North Ranch Living: Business Beat – Stylish Entertainment

Wilshire Home Entertainment
Stylish Entertainment, by Jodai Saremi

If youve ever walked by Wilshire Home Entertainment and asked yourself, How does this place stay in business only selling TVs? then you need to step inside and see for yourself how theyve been doing business since 1954.

Long ago, when Wilshire Home Entertainment only sold TVs and radios, it was owned by Loretta K. Wuebker. Lyn Perry purchased the business in 1978 with a vision that has taken it Wilshire into the 21st century as a purveyor of the digital lifestyle. My vision was to create an atmosphere that educates people truthfully about consumer electronics and how they can play a valuable role in our lives, says Perry.

Of course they do offer televisions (along with more than 30 major audio, video and speaker lines in their 12,500 sq. ft. store), but they have made designing a home entertainment system an art form. Wilshire Media Systems, a division of Wilshire Home Entertainment, specializes in media rooms, home theaters and home automation, which includes lighting, electronic shades, climate control, security systems and video monitoring. One of the most impressive gadgets they offer is the central remote control system that allows users to operate all aspects of their home with a wireless touchpanel or an app on a mobile phone. It all starts with a great design, which includes equipment selection, wiring, and even swatch samples for theaters. The company provides a project manager who oversees a team of certified professionals: a programmer, engineer, wiring specialists and contractors.

Perry takes pride in the committed, passionate people who work in his company and makes sure that they are educated in their field and trained for better business practices. We hire for attitude, says Perry, and it shows. Wilshire Media Systems earned a top 20 spot on CEPros coveted Top 100 dealers list for a level of customer service that is second to none. They are also a CEPro Top 100 Custom Installation Firm, ranked consistently in the top 20 nationally in 2007, 2008, and 2009. For six consecutive years they have earned the Audio Video International Magazine Retailer of the Year award. And they were the winner of the 1st Annual Spirit of Small Business Award presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2003.

Wilshires reputation in the communities it serves has earned Lyn Perry and the company continued recognition from national and civic organizations for community support and best business practices, including the Readers Choice award presented by the Ventura County Star. Perry values being an active member of the community and contributes 10 percent of the companys profits to charitable organizations such as local Rotary Clubs, schools, womens organizations, and service organizations. Need a hole-in-one prize for your next charitable golf tournament? Send Lyn your detailed request.

When asked what he is most excited about in his business, Perry answers without hesitation,3-D TV. There are 90 3-D movies in production right now and we are ready to provide our customers with the best 3-D Blue Ray players and 3-D receivers from the industrys top manufacturers. He is delighted that Wilshire Media Systems has evolved into the technical and electronics experts, providing assistance integrating the computer into what we do every day.

Whether you desire a full home installation, an upgrade of your existing media room, a productive multimedia conference room, or simply a new television mounted on a wall, Wilshire Home Entertainment is a company that you can count on to deliver quality products and exceptional service. Visit their award-winning showroom in Thousand Oaks or keep an eye open for their next event or expo showcasing the latest products with manufacturers, designers and builders all on-hand to inform and impress.

North Ranch Living – June 2010