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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

But Steve if you would provide details about your background let them know kind of where you grew up what’s your family like uh where we went to school and what are some of your interests sure let me go ahead and kick it off yeah go forward so I have an interesting background my my father was a pilot Private Pilot we we worked on airplanes just about every day every weekend my entire childhood and I always expected to be a pilot um was signed into the Air Force pilot program right out of high school went in took my first physical and found out I had an astigmatism I had never known about so kind of crushed my pilot dreams right there out of high school um still love to fly but can’t do it professionally or at least in the military so I thought the next best thing was going to be going into engineering maybe designing planes working on the design of aircraft um you know but that’s not the same thing as flying so that that A-Tech personality that I had really didn’t get fulfilled in the engineering World um so when I got out of school um spent a brief period working for other companies and that that anti-personality really saw that I was going to be driven by starting my own companies so started early on in small Contracting companies we did lighting fixtures and ceiling fans and Window Coverings and worked for some of the big National hardware stores grew that into more complex Contracting roofing companies things like that and ultimately grew into a very large Landscaping one of the top 50 landscaping companies in the nation and it was a great experience but I think we all know what the labor pool is like these days and the challenges that you have in a business like that so I was looking for something less reliant on the labor pool and so I wanted to start my own business in an internet based business so you know going going back to my family we’ve I was growing up in uh grew up grew up and was raised in Arizona and we were very active here you know we’re always outside we’re riding dirt bikes we’re going to the lake you know staying in shape and that was very important to me and and you know my family always went to the gym stayed in shape and then covet happened and everything got shut down including the gyms so basically I was relegated to working out at home and I had to figure out the best way for me to work out at home didn’t have the space to put the big huge rug racks in and all the weight plates and everything else I just had a little bit of space in my garage that I could dedicate to building a home gym had some bands and with the bands they were good they really provided an interesting way to work out but they didn’t give me the Dynamics I wanted of you know squats and overhead presses and everything else because typically attach it under the door or over the door to the doorknob and it just really didn’t work out that well so with my engineering background started tinkering started playing with things and came up with an idea to separate the bands out get a couple of sets of bands found in local shop to fabricate it and that’s where home strong began

About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at