Temecool Computer Repair Company History & Vision:
First, let us show you a bit about our company’s vision and philosophy from our President and founder, Dan Stafford:
As you can see, Dan is committed to not only fixing issues for our customers, but also to enabling them to have a better understanding of their technology and how to keep it running with minimal issues going forward.
About Dan Stafford:
Dan entered the United States Air Force on March first of 1979, just weeks after his seventeenth birthday.
Dan achieved a G.E.D. the same year he would have graduated high school while serving as a radar technician in the Air Force.
After his tour in the military, Dan spent about ten years doing many different jobs, including:
- Light manufacturing.
- Food service.
- Apartment maintenance, residential remodeling, recreational vehicle repair, and mobile home repair.
- Light hospital maintenance and maintenance duties in a nursing home.
In 1993, Dan completed a two-year program in civilian Aircraft Electronics at Blackhawk Technical College of Janesville, Wisconsin. Dan graduated on the Dean’s list with honors, and a 3.9 GPA. During the second year of this course, Dan also achieved an FCC General Radiotelephone Operator’s license, with ship radar endorsement.
In the same month Dan graduated from Blackhawk, three airlines went bankrupt, flooding the job market with experienced aircraft technicians. Dan sent resumes to other electronics-related companies around the State. He was hired by a small regional long-distance telecommunications company in Milwaukee. This led to a 21.5-year-long telecommunications career.
In 1997, Dan was transferred to downtown Chicago by his company.
In 1999, he was made the sole full-time third shift technician for all the company’s technical offices in the city of Chicago, as well as several repeater stations along fiber routes in rural Indiana.
Dan worked on both voice and data services of many kinds, in data centers large, medium, and small.
During the course of his telecommunications career, Dan also took math classes at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Spanish classes at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and basic programming classes at Loyola University in Chicago.
Dan taught himself to build and repair Windows computers beginning in 1995 with a left-over 286 machine from work that ran DOS and used an amber monochrome monitor that he was given when his company upgraded to new machines. That, and a copy of DOS For Dummies started his journey into computers.
Since that time, Dan has built and bought numerous machines, and helped his family and friends with computers and web services.
Dan also taught himself:
- Basic HTML
- Graphics editing
- Digital audio editing
- Website building
- Social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google Plus, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Reddit, and several more.
- Television and audio system setup
- Digital photography and video.
Dan is also currently studying CompTIA A+ for recertification and a refresher on basic computing and networking. He expects to complete study within the next two months. (By May 31st, 2018)
Dan is married (17 years) with one son and one stepson with a wife and two young daughters.
It was the young granddaughters that prompted Dan to make a career change, and move with his wife to Southern California. Dan and his wife wanted to be near their granddaughters while they were young enough to appreciate grandparents.
In December of 2014, Dan left the telecommunications industry, and moved with his wife to Temecula. Dan then founded Temecool Computer Repair in early 2015, and has founded Singing Wire Web Design in early 2016.
Temecool Computer Repair’s company mission is to enable our customers in the Inland Empire to take as much control over the technology in their lives as possible.
Dan loves to teach technology, has great patience, and is very detail-oriented. He makes certain that TCR is run in that spirit and with that vision.
To take control of your technology now, Call: 815-483-8878 !