Gordon James

Gordon James
Smart Home Technology With ResTech

By partnering with ResTech Systems, we were able to make our clients’ vision for their dream home a reality. Through integrated and seamless smart home technology solutions, ResTech helped make the 2019 Artisan Home innovative, high-tech, and secure. The “smart technology” offerings provided by ResTech truly elevated the quality of living for our clients, and made their home modern and cutting edge.

A luxury custom home build by Gordon James in Minnetonka and outfitted with smart home technology by ResTech systems.


About ResTech and their work

Daniel woody founded ResTech systems in 2012 with his highly qualified team of system designers, sales consultants, and installation and service personnel. They have 20+ years of experience in the smart home technology industry.

ResTech Systems is the exclusive home technology systems provider for the 2019 Gordon James Artisan Home project. I met the home buyers a couple of years ago when they were still selecting a home builder. We started the process of prioritizing what technology was important to them and their families, and we were ultimately selected as the technology provider!

How did you work with Gordon James to achieve the goal?

ResTech worked closely with the Gordon James and the other on-site trades to ensure there was excellent communication, timely installation, and synergy among the teams so that the final product exceeded the clients’ expectations.

A great room in a Gordon James home outfitted with smart home technology by ResTech systems.

One way we did this was by moving away from the traditional TV programming services provided by the cable/satellite companies and “cutting the cord”, so to speak. We are now using streaming services and a local HD TV antenna to provide programming at a fraction of cable company fees.

What was the homeowner’s vision for the project?

The homeowners wanted smart home technology with advanced systems that fit their budget. We identified areas inside and outside the home that would be used regularly by the residents and created cost-effective solutions that were user-friendly and met the technology needs for each area. 

Describe your process: 

The ResTech Systems process starts with a technology consultation at our showroom in Plymouth at the Mingle Design Center. Once we establish what is important to you and your family, we move into the system design phase, which is a working document based on the technology consultation meeting. From there, we fine-tune the system design until we have addressed all the technology needs and the investment level. ResTech moves into the production phase of the project once the homeowners approve everything. Soon after, we train you and your family on your new technology.

What challenges did you face?

Nothing stands out on this particular project. There are always little challenges along the way when you are building a luxury home. Gordon James and ResTech combined their experience to make sure the process of building a luxury custom home was smooth. 

Smart home technology deployed in a Gordon James custom home bathroom in Minnetonka.

What is ‘smart’ technology? What are a few popular examples? 

Smart Technology is designed to make our personal and family lifestyles more enjoyable, convenient, secure, and eco-friendly. For example, you can have a built-in audio/video system inside and outside your home to enjoy your favorite music or sporting events. Also, you can control the temperature of your home with smart thermostats and motorized window treatments. Lastly, you can monitor your home from work or arm your security system remotely as you travel. 

ResTech Systems is a complete smart home technology contractor. We specialize in all areas of entertainment, environmental control, and security solutions. ResTech fits best with clients who are seeking a complete home technology package with service support. 

Which rooms did ResTech contribute their services?

ResTech provided technology systems in many areas of this home. This included basic connectivity for TVs, complete home music systems, indoor and outdoor WiFi for smart devices, security systems, camera systems, and much more. 


How can smart home technology be utilizedAn example of smart home technology in a Gordon James custom home in Minnetonka

Smart technology comes in a variety of forms. For example, smart light switches and dimmers allow you to control the lighting in your home from your devices. This also gives your home a lived-in look when you are on vacation by controlling your lighting at set times.

Smart window shading solutions allow you to put the home in “eco mode” when you are leaving for the weekend. This blocks harmful rays from the sun, reduces energy costs, and passers-by from peeking into your home. 

A favorite addition to the home?

Our favorite contribution to the Gordon James Artisan home includes the entirety of the technology solutions installed. Our work will truly enhance the clients’ lifestyle and family enjoyment for many years to come!

For more information about ResTech, visit http://restechsystems.com. For more information on Gordon James, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call (763) 479-3117 today.