 . Tsunami Electronics Wailuku, HI - 25 votes
  • 13 . Ultimate Audio Orlando, FL - 25 votes
  • 15 . Auto Sound & Security Willoughby, OH - 23 votes

Rounding Out the Top 25

  • 16 . Kustom Kar Audio Santa Rosa. CA - 22 votes
  • 17 . Car Concepts Salt Lake City, UT - 21 votes
  • 18 . Beach Auto Sound Huntington Beach, CA - 20 votes
  • 18 . Imagine Audio Cherry Hill, NJ - 20 votes
  • 20 . Mobile Car Audio Aiea, HI - 17 votes
  • 21 . Car Stereo One Toledo, OH - 16 votes
  • 21 . CKR Montgomery, AL - 16 votes
  • 21 . Precision Mobile Audio Halfmoon, NY - 16 votes
  • 24 . Roberts Auto Stereo Louisville, KY - 15 votes
  • 25 . Traffic Jams Buford, GA - 15 votes

Top 12 Finalists for Installer of the Year

  • 1 . Chris Yato Competition Soundworks Artesia, CA - 112 votes
  • 2 . John Samp ABT Electronics Glennview, IL - 81 votes
  • 3 . Todd Fisher ABT Electronics Glenview, IL - 79 votes
  • 4 . Micah Williams Audio Specialists Madisonville, KY - 60 votes
  • 4 . Rob Bess Audio Specialists Hopkinsville, KY - 60 votes
  • 6 . Chad Gaynor Sound Waves Parsippany, NJ - 55 votes
  • 7 . Dale Puskarz Cartunes Allen Park, MI - 52 votes
  • 8 . Anthony Bonanno Independence Audio/Video Independence, MO - 44 votes
  • 9 . Jason Salas Auto Marketing Services-AMS Madison, WI - 41 votes
  • 10 . Luke Gray Hard Core Car Audio Tucson, AZ - 39 votes
  • 11 . Derek Pace Certified Sounds Wailuku, HI - 37 votes
  • 12 . Aaron Markwell Ovation Audio Video Indianapolis, IN - 33 votes

Alternates (in order of selection)

  • 13 . Steve Coogle Xtreme Autosound Louisville, KY - 32 votes
  • 14 . Jerry Batchelor Ken's Car-Tunes Mobile, AL - 29 votes
  • 15 . Jeremy Langley Autosound of Lexington Lexington, KY - 28 votes

Rounding Out the Top 25

  • 16 . Jeremy Katz Advanced Audio Designs Sharon, MA - 26 votes
  • 16 . Jon Becker Becker Audio Hatboro, PA - 26 votes
  • 18 . Dan Bowen Becker Audio Hatboro, PA - 25 votes
  • 18 . Dave Varga Car Concepts Salt Lake City, UT - 25 votes
  • 18 . Steve Creamer Becker Audio Hatboro, PA - 25 votes
  • 21 . Brian Morris Auto Sound & Security Willoughby, OH - 24 votes
  • 21 . Kent Izuka Security & Sound Systems Honolulu, HI - 24 votes
  • 21 . Scott Rettig Sound of Tri-State Claymont, DE - 24 votes
  • 24 . Guerry Byers Audio Outlaws Buda, TX - 23 votes
  • 25 . Arden Toguchi A&J Mobile Audio Hilo, HI - 21 votes
  • 25 . Joshua Landau JML Audio Chesterfield, MO - 21 votes

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