SCN Top 50 Systems Integrators of 2019

SCN Top 50 2019
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This year was not, unfortunately, the year an AV integration firm hit $1 billion—but we’re getting closer. AVI-SPL once again took the top spot on SCN’s annual Top 50 list. The firm has a projected revenue of $905 million from commercial AV systems installations this year—that’s $85 million more than its 2018 revenue.

SCN Top 50 2019

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The top four firms this year are the same as in the past several years: AVI-SPL holds the top spot, followed by Diversified and Whitlock, then AVI Systems. The number five spot in 2019 is occupied by Avidex, following the company’s launch of a new portfolio of managed services in January. Ford Audio-Video dropped out of the top five and is number seven on the list.

[View the SCN Top 50 from 2018]

New to the Top 50 for 2019 is AVMI, which landed at number 11; earlier this year, it expanded its U.S. presence with a larger office in the Tribeca district of Manhattan and added Craig Bonner as its executive vice president in the United States. Key Code Media, also new to the list, took the number 20 spot.

Mergers and acquisitions have impacted the list, which seems to be the norm these days. Interestingly, Level 3 Audio Visual, which acquired Audio Visual Resources in March, actually dropped three places, from 34 to 37.

You’ll notice there are more than 50 companies on the list this year—55, to be exact. That’s because there were several ties: Solotech and Electrosonic at number nine; Carousel Industries and Washington Professional Systems at number 17; USIS AudioVisual Systems, Tierney Brothers, and Spectra Audiovisual Design at number 29; and TSI Global Companies and SVT at number 39.

It’s important to note that all of the SCN Top 50 submissions are voluntary. The information provided comes directly from the integration firms who are willing to publicly share their financials to allow our readers to get a better sense of the size of the industry.

Click here to read the full list.

Read more about the SCN Top 50:

2019 Top Integrators: Business Challenges

2019 Top Integrators: Market Forecast

2019 Top Integrators: Community Collaboration

2019 Top Integrators: AVIXA APEx

Megan A. Dutta

Megan A. Dutta is a pro AV industry journalist, and the former content director for Systems Contractor News (SCN) and Digital Signage Magazine, both Future U.S. publications. Dutta previously served as the marketing communications manager at Peerless-AV, where she led the company’s marketing and communications department. Dutta is the recipient of AVIXA's 2017 Young AV Professional Award and Women in Consumer Technology's 2018 Woman to Watch Award. Dutta is co-founder of Women of Digital Signage, an organization designed to provide a pathway to promote networking, mentoring, and personal growth.