I have been modding, tinkering, and repairing things for as long as I can remember. Most of my work experiences revolved around identifying and troubleshooting defects and damage to a variety of products (ranging from airplanes to oil field equipment to fuel injectors). My first android device was a Motorola Droid 2, which I purchased shortly after its release in 2010. Little did I know that this smartphone would be the beginning of a new and fascinating hobby. Over the last few years I have honed my skills by modifying and repairing phones, tablets, and computers for myself, my friends and my family. Working with smartphones and tablets has become a passion of mine. I have even grown to enjoy working with phones and tablets that use Windows (yes … that’s right … I also enjoy Windows Phones & Tablets).
What do you love about your job?
The range of devices out there can really keep you on your toes. I like deciding whether a certain job or task is better completed in the field or back at the home base. I enjoy getting into the bottom of a weird problem, figuring it out, and applying a quick, reasonably priced solution to it. Setting my own schedule really helps too.
Who or What inspired you to start your business?
My wife was diagnosed with CRPS about a year ago. This rare disorder has caused her to require more assistance with her daily tasks and rely more heavily on me during odd hours. When I started to talk about turning my hobby into a business, my wife was the one who encouraged me to make it happen. Even though there have been some challenges in starting it up, my wife has never stopped believing in me. Having my own business and setting my own hours have allowed me to do what I love. I also get to help the person whom I love. Running a business also seems, and has proven to be, really challenging and interesting. I like to work with people and offer them good services at fair prices. The freedom to set the right price for a service to best fit the situation is one of nicest perks of owning a business.
What Education/Training Do you Have?
All of my training has been on the job and self taught. My work experience is in manufacturing, maintenance, troubleshooting, warranty repairs, and primarily quality assurance. The majority of my career was spent working in the aerospace field in both manufacturing and quality assurance. This has shaped my understanding of the importance of high quality standards. I have worked in the aviation manufacturing field, oil drilling field, and automotive fields. All of my knowledge and experience with phones, tablets, and computers was self taught as it has been a hobby of mine for the last 8-9 years. First I worked on just my phones, tablets, and computers then I began fixing the devices of my friends and family. I enjoyed this work so much that I decided to make this my profession.