Hi! My name is Justin Hoilman. Presented here is the history of where Computer Pros came from, and who we are.
The company was originally founded in 1996 in Johnson City, TN by Shawn Miller. Back then, it was called New Age Computers. In 2001, the name was changed in a merger to Networking and Computers. In the spring of 2003, a second location was opened in Greeneville, TN. Then in the fall of 2003, a third location was opened in Bristol, VA. On August 7, 2007, there was a buyout of the Greeneville and Bristol stores. To distinguish the businesses from the old partner the name was changed again to what is now, Computer Pros.
This is where I came in.
In 2008, I ran a successful franchise in the carpet cleaning world. After a series of unfortunate events, I was unable to continue in that line of work. I had some free time to refocus and start over with an opportunity to team up with Shawn Miller to grow the Computer Pros Brand to the next level. In 2009, we experienced an 86% growth in sales. By 2011, we increased to 3 locations by building a store in Elizabethton TN.
In 2016, my wife Ladonna and I purchased & operated a company in the mobile electronics sector named Freedom Wireless. She ran that company full time as the Owner and Lead Technician while I worked in Computer Pros full time as the Regional Manager.
In October 2018, we acquired an alarm contracting business which allowed us to add security camera and alarm systems to our expanding list of services offered.
In November of 2018, Shawn Miller stated that he wished to sell Computer Pros and retire.
By December 2018, we had struck a deal, and on Jan 1st, 2019, we took control of all three locations and merged Freedom Wireless into Computer Pros.
With new opportunities and major vendors like Verizon, ViaSat, and Johnson Controls available, we saw our business becoming an all-in-one-place answer to technology services, sales, and support.
Cell Phones, Cell Phone Service, Tablets, Laptops, Desktops, Business Servers & Networking, Alarm Systems, Security Camera Systems, Website Development, Email Hosting & Management, Leasing Opportunities, and Full-Service IT Staff to manage our clients’ businesses for them so they can focus on what they do best – all services are now fully represented and available with Computer Pros.
I explain all these things to let you know a few key points:
We are human. We have been through many challenges and navigated through them successfully.
We apply all of our experience to helping you, our customers, to navigate the rough waters of Information Technology so that you may come out on top and continue sailing!
“Cell Phones to Servers, For Your Home and Your Business, Let Us Be Your Computer Pro.”