ComputerCare recently received some very exciting news. The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce informed us that we have been nominated as a candidate for Business of the Year 2012 in the Best Business Expansion category! We are thrilled about the nomination, and we know that such an honor could not be possible without our amazing staff, our incredible local business partnerships, and the fantastic clients that we serve everyday.
ComputerCare was founded with humble beginnings and evolved organically, from simple word of mouth referrals. Over time, we have transitioned from a one man show providing computer repair, to a 10 person company providing businesses with comprehensive IT consulting and service. Initially, ComputerCare carved a niche from the ever increasing frustrations associated with reactive computer repairs. However, ComputerCare quickly identified a greater need for guidance with proactive IT support with area businesses. As a result, a far more comprehensive business model was conceived, far greater than simply fixing computers, that would encompass strategic IT consulting, implementation, and continued maintenance and support.
Simply put, ComputerCare evolved along side of current day to day business operations. We recognized more emphasis was needed on proactive strategic consulting and solutions as opposed to reactive service failure issues. Utilizing certified IT professionals and state of the art software, ComputerCare now focuses on preventing network failures and works to mitigate them quickly if in fact they do occur. In all honesty, we had no idea we would need to expand so quickly. Anyone who has visited our offices recently can testify to that! We found ourselves unsure of whether or not our services were going to be valued by businesses in our community. Over time, however, we quickly found out there was a definitive demand for our services!
Since 2009, ComputerCare has grown substantially, and currently employs 10 staff members. Through maintaining solid relationships and continuing to foster solid partnerships with other businesses in the community, we are able to navigate this growth without incurring large amounts of debt. We attribute this smart growth to the same principles that govern our service offerings; solid strategic planning and precise execution of our goals. Although our growth has been challenging, the addition of qualified staff, investment in better service tools, and partnerships with leading resources in the field have put us in a position that allows us to continue to focus on improving our client service by streamlining our processes and systems. New opportunities have come with growth, and providing additional high level training for our staff, including in house and employer subsidized training, is apart of our immediate business plan. Our growth has been challenging because it was unexpected. But as we sit shoulder to shoulder, poised to move into a larger office space in the next few weeks, it only seems that much more appropriate being nominated for the Best Business Expansion category!
ComputerCare takes great pride in our growth, because we know it has an immediate impact on our local business community. Although providing local jobs is a natural byproduct of growth, our service offerings promote increased efficiency of local businesses by keeping companies focused on their primary business functions and providing them sophisticated tools to improve their overall business operations.
We would like to give a special thanks to LibertyAir Air Conditioning and Heating for nominating us. We know that with your continued support, ComputerCare will continue to find success and recognition as a positive representative of the Gainesville business community.
Photo Credit: Gainesville Chamber of Commerce