KniTec Enterprises  

San Clemente,  CA 
United States

Let KniTec work for you!

KniTec Enterprises is the largest and most responsive Hospitality Television and Professional AV Dealer in the country offering unbeatable service and aggressive pricing on brands you trust like Samsung, LG, Philips, Planar, Sharp/NEC, and hundreds more.

Our experienced Project Managers will provide you with knowledgeable, unbiased consultation so that you get the right products at the best prices. Beyond the sale, KniTec offers award-winning logistical support with our nationwide warehouse network, installation, liquidation, and warranty concierge services. KniTec’s offerings extend beyond Hospitality TVs to include Guest-Room Appliances, PTACs, Clocks/Chargers, AI Robots as well as Digital Signage and Audio for your public spaces.Technology is a huge part of every project but often gets pushed to the last minute. Tackle it all with one phone call. Let KniTec work for you!

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  • Timing and Trust Power Commercial Success

    Reseller KniTec Evolves from Entrepreneur to Enterprise-grade

    Entrepreneurship is a journey that does not move in straight lines. An idea is formed or an opportunity unfolds and from there a business can evolve in any number of ways depending on its leaders decisions. Internal forces like innovation, strategy and culture become interdependent on external market forces like the economy, the industry and the global environment. Success in business, especially in hospitality, is determined by how the universe of leadership decisions — some large, some small — keep the general trajectory of the journey pointing upward. Many of those decisions are founded on timing and trust.

    “Timing was so important for us,” says Jeff Rubin, Managing Partner at KniTec. “Our founder, Eric Christiansen, was in the IT business in Hawaii when a customer partner sought his help with sourcing hospitality televisions for a major hotel. Eric doubled down on the sector just as flat screen technology was being mandated by the franchise flags, and that became the genesis of KniTec.”

    Now some fifteen years later, KniTec is a leading supplier of guestroom technology in the United States. The company is a highly respected provider of turnkey procurement, removal, installation, financing and support services designed specifically for property owners, REITs and management companies from luxury to full-stay to extended stay.

    Soon after that pivotal moment when Christiansen made the transition from IT to hospitality, he teamed up with Rubin, a veteran of hotel real-estate and finance, who then became a managing partner. The business moved from Hawaii to Southern California and expanded its offerings and operations. According to Rubin, timing was exceptional.

    “Eric got into the hospitality television business at exactly the right time, and we met at exactly the right time, so it had a multiplier effect. We quickly established trust within our executive, and between KniTec and our customers so we could help them navigate the transition to flat screen displays and server or set-back boxes. Hotels with modern flat displays were immediately and positively differentiated from properties with legacy CRT systems, and we were helping them to do that — at scale! — It was an exciting time.”

    The team was joined by Brendan Gephart as a managing partner and the brain trust expanded. Rubin explains that whereas once the leadership team used to manage accounting themselves, they now have an accounting department of six people. “When you’re in the service business you need to provide clients with thoughtful consideration and attention to every detail. If you take on too much without building a supporting infrastructure, mistakes occur and service will slip. We were determined to not let this happen.”

    The trust that KniTec established within its expanded organization manifested in trust that clients could comfortably place in the KniTec brand. As time passed and more hospitality projects were initiated and successfully completed around the United States, relationships developed and the KniTec reputation grew.

    “We have grown the business every year,” Rubin adds. “That’s in large part down to our turnkey approach to client care but also because we established long-standing relationships with our clients and vendor partners.”

    LG Electronics is a key partner for KniTec. The relationship began early in KniTec’s business and is founded on a shared commitment to innovation, client care and the guest experience. In addition, the team at LG has been in place for a considerable time so there is shared experience between the KniTec and LG teams.

    “KniTec is a remarkably principled, well-run organization populated by excellent people at every level,” explains Mike Napoliello, LG Electronics, Account Manager. “I think LG and KniTec are culturally aligned and that we share the same worldview on how customers — and for that matter, people in general — should be treated. I am glad to have an extended personal history with Eric, Jeff and Brendan and I look forward to their continued success.”

    Rubin concurs. “The mutual trust that we have in Mike Kosla and Mike Napoliello and the LG team has been earned over the years and I think our association makes us both better businesses. We know we’re working with a partner who understands hospitality and is not just looking to make a sale. That means getting access to excellent services and technologies, ensuring that products ship on time, and that warranties and replacement processes are in place and there is genuine appreciation of the business practices and pressures of hospitality.”

    Looking ahead, Rubin has strong confidence in the future of KniTec and the firm’s role in supporting hospitality clients around the United States. “We’re looking forward to robust growth. Over the past two years we’ve helped a lot of hotels apply reserve funds to renovations when occupancy was low, but now we’re speaking to clients about new builds within each sector of the hospitality market.”

    Rubin, Gephart and Christiansen are believers and beneficiaries of timing and trust as they have developed the reseller powerhouse that is now KniTec. LG’s team is proud to be part of their success story!

    Jun 3, 2022


  • Hospitality Televisions
    Whether you need basic Hotel TV solutions or the smartest and most technology forward Hotel TV solutions on the market, KniTec's team of experts have you covered. Let KniTec help take the uncertainty out of your upcoming Hotel TV project!...

  • Hospitality television technology is constantly evolving. Slimmer, Smarter, and more capable Hospitality TV solutions are released on an almost quarterly basis and is nearly impossible to keep up with without a team of experts looking out for your property and your bottom line. Hoteliers are looking to provide an in-home experience and business/recreational travelers are looking for ease of use and familiarity with their TV for Hotels. KniTec and our team of experts can help you find the right balance between providing an in-home experience without the issues commonly associated with Hospitality TV solutions.

    Many of our customers first question to our experts is, “What is a Hotel TV?”  A Hotel TV is a commercial grade television with features that allow for easy management by the hotelier and ease of use for the hotel guest. Any TV system for hotels you look at on our website or discuss with one of our experts will have the following:

    • 2 Year Commercial Grade Warranty (Technical support, on-site service, and replacement)
    • Welcome/Splash Page to introduce your property to the guest upon turning the TV on
    • Adjustable Swivel Base
    • Volume Limiter and Panel Lock
    • Anti-Theft Base
    • Installation Menu to Configure Hotel TV Settings
    • USB Clone Programming
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  • Loop aims to be a leader in EV charging solutions. Our mission is to make EV charging more accessible to hoteliers as well as electric vehicle drivers by simplifying and streamlining the development and operation of user-friendly public and private EV charging networks.

    Our turnkey hardware, software and service solutions make it easy and hassle-free to deploy cost-effective EV charging, saving our customers both time and money.

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