NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 10 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOCH), a premier national provider of professional IT solutions to small business and residential customers through its national network of franchise and Company-owned locations under the trade names Geeks On Call(R), 1-800-905-GEEK(TM), CallTheGeeks.com(TM) and Call The Geeks(TM), announced today that they will be offering IT services through their Value-Added Benefit Program to Christmas Decor, a division of The Decor Group and the nation's largest outdoor lighting and decorating franchise.
Christmas Decor professionals handle the design and installation of outdoor holiday displays for residences and business locations, creating celebrated decorative installations tailored to individual customers. All of the company's franchises employ display designers and crews to assemble the designs. The service provides all supplies necessary to the job, maintaining the display during the holidays and disassembling and storing it for their customers' use the next year. This holiday season, Christmas Decor is celebrating the men and women serving overseas in our U. S. Armed Forces, with the goal of decorating 100 of their homes.
Geeks On Call services can help Christmas Decor franchisees maintain their computer systems at peak operating capacity during the fast-paced holiday season -- avoiding downtime, staying in full control of (and backing up) customer files and billing records, and maintaining the Internet connectivity that enables customer and staff communication, connection to the Corporate office, advertising and parts ordering, among other important tasks.
"We're looking forward to the relationship," said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Rich Artese. "Franchises are small businesses, and we enjoy helping small businesses succeed. Computer support is vital to their operation, and our own franchise owners and technicians know this better than anyone. They are in a unique position to understand the daily operations and needs of a franchise business and are skilled at tailoring computer services to the needs of our partners' franchisees. Christmas Decor will also present an interesting new theme within the small business model our franchise partners know so well."
Founded by Blake Smith in 1986 in Lubbock, Texas, as a common-sense solution to fill an off-season void and provide year-round work for employees of his lawn care company Quality Lawn Care, Christmas Dï¿½cor quickly emerged as the company's No. 1 overall profit center -- accounting for almost half its profits. Today, more than 375 Christmas Dï¿½cor locations operate in 48 states and Canada with more than 50,000 consumer and commercial customers, with plans to open locations in more than 100 new markets through franchise expansion in selective communities around the country. In addition to sales of its famous holiday decorating services, The Decor Group also offers the NiteTime Decor franchise opportunity, a growing 30-unit concept built on exterior landscape lighting services. For more information, visit http://www.thedecorgroup.com.
Geeks On Call is a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GOCH). Founded in 1999, the Company is a pioneer in the mobile, rapid- response on-site IT service concept. Under the trade names Geeks On Call(R), 1-800-905-GEEK(TM), CallTheGeeks.com(TM) and Call The Geeks(TM), the Company's certified IT professionals service small businesses and residential customers through its national network of franchise and Company-owned locations. They provide computer privacy and security solutions, hardware and network installations and troubleshooting, as well as repairs, upgrades and consulting. Geeks On Call also co-markets through endorsed vendor relationships with other Franchisors, who offer GOC services to their franchisees as a value-added benefit. Over 250 independently owned and operated franchises have been granted, with new franchise and Corporate locations opening regularly. For more information, including franchising and Value-Added Benefit Program opportunities, call 1-800-905-GEEK or visit http://www.geeksoncall.com. Send an email of inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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