The Computer Doctors are IN
By Sparta Live | January 16, 2007 12:00 am
The Computer Doctors recently opened for business, and owner Chris Sapp, wearing a lab coat, not only makes house calls, but he can diagnose and heal whatever ails a computer.
Computer Doctors services all makes and models and tries to have computers repaired within 24 hours. The business sells new and used computers, buys or trades, and also serves as recycle drop-off point for those computers that have kicked the proverbial bucket.
“I have been interested in computers since junior high school,” said Sapp, “and then I took Mr. Bryant’s computer science class in high school. I was fascinated with the fact that a computer would do whatever I told it to do.
I love troubleshooting and seeing how things work.”
Sapp said what keeps his work exciting is trying to figure out the computer problem and dealing with the public.
“I enjoy interacting with folks and fixing computers,” said Sapp.
“Sometimes the machines can really take me to school trying to figure out the problems.”
Sapp is always up for the challenge and enjoys the trial and error process.
“My grandfather always said you can sheer a sheep every year, but you can only skin him once,” said Sapp. “That is the philosophy behind my business.”
Sapp offers quality service at a reasonable price and understands the success of his business depends strongly on word-of-mouth.
“What sets us apart is that we speak Dr. Seuss and Mother Goose,” said Sapp.
“We don’t talk over people’s heads.
We are really good at explaining things in terms people can understand.”
Sapp recently moved home to Sparta after spending the last 20 years seeing the world.
After graduating from White County High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Japan. He later moved to Louisiana and operated a computer company.
“There is no place in the world like Sparta, Tenn.,” said Sapp.
“I told my dad I finally understood what it must have been like when he returned from the military, and he told me he was so glad to be back home he could almost kiss the dirt. And that is exactly how I feel about being back home.”
Sapp chose to move home after losing his wife to a long illness so he could be closer to his dad and his brother.
“I needed a fresh start, and there didn’t seem to be a lot of computer competition in the area,” said Sapp.
The Computer Doctors is located at 334 North Spring Street, and can be contacted at 837-HELP or visit the web site at www.computerdoctors.org