LRG & Nest Team UpLRG Inc., an independent manufacturer’s rep firm serving the electronic security industry, partnered with Nest Labs Professional Channel. Among Nest’s most notable offerings are the Nest Thermostat E, Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Energy Services, Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm and the Nest Cam.

LRG will market Nest to a large network of low-voltage distributors throughout the Central and Midwest regions. Through its dedicated regional sales managers and centralized support center team, LRG will provide extensive sales support to both distributors and integrators for the Nest Pro line of home automation products.

“As one of the leading representation firms in the U.S., Nest is excited to partner with LRG to bring the Thoughtful Home to the electronic security industry,” said Mark Schmidt, head of emerging markets for Nest. “We’re looking forward to working with the LRG team to help dealers expand their smart home business, generate more opportunities with consumers, and position themselves as industry leaders in the rapidly changing security landscape.” 

Chris Lanier, president of LRG, said, “Nest has created a buzz in the smart devices market that the professional installer can benefit from. Being able to offer extended warranty and provide professional setup will be of value to their legacy and new customers. Brand recognition is huge also.”