104 episodes

Residential Tech Talks is an informative and inspired 15-20 minute discussion with innovators in residential technology. From integrators to inventors, lighting specialists to architects, and masters of AV, we feature only the most inspiring people impacting the space. As media partners with CEDIA and other industry-leading events, Residential Tech Talks brings you deeper into the world of automation and integration.



The podcast is produced by the team behind the award-winning publication Residential Tech Today.



https://restechtoday.com

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Residential Tech Talks is an informative and inspired 15-20 minute discussion with innovators in residential technology. From integrators to inventors, lighting specialists to architects, and masters of AV, we feature only the most inspiring people impacting the space. As media partners with CEDIA and other industry-leading events, Residential Tech Talks brings you deeper into the world of automation and integration.



The podcast is produced by the team behind the award-winning publication Residential Tech Today.



https://restechtoday.com

    Episode 104: Everybody Loves Jimmy Paschke

    Episode 104: Everybody Loves Jimmy Paschke

    On this week’s podcast, Jimmy Paschke joins us from Gastonia, NC, where he is settling into his new role as VP of sales and marketing for Apex Technologies US, the distributor of high-performance European AV brands. Jimmy is a hugely popular figure in the custom integration business, joining Apex from SurgeX, where he was director of sales for many years. His expertise in the custom AV channel runs deep, having previously held director of sales positions at prominent AV companies, including Core Brands and Panamax, as well as sales management positions at D&M Holdings and Kaleidescape. Jimmy also served on the board of the Azione Unlimited buying group. Now, he is working with Apex owner Ryan Donaher (best known for his long-time role at Meridian America), where he will work directly with sales reps to drive business, while Ryan continues to focus on dealer sales and support.



    Today’s episode of Residential Tech Talks is brought to you by Shelly WiFi Relays by Allterco | Smart home devices designed and developed to provide solutions tailored to your needs. 



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    • 31 min
    Episode 103: TDA’s Patrick Hartman on Tech Team Building and Spartan Races

    Episode 103: TDA’s Patrick Hartman on Tech Team Building and Spartan Races

    On this week’s podcast, Patrick Hartman joins us from Reno, NV, where he is general manager for Technology Design Associates (TDA). TDA, which is owned by Ron Wanless, serves clients in Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. Patrick and Jeremy discuss how they worked together to help launch the CEDIA Business Xchange conference back in 2014 and have kept up over the years, talking tech and physical fitness (including Patrick’s passion for extreme trail obstacle races.) Patrick offers his industry veteran wisdom and insight into team building and solving business challenges facing the professional home technology integration industry and surprises Jeremy with how many well-known companies and individuals he has worked with over the years.



    Today’s episode of Residential Tech Talks is brought to you by Shelly WiFi Relays by Allterco | Smart home devices designed and developed to provide solutions tailored to your needs. 



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    • 50 min
    Episode 102: The Loop’s Eric Crawford is Passionate About Process

    Episode 102: The Loop’s Eric Crawford is Passionate About Process

    On this week’s podcast, Eric Crawford joins us from Boise, ID, where he is owner of The Loop, a custom integration firm serving The Treasure Valley area of Idaho. Jeremy connected with Eric years ago to discuss his CEDIA class on the importance of having a great process for designing, building, installing, and servicing integrated home systems. Since then he’s always there for ResTech when they needed a quote in the magazine, but this is the first time they’ve done a deeper dive into Eric’s business and career. When Jeremy reached out to him recently, he found out that Eric was on vacation, doing a “digital detox,” completely disconnected from tech for 11 days. That’s where today’s conversation starts, but then we learn so much more about Eric’s unique path to creating The Loop and his mission to provide the best systems and service in the business.



    Today’s episode of Residential Tech Talks is brought to you by Shelly WiFi Relays by Allterco | Smart home devices designed and developed to provide solutions tailored to your needs. 



    Go to https://shelly.cloud and make IoT simple!

    • 54 min
    Episode 101: Heather Sidorowicz on Commercial AV Tech from InfoComm

    Episode 101: Heather Sidorowicz on Commercial AV Tech from InfoComm

    On this week’s podcast, Heather Sidorowicz joins us from Hamburg, NY, where she is owner of Southtown Audio Video, Western New York’s premier audio-visual company. Heather is a Residential Tech Today contributing writer and former CEDIA board member. Today, during her third Residential Tech Talks appearance, Heather shares her favorite discoveries from last week’s InfoComm trade show, a convention that is primarily focused on the commercial AV integration market. InfoComm is a great place for integration companies, like Heather’s, that do both light commercial installations and home projects to learn about new products and technologies that, yes, will fit into commercial-market-oriented projects, but also might someday make their way into high-end homes, as well. Heather is also our resident health tech wearables reporter, so we will also catch up on her latest experiences with that tech, as well.



    Today’s episode of Residential Tech Talks is brought to you by Shelly WiFi Relays by Allterco | Smart home devices designed and developed to provide solutions tailored to your needs. 



    Go to https://shelly.cloud and make IoT simple!

    • 36 min
    Episode 100: How David Warfel Made Professional Home Lighting Design More Attainable

    Episode 100: How David Warfel Made Professional Home Lighting Design More Attainable

    On this week’s podcast, David Warfel joins us from Madison, WI, where he is founder of Light Can Help You, a lighting design firm that caters to the custom integration industry. David and his company step in as trusted advisors and collaborators for many home tech professionals who first gained their expertise in audio, video, networking and lighting control, but only recently expanded into actual lighting and lighting design. Through his insightful and entertaining writing on his own Language of Light blog and appearances on tech panels, David has become one of a handful of seemingly omnipresent lighting designers looked to for guidance in the CI channel these days.



    Today’s episode of Residential Tech Talks is brought to you by Shelly WiFi Relays by Allterco | Smart home devices designed and developed to provide solutions tailored to your needs. 



    Go to https://shelly.cloud and make IoT simple!

    • 39 min
    Episode 99: Motorized Shade Tech Improvements with Hunter-Douglas’ Scott Stephenson

    Episode 99: Motorized Shade Tech Improvements with Hunter-Douglas’ Scott Stephenson

    On this week’s podcast, Scott Stephenson joins us from Denver, CO, where he is the director of product management – motorization at Hunter Douglas. Scott and Jeremy have been collaborating a lot lately thanks to the generous opportunity afforded by him, his company, and his PR agency Caster Communications that led to six Hunter Douglas Gen 3 motorized shades being installed in Jeremy’s own home. Scott has been with Hunter Douglas now for almost five years, but his residential tech career also has included a seven-year stint as senior product manager, lighting & comfort at Control4, and before that nearly four years working for, Colorado vNet. In this episode, we retrace Scott’s path to becoming a motorized shades expert, talk about what makes Hunter Douglas Gen 3 shades better than Gen 2, and share some of things Jeremy has learned about motorized shades in the relatively short amount of time that he’s live with them in his house.



    Today’s episode of Residential Tech Talks is brought to you by Shelly WiFi Relays by Allterco | Smart home devices designed and developed to provide solutions tailored to your needs. 



    Go to https://shelly.cloud and make IoT simple!

    • 42 min

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