the summer of 84, I was hired by Sperry Defense Systems and sent to St.
Paul, MN, to train on the B2 stealth bomber program, were we built some
of the computers that went in it. My college degree finally paid off and
I thought I was set for life as far as a career. To make a long story short,
I spent ten years with Sperry/Unisys and was laid off and I was very tired
of big company politics! During that time, I brought Pueblo another superbike
title, (450 Superbike) and a top three plate in 86. I retired from
roadracing at the end of the 87 season.
April 94, I was laid off from now Unisys, and it was decision time. Thatís
when I decided to be my own boss and started Rapid Electronics out of my
house, building up accounts that I would pick-up and deliver to my customers.
In February 95, I out-grew my house and started renting the commercial
building Iím in now at 726 East 4th Street. I put my house on the line
for a loan to get the business started for all the additional equipment
I needed to get going in the new building and the rest is Rock & Roll!!
Business is getting better all the time and in January, 2001, I bought
the commercial building Iím in, and now we evan have a web site. I really
like being my own boss!!
businesses change, Rapid Electronics has changed as well. With the aftermath
of 9/11, things started going downhill in the summer after 9/11 and never
recovered. Now, to make things worse, in the last couple of years with
the market of the super cheap TV's, VCR's, DVD's etc., where it is now
cheaper to replace them, than it is to repair them, business at Rapid Electronics
and every other TV Repair shop in the United States has suffered imensley!
Many have closed their doors for good!
finally came with my savings exhausted and my credit rating going downhill
fast, to make a change to keep a roof over my head! I was forced to take
a regular job at the steel mill here in Pueblo, as an Electrician, and
start doing Rapid Electronics part time on Nov. 12th, 2005. So, we moved
the shop to Elledge Music at 518 W. Northern Ave. as a drop off & pick
up point for Rapid Electronics and set up shop at home and continue to
do Rapid Electronics on a part time basis. This will continue the job of
supporting the Musicians in Southern Colorado with their equipment problems
and continue all the Factory Authorized Service for all the brands we have