My name is Kevin Katz and I'm 49 years old. I grew up in Davenport, now live in Spokane and I have lived in this area most of my life.
I've been working with computer systems since the early 80's. Back then, programming several business applications in BASIC on the TRS-80 with a whopping 16 kilobytes of memory. For you kids that only know of gigabytes and terabytes, that's 1/64 of 1 megabyte or 1/65,000 of a gigabyte, but back then we had it all. Thankfully, computers have evolved a bit since then and we now have a bit more elbow room.
My first 15 years as a young adult was spent as an ASE certified master automobile technician, specializing in computerized engine controls, electronics and automatic transmissions. While these years gave me the mechanical skills to work on intricate and complicated devices, it foremost taught me to always test and verify a repair before handing it back to the customer. "If your repair work doesn't satisfy you, it won't satisfy your customer" was one of the first things my dad taught me and no matter what work I'm performing, the job isn't finished until it passes that test.
In the mid 90's, I was the network administrator and technician for Technology in Color, a start up internet service provider and computer repair business here in Spokane, offering 56k dialup and DSL internet access, custom computers and repairs. These years allowed me to master the Linux and Cisco internetwork operating systems (Cisco IOS) as well as network security and custom firewall configuration.
Starting in the early 2000's, I worked as a telecommunications contractor, working on Sprint, Qwest and Comcast networks. Along with performing outside plant installations and repairs I was used extensively for DSL and broadband installations and troubleshooting in both business and home environments.
For the past few years, I have been the network administrator, web developer and service technician for Katz Realty Inc. Yes, this is a family business, but the IT work is still the same and they have done an outstanding job of testing all of my skills on a regular basis.
And that brings us to the present and the Internet Toolbox. This is something I have been wanting to put together for some time and with the boom in mobile device use it felt like the right time to economy as poor as it is right now, it felt like the right time to start providing some old school professional service at an affordable price, just what this economy needs.
Thank you for visiting the Internet Toolbox and I hope to be meeting you soon.
Washington State UBI #: 601358461
City of Spokane NAIC/SIC #: 811212