Continuing a partnership that began in September 2000, Pulte Homes has just renewed its contract with Leviton Manufacturing, making the Little Neck, N.Y.-based company the exclusive supplier of home networking systems to the homes it builds. Leviton Integrated Networks (LIN) structured media systems, which allow homeowners to link every room to a central source for TV, phone, computer networking, and whole house audio and video, will continue to be standard features in all Pulte homes.

Alan Laing, vice president of e-business, supply chain, and customer satisfaction for Pulte Homes believes the partnership is well timed, given the current popularity of such systems. “Over the past few years, homeowners have embraced structured wiring and we continue to see demand for increased customization and upgrades in home network and home entertainment packages,” he says.