Editor's Note: This article written by Robin Traum was posted on Patch Nov. 26, 2013.
Jeff Zollner of New City has been running a computer repair and service business for about 15 years. During the past 10 years, Michael Khekoian of West Nyack launched several startups providing web site design and technical services. Now the two formed a partnership to merge their businesses and will open Computuners Computer Services at 134 South Main Street in Nanuet in early December.
They will maintain Zollner’s current location in Chestnut Ridge, which employs five staffers who perform the gamut of computer services. The partners, who just met earlier this year, hope the Nanuet storefront will give their business the visibility it needs to expand.
“It’s something my partner and I have wanted our entire lives,” said Zollner.
Khekoian, who is 24 and works in IT for Rand Realty, said he has been working on computers since he was 14 years old and the two hope to combine their client bases.
Zollner said Computuners’ services include screen replacements, data recovery, custom machine design and configuration for individuals and small to medium sized businesses along with networking and web design and web graphics.
He said the 1,000 square foot location would be convenient for customers because it is right off Route 59 and across the street from the Shops At Nanuet. The store will offer customers a “little bit of everything.”
“We do PCs. We do Apple,” he said.
The 31-year-old entrepreneur said, “This is our passion. This is what we love to do.”
Khekoian said, “If it computes, we can optimize it.”
He explained customers can buy new systems through them that are customized for their exact needs. Clients can also bring in their current technology to have it configured and upgraded for their applications and have unnecessary software and games removed. He emphasized they will help customers save money.
“Everyone is different and has different needs when it comes to a computer,” Khekoian said. “Basically we make the computer easy to use.”
Zollner said they already do a lot of virtualization and cloud computing for clients. The store will display portable, home, office and touchscreen computers to help customers determine what will work best for them.
Computuners will recycle old technology and accept trade-ins for cash or toward the purchase of new items. Zollner said they expect the store will be open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and shorter hours on the weekend. Computuners can be contacted at 845-652-8592,www.computuners.com or firstname.lastname@example.org