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

 

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