Starpower Wins “Best Showroom in America” at the 2017 CEDIA Awards

Dallas-based retailer wins esteemed award for their Electronic and Appliance Showroom in Southlake, Texas

David Pidgeon, Brandi Thompson and Kelly Pittman receiving the esteemed award on behalf of Starpower. (Photo: Business Wire)

DALLAS--()--Last night, Starpower Home Entertainment Systems, Inc. (“Starpower”), was awarded “Best Showroom” at the 2017 CEDIA Awards. The ceremony took place aboard the prestigious USS Midway in San Diego, California.

Starpower was amongst 32 esteemed competitors in nomination for the award. Nominees were located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. To ensure the highest standards of evaluation for each entry, showroom submissions were voted on by a global panel of judges from the worlds of architecture, interiors, property, IT, smart home journalism and custom installation.

Awards for the evening covered a variety of areas, and ranged from “Best Innovative Solution” to “Best Showroom,” which Starpower won.

“This award is a high honor for us. We respect CEDIA and were proud to be nominated for our incredible Southlake Showroom. We believe people want to actively engage when making buying decisions for their home. Our showrooms provide a physical design space where we can meet this inherent need,” says Daniel Pidgeon, Chairman of Starpower. “This store focuses on the intimate relationship between the products and the user, giving it a unique feeling,” adds the former Chairman of the Consumer Technology Association.

Starpower, an industry leader in audio/video technology, has established a national reputation for their upscale product offerings and custom installation capabilities, throughout their 22 years of serving the greater DFW area. Their new 15,000 square foot showroom in Southlake, Texas also features high-end appliances from Ed Kellum & Son, a Dallas-based appliance retailer since 1948.

“In a time when many retailers are floundering, Starpower is thriving. Our innovative showrooms and lifestyle displays focus on solutions rather than just products. Our Southlake showroom reflects our passion and creativity, a foundation of our company since its inception in 1995. Beyond the multi-million dollar investment, this showroom unlocks the imagination and allows our clients’ dreams to become a reality,” says David Pidgeon, President and CEO.

The award-winning showroom features architectural and interior design from renowned Limited Brands architect Phil White of Columbus, Ohio. The space features various interactive technology displays right alongside working kitchens and major appliances.

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About Starpower:

Founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1995, Starpower was created to provide clients with the finest experience in high-end, custom installations of audio, video, security, and home automation. Starpower has been named “Best Audio/Video Retailer in America” a record three times, and has taken home multiple awards for service, installation and design. Ed Kellum & Son, Dallas’ oldest appliance retailer, was acquired by Starpower in 2011 and has subsequently been integrated into Starpower’s Dallas and Southlake showrooms. Starpower has three locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in North Dallas, Uptown and Southlake, as well as a showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona. To learn more about Starpower, visit

About CEDIA:

CEDIA is the international trade association and central touch point for 3,700 member companies who design, manufacture, and install technology for the home. CEDIA is committed to helping members at every level set a pathway to prosperity by offering industry-leading education, training, and certification; delivering market intelligence through proprietary research; providing opportunities to foster community within the channel, and cultivating awareness with industry partners and consumers. CEDIA founded the largest annual residential technology show, now in its 28th year, and co-owns Integrated Systems Europe, the world’s largest AV and systems integration exhibition. CEDIA members deliver technology solutions that allow people to have their best moments in life from the comfort of their own home. Life Lived Best at Home. To learn more about CEDIA, visit


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Starpower Home Entertainment Systems, Inc. was awarded “Best Showroom” at the 2017 CEDIA Awards.


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