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"Any time we've been recognized for an achievement, it's been a humbling experience that always causes me to think of how much we have to be grateful for.  Coastal Source wouldn't be the rising NEW STANDARD in Outdoor Audio & Lighting without our Family of Dealers.  Recognition of any kind motivates us to work even harder to deliver an exceptional experience."

-Franco D'Ascanio

Founder and President



CEPro Brand Leader & Bullet Brand

The annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis results identify the most-used brands in 66 categories of equipment, along with fastest-growing ‘Bullet Brands’ among integrators.

Quest for Quality Awards

The 10th Annual Quest for Quality Awards recognizes top companies for customer service, tech support and beyond as voted by the readers of CE Pro.

Outdoor Projects are an Oasis During COVID-19

Definitive Electronics installs Coastal Source audio and landscape lighting for self-contained outdoor systems and ‘never enter the client’s home’ during the coronavirus lockdown.



Quest for Quality Awards

Manufacturers and distributors serving the custom channel must stay on top of communications, lead generation, technology services, website resources, social media matters and more to help integrators profit. Here’s how the industry’s best stay at it and earn CE Pro’s Quest for Quality Awards.

HTSA Growth Award

First of HTSA's Vendors to receive this award, Coastal Source was recognized for its dramatic growth of HTSA Members, during the 2019 HTSA Fall Conference.

Best Product Award

Celebrating the most noteworthy new products and technologies of 2019, the CE Pro BEST Product Award winners are honored this week at CEDIA Expo 2019.

TechHome Mark of Excellence Award

The winners of the 2019 Mark of Excellence Awards for both manufacturers and projects were announced at CES 2019 this year. Check out who won!

Publication | Coastal Source Solves the Problem of Deep Bass that Won't Disturb the Neighbors

Coastal Source has developed a subwoofer design that helps limit the output of its systems to minimize the leakage of sound outside of its intended area.

Publication | Rep Outfits $90K Van for Coastal Source Audio Demos

New England manufacturers’ rep Strateres (formerly known as Jarmac Group) equips Nissan NV Sprinter van with Coastal Source gear to yield 90% sales closing ratio.

Publication | Making Landscape Lighting a Profitable Revenue Source

CE Pro 100 company Audio Video Systems finds solid profitable niche with Coastal Source outdoor lighting.

Publication | Why Outdoor A/V Projects are Easier than Indoor

When working on outdoor projects, integrators have fewer obstacles to worry about and can alter a set up more easily than when working on indoor projects.

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Publication | Building a Business Model
Around Landscape Lighting

Florida-based integrator Luxury Illumination sells 60 percent of clients into service contracts around specialty exterior lighting.

Publication | Interview with CEPro Magazine

Coastal Source president Franco D’Ascanio believes outdoor A/V could be one key to increasing integrator revenue, citing increased design budgets for outdoor living.

Publication | Coastal Source fills the need for Expanding Outdoor Budgets

Outdoor living can now approach 40% of total project costs. Coastal Source advises CE pros to create ‘special features’ to help landscape architects’ plans stand out.