Reprinted from Mobile Electronics Magazine

Also See  Article 1 : Top Dogs -November 2007                    Article 2 : The Results Are In! - December 2007

The Results Are In!
Top 12 Retailers and Installers for 2007-2008


Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Results are In!

After one month of voting, the industry has decided who will compete for the honor of Retailer of the Year and Installer of the Year for 2007-2008!

The top 12 retailers go on to compete for Retailers of the Year, separated into categories based on their chain size. The top 12 installers compete for Installer of the Year.

The next three highest vote-getters in each category are considered alternates, and will take the place of any finalist store or installer that does not submit its materials for judging by the given deadline.

Finalists will be contacted and given all of the information to put together their materials for judging.

The winners will be announced at the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards, held in conjunction with MERA KnowledgeFest, in Louisville, Ky., on March 15.

Voting Results - Retailers 2007-2008

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1 . Crutchfield the Store -- Charlottesville, VA -- 115 votes

2 . Z Tech Audio + -- Terre Haute, IN -- 107 votes

3 . Competition Soundworks -- Artesia, CA -- 94 votes

4 . Kingpin Car Audio -- Wilsonville, OR -- 94 votes

5 . Audio Designs of Atlanta -- Stockbridge, GA -- 76 votes

6 . Audio Specialists -- Hopkinsville, KY -- 75 votes

7 . Car-Fi -- Springfield, MO -- 74 votes

8 . Security and Sound Systems -- Honolulu, HI -- 68 votes

9 . Audio Logic -- Hollywood, FL -- 66 votes

10 . Drive-In Autosound -- Colorado Springs, CO -- 65 votes

11 . Custom Sounds -- Austin, TX -- 64 votes

12 . Horizon Car Audio -- Canton, OH -- 51 votes


13 . Car Concepts -- Salt Lake City, UT -- 45 votes

14 . Audio Excellence -- Orlando, FL -- 45 votes

15 . Sound Sensations -- Marietta, GA -- 42 votes

16 . Car Toys -- Seattle, WA -- 40 votes

17 . Elite Car Audio -- Sandy, OR -- 40 votes

18 . Sound Decision -- Montgomery, IL -- 33 votes

19 . Al & Eds -- Van Nuys, CA -- 32 votes

20 . Autosound Lab -- Fresno, CA -- 31 votes

21 . Osprey Wireless -- Norwood, MA -- 29 votes

22 . Progressive Auto Sounds -- Aiea, HI -- 28 votes

23 . Autosound Lexington -- Lexington, KY -- 25 votes

24 . La Jolla Audio -- San Diego, CA -- 24 votes

25 . ENORMIS Mobile Specialties -- Erie, PA -- 23 votes

26 . Windward Audio -- Kaneohe, HI -- 20 votes

27 . Boomer McLoud -- Weymouth, MA -- 20 votes

28 . Ray's Electronics -- Addison, IL -- 17 votes

29 . Advanced Car Creations -- Garden Grove, CA -- 17 votes

30 . Audio Source -- Columbus, IN -- 16 votes

31 . Sound Sensation -- Auburn, MA -- 16 votes

32 . Wizard Audio & Video -- Hilo, HI -- 15 votes

33 . Soundelux -- Chula Vista, CA -- 15 votes

34 . AJ's Car Audio -- Terryville, CT -- 13 votes

35 . Car Audio Depot -- Modesto, CA -- 13 votes

36 . Enriched Mobile Electronics -- Santa Rosa, CA -- 13 votes

37 . Electronic Express -- Nashville, TN -- 13 votes

38 . Shockwave Customs -- Frankfort, IL -- 12 votes

39 . Bass Zone BZ3 -- Savage, MN -- 12 votes

40 . OnSite Audio -- Baton Rouge, LA -- 12 votes

41 . Street Sounds -- Nashville, TN -- 12 votes

42 . Superior Radio -- Saugus, MA -- 12 votes

43 . SoundCraft -- Waterford, CT -- 11 votes

44 . Pacific Stereo -- Fremont, CA -- 11 votes

45 . Audio Visionz -- Mt. Vernon, IL -- 11 votes

46 . Precision Auto Stereo -- Hayward, CA -- 9 votes

47 . Auto Audio -- Westerely, RI -- 8 votes

48 . Hi-Tech Car Audio -- El Cerrito, CA -- 7 votes

49 . Pacific Sound & Video -- Bismarck, ND -- 6 votes

50 . Street Beat -- Hayward, CA -- 4 votes


Voting Results - Installers 2007-2008

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1 . Chris Yato -- Competition Sound Works -- Artesia, CA -- 139 votes

