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OUTDOOR TECHNOLOGY
The Great Outdoors
Remains Open for Business
Per CE Pro's annual Outdoor Technology Deep Dive study,
custom integrators' median outdoor projects raked in $11,668,
with a median nine jobs equating to six-figure revenue.
by Arlen Schweiger
FOR THE VAST MAJORITY of custom integrators,
the outdoor technology market continues to be a
very sunny one. Dealers are performing more residential
exterior projects and an increasing amount of commercial
work outside as well.
Based on this year's CE Pro Outdoor Technology Deep
Dive research, conducted in January, integrators are pulling
in a little more than six figures from their outdoor business.
The median project price point jumped by 33% to $11,668
in 2023 as dealers performed a median nine jobs (9.3 to be
exact), equating to a solid $108,512 in 2023 revenue.
The number of projects has risen by one each of the past
two years, while they can also charge customers more likely
in part due to inflation. But they also simply have more
subsystems and compelling solutions options to bring to
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customers as technologies like security, lighting, and even
irrigation control make more headway and vendors develop
more outdoor products.
Higher Prices Expected to Carry into 2024
When it comes to the amount of outdoor projects taken on
last year vs. 2022, 78% said they did more - nearly onethird
(32%) did the same amount.
Five-figure jobs are becoming much more commonplace
as integrators cobble together additional subsystems to go
with audio, which is installed in virtually every installation.
The percentage of projects priced over $10,000 increased by
14% year-over-year, while those less than $10K dropped 9%.
More good news on that front is expected from dealers
in 2024, too. At least one-third anticipate increasing the
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