June 22, 2008

Beckleyan Returns Home to Start Computer Business

By Fred Pace, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.

Jun. 22--Chase Cappellari says he has had a love for computers since he was in grade school.

"I used to like to experiment and take them apart," he recalled. "The challenge was putting them back together."

By the time he was in junior high school, he was servicing and repairing computers in his spare time.

"It was like a hobby back then," Cappellari said.

After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 2003, Cappellari went off to West Virginia University.

In 2007, he graduated with honors from the university's School of Business and Economics with a bachelor's degree in business administration and finance.

"I knew that I wanted to continue working with computers, but I needed management and business skills and I got them at WVU," said Cappellari.

At the beginning of this year Cappellari went to Charlotte, N.C., to become a certified computer technician.

"I enhanced my skills and love for computers at the TechSkills campus," he said. "At TechSkills, I received my compTIA A-plus IT technician certifications."

Cappellari received the highest score in the history of the campus on this national test.

"The certifications allow me to service and repair all types of computers," he said.

Cappellari recently started "Compute One" from his home in Beckley.

"I really felt there was a need in the area for the types of services offered by Compute One," he said.

Compute One offers new computer consulting, computer and software training, virus and spyware prevention and removal, computer and peripheral setup, computer and software upgrades and repairs, data backups and recovery, Web site design and maintenance, installation of point of sale systems, wireless and wired networking, preventative maintenance and more.

"We provide local, personal and professional quality services by A-plus certified technicians," Cappellari said. "We also offer pickup and delivery service."

Cappellari said Compute One provides various on-site services.

"We don't have a shop, instead we come to your site with our services," he said. "Many of the stores where you buy your computer can't offer the types of services after the sale that we offer. Others charge way too much. Call us today to experience the Compute One difference."

The company sells gift certificates and customers can sign up for the Compute One newsletter.

"Our Web site gives full details of our services, current specials, and other information," Cappellari added.

Compute One's Web site is located at www.ComputeOne.net or Cappellari can be reached by calling 250-4552.

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