2 . Robert Davidoski -- Mobile-One Autosound -- Houston, TX -- 131 votes

3 . Jeremy Carlson -- Soundcrafters -- South Daytona Beach, FL -- 92 votes

4 . Jason Kranitz -- Kingpin Car Audio/Motoring -- Wilsonville, OR -- 82 votes

5 . Jeffery Smith -- Audio Designs of Atlanta -- Stockbridge, GA -- 79 votes

6 . Micah Williams -- Audio Specialists -- Madisonville, KY -- 74 votes

7 . Tom Miller -- SK MobileWorks/Stereo King -- Happy Valley, OR -- 64 votes

8 . Chris Pate -- Car Toys -- Tulsa, OK -- 58 votes

9 . Jay Enge -- Car Fi -- Springfield, MO -- 53 votes

10 . Robert Bess -- Audio Specialists -- Hopkinsville, KY -- 52 votes

11 . Dan Lixey -- Extreme Car Audio -- Grand Rapids, MI -- 47 votes

12 . Derek Pace -- Cerified Sounds -- Wailuku, HI -- 45 votes


13 . Jeremy Katz -- Advanced Audio Designs -- Sharon, MA -- 44 votes

14 . Charles Dixon -- Audio Logic -- Hollywood, FL -- 43 votes

15 . Luke Gray -- Hardcore Enterprises -- Tucson, AZ -- 43 votes

16 . Joshua Landau -- JML Audio -- St. Louis, MO -- 40 votes

17 . Jason Salas -- Auto Marketing Services-AMS -- Madison, WI -- 38 votes

18 . Michael Betts -- Audio Workx -- Pittsburgh, PA -- 37 votes

19 . Danny McMillan -- Stereo One -- Cape Girardeau, MO -- 36 votes

20 . Casey Hurd -- Car Stereo Guys -- Santa Barbara, CA -- 34 votes

21 . Jackson Lee -- Security & Sound Systems -- Honolulu, HI -- 34 votes

22 . Chad Paredes -- Extreme Audio Systems Hawaii -- Honolulu, HI -- 33 votes

23 . James Anderson -- Benchmark Motoring -- Bellevue, WA -- 33 votes

24 . Brian Mobley -- Sound Decision -- Montgomery, IL -- 32 votes

25 . Carlos Hickman -- Los Labs -- Ft. Wayne, IN -- 32 votes

26 . Erich Nitz -- Elite Car Audio Inc. -- Sandy, OR -- 30 votes

27 . Yu Vang -- Auto Sound Lab -- Fresno, CA -- 30 votes

28 . Scott Doran -- Car Concepts -- Salt Lake City, UT -- 29 votes

29 . Earl Shimabukuro -- Island Sound Customs -- Honolulu,, HI -- 29 votes

30 . Bob Schumacher -- Custom Sounds -- Austin, TX -- 29 votes

31 . Scott McKinnon -- Sound of Tri-State -- Wilmington, DE -- 29 votes

32 . Azad Ahmadi -- Tweeter -- Fairfax, VA -- 28 votes

33 . Guerry Byers -- Audio Outlaws -- Buda, TX -- 27 votes

34 . Johnny Justice -- Sound Sensations -- Marietta, GA -- 27 votes

35 . Chris Kill -- Advantage Audio -- Norman, OK -- 24 votes

36 . Matt Murray -- Audio Source -- Columbus, IN -- 23 votes

37 . Nick Henson -- Roberts Mobile Electronics -- Louisville, KY -- 21 votes

38 . Steve Coogle -- Xtreme Autosound -- Louisville, KY -- 20 votes

39 . Justin Iverson -- HiFi Shop -- Roy, UT -- 19 votes

40 . Brady Smith -- HiFi Shop -- Roy, UT -- 19 votes

41 . Scott Rosen -- Sound Sensation -- Auburn, MA -- 18 votes

42 . John Verissimo -- Auto Sound Lab -- Fresno, CA -- 18 votes

43 . Keith Gantt -- Sound Sensations -- Marietta, GA -- 18 votes

44 . David Cruz -- Grand Prairie Audio -- Grand Prairie, TX -- 17 votes

45 . Josh Bordner -- Los Labs -- Ft. Wayne, IN -- 16 votes

46 . David Ortiz -- Evolution Autosound -- Lawndale, CA -- 16 votes

47 . Joey Schultz -- Eminent Hi-Fi -- Rexburg, ID -- 16 votes

48 . Bobby Carson -- Ray's Electronics -- Addison, IL -- 15 votes

49 . Travis Swore -- Ideal Audio -- Pocatello, ID -- 15 votes

50 . Tom Mangs -- Audio Advisors -- West Palm Beach, FL -- 15 votes

51 . Brian Whitney -- Bud's Car Stereo -- Danville, IL -- 14 votes

52 . John Amen -- Sounds Incredible Mobile -- Danbury, CT -- 14 votes

53 . Dustin Younger -- Good Vibrations -- Hutchinson, KS -- 14 votes

54 . Dusty Santeler -- Lakeside Audio -- Conroe, TX -- 14 votes

