Justin Dalton is the owner of ProTex, a turn-key residential and commercial security company located in Morgantown, West Virginia. ProTex was founded in 2008 by Dalton who has been in the electronic industry and life safety industry for more than 20 years.
ProTex was founded with the belief that the best protection is prevention. ProTex focuses on designing custom life safety and protection solutions that prevent crime theft and accidental damage from arising in the first place.
Dalton was a guest on The Positively West Virginia Podcast, hosted by Jim Matuga. Dalton talked with Matuga about his business, ProTex, what a smart home looks like and his advice to young entrepreneurs.
How did you get started in this line of work?
“I had a hobby in junior high school of messing around with electronics and radio controlled cars. That led me to go down the path of studying electronic engineering. During that time, I had been offered another job doing security and life safety installations and design. So that’s where I got my start,” said Dalton. “It kind of evolved as I was finishing school.”
What is the smart home like?
“ A lot of our technology has been changing rapidly within the last few years. There is some of the cool features and conveniences that our systems offer now besides the protection and life safety side,” Dalton said. “Now, you have the convenience of the simple things that could be automated. It could help you with your business, your home and keep track of what’s going on and being in the know.”
What is one piece of advice you would give young business owners?
“I have a few pieces of advice,” Dalton said. “Always listen to free advice from others experiences. Don’t let anyone outwork you. And, never let anyone tell you a right or wrong way to do something in your business.”
Listen to Dalton’s full podcast here.
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- PIECE OF ADVICE: “Always listen to free advice from others experiences. Don’t let anyone outwork you. And, never let anyone tell you a right or wrong way to do something in your business,” Dalton advised.