Star City Six – Justin Nolte
Located at 18th & Pine Lake Rd., EXTREME PCs (www.extremepcs.com) is a local retailer specializing in custom-built computers. Justin Nolte is the owner of EXTREME PCs.
Tell us a little about your business.
We custom build desktop computers and laptops for every need, from basic home or business use to the most advanced professional or gaming computers and servers. Not only does EXTREME PCs deliver new systems based on our clients’ unique specifications, but we also perform computer, laptop, cell phone and tablet repair. Any IT needs a home or business user has, we can help with. What makes us different is not only the wide array of hardware we use, but the service after the sale. We include a Lifetime Parts and Labor Warranty on all desktop computers we sell, which is unheard of in this business/industry.
How did you get started in the business?
At the age of 10 I was introduced to computers when my mom bought me my first Intel 386 PC. Over the years since I have developed a deep passion for computers and technology-related gadgets. I’ve always been interested in keeping up with the ever-evolving and changing technologies so it was a natural progression to start my own business.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
As a business owner you wear several hats day to day. My biggest challenge is delegating work.
What has been the most important part of your professional life so far?
Learning from others. I’ve assembled an incredible team and in doing so, have surrounded myself with people who I’m able to learn from on a daily basis.
Tell us a little about your family.
I married my wife Amber in 2007 and we have 3 boys, Ethan (9), Jaden (6), and Kason (5). They all attend St. Joseph Catholic School. Like me, they have a passion for computers and enjoy PC gaming when they are not involved in other activities. Amber and I truly enjoy watching them grow up and spending as much time with them as we can.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Becoming a father.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Hanging out with my family and being on the lake.
What are you the most proud of?
My wife and boys!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Work hard and outshine others with your work ethic.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
The ability to turn back time.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh.
What is your favorite TV show?
My wife and I like to find different TV series on Netflix and binge watch a season…or more. We are currently watching Billions.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Anything Mexican. We frequent several, including Mazatlan, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, and Hacienda Real.
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