Our Eugene Story

By: Andrea Eldridge, CEO and co-founder of Nerds On Call, an on-site computer and laptop repair service company.

The opening of Nerds on Call Computer Repair Eugene is one of our founder’s favorite times in
company history.

After beginning our expansion into Oregon with the opening of our Medford location in 2008,
Nerds were ready to continue our Northern migration.

We had already made that first step into the colder northern territories, and we couldn’t get
enough of the beautiful Oregon countryside. So we decided to set our sights on Eugene and see
if the city loved us back.

Merl Valles, our fearless Admiral of Northward Expansion, headed up to Oregon in 2009 to
locate a storefront for Nerds On Call Computer Repair Eugene. He was working out of a hotel
room, but still had nothing but good things to report about Eugene.

Though, its not to say it was entirely without challenges.

Eugene was the first city that we settled in that had one-way streets all over town. Sure, we’d
dealt with one or two here or there in our home city of Redding, but the newly-minted Nerds
technicians of Nerds On Call Computer Repair Eugene had to learn to safely navigate the
streets.

Fortunately, we’ve become pros at it – and haven’t caused any major traffic incidents in the
process!

Interestingly enough, the year that we expanded into Eugene and Portland, 2009, was also the
first year that Nerds On Call Computer Repair placed in the INC 5000, a yearly list of the fastest-
growing companies in the United States. We could claim that it was the good people of Eugene
that made that possible, but we don’t have any solid proof for that. Nevertheless, thank you!

We now have a solid contingent of Nerds here in Eugene. When they’re not hard at work
at Nerds On Call Computer Repair Eugene, our Nerds love to visit Voodoo Doughnuts.
Something has to keep them running besides caffeine, and what better than a Fruit Loop or
Oreo cookie-coated beauty?

Oh, and are you wondering why the opening of Nerds On Call Eugene was our founder’s
favorite time in company history? It’s because it was the first new store visited by the littlest
Nerd to join the family, their son (born in November 2008).

For many years we’ve enjoyed growing our Nerds on Call Eugene family of customers. We’ve
gotten to know quite a few customers who have since become friends as well.

We hope to share many more happy years with you! Many thanks from all of us here at Nerds
On Call to all of you in Eugene!

Nerds On Call Computer Repair Eugene also services the greater Eugene area, including Veneta,
Thurston, Springfield, Saginaw, Pleasant Hill, Noti, Monroe, Marcola, Lowell, Lorane, Junction
City, Harrisburg, Fall Creek, Elmira, Dexter, Creswell, Crawfordsville, Cheshire, and Alvadore.

About The Author: Andrea Andrea Eldridge is CEO and co-founder of Nerds On Call, a computer repair company that specializes in on-site and online service for homes and businesses. Andrea is the writer of a weekly column, Nerd Chick Adventures in The Record Searchlight. She prepares TV segments for and appears regularly on CBS, CW and FOX on shows such as Good Day Sacramento, More Good Day Portland, and CBS 13 News, offering viewers technology and lifestyle tips. See Andrea in action at callnerds.com/andrea/.