Michelle Wells seen driving the My Tech Guys “S-Cargo” in the company’s first parade in 2007 with the Wells twins in the back car seats. They were only 6 months old at the time, so it was their first parade as well. Photo supplied

Michelle Wells seen driving the My Tech Guys “S-Cargo” in the company’s first parade in 2007 with the Wells twins in the back car seats. They were only 6 months old at the time, so it was their first parade as well. Photo supplied

My Tech Guys celebrates 13 years in the Comox Valley

On Friday, Nov. 22 My Tech Guys will be holding their annual Customer Appreciation Day at their Courtenay Store to thank all their customers that have supported them over the past 13 years.

There will be prizes all day including a ChromeBook Laptop and they will be serving hot dogs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

It is hard to believe that 13 years have passed since they opened their first store in Comox. Since then My Tech Guys has grown to 15 employees and served over 20,000 residential customers and 1,500 business customers.

It has not been without its challenges.

“Technically, Windows Vista came out only months after My Tech Guys opened and proved to be one of the worst operating systems offered by Microsoft – creating havoc among business and home users alike with lack of printer drivers – and for specialized businesses with X-ray machines or custom hardware there was no support at all,” said My Tech Guys owner, Bob Wells. “Fast forward to today and we are hitting the same issues with Windows 10 compatibility as Windows 7 approaches its ‘end of life’ in January 2020.”

Over the years My Tech Guys has won several awards: Comox Valley Chamber Small Business of the Year, Small Business BC Growth Award, MISTIC Best IT Service, and of course several Canada Day and Christmas Parade Float contests. Owner and Extreme Geek Bob Wells also won several awards including the Comox Valley Record Readers Choice Award for Best IT Technician two years running, BC’s Top 40 Under 40, Comox Valley Chamber Top 40 Under 40 and Vancouver Island Top 20 Under 40. With each of these awards, Wells always acknowledges those that make it possible.

“Amazing family, staff and community make this possible,” he said. “Without my supportive wife and parents, organizations like YANA that supported us when our twins were born while staying with them at the hospital in Victoria for months and subsequent surgeries, and finally staff that believe in a truly positive corporate culture while providing outstanding service and being the Friendliest Geeks in Town, My Tech Guys would not be what it is today. I am truly grateful.”

For more information on Friday’s event check out their Facebook page or www.mytechguys.ca