Moses Harvin: The epitome of entrepreneurial spirit
Where does one get the entrepreneurial spirit?
If you ask Moses Harvin, he’ll say it came from his mother, who owned a beauty salon in South Carolina where he grew up.
He learned his lesson well, too.
Now, he’s the CEO of the 10,000-square-foot building that houses Rockledge-based American Services Technology Inc., a minority-owned small business dedicated to understanding the clients’ needs and executing them with assurance, on schedule and within a budget.
Harvin doesn’t brag, but his company is a trusted partner of the federal government and one of the world’s leading contractors.
Not bad for a black child who grew up in Sumter, South Carolina — and one of eleven children. (Harvin was the youngest of three boys.)
Harvin, a retired major who was deployed to Grenada and Operation Desert Storm, stayed in Brevard County after retiring from his last duty station, Patrick Air Force Base, with an eye toward becoming an entrepreneur.
He founded American Services Technologies Inc. in 1995.
He is a mild-mannered man, quick to smile. And although he has received military honors and has been recognized by his peers, it’s his commitment to help his community that really stands out.
We all have 24 hours to work with each day, but Harvin stretches his time for others. He uses his talent to get things moving and his money to let folks know he is serious about making Brevard County a place to be proud of.
Moses has received many civic honors, including being named Citizen of the Year in 2012 by Florida Today for his work in improving the lives of Space Coast residents.
The youth are a top priority, and Harvin is quite proud of the boys and men’s summit that has been going on for over 22 years.
He’ll explain that — along with his passion for music and how he and his wife of 42 years met in eighth grade — during the interview at the link on the top right of the page.
Emma Harvin is by her husband’s side. But her business, One Source Office Proudcts, is located in the same building and — together — they are a formidable couple of faith and humanity.
Listen to their story about how volunteerism is in their blood and what they hope they have added to the place where they make their home.