55 . Jeff Meece -- California Soundworks -- Lancastrer, CA -- 13 votes

56 . Bill Smith -- Precision Auto Stereo -- Hayward, CA -- 13 votes

57 . Chico Abrego -- Beach Auto Sound -- Huntington Beach, CA -- 13 votes

58 . Ron Albanese -- Car Toys -- Houston, TX -- 13 votes

59 . Dave Ellers -- Sound FX -- Lewes, DE -- 13 votes

60 . Chad Gaynor -- Sound Waves -- Parsippany, NJ -- 13 votes

61 . Ryan LeBlanc -- Boomer McLoud -- Nashua, NH -- 13 votes

62 . Greg Serneda -- Shockwave Customs -- Frankfort, IL -- 12 votes

63 . CJ Boyer -- Sound Waves Inc. -- Ramsey, MN -- 12 votes

64 . Chris Fiorino -- Auto Sound Innovations -- Eldersburg, MD -- 12 votes

65 . Kenyon Lee -- Audio Video Integration (AVI) -- Newton, MA -- 12 votes

66 . Michael Owens -- Extreme Car Audio -- Morristown, TN -- 12 votes

67 . Matt Shay -- Audiowerks -- Tewksbury, MA -- 12 votes

68 . Stuart Suelze -- Car Audio Depot -- Modesto, CA -- 11 votes

69 . Curt Clayton -- Auto Trenz -- Independence, MO -- 11 votes

70 . Scott Carincross -- La Jolla Audio Inc. -- San Diego, CA -- 11 votes

71 . Rob Diaz -- Superior Radio -- Saugus, MA -- 10 votes

72 . Frank Guarneros -- Extreme Car Audio -- Morristown, TN -- 10 votes

73 . Justin Marks -- Area 41 -- Kennesaw, GA -- 10 votes

74 . Charles Hobbs -- Walnut Creek Customs -- Walnut Creek, CA -- 10 votes

75 . Kevin Pendley -- Carolina Car Stereo and Security -- Morganton, NC -- 10 votes

76 . Nelson Rivera -- Ultimate Audio -- Orlando, FL -- 10 votes

77 . Tim West -- Benchmark Audio -- Horseheads, NY -- 10 votes

78 . Ernesto Ornate -- Sound Innovations -- Hayward, CA -- 9 votes

79 . Pete Riker -- The Specialists, Inc. -- Tucson, AZ -- 9 votes

80 . Dave Serrambana -- AJ's Car Audio -- Terryville, CT -- 9 votes

81 . Chris Klagholz -- Sound Waves -- Prospect Park, PA -- 9 votes

82 . Danny Kogan -- Crazy Bob's -- St. George, UT -- 9 votes

83 . Kenny Alvertini -- Soundelux -- Chula Vista, CA -- 9 votes

84 . Mike McDaniels -- Radio Clinic -- Chattanooga, TN -- 8 votes

85 . Kelly Kitzman -- Sound Waves Inc -- Ramsey, MN -- 8 votes

86 . Howard Kamish -- Howard's Electronics -- Glenwood, IA -- 8 votes

87 . Tony Taylor -- Warehouse Car Stereo -- Stockton, CA -- 8 votes

88 . Mathew R. Layfield -- Sound Off Audio Inc. -- Blountstown, FL -- 7 votes

89 . Marcelo Borin -- Midway Car Center -- Lowell, MA -- 7 votes

90 . Mike Buotte -- Unique Auto Styling -- Meriden, CT -- 7 votes

91 . Rich Clark -- Enriched Mobile Electronics -- Santa Rosa, CA -- 6 votes

92 . Joshua Brunelle -- SoundCraft Car Stereo -- Waterford, CT -- 6 votes

93 . Ryan Norris -- Chucktronics -- Lodi, CA -- 6 votes

94 . Ryan Miyashiro -- AMS Car Stereo -- Santa Clara, CA -- 6 votes

95 . Ki Se Lee -- All Star Sound -- Long Beach, CA -- 5 votes

96 . Ken Bell -- Radioactive Autosound -- Ontario, CA -- 5 votes

97 . Mike Binney -- G & M Stereos -- Ontario, CA -- 4 votes

98 . Frank Green -- Neptunes Marine Audio -- Stockton, Ca -- 4 votes

99 . Craig Seagraves -- Precision Auto Stereo -- Hayward, CA -- 4 votes

100 . John Ng -- KS Autotek -- Philadelphia, PA -- 2 votes



Disclaimer: The final tallies are based upon the very best efforts of Mobile Electronics magazine to ensure an accurate voting process. Deterrents to fraudulent voting included tracking and comparison of names, store names, company names and IP addresses, in addition to scrutiny of each vote on a weekly basis and spot-check phone calls. Therefore, the results listed are final.

 

 

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