Geeks On Call Opens Four New Computer-Service Franchises in Minneapolis/St. Paul

GOC Mobile Technicians Provide Data and Identity Protection for Business and Residential Customers

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Geeks On Call, a premier national provider of computer services and support, announced that it has expanded to Minneapolis/St. Paul, launching four new franchises delivering rapid-response, onsite solutions to homes and small businesses throughout the Twin Cities. The two franchises in the western suburbs of Minneapolis are owned by businessman Rick Jackson, and the two franchises covering downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, Edina, Bloomington, the University of Minnesota campus, and the state capital are owned by husband-and-wife entrepreneurs John and Michelle Korsmo.

For Rick Jackson, a self-described "go-to guy" for computer repair, becoming a Geeks On Call franchisee resulted in the fulfillment of two passions: technology and entrepreneurship.

"Prior to starting a relationship with Geeks On Call, I never translated my interest in technology into a career," Jackson said. "When I decided to pursue the dream of owning my own business, following that love for technology was a natural fit."

John and Michelle Korsmo bring vast business ownership experience to the franchises. The couple's previous ventures have included a successful real estate title business and a minor league basketball team.

"I have always enjoyed the challenge and responsibility of business ownership," said John Korsmo. "With Geeks On Call, my wife and I saw the opportunity to fulfill a real need for onsite technology services in the city where my children grew up."

In addition to his professional accomplishments, John has a claim to fame: he is the father of child actor Charlie Korsmo, who starred in such films as Dick Tracy, What About Bob?, Hook, and Can't Hardly Wait.

Serving the Twin Cities

Jackson and the Korsmos are working together to provide computer services to all of the major areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Specifically, Jackson's franchises focus on the western suburbs of Minneapolis, including Waconia and the shores of Lake Minnetonka. The Korsmo's franchises cover downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, Edina, Bloomington, the University of Minnesota campus and the state capital. All of the Geeks On Call franchises in the Twin Cities are fully operational and are continuing to grow their staff of certified, professional technicians.

"We see a great opportunity to help residents and business owners in the Twin Cities with convenient, on-site computer services," said Jackson. "The Korsmos and I are committed to providing quality service consistent with the strong record of Geeks On Call."

About Geeks On Call/1-800-905-GEEK
Through its trade names Geeks On Call and 1-800-905-GEEK, Geeks On Call America, Inc. is a premier national provider of rapid response on-site computer services and solutions to small business and residential customers. The company has over 250 franchises in 33 cities in the U.S. and continues to open new franchises to complete its national expansion.

Founded in 1999, the company helped pioneer the concept of mobile computer IT services through a national franchise network. Geeks On Call franchisees and/or their technicians are CompTIA A+ and Microsoft certified IT professionals that operate as small business entrepreneurs in the communities where they live and work, building their businesses one satisfied customer at a time. As small business owners themselves, Geeks On Call franchisees understand that excellence in IT support is as mission-critical to a small business as it is to large corporations with a full-time IT department. Geeks On Call levels the technology playing field for small businesses by providing the same state-of the-art IT support found in major companies, but at an affordable price point.

The certified IT professionals from Geeks On Call provide a vast array of services including system security and online privacy solutions, hardware and software repairs and troubleshooting, wireless equipment and network installations, spyware and virus prevention and removal, data backups and transfers, and other value-added products and services from a host of strategic technology partners. Geeks On Call was among the first companies to utilize national advertising and unique automotive detailing to promote its services, and its technicians are instantly recognizable by their Chrysler PT Cruisers branded with the 1-800-905-GEEK phone number. The company has been recognized for its growth by Franchise Times and Entrepreneur magazines, the later of which named Geeks On Call the #1 new franchise company in America in 2006.

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