Chamber spotlight for May on Deaver Computer, Inc.
By Jan Rahn
Chamber’s monthly business spotlight is on Deaver Computer for the month of May. Bernie Deaver gave a presentation about his business to members at the monthly meeting held May 16 at the Perkins County Senior Center.
Deaver began his computer business in 1998. He had previously been engaged in dairy farming.
When Deaver Computer was initially started, the main focus of the business was servicing personal computers.
Since then, there has been much growth and expansion. Soon after its inception, Deaver Computer began selling computers. In 1999 computer-related supplies such as ink were offered, eventually growing into a full line of office supplies.
In 2000, the business at 223 Central in downtown Grant began handling Alltel Cellular, which merged into Verizon Wireless in 2010.
Presently, Deaver’s business has three facets—over-the-counter sales of cellular, computer and other products; in-shop repair of primarily residential computers and web design; and on-site support and sales to businesses primarily within a 60-mile radius, although some are as far away as Kearney and northern Kansas.
“We also occasionally do contract work for nationwide companies which has included work in government offices and large businesses throughout Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas,” said Deaver.
He said each area of the business has its own target market.
Employees include Aaron Turner and Kimberly Greer.
Deaver said plans for the future of Deaver Computer Service, Inc., include continued expansion of its customer base.
“We would also offer new services to our current and future customer base if the right personnel could be added,” he said.
In addition to being dedicated to his business, Deaver served as president of the Perkins County Chamber for two back-to-back terms from 2011-2013.