Electronics Design Group Makes A Splash
Television donation by firm is the hit of Mansion in May event
PISCATAWAY, N.J.-May, 14 2008-
Electronics Design Group, Inc., one of the nation’s leading companies who provide turnkey solutions for discriminating homeowners and corporations seeking top-notch electronic systems, is the big hit of the “Mansion in May” event. Having been featured in numerous media including the Star Ledger, and MSNBC, EDG is one of the premier electronic innovators in the mid-Atlantic. Mansion in May is a show house fundraiser that benefits the Women’s Association of Morristown Memorial Hospital.
The firm donated a 50″ High Definition Plasma television to the charity event and their auction, held in early May. Uniquely, the television was housed in a dark pecan frame that perfectly blended in with the designer’s motif of a gentleman’s clubhouse, the show-space in which the television currently resides. In addition, the television, when turned off, becomes a mirror, adding a further touch of class. The television, with a value of more than $9,000, was the star of the auction, and helped to raise over $4,000 for the charity.
“One of our firm’s philosophies is to implement technology into a space in such a way that it blends harmoniously with the décor,” Bob Gullo, President of EDG, said. “While electronics play an important role in the design of any room, how that technology fits into the space and blends with the environment is critical to our design process.”
Mansion in May is one of the premier social events in the central and north New Jersey area. Dozens of designers are involved, ranging from architects to interiors to landscape. EDG’s involvement with the event was only natural. “EDG has a track record of 20 years of excellence,” said William E.S. Kaufman, founder and principal of WESKetch Architecture, Inc. The firm was the designer responsible for turning the smokehouse on the property into a gentleman’s clubhouse. “We not only use EDG for many of our residential projects, but they are responsible for turning our firm into a cutting-edge, technologically driven workplace.”
While the television is certainly creating quite a buzz, it really should be no surprise for a firm that has grown accustomed to making a stir. Electronic Design Group became the first dealer to be recognized by the two leading dealer organizations serving the custom electronic industry. EDG was awarded both the 2004 Dealer of the Year Award from the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) and the 2005 Mark of Excellence Award for Dealer of the Year from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). EDG was recognized not just for an installation or project, but overall operation of the business.
“We are pleased to have had the opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause such as this, and as always, it is a pleasure to work together with WESKetch Architecture,” Gullo said.
The location for this year’s Mansion in May is the Froh Heim – from the German for “happy home.” Set on 11.4 acres with many charming outbuildings and gorgeous views of the Somerset Hills area, the residence is a 1923 Spanish-style stucco house with a red-tile roof. All told, there are seven bedrooms, eight baths and eight fireplaces to explore throughout the day. The project tackled by the firm was an abandoned smokehouse, once used to cure and smoke meat, the space fell into disrepair.
Founded by Bob Gullo in 1987, EDG is a pioneer in the custom residential electronics industry. Considered by its peers and industry magazines as one of the top residential system integrators in the country, EDG continues to design innovative systems using the latest software and control system technology to bring its clients simple and easy to use solutions. Providing expertise in all aspects of residential environments, EDG is known for: audio/video systems, acoustics, media room design, lighting, HVAC, telecommunications and motorized control of shades, lifts and other devices. EDG is a one-stop solutions provider in the Hi-End residential marketplace.