Residential Systems (Sept. 2003)
During the past two years, Jeff Hoover faced perhaps the most challenging tenure as CEDIA president in the Association’s 13-year history. Immediately upon taking office he faced the 9/11 crisis, followed by the worst economy in a decade and then ending with the war in Iraq. Through it all, Hoover led CEDIA into new international endeavors, increased the educational strength of the association and helped form new industry partnerships.
Audio Video International (June 2003)
In just a few short years, this maverick retailer, president of West Palm Beach, FL’s Audio Advisors, has proven to the world just how much fun he derives from risk-taking and embracing change, having morphed his business from a successful auto electronics retailing operation into one of the most respected home custom installation enterprises in America – without letting anything suffer in the process.
High Tech Haven (Summer 2003)
Filling a home with today’s technological advances can be accomplished with style and ease. Turn off the lights, close the blinds and change the temperature of each room in the house with the touch of a few buttons located in the master bedroom. Imagine experiencing your favorite movies from the comfort of a home theater featuring a custom-designed sound system and theater-style chairs that move in sync with the film’s action.
Residential Systems (Sept. 2002)
In September 2001, the world became a different place. Greatly overshadowed that month by the tragic events of 9/11 was the custom installation industry’s signature event, CEDIA EXPO, and the beginning of a new presidential term for the association. Just a few days before the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, CEDIA’s new president, Jeff Hoover stepped into the leadership spotlight, assuming the post held by his accomplished successor, Steve Hayes.
Who’s Watching Your Back? (May 2002)
The past few years have been glorious times for the custom electronics industry. Even with everything the economy has gone through in the past year, the Electronic Lifestyle industry has continued to flourish. What’s the catch? What challenges face an industry with such a growth history and optimistic future? Let’s start with massive confusion and work our way up to unabashed corporate greed.
Custom Electronic Design & Installation (Nov. 2001)
He started the company in 1982 in car audio, almost went bankrupt twice, stumbled onto the custom audio business after struggling in home audio, and recently shut down his retail operation in favor of constructing a $2 million, 8,300-square-foot design center. None of these experiences is typical, but Hoover’s atypical approach may be exactly what the association needs to guide its ambitious endeavors over the next two years.
Crazy Like A Fox (Sept. 2001)
Some people think Jeff Hoover is a little nuts. Not only does he take extreme personal risks, like flying a Russian MiG 25 at a record 85,301 feet, but during the past year he also has tested the comfort limits of his business partners and financiers while spending millions of dollars on a monumental design center project.
Palm Beach Daily News (Feb. 2001)
You enter the plush theater, lured inside by the buttery aroma of popcorn. You select a comfortable reclining seat from rows cushy velvet chairs. The house lights go down and the movie begins. Thundering surround-sound jars you and all your senses absorb an ultimate movie experience.