The Process is Broken. Let’s Fix It.

We can’t help ourselves but want to fix anything we come across that’s broken. A lighting program. A control system. The bidding process.

The scale of technology in the home has grown to a level where planning and collaboration are critical to a great outcome and a happy homeowner. We can’t design quality technology systems the way we have been for the past 20 years because, in most cases, it’s become a sales process, not a design process. We believe the most successful projects with A/V, Lighting, Shades, and more starts with education and design first, allowing for a budgeting phase to occur while the whole project is in the planning stages.

We aim to improve the confusing, antiquated bidding process by excelling at early design services. Our “Design First” work product results in a client and team who know exactly what is desired, and bidding specifications and instructions that leave little-to-no interpretation – yielding the only true method for getting apples-to-apples proposals.

We hope our trade partners will come to find this as valuable as our clients do, and if you’ve read this far, we truly appreciate it and hope you’ll help us change the game. It’s just that so often, in the middle of a job, we come upon a situation where a service we confidently provide (and the client wants) wasn’t built into the plan ahead of time. Or, worse, a sub-par solution was sold to the client or awarded to another firm based on price alone. A firm that didn’t take any time to get to know the client at all.

At Cantara, we truly believe the technology design/build process needs to be completely overhauled. When technology solutions are thoughtfully considered at the beginning of the whole process — by all of the trades that create beautiful homes — the client wins, every time.

So. If you’re used to working with a particular firm or team because they “get the job done,” take a leap of faith and let us show you what we mean when we say we “get the job done right.” We’re more than happy to draft an early proposal for your project or property, so you can see for yourself how our approach is different from the very beginning.

Thanks again, from the whole team here at Cantara.

We only work with A-list craftsmen. Cantara is A+.
— Matt Dugally | Principal, Dugally Oberfeld Construction & Development
A truly successful project is defined by a satisfied client. Cantara is an integral part of that success — always thoughtfully respectful of a home’s many elements. Even the most tech-unsavvy client becomes comfortable with the amazing options available.
— Jenna Schumacher | Principal, Insert Design
Their staff are the epitome of professionals. They worked seamlessly with our large team on a public-facing demonstration home with a very large national media presence. The A/V and controls hardware and programming was spot on. Total commitment to quality.
— Michael Koenig | Honda Motors