Samuel C. Harrell
The Founder / CEO
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After graduating from electronic school, I went to work for Western Electric and Bell Atlantic until I went into the US Navy, from which I was honorably discharged in 1969. After leaving the Navy, my next entrepreneurial experience occurred in 1973 with Harrell Enterprises, Inc., a production company that operated a modeling school (the Free and Easy Modeling Method) and co-produced shows in and around Philadelphia (e.g., the Black America Pageant of 1973). During my 38-year professional career since, I have been both employed as well as self-employed. As an employee, I have worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as well as in the aerospace and defense industry as a systems test engineer and project manager. While at NASA, working as communication and telemetry specialist, I had the privilege of being part of such historic projects as the Apollo-Soyuz program and the Space Shuttle test launch, as well as many unmanned space projects. When working in the aerospace and defense industry, attached to the Pentagon, I was part of a 15-man team that developed and deployed tactical systems to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and numerous military bases around the world
Alas, retirement was short-lived! As the country experienced an economic downturn in the winter of 2007, I became the General Manager of Rincon Country Mobile Home Park (MHP) in Tucson, Arizona. In June of 2014, I resigned from that position at Rincon Country and now operates S. C. Harrell Consulting Services full-time. In this role, I offer my skills and experiences to small to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs in their efforts to develop and promote their businesses and services in this new 21st-century global economy.
- Today, S. C. Harrell Consulting Services owns and operate FacilityAXS.net, an online business directory with more than 9,000 member-businesses listed from throughout the world.
After leaving the aerospace and defense industry in the late 1980s, I once again became an entrepreneur and, in1992 I started “S. C.Harrell Consulting. This ultimately led to the development of a successful building maintenance company (Flx-i-Clean, Inc.) in 1994. This business was started with a $1,500 investment and grew to more than $1.5 million in business by 1999, serving such clients as the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Airport and more than 100 others across the state of Colorado. After selling that company in 1999, I returned to my technology background and started four Internet-based e-commerce and online learning companies.
- Two Jan/San trade publications ran articles that made reference to me during the 1990s, Cleanlink, entitled What happened to the Dotcom? and Delta Maintenance Services, entitled Cleaning in the 21st Century – New tools, concepts, and status for a thankless job.