By Thomas Sellers Jr.
iPhones, iPads and iPods will eventually need an iRepear.
Now residents of Tipton County and Millington don’t have to drive miles and minutes out of the way to fix their electronics. Recently iRepear opened in the Millington’s Village Plaza next door to Sonic at 8123 Highway 51 North.
The company owned by Thomas Bledsoe and Jeff Phelan pledges to fix major brands of technology for an affordable rate. Since the bitten pear logo designed by Bledsoe has been popping up around town, a buzz has been created just by the name iRepear.
“It’s mainly something that catches people’s eyes,” Phelan said. “‘Oh man, you misspelled it. You spelled it wrong.’ He came up with that. It kind of gets them going. We came up with that years ago. It works, gets them talking.”
With residents talking, now Bledsoe and Phelan want them come in to get their iPhones, androids, laptops and computers repaired by staff like operator and marketing specialist Christopher Rolan or IOS specialist Quinton Harrison.
“A lot of people are starting to see what’s going on,” Phelan said. “They’re getting an idea of what we are. A lot are glad they don’t have to drive out to Memphis, hours away to get something fixed.
“We mainly do cell phone and computer repairs, laptops and stuff like that,” he continued. “We do protection and screenings. We do anti-virus and we fix most major brands.”
Some residents in the area are already familiar with iRepear visiting the first location at 6238 Stage Road in Bartlett.
“Any business needs growth,” Phelan said. “You can’t stay in one place. We say potential out here. I like smaller areas better than big city. You want to bring something to people they don’t have.”
Bledsoe and Phelan started iRepear six years ago using backpacks to carry tools to fix equipment. Now the business has grown into two locations in Shelby County.
“I want people to say that we offer great service and we stand behind our work,” Phelan said. “It’s not a company once you drop something off next day they tell you something else.
“I want to be a company that we tell you it’s going to be done on Tuesday, it’s done on Tuesday,” he concluded. “We’re going to stand by our work. We’re not here to must make money, we’re here to help.”
iRepear is opened from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 877-5673.