S&S Electric, Oldsmar, Fla., an electric and electronic systems contracting company, and Mercedes Homes, the nation's largest 100% employee-owned builder, were jointly presented with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) 2009 TechHome Mark of Excellence awards for both the Home of the Year and the new category of Community of the Year. The CEA TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards honor outstanding innovation and achievement in home technology, services, and installation trends throughout the nation and abroad.

"We are honored to be recognized by CEA TechHome with the Mark of Excellence awards for Home of the Year and Community of the Year," says Shawn Smith, president of S&S Electric. "Through our ongoing partnerships with tech-savvy builders such as Mercedes Homes, we ensure that customer demand for fully wired homes is completely fulfilled, while simultaneously distinguishing the builders from their competition with unique electric and electronic systems option packages."