Friendly geeks celebrate six years

My Tech Guys celebrate its sixth anniversary Friday from 1-4 p.m. at its Courtenay Store on Cliffe Avenue.

My Tech Guys owner Bob Wells.

My Tech Guys owner Bob Wells.

My Tech Guys celebrate its sixth anniversary Friday from 1-4 p.m. at its Courtenay Store on Cliffe Avenue. Join them for refreshments, cake and door prizes. The grand prize

is an ASUS NetBook, and a one-hour setup in your home.

For the past six years, My Tech Guys has provided geeky service and products in the Comox Valley. Originally started as a service company, they were overwhelmed by the demand for premium computers and started selling PC desktops and laptops, and eventually Apple computers.

That demand has not stopped with computers. Over the past couple years My Tech Guys has jumped at opportunities to stream live events such as the Child Development Telethon, provide WiFi for MusicFest and other events, and start their own tech training seminars dubbed Tech Talks.

“There is no way we could have done the WiFi or live streaming without great people like Brooks and Allison at Shaw Business who have moved mountains to get Internet in unique places with little more than a moments notice,” My Tech Guys owner Bob Wells said.

The business had its share of challenges starting within months of opening the first store. Bob’s twins were born premature, and due to complications spent months in hospital.  “Our twins are doing great now and started kindergarten this year,” he said. “But all the support from local organizations like YANA and Child Development helped me appreciate what a wonderful place the Comox Valley is to live. We always welcome the opportunity to help them with fundraisers whenever possible to make sure they are able to continue to help local families.”

With more than 10,000 customers, My Tech Guys are truly the friendliest geeks in town.

Best known for their funky cars, baby photos and friendly geeks, My Tech Guys has worked hard to provide the best service and products. Their efforts have resulted in winning several awards, including:

2007 Top New Business, BC Chamber of Commerce;

2008 Best IT Service Company, MISTIC, nominated five years in a row

2009 Small Business of the Year, Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce

2010 Business Growth Award, Small Business BC

2010 Canada Day Parade Best Float

2011 Customer Service Nomination to Xander Holmes

2011 BC’s Top 40 Under Forty Awarded to Bob Wells, BIV

2012 Canada Day Best Float

2012 Comox Valley’s Top 40 Under 40 Awarded to Bob Wells


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The Coast Range makes a spectacular backdrop for orca heading towards Discovery Passage of Campbell River Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Photo by Frank Neil
Island wildlife viewers thrilled by close view of passing Orca pod

Group gives wildlife photographers a classic opportunity to view them off Campbell River shoreline

Dasher is back home with mom Christine Girvin thanks to some help from BC Ferries staff. Photo supplied
The cat came back, with help from Comox ferry staff

After Dasher made a dash, ferry staff found her and got her home safe

A rendering of the Denman Green plans for the Kirk Road site. Image, DHA/Ronan Design
Denman Green finds new site for housing

Facing COVID delays, the project reached expiration date on initial site

A fawn stands in a field. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
MARS hoping to build fawn complex for rehab

Their goal is to raise $20,000 in a relatively short period of time.

Aspen Park in Comox is the latest school reporting a COVID-19 exposure. Screenshot, Google Maps
Fifth Comox Valley school reports COVID-19 exposure

Exposure at Aspen Park in Comox was reported for Feb. 22

A health worker holds a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to members of the police at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Mainz, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, start with the vaccination of police officers in internal police vaccination centers. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
B.C. officials to unveil new details of COVID vaccination plan Monday

Seniors and health-care workers who haven’t gotten their shot are next on the list

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A boat caught fire in Ladysmith Harbour on Saturday morning. (Photo submitted)
Search underway for missing woman after boat catches fire in Ladysmith harbour

A large boat caught fire on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 27

An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed by Tofino RCMP in Opitsaht. (Black Press Media file photo)
Man shot and killed by RCMP near Tofino, police watchdog investigating

Investigation underway by Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia.

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s compromise on in-person worship at three churches called ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Would allow outdoor services of 25 or less by Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack churches

Photo: Lt. Sandy Pridmore, MARS Darlene Banerd, MARS, Warren Warttig and Captain Rob Stevens show the new automatic external defibrillator (AED) that will be located at the MARS facilities located at 1331 William Beach Road, Black Creek. Photo supplied
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society adds AED to Williams Beach Road location

Submitted Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) has collaborated with the Comox Firefighters… Continue reading

Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
Jasmine and Gwen Donaldson are part of the CAT team working to reduce stigma for marginalized groups in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Jasmine’s story: Stigma can be the hardest hurdle for those overcoming addiction

Recovering B.C. addict says welcome, connection and community key for rebuilding after drug habit

Most Read