West Computers, Inc

My name is Jack West. I am the owner and founder of West Computers, Inc. I started working on computers as a hobby back in high school. I got good at it, and people started paying me to fix their computers.

The number of service repairs I was doing grew to the point I decided to go into business for myself officially.

In 1997, while I was still in high school, I obtained my first business license. I worked from a home shop I had set up and went to people's homes that needed service.

A few years later, I was in college and decided it was time to open a retail store to handle the continually growing number of customers bringing their devices to me to be serviced.

Our first retail location opened in 2001 on Oak St. in downtown Laurel. It was a small but quaint location that allowed me to keep work organized.

It was at this time when I hired my first employees. One of our early employees was Keith Blackledge. Keith was older and retired from his previous work and wanted to go into computers as a later career. Keith stayed with us for nearly 17 years before he retired for good. We miss him at the office and cherish the time we can meet him for lunch at our favorite local eatery, Ka-Rock's in Ellisville.

We were downtown for five years. We had outgrown our little space there, and we moved to an office on Bush Dairy Road in 2006. We continued to grow and took on a few additional employees to accommodate the growth.

In 2007, we incorporated and prepared for further growth. By 2011, we were ready for more space and more opportunities. We moved to 16th Avenue in a shopping center beside McCoy's.

We were taking on larger projects and secured a bid to equip the Buffalow Wild Wings in Meridian. We installed all their TV's and media network. We were on track for even larger projects, but the economic recession of 2012 caused many businesses to reduce spending and expansion.

We adjusted our goals and scaled back our retail footprint and made sure to keep our services continuing for all of our customers. Part of that restructures involved finding a location just outside the city to help with taxes and control overhead costs more.

We were able to find our current and permanent location at 1654 Highway 184. We moved here in 2016 and continue to strive to offer the best service to our customers.

We focus on providing the best quality of service to our customers at affordable rates. We have been around for over 20 years, and our current staff has over 70 years of combined experience in technology. When you want the best, turn to West.