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Curators of Cutting-Edge Technology Solutions

We enjoy helping our customers enjoy the magic of smart home and commercial technology. Our smart home company is filled with people that care, and our detailed attention to service is geared to always delivering a first class experience throughout Ohio area.

Who We Are

Founded in 2003, Horner Networks was born out of the need to challenge people to improve the way they live and work through smart home technology and company-wide automation solutions. Our home automation company delivers simple and effective home and business solutions in your Ohio luxury home at the highest levels of quality and service to give you an unparalleled technology experience. Our tight knit team is made up of individuals from a variety of different backgrounds and levels of experience. We feel that it is this trait that gives our company a competitive advantage and allows for unique perspectives in everything that we do. From large corporate networks in Ohio to lighting control in your Ohio living room, we seek excellence across our entire organization to deliver smart home automation and business technologies that meet your needs.

We constantly challenge our team to use their imagination in every aspect of their work. We believe that imagination is the key to success. Imagination used for new quality processes, services and products keeps our team at the top of their game serving homes and businesses in Ohio. We’re always striving to be a technology company that’s better, more efficient and more imaginative. Thinking big, dreaming big and doing big. You’re welcome to come join us. We promise that it will be a fun ride.

Our Mission

Our mission is to connect people and companies in Ohio with innovative technology solutions to simplify and enhance their lives. Our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance and delivering easy-to-use options for all electronics systems within their residential or commercial space. Our friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff will help inspire, educate and problem-solve for our customers.

Shane Horner

Shane grew up in Mentor, graduated from Mentor High and continued his education at The Ohio State University. He enlisted in the United States Army while still in high school at age 17 and volunteered to deploy to Iraq – Operation Iraqi Freedom. While deployed for a year in 2003..., he got a crazy idea to start a business with his brother.Shane married Suzi in 2007 and deployed for another year to Iraq in 2009.

Shane and Suzi have three children and live in Concord Township.Shane retired from the US Army in 2018 after almost 23 years of service.

Shane enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, golfing, martial arts, and watching the Buckeye’s play football.

Industry Certifications:
  • CEDIA – Outreach Instructor, Level 1 Certified Professional Installer, Certified Professional EST II, Electronic Systems Certified Technician (ESC-T), Integrated Systems Technician (IST)
  • Control4 – Associate Installer, Automation Programmer, Centralized Lighting
  • Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) Certified
  • THX Certified Installer
  • Certified Pro
  • Extron Certified
Military Awards and Decoration:
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal w/1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Army Good Conduct Medal
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals w/Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
  • National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Star
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal w/ 3 campaign stars
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/2 M Devices and Bronze Hourglass
  • NCO Professional Development Ribbon w/Numeral 3
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Ribbon w/Numeral 2
  • Combat Action Badge
  • Parachutist Badge
  • Drivers Badge
  • Soldier of the Year recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Congress in 2000

Ben Reutter

Operations Manager
Ben was raised in Lake County where he currently resides with his wife and their five children. Ben is the Operations Manager at Horner Networks.  If you’ve had the pleasure of calling our office, you’ve most likely spoken with Ben.  He is responsible for day to day operations, scheduling and billing.   Prior to joining our team in 2013..., Ben served as Human Resource Manager, Business Development Manager and then General Manager for a fast growing manufacturing company.  

Ben earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Toledo and an MBA in Business Management from Cleveland State University.


  • 2023 CE Pro 100
  • Control 4 Circle of Excellence 2021
  • CEPro Home of the Year Gold Best Home Office/Gaming Space - 2022
  • CEPro Home of the Year Gold Best Specialty Room - 2022
  • Cleveland Choice Awards’ Best Customer Service of the Year - 2019
  • Cleveland Choice Awards’ Best Customer Service of the Year - 2018
  • Cleveland Choice Awards’ Best Customer Service of the Year - 2017
  • Cleveland Choice Awards’ Best Customer Service of the Year - 2016
  • Cleveland Choice Awards’ Best Customer Service of the Year - 2015
  • Electronic House 2013 Home of the Year, Best Themed Theater – Gold
  • Electronic House 2013 Home of the Year, Best Fun Room – Silver
  • Electronic House 2008 Home of the Year, Best Wow Factor – Gold


  • PCNA Certified Network Professionals
  • CEDIA Electronic Systems Technicians II
  • CEDIA ESC-T certified
  • CEDIA IST certified
  • Cedia Outreach Instructor (COI)
  • THX Certified
  • ISF Certified
  • Extron Certified
  • Control4 Level I Certified
  • Control4 Level II Certified
  • Control4 Panelized Lighting Certified
  • State of Ohio Fire License
  • Verified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

Industry Memberships

  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA)
  • Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) TechHome
  • Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Cleveland
  • Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC)
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA)
  • Ohio Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (OBFAA)

Gold Best Home Office/Gaming Space

Gold Best Specialty Room

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