Is Telecommuting from Home the Right Fit for You? Silsbee TX

Aside from the romanticized images of working in your bunny slippers, PJs, or in the buff, telecommuting is an important workplace alternative for a growing number of people. There are compelling reasons why employees and employers alike are taking a serious look at telework. Managers and business owners (the enlightened and conscientious ones) recognize that workplace flexibility is a key to business prosperity, recruitment success, and talent retention.

AT&T Mobility
(409) 899-1613
6155 Eastex Frwy
Beaumont, TX

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Media Design Inc.
(713) 520-0025
2510 Van Buren Street
Houston, TX
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Telephone Systems
Brands
B&W, Crestron, Denon, Extron, Kaleidescape, LG, Lutron, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Request, Rotel, Runco, Sony, Sony ES, Speakercraft, Stewart Filmscreen, Triad
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Bill Maxey, CEDIA Professional Subject Matter Expert, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

In Phase Audio
(214) 499-7466
1925 Knob Hill
Plano, TX
Services
Audio / Video, Environmental Controls, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Telephone Systems, iPhone / iPad integration
Brands
Yamaha, Onkyo, Universal Remote, Elan, Lutron, Samsung, Toshiba, Sunfire, Niles, Pinnacle, Boston Acoustics, Snell, Draper, Stewart Filmscreen, Aprilaire, and many others
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Kevin Tuggle, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Dallas Sight and Sound, Inc. ~Founding Member~
(972) 392-3202
4202 Wiley Post Road
Addison, TX
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Telephone Systems
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Dave Hardy, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Levi Hollandsworth, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Mark McMinimy, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- James Spears, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Simplistic Audio Video
(713) 524-4885
6813 Northampton Way
Houston, TX
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems
Brands
Definitive Technology, JVC, Toshiba, Clark Synthesis, RTI, Universal Remote, Earthquake, NHT, RBH, PSB, Onkyo, Niles, Pioneer
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- David Symonds, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer

Custom Electronic Systems, Inc.
(214) 351-1920
9990 Monroe DriveSte. 218
Dallas, TX
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems
Brands
Denon, Phillips, Panasonic, On Q, Channel Plus, DVDO, Harman Kardon, JBL, Monster, Niles, Onkyo, Optoma, Panamax, Peerless, Russound, Sharp, Xantech
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Edwin Childs, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Audio Video Guys, Inc.
(281) 894-2800
11500 FM 1960 W.Ste. 103
Houston, TX
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems
Brands
Halcro, B&K, Denon, Control4, SpeakerCraft, Da-Lite, Inteset, Lumagen, Panasonic Premiere, PurePower, RBH Sound, Triad, JVC Pro, others
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Darren Orta, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- John Polk, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Futurian Systems, Ltd.
(817) 912-0111
2010 E. Continental Blvd.Ste. F
Southlake, TX
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Telephone Systems
Brands
Control4, Crestron, TruAudio, JVC, Polk, G.E. Security, Marantz, Onkyo, Vantage, Samsung, Netgear, Cisco, Stewart Film Screen, and much more.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Chris Kennard, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Harold Kinkead, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Eric Grundelman, Inc. ~Founding Member~
(972) 288-8978
313 Clary
Mesquite, TX
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Telephone Systems
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Jose Botello, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Nathan Masterson, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Bill Skaer, CEDIA Certified Instructor

Audience Inc.
(214) 726-9089
4906 Shady Knolls Drive
Parker, TX
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls, Multi-Room Video, Satellite, Telephone Systems, Wire and Cable / Power Management
Brands
AMX, Crestron, Elan, Escient, Lutron, Sunfire, Martin Logan Samsung, Denon, Sharp, Velodyne, Universal Remote Controls, Chief, KEF, Monster Cable, Stewart, Middle Atlantic, Xantech, Leon.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Jonathan Jolley, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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Is Telecommuting from Home the Right Fit for You?

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Put a Plan Together to Work From Home in Your Existing Job
By Debra A. Dinnocenzo

Do you yearn for a more balanced life and a more flexible approach to work? Do you dream about productive workdays that don’t include the drain of time and energy devoted to commuting? Do you spend time in traffic (on the highway or sitting in an airplane seat) and wonder if there might not be a better way? Has the cost of gasoline made you determined to find a way to spend less time on the road and more time taking the Internet to work? Well, you have a growing crowd of similar thinkers.

More than 25 million Americans have discovered a better way! Teleworking has become the work alternative of choice for ever-increasing millions of workers and managers. And the trend is projected to continue at an accelerated rate. It’s estimated that by 2010, at least 25% of American workers will telework during some portion of their workweek.

Aside from the romanticized images of working in your bunny slippers, PJs, or in the buff, telecommuting is an important workplace alternative for a growing number of people. There are compelling reasons why employees and employers alike are taking a serious look at telework. Managers and business owners (the enlightened and conscientious ones) recognize that workplace flexibility is a key to business prosperity, recruitment success, and talent retention. A growing number of workers — both in the USA and around the globe — seek the productivity gains, timesavings, and savings at the gas pump that telecommuting offers.

So how can you become a telecommuter or telecommute more regularly than just when you’re waiting for the refrigerator service man or avoiding some weather-created roadway fiasco? And what are keys to success and productivity for the growing legions of teleworkers?

It’s clear that teleworking is not for everyone or every job. Whether you are targeting a full-time or part-time telecommuting arrangement, it’s important to understand the realities of telework and have a clear plan for being an effective telecommuter. Those workers who telework effectively — and those who want to — are likely to benefit from the following tips for teleworking success.

Be Certain Teleworking is Right for You
By understanding what’s involved and required to telework successfully, you can avoid a disappointing or career-altering experience. First it must be clear that you have a “telecommutable” job. If your job is not location-dependent, involves work that can be done independently, by telephone, on the computer, or via the Internet, then you’ve probably met the initial requirement. Beyond that, there are other considerations that make telework appropriate for some people and not for others.

For those who thrive on plenty of interaction with co-workers or who associate the traditional workplace with the motivation necessary to work, teleworking presents some challenges. Teleworking is also not a viable c...

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