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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
  13. Alternates (in order of selection)

  14. Tsunami Electronics Wailuku, HI - 25 votes
  15. Ultimate Audio Orlando, FL - 25 votes
  16. Auto Sound & Security Willoughby, OH - 23 votes
  17. Rounding Out the Top 25

  18. Kustom Kar Audio Santa Rosa. CA - 22 votes
  19. Car Concepts Salt Lake City, UT - 21 votes
  20. Beach Auto Sound Huntington Beach, CA - 20 votes
  21. Imagine Audio Cherry Hill, NJ - 20 votes
  22. Mobile Car Audio Aiea, HI - 17 votes
  23. Car Stereo One Toledo, OH - 16 votes
  24. CKR Montgomery, AL - 16 votes
  25. Precision Mobile Audio Halfmoon, NY - 16 votes
  26. Roberts Auto Stereo Louisville, KY - 15 votes
  27. 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
  5. 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
  13. Alternates (in order of selection)

  14. Steve Coogle Xtreme Autosound Louisville, KY - 32 votes
  15. Jerry Batchelor Ken's Car-Tunes Mobile, AL - 29 votes
  16. Jeremy Langley Autosound of Lexington Lexington, KY - 28 votes
  17. Rounding Out the Top 25

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

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