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Your Story Made Here: Simplx Security

October 21st, 2014

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Your Story Made Here: Simplx Security

By Melissa Long- 21Alive
By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

October 22, 2014 Updated Oct 22, 2014 at 12:45 PM EDT

There are thousands of small businesses all over northeast Indiana. They may employ ten people, or a hundred and ten people. But for every small business, there is a person who took a chance. Today's "Your Story Made Here" brings you the story of Simplx Security of Fort Wayne.

Nate Routsong and his wife Tara had just graduated from BYU when they decided to open their own business.

Nate Routsong says:" It was kinda scary. We often joke that if we had to do it all over again would we have the guts to do it? I don't know. We were, my wife and I, we had just graduated from college and in the same month we had our first child…I quit my job and we started Simplx all in the same month….so it was a little nerve-wracking, yeah."

Today, nearly a decade and five kids later, Simplx Security is still quite a family affair. The company, which installs security systems in homes and businesses, operates out of the family home. There are ten employees:

Ryan Werling says:" Previously, I worked in a factory and a restaurant and wanted something different." Melissa asks, "How did you find out they were hiring?" Ryan says :"I looked through the want ads and saw that they were looking for people."

Nate says:" We have to be able to trust our employees before we hire them. We do thorough background checks. In the security industry, you have to be able to make sure that the people you are sending into people's homes aren't the same ones who are gonna be breaking in later." 

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