New computer service now available
By Nick Longworth
Experiencing technical issues with your computer might have just gotten a little more convenient.
Local resident and long-time Park Rapids School District employee Jeff Hunt has started his own business, a computer repair service that he says will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week – and be done at the comfort of your own home.
Hunt originally began operations in early January with a soft opening, letting some people know that he was opening his own business. Now he is ready to begin actively taking on more clients.
“I pretty much can service anything to do with computers, printers or home networking. I will also offer some consulting as to purchasing new computers. I can work with both businesses and personal clients,” Hunt said,Hunt graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Determined to work with computers, he spent time in the Twin Cities area before following a girl, and a job, to the Park Rapids Area.The next 12 years he worked as the Park Rapids School District’s technology coordinator until last July when his contract with the district was not renewed, leaving him currently unemployed.“I kind of started doing stuff last fall, doing work here and there. I would go and fix peoples’ computers at their houses and they liked it. People like that they don’t have to bring a computer to a store and that I can just come to their house to fix whatever problems they are having,” Hunt said.Without a brick-and-mortar shop, Hunt is essentially a freelancer who works remotely. Without any licensure oversight, or state testing requirements, he relies solely on his prior qualifications and current references.Hunt said he has so far provided services for companies such as Thielen Motors and the Itasca Insurance company.When Alan Saar from Thielen Motors was contacted about Hunt, he said he did provide networking services for them, but it was over two years ago. Similarily, Jim Engst from Itasca Insurance said the networking services Hunt provided for them was done over four years ago.Ultimately, Hunt sees a major service being provided in the convenience he is able to offer to his customers.“With the school district from 2001-2013 I did all kinds of stuff with computers from service to technical. For a lot of employees I would also fix their home computers,” Hunt said.“I will go out to anybody’s house 24/7 and fix your computer, even in the middle of the night.”The 24 hour Computer Repair Service can be reached 255-2178. It currently has no website.