Today we’d like to introduce you to Victor Reynoso.
Victor, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
In 2006, I was introduced into the low voltage industry, which primarily entailed alarms and cameras. I represented several large corporations, providing security, for thousands of private and commercial customers. As time progressed I came to manage several employees. I then proceeded to spearhead the opening of new regions throughout the United States providing coverage coast to coast. This entailed opening the region, hiring, and training new personnel. After three years of doing this, the amount of travel took a toll. Because of the amount of training I did, I pondered opening a technical training facility for techs but decided to stay focused on working locally.
Because of my expertise, many companies sought me out and it became obvious to me that I needed to open my own company in order to avoid conflict of interest between them. As a subcontractor I had the convenience to choosing the jobs I wanted. As Reynoso Alarm, I was also able to seek out my own customers, as well. This proved to be very lucrative, as word of mouth publicity travels fast. I found myself so busy I had to hire personnel to assist me.
As time progressed, I notice a need for more than just the alarms and cameras. My customers were requesting additional services such as networking, home automation, access control, basically building a smart home and networking businesses so they could operate in the utmost efficiency.
Due to an injury, I had to put my business on hold. I eventually had to close down my business until I was able to work again. Now that I am back on my feet, I am building my new company, AVAST, LLC. I handle commercial, as well as, residential homes. I have found that as I work my commercial accounts, they request their own homes to be done as well. That then pulls their neighbors interest. Hence, I am a busy man. I am a single dad, hoping to build a future for my son.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
During my 11 years, I have suffered a divorce due to the extensive traveling. Scheduling conflicts. Crazy weather conditions that this wonderful country provides. From subzero in Pennsylvania and Indianapolis to 130 degree attics in Phoenix, AZ, installations proved to be challenging. Building construction in the Midwest and east coast are nothing like the arid Phoenix buildings Building code or lack thereof, were very interesting. Tiny attics and crawl spaces are not easy when you tall and wide.
The injury I sustained was a severed tendon in my right hand which got infected. I had to have surgery and was hospitalized for several days. After a month I had to return for a 2nd surgery to repair the tendon. After several months of painful physical therapy, I was able to hold my tools again.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Avast LLC – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
My company is an acronym for what I do. AVAST, LLC stands for All Video Audio Security Technology.
I specialize in alarms, networking, access control, video surveillance, home audio and video, I can make your home smarter than you. Haha Remember your home is only as smart as you are.
I am known for my meticulous attention to detail. This is what brings more business to me.
I am proud that my company is mine. It is debt free, I am licensed and registered. It is small but honest.
What sets me apart is customer service and integrity. If a customer is subcontracted to me, I will not steal them away, even if the customer wants to deal directly with me. I will educate the customer so they feel comfortable with their purchase.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I would like to grow my customer base. I would like to build large enough to hire personnel with the same integrity and knowledge. Managing from home is the ultimate goal. To have a staff that I can provide benefits and entrust them to work honestly. This would free me to spend time with my son.