Winner of the CTA SmartHome Mark of Excellence Award!

Our Founder

Her dynamic personality,

her intuitive business instincts,

her ability to connect with people,

her deep integrity and compassion

and her desire to assist others

in achieving their visions combine

to make working with Helen

and her team an effective,

productive, and fun experience.


Background on Helen Heneveld

Helen Heneveld

Heneveld has often been hailed as a pioneer ahead of her time - in college she earned her varsity letter the very first year that women were allowed to achieve this honor. She received her MBA at the University of Michigan where there were only 12% female students. With her early entry in the 1980's into the home automation business, she has the knowledge and experience today that make her a well-respected industry expert and qualified instruction who speaks and consults worldwide.

She founded TALI - a nationally recognized company in smart home electronics in 1989. TALI focused entirely on home automation offering fully integrated systems including: communications wiring, phone/intercom, multi-room audio, home theatre, lighting control, security, overall control systems and surge protection. TALI emerged as an industry leader offering a single-source/full-service team dedicated to wiring for the future and providing homeowners with easy-to-use systems.

In 1997 Helen sold TALI and has been busy ever since sharing her vast industry knowledge through training and business consulting. She consults with manufacturers, installation companies, and consumers helping them with education, business management, strategic planning, and design and project management in home technologies integration. For several years she co-produced over 60 hours of videos and training materials; educating both technicians and consumers about these new technologies.

Heneveld’s dedication to sharing her knowledge continues with several published industry resources including the first and second editions of DHTI+ Home Technology Integrator All-In-One Exam Guide by McGraw-Hill, numerous pocket guides, including Residential Technology Terms and Definition, and also electronic versions of numerous forms critical to business success in the industry.