• Space Center Systems celebrates 17 Years

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    May 24, 2019

    To our clients, employees, friends and families: I especially want to thank you for your business throughout the past 17 years. You have been critical and Integral to our growth and success, and I look forward to working with you in the coming years.
    When I first started SpaceCenter Systems in May, 2002, I was heading home after leaving a company I spent nine years as sales, marketing director, and investor; an eight-million-dollar company when I first started to a sixty-three million dollar company when I left. All due to hard work, plenty of training, great sales and marketing ideas, with a great team to help implement my crazy marketing idea, plus with a little luck along the way.
    When I finally got home, I started feeling myself getting pissed off. I had put in 9 years of unselfish dedication to this company, though I was the one that decided to leave. Even being a partner didn’t matter when you love something that you fostered that was going the wrong direction, and without major changes, your heart knew was going to fail. I figured no use crying over spilt milk. I went upstairs to take a nap and was awoken from a call on my cell phone. It was Jeff, Operations Director for Everyone’s Internet, known as EV1. We were building servers for them at my previous company for their server farm Rackshack.
    He wanted me to build the servers that we were building before. I told Jeff I no longer work at Harddrive.com and told him to speak to my brother and he will take care of him. He said that he did, and they don’t know what the hell they’re doing over there. He said “I want you to build them and I need most of those done by end of the month”. I told him I don’t even have a company or money to start building 5000 servers. He said “I am sending you the purchase order and you figure it out”. Thinking he was messing with me I went to the kitchen to heat up some rice and chicken curry, and as I was eating I heard a fax coming in. I washed my curry hands and walked to the office where there was an eight page purchase order along with the agreements to build 5000 servers with delivery schedule.
    I was like, holy crap! I called Jeff, told him “Dude, I told you I can’t build these systems for you”. He said he needs the first delivery in two weeks and for me to figure it out. I called my wife and told her whats been happening and she said this was the good Lord showering his blessing upon me, to just accept them. 
    So I got on the phone with one of my distributor friends and asked him if he can speak with the owner, who I also knew, if she would take the purchase order and float me the credit line to build the systems. She said yes. I put an order together and in a few days parts were coming to my house. I then called my friend Paul who worked with me previously and told him what was going on. He said he was going to call me back.
    Eleven minutes later he said he resigned and that seven employees had taken their two weeks’ vacation and will help us build the systems. This was getting exciting! I started rearranging my garage, building sections and assembly-lines to build these servers. I knew we could do it because I had my “A” team: My five-year-old son, my two-year-old daughter, my wife, three neighbors, seven employees from my old company, and my friend.
    Long story short we delivered those servers on time and over 30,000 more that year. I also remember my wife kicking us out the house to get our lives back to some sort of normalcy. This pushed me to get a leased space 6 minutes from the house. We still had to build all those computers and the strip center we were moving to was so new that we used a generator and miners’ headlights to build those servers at night so that the fire marshal wouldn’t give us a ticket. Looking back, I wished I could have embraced the moments more.
    I wanted to create a company that was different for both our clients and our employees. For our customers, I felt there was an opportunity to serve emerging companies that were too small for large consulting companies and too big for Managed IT firms to accommodate their needs. That’s where SpaceCenter Systems came in. We wanted to make a difference in a short period of time and see the results of our work almost instantly.
    This brings me to a point that I feel is worth mentioning: Since I was a teenager, I was always hard working and willing to do whatever it took to get by and earn a dollar. My parents weren’t the type that gave me money or an allowance. If I wanted something, I had to earn the money to pay for it myself. Stated differently, I guess you could say I graduated from the school of hard knocks, but in the end, it has made me who I am today: A survivor, a go-getter, a risk taker, and an entrepreneur.
    I have always believed in being a contributor to our clients and our employees, as without great employees, you don’t have great and happy clients. I frequently think of this quote: “A relationship is not something that you pursue, it’s what happens to you when you are immersed in serving the dreams of your customer”.
    In the future, we look to further foster our relationship with our strategic partners and continue working with our clients. There is nothing more gratifying than to see your clients realize their dreams and go along for the ride.
    In closing, I want to say a very heart-felt thank you to all of our clients and our staff for making SpaceCenter Systems what it is today, and I look forward to our future with excitement.
    Thank you again and God bless.

    Joshua Hari, Owner
    (281) 482-2031