On October 20, I was invited to tour Crestron’s facility, along with the state-of-the-art Crestron Experience Center as the centerpiece of the day.
Before the festivities for the grand opening of the Experience Center, our small group was given an intimate tour of the Crestron campus in Rockleigh, NJ. A portion of the tour was led by Crestron founder and president George Feldstein, whose enthusiasm for his craft cannot be beat. He led us through offices where engineers worked on prototypes of future touchpanels, on through a large warehouse space devoted to testing and tinkering, ending in his own office, where he showed us his pride and joy--a framed science fair certificate he won in his youth. Clearly Feldstein knew from an early age that he could be successful at something he loved.
More than 700 guests, including Crestron dealers, consultants, architects, lighting designers, media, and government officials took part in the three-hour event that followed out tour. A buffet lunch was served, followed by a press conference, ribbon cutting, and group tours of the 8,000-square-foot suite’s atrium-style grand salon, multimedia presentation room, digital boardroom, Theo Kalomirakis Home Theater, and an expansive design studio.
If you’re a Crestron dealer, I’d highly recommend an appointment-only tour of the facility. In case you won’t be in Rockleigh anytime soon, however, here’s my video tour of the highlights.