Dave's Computer Services

About Dave's:

Dave was born in Redwood City, California, and spent though his mid-grammar-school years mostly in the bay area. When Dave's dad decided to retrain from an EE to a PhD (i/c designer to shrink), the family moved to Southern California. Here Dave discovered games and then computers then girls, well that special girl anyway, his wife Linda who he married at 19. Having a good high school education under his belt and facing years of review in college, disillusioned Dave took some time off in Hawaii.
Shortly after this he returned to Souther California and retrained as an "automated process control maintenance technician," sold to him as a robotics course, which was basically an electronics certificate. This got him working for Microworks as an engineering assistant, testing, repairing and designing video digitizers. Lots of great experience, but the boss misjudged him and Dave was off to Santa Cruz. Also, it was about then Dave's son, Dan, was born. You might see him working on repairs now and then in the shop or in the field. Seems it was late '84 when Dave came to Santa Cruz and started working at Affordable Computers, right here at 740 Front street, was it suite 115 then? Now it's 155. And we just moved to 150 B Felker St. Dave's daughters were born about then, Emily in Zayante and Sarah in our "new" house in Lompico. Sarah currently works at the front counter some Saturdays. Affordable Computer became Computer Center of Santa Cruz. We had an earthquake and Dave lost his house in Lompico. Then Computer Center of Santa Cruz became ComputerWare, and by then Dave was making good (for a college dropout) money. Then ComputerWare management could not pay the same so Dave left and opened Dave's Computer Service in 1990, at 765 Ceder st. This brings us to the History of Dave's Computer. Founded in 1990 by Dave and his friend Phil, we did mostly Mac Plus power supply and software repairs. As we were still working the county on permits for the house, Dave used his SBA Earthquake loan to get things going. A few years later Dave sold the earthquake house and payed back SBA and moved to a classic house in Santa Cruz. After a couple of years we added Epson warranty repair. Epson still made PC computers in these days. Apple still had tough requirements and it was not until 2000 they loosened up so that we also started doing Apple warranty repair. We hired an Apple authorized technician and expanded quite a lot at this time, started planning our move to 181 Walnut Ave. We have been expanding and doing more onsite, printer, and warranty repair. Our team grew from 2 in 1990 to 10 in 2007. With the rough economy in the last few years we have been forced to downsize, and have over to 150 B Felker St.

Some employees have been:
Dave (Manager, Tech, well Dave) 1990 - current
Phil (The Bum) 1990 only
Lonna (The Office Goddess) 1991 - 2008
John (counter) 1992 - 1999
Marcus (Mac tech) 1992 - 1994
Brian (Mac tech, half the Twisted Pair) 1994 - 1996
Emily (counter, middle daughter) 1992, 2002 - 2009
Sara (counter, cleaning, youngest daughter) here and there
Apple Authorized Guy 2000 only
Dan (PC and printer tech, eldest son) 1999, 2002-2005, 2008 - 2009
Brad (counter) 2001 - 2002
Jeremy (PC tech) 2001 - 2004
Roger (orders, tech) 2001 - 2002
Roger (onsite PC tech) 2001 - current
Jeff (onsite Mac tech) 2002 - current
Rob (onsite, Mac and printer tech, photo printer guy) 2004 - 2006
Mike (PC tech, best hire) 2004 - 2007
Anna (counter, PC tech) 2005 - 2006
Calin (Mac and printer tech) 2005 - 2006
Lauren (Mac tech, best hire) 2005 - current
Gary (Mac tech) 2006 - 2008
Robert (PC tech) 2007 - 2011
Nick (PC tech) 2007 - 2009
Jasmine (counter) 2007 only
Mason (counter, web design) 2007 - 2009
John (Counter) 2011 - 2013
Daniel (PC Tech) 2011 - 2013, 2013-current as onsite tech
Aaron (Counter) 2012 - current




   150 Felker Street, #B
   Santa Cruz, CA 95060
   Phone: (831) 458-1131
   Fax: (831) 420-3643