Like most young boys, Michael K. Houser enjoyed playing “cops and robbers” with his buddies. Except, Michael HAD to be the good guy every time… bringing pint-sized evil-doers to justice with his trusty blue squirt gun. It was clear that young Houser possessed an inherent need to keep the community safe.
When he wasn’t busy keeping the peace, he was cutting his teeth in the real world. After school and on weekends, you’d often find him working side-by-side with his dad, who had built his own business in the electric trade. From the first time he tagged along with his pop, Michael knew that he was destined to be an entrepreneur. It was in his blood, so to speak.
Along with soaking up every bit of knowledge he could from his dad, Michael also picked up side jobs whenever he could. The extra cash gave him the freedom to pursue interests like Jujitsu—the martial art that taught him both the discipline and focus that have been essential to building a successful business.
It was while working for his dad that the young Houser got his first glimpse into the world of security. His father’s company picked up an account that included a security component. Since security was not a core competency, Michael rolled up his sleeves and learned everything he needed to know to successfully configure the security systems.
Michael continued to learn his craft on the job and through trade school. As his expertise grew, he noticed that the quality of security schematics, installation and service was seriously lacking in the industry. He decided the best way he could make a difference and elevate the level of service was to start his own business. So, Michael launched Electronic Eye Security in 1989.