Taking a Risk on an 'Up and Down' Business

By FOXBusiness

Mortgage Industry Hot Shot Jumps Into a Profitable Business

Epic Air owner Jill Rempert spent two decades in the mortgage business and went from Bank of America's No. 2 wholesale loan originator in the U.S. to successful business owner.

Talk about a change of pace. After more than twenty years in the mortgage business, one woman jumped into the entrepreneur game—literally.

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Jill Rempert was ranked as the number two wholesale account executive in the U.S. for Bank of America from 2005 to 2007, when she decided to open her own trampoline park in South Elgin, Ill. Rempert and her husband put everything they had into financing their own business.

"I invested all of my money—my 401K, savings—and put my heart and soul into Epic Air," Rempert told FBN.

Epic Air Trampoline Park features a 60-foot long trampoline track, which is the length of a gymnastic floor routine. It also has a dodge ball trampoline court, a foam pit and two basketball courts, featuring special trampoline mats called "White Lightning."

Rempert accredits the business' success to the unique activity it provides kids and families.

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"It's fitness and recreation, all in one," she said.

She is looking to expand Epic Air across the Midwest in the year to come.

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