Geeks On Call Expands Service Area Into Tennessee
New Franchise Growth Fuels Development of National Presence
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GOCH), a premier national provider of on-site computer service and solutions to small business and residential customers (through its trade names Geeks On Call and 1-800-905-GEEK) announced today the opening of its first franchise location in Tennessee, bringing its professional services to businesses and homes in greater Chattanooga and Cleveland, TN.
The Geeks On Call service area encompasses the region of Southern Tennessee that surrounds the two cities in Hamilton and Bradley counties as well as Northern Georgia (including Dalton, Rock Spring, and Chatsworth).
Franchise owner Jim Ownbey is a career customer service professional with a lifelong love of the IT field. Ownbey had this to say: "The way I look at doing business, it's about more than just the golden rule. Don't just do unto others as you would have done to you, but do it better than what you would have done to you."
Geeks On Call's MCSE and A+ certified technicians provide rapid-response on-site computer assistance for local residents as well as startup and growing businesses who may require troubleshooting and repair, network and software installations, security and data backup/recovery, among others. These services are offered on an as-needed basis, saving small businesses the cost of supporting an in-house IT department.
Rich Artese, Vice President and CIO of Geeks On Call, said, "Following the company's recently attained public status, we are expanding into new territories to further develop a national presence and accomplish our mission to become the leading provider of rapid-response on-site IT services to the small business and residential markets. We are happy to have Jim as a part of the team."
About Geeks On Call/1-800-905-GEEK
Geeks On Call America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GOCH). Through its trade names 1-800-905-GEEK and Geeks On Call, the company is a premier national provider of on-site computer service and solutions to small business and residential customers. Founded in 1999, the company helped pioneer the onsite residential IT service concept. Since then, small businesses and residential customers across the nation have trusted Geeks On Call/1-800-905-GEEK's certified IT professionals to provide computer privacy and security solutions, hardware and network installations, troubleshooting, repairs, upgrades and consulting/one-on-one training. The company began franchising in 2001 and has granted over 300 franchises with new locations opening regularly. All franchises are independently owned and operated. For more information, visit www.1800905GEEK.com.
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