Certified Safe & Lock was purchased by the husband and wife team of Everett and Laura Nibbelink in 1953. For twelve years, they managed to run the budding business by themselves, along with only two employees, and their second oldest son, Greg Nibbelink.While Greg was initially enthralled with the locksmith industry, as he got older, his focus shifted away from the safe and lock industry over to the rapidly growing industry of burglar and fire alarms. Although Greg began trying to persuade his parents to expand the business into alarms in 1968, it took three years to pass before he made any headway. In June of 1972, Sacramento Valley Security System (SVA) was launched. Greg was the sole employee with any knowledge of alarms, which meant he took on the role of salesman, installer, on-call night man, as well as any other jobs that needed to be done. The actual alarm monitoring was done through an answering service, thus leaving Everett to tend to the management of Certified Safe & Lock, and Laura to answer the phones in the main office, along with handling all the bookkeeping for both companies. Within six months of SVAs establishment, Diane Goulding, Gregs sister, joined the family business and was put in charge of all office duties. Within the first year of SVAs opening, the business found itself expanding enough to demand a full-time installer, which eased Gregs workload significantly.
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