Steve Berrey, an Atlanta native, has spent his career developing networking technologies and appliances for commercial and residential applications. A graduate of Georgia State's Robinson School of Business (MBA '99), with undergraduate studies at Georgia Tech and Clayton State College, Steve has been an Atlanta area business leader successfully co-founding StayOnline in 2000, which deployed networking technologies and remote monitoring services across North America for some of the world's largest hotel chains.
That experience with Hospitality technology led him to believe that those same high end networking services could be deployed reliably for home owners, bringing all the electronic systems of a home under one management umbrella, and allowing it all to work seamlessly together. To that end, Steve leads the Atlanta team to integrate the very best of breed of home control and networking technologies, and brings a long history of exemplary customer service and support to the market.
Steve holds certifications from Cisco Systems (Cisco Certified Design Professional, Cisco Certified Networking Professional), Control4, Mobile Access, Oracle, and has been involved in Project and Program Management for global software and hardware product deployments for numerous Fortune 500 Companies prior to Co-Founding StayOnline. He is an active board member of Sorba Atlanta and Bike Cobb.
Melissa Knott brings over 25 years of luxury sales and marketing experience to our team. In addition, Melissa holds an A.A. degree in Interior Design Technology and has over 18 years experience providing creative design solutions for her clients through Baker, Knapp & Tubbs, the wholesale division of Baker Furniture, a Kohler Company located in the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC). Melissa’s unique understanding of her client’s design requirements and quality/service expectations coupled with her vast resource knowledge are an excellent background to introduce the interior design and architectural communities of the southeast to the unique and innovative i-Homes mission. If the motto in the design world has been “Form Follows Function”, we’re here now to show that “Function Can Follow Form”.
The best way for us to demonstrate this simple and affordable home automation, which allows you to control virtually any device from your smart phone, iPad or our remotes, is by inviting you to our beautiful new ADAC showroom. i-Homes Atlanta has created the ideal forum to showcase our best of breed automation solutions in an atmosphere that replicates an actual home interior. With a touch of a button we can demonstrate inspired ideas that promise more comfort, convenience, entertainment, security, safety and just plain fun! We want to change the way people live – for the better.
Lorcan Brophy is the quintessential technologist, all of the positions he has held throughout his career have been at the forefront of technological development. Lorcan started working with technology in the late 80's with the incumbent Telecoms company in Ireland, serving in management positions in TEIS, Eirtrade, Telecom Internet and Eircom Net, all of these companies spearheaded the development in commercial and residential Internet and communications through the 80's and 90's. Lorcan then joined Sprint international, the European arm of Sprint US to develop himself in a senior management role. Sprint was entering the European Market providing Tier 1 internet connectivity to domestic internet providers in the UK and Ireland and eventually throughout Europe.
After gaining invaluable experience in starting this new entity Lorcan moved away from the large corporate environment to technology start up's beginning with Airspeed, an innovative point to point licensed wireless LAN/WAN service provider that now resides in Irelands top 50 companies list. Lorcan then moved into the area of Home Automation by joining Instacom following a passion that he had for the sector for many years. Lorcan's passion for the technology matched with his extensive business experience assisted in multiplying the turnover of Instacom by 500% in 3 years and firmly placing the company at the top of the residential Home Automation market in Ireland, Joining i-Homes Ireland in 2007 as Sales Director.
A graduate of Dublin’s premier business college UCD, gaining a M.Sc. in 2010 in sales leadership and strategy specifically to assist with a aggressive international growth strategy for the i-Homes group, Lorcan's focus is now on the strategy of the group and is responsible for sales and general direction for the group. Lorcan's varied business experience and intense focus on sales has allowed the group to continue to be successful in a extremely challenging economic environment. Lorcan's ethos is one of Ease of installation, Ease of Use and Reliability for the systems that i-Homes design and commission for our customers and this has resonated through all of our international offices and has ensured that we remain the one of the top global Home Automation Specialist in the market.