Category Archives: The Computer Man

On-site Service !

Sometimes, you have to take your equipment into a shop to be serviced…like your car.

And you have to go to a shop to get a haircut, or see a doctor (not too many doctors come on-site these days 🙂

But a lot of times, folks will come to you – such as a plumber, an electrician, a carpenter, and The Computer Man.

I will come to your location – HomeOfficeHome-Office.

The Computer Man specializes in on-site service in Charlottesville VA, and surrounding areas.

There are a lot of advantages to on-site service.  You do not have to tear down your computer – put it in your vehicle, and drop it off at a store.  Then wait…

Nor do you have to pick up the repaired computer, bring it home or to your office, and set it back up.

And if something did not go quite right with the repair – repeat the procedure 🙁

I can perform most repairs and services right on-site.  If for some reason, the computer needs to be removed for repair – I will come and pick it up, and return it to you at the completion of the job.  I’ll set it up, connect all your devices, and let you test it.  If for some odd reason, I missed something – I will return at no charge and correct the problem.

On-site, I establish a relationship with my customers.  There is only me, so I am the one you see on each visit.  I can get a feel for your setup.  You can sit down with me (if you like) and watch, ask questions, and learn how to maintain your computer.  On-site, I fix your computer problem the same day (in most cases).

Sure, there are some advantages to taking your computer to a shop, or having someone access your computer remotely – perhaps a bit of a price break for instance…

But, personally I think the advantages of on-site service far outweigh the bit extra in cost (if there is any – I am very competitive in price).

So if you have a computer need, and want someone to come to you – then call The Computer Man – Have Tools…Will Travel…

Until then,

Michael

 

 

 

 

 

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name ? … Apparently a lot…

20 some years ago – before starting my own business – I was thinking of a good business name.  I heard someone refer to me as “The Computer Man” (I was working in an IT related field at the time), and thought “that’s a good name” – kind of generic – like the gas man or the electric man – something people would remember.  And so, in 1995, The Computer Man was born (in Charlottesville VA).

I tried to obtain the domain name (The Computer Man.com) – but it was taken (still is – although it has changed hands a few times in those years).  So I chose Havetools.com (have tools…will travel).

I had a custom logo made:   logo

 

I started with one client…my sister!

I was off and running!

20 years later…

I did a Google search for “The Computer Man” today, and came up with over 42 pages (about 492,000,000 results) of The Computer Man related sites!

Wow…a lot of computer men out there…

But only 1 in Charlottesville Virginia – me 🙂  ( I came up in the results as well 🙂

I found the Computer Man on YouTube:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWD7iqtOJSE   and   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1IqqlW1U4k

A man who shot his computer (I’ve been tempted to do that a couple of times):     http://fox59.com/2015/04/22/frustrated-with-troublesome-computer-man-shoots-it-8-times/

Lot’s of Google images:  https://www.google.com/search?q=the+computer+man&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=tGZaVZSSKYS6ggSr84PYDA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoA2oVChMIlLypzarMxQIVBJ2ACh2r-QDL&biw=1680&bih=920

And Computer Men across the country (and world).

There’s even a Computer Man college !

Apparently, a lot of people like that name 🙂

Me too…I think it’s a good name.

But there’s a whole lot more to it…I’ve seen a lot of business come and go in twenty years – some with really good names.  It takes a lot more than a good name to stay in business…

I found out years ago for example, that the key word in a service oriented business is service!  Give folks good – no great –  service at a reasonable rate, and they will remember your name.

Some other keywords:  Honesty. Quality Work, Pride in Workmanship, Experience

And that’s what I offer you…and more.

Your (local) Computer Man.

Serving Charlottesville Virginia and surrounding areas since 1995.  Still here… Still have tools…Still travel… 🙂

 

Computer Repair – Have Tools – Will Travel

The Computer man specializes in on-site computer repair service in Charlottesville VA, and surrounding areas.  TCM celebrates his 20th year in business in 2015!   With over 40 years of computer experience, I have been around as long as computers have 🙂 … You don’t stay in business for twenty years if you are not doing something right.  I strive for quality work.  My standards are high.  I am efficient in time, and thorough in work.  I provide quality work, and I guarantee it!

If you have a computer need – call me (434 971 7405) – I have tools…will travel 🙂

Michael

Tool Users

Have Tools … Will Travel

The Computer Man specializes in on-site service and repair in Charlottesville Virginia and surrounding areas.  I have been in business for 20 years (established in 1995).

Please fell free to contact me with any questions, concerns, problems or suggestions 🙂

Take Care,

Michael