1-800-905-geek Opens Its First Franchise In Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

1-800-905-GEEK, a national provider of computer solutions, has opened its first franchise in the Pittsburgh area.

Formerly known as Geeks on Call, the company recently changed the name to its phone number to help it emerge from "a sea of sameness,"� other technicians using the "geek" word to bring in business, explains Matt Nelson, spokesperson for the corporate office in Norfolk, Virginia.

Pittsburgh native Gary Motor, a 27-year computer industry veteran, purchased five of the 15 franchises available in the Pittsburgh area and has hired two technicians, a client service rep and a territory manager to start. He hopes to expand, adding more franchises in time.

The Pittsburgh operation will provide IT support to Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, including Evans City, Zelienople, Cranberry Township, Mars, Seven Fields, Renfrew, Wexford, Warrendale, Bradfordwoods, Harmony, Mt. Oliver, Castle Shannon, Upper St. Clair, Baldwin, Mt. Lebanon, Dormont, Bethel, Scott and Bridgeville.

Calling the number brings a certified, PT Cruiser driving technician right to your home or small business, in most cases in the same day. Prices are generally more reasonable than businesses with a retail storefront and technicians do not sell equipment and software, although they will make recommendations, Motor says.

1-800-905-GEEK was named one of the fastest growing franchises nationwide by Franchise Times and Entrepreneur Magazine. The company exercises strict control of its franchises through technical certification of its technicians and extensive background checks, Nelson says.

"I like helping small businesses because they are so impacted by what an independent IT professional can do to help them reach a business goal," Motor says. "I'm also excited about the opportunity to offer assistance to more residential customers and home-based businesses." Writer: Deb Smit Source: Matt Nelson, Gary Motor, 1-800-905-GEEK

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