Name: Robert H. Hollar, Jr.
From: Tallahassee, FL.
My name is Robert Hollar and I'm an Information Technology (IT) handyman. I grew up in Tallahassee, Florida's capital city, where the ocean and woods are just a short drive away. I've been living here the past 35 years where I graduated from Florida State with a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology and met the love of my life, Lindsey. I've been blessed to have a beautiful, healthy daughter and a loving family that I can lean on, all of which are back living in town.
IT has been a passion of mine since my Freshman year of high school where I took my first web design class. Over the next four years I honed my web design skills by taking classes and doing small projects for people in the community. It wasn't until College that I started messing with the hardware side of IT... because bills weren't paying themself, I took a job as a computer technician at CCLA where I was able to work with some brilliant minds that inspired my interest in Systems Engineering.
While at CCLA I was able to put on many different IT hats. I was a Desktop Support Technician, Systems Administrator, Backup Operator, SharePoint Administrator, and had a few projects where I was able to put my programming skills to good use.
It wasn't until 2011 that my brother, Thomas, and I started our own managed services and application development company called H2Accent. We brought to market a multi-platform mobile app called TallyRec that allowed us to transverse into the mobile app development world. This was one of the most invigorating and freeing experiences that I've had, work didn't seem like work... it was fun! The only down side is we weren't bringing in enough money to live the lifestyle we both wanted. Because of this, we ended up officially closing H2Accent in December of 2013.
I now work for a great company, CiviTek, as a Support Engineer. Here I've been focused on bringing the counties that I'm responsible for into the present by installing the latest technologies from Dell, VMware, and Microsoft. I've overhauled several counties onto an Active Directory Domain utilizing Server 2012 R2 and a clustered VMware backend to ensure reliability.