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Resideo acquires regional distributor in U.S.

July 6, 2022  By  SP&T Staff

Resideo Technologies announced it has acquired privately held Electronic Custom Distributors (ECD), based in Houston, Tex.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ECD was founded in 1960 and is a regional distributor of residential audio, video, automation, security, wire and telecommunication products. With four branch locations and a 30,000 sq. ft. distribution centre, ECD serves AV contractors across the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas (TOLA) region, and will be part of Resideo’s ADI Global Distribution business.

“With a strong strategic plan in place, we continue to invest in ADI organically and by pursuing tuck-in acquisitions to bolster our growth and expand our customer and supplier relationships,” said Jay Geldmacher, president and CEO of Resideo, in a statement.


According to Resideo, ECD is the fifth acquisition for its distribution business since 2020.

ECD builds upon ADI’s presence in the residential AV and smart home market with a portfolio of products from key industry brands, along with a growing assortment of Pro AV products for commercial installations. Additionally, the acquisition increases ADI’s branch presence in the TOLA region and expands its private brand offering with exclusive product lines, according to the company.

“We identified Residential AV and Pro AV as growth categories for ADI and our customers,” said Rob Aarnes, president of ADI Global Distribution. “ECD accelerates our growth in the residential AV and smart home categories and complements our previous acquisitions in Pro AV (Herman Pro AV and Shoreview Distribution) to further expand our portfolio, and position ADI as the indispensable partner of choice.”


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