Extreme Endeavors went into business in Englewood Colorado with one customer, Lucent Technologies. The main focus behind this first project was to provide design assistance to Lucent Technologies in Satellite communications. After this first project the owner of Extreme Endeavors headed to Antarctica for a year as the station manager at the South Pole base.
During the winter over period Mike decided that 6 years of being involved in Scientific research in Antarctica was enough and he decided to jump into the corperate business climate with both feet. When he left Antarctica he traveled several months through New Zealand, Australia, Indionesia, Germany and France, adapting to warmer temperatures, and finally returning to West Virginia where the business went into full time operations.