Sixth Sense Solutions Leverages ADI to Grow Resimercial Business
Before starting Sixth Sense Solutions, a resimercial integration firm based in Houston, Texas, Jerry Shanar had his start in the restaurant industry. It wouldn’t be for quite some time until he decided to make the switch over to integration, but when he did, it seems, in his words, all avenues pointed towards ADI as his company’s go-to partner and distributor.
Based in Houston, Texas, Sixth Sense Solutions is, as Shanar puts it, a “one-stop shop” for just about everything from AV to security to networking working within the ever-growing resimercial integration category. The only thing they won’t do, Jerry says, is IT work.
“The first interaction I had with the integration industry was with a guy I brought in to work on the AV for my restaurant,” Shanar says.
“I wasn’t too thrilled with the price he was quoting me, so I said, ‘Nah, I’m good. I think I’ll do it myself.’ After that, my friends and family kept coming in and asking who did the systems. When I said I did, they immediately wanted to know if I could do that for them.”
That was 10 years before he officially started Sixth Sense.
“When I first decided to do this for real, I knew I didn’t want to restrict myself with working residential or commercial,” Shanar explains.
“Residential had way too many ups and downs and I was already very familiar with the restaurant industry for commercial. I had plenty of business contacts among hospitality groups and I can just tell what was needed on a project whenever I walked into a space because I had been there before.”