Though its facilities are modest, ORC (Ohio Recycling Center) Computer Repair stands tall on the principles of its owner’s faith and his emphasis on personalized service. Tom Flint says he doesn’t go to work eachday for his own financial gain but, rather, to help customers with their computer issues in an honest manner at a reasonable price, while serving the Lord. Flint treats his job as a type of ministry, donating a portion of all proceeds to the New Path Ministries of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church. “We are here working for God, and that’s who I serve,” he says.

Over 35 Years Of Computer Experience With over 35 years experience repairing and working on computers, Flint has encountered most every problem possible, and knows how to dig into the circuitry and find a solution. While very proficient with desktops, he specializes in laptop repair and has over 3,500 spare parts in stock. It’s an inventory he claims can’t be matched anywhere else. For Flint, repairing computers is simply a way of life. He no longer considers it actual work. “I’ve done it for so long, it’s all common sense for me. I rarely need to run any programs to tell me what’s wrong.” ORC Computer Repair opened a month ago at 3435 S. County Rd. 25-A.

Flint had previously owned Disk-Go-Tech and, most recently, System Clone in Vandalia. He opted to downsize to a small-town computer store with friendly, personalized service. “It’s like your neighborhood barber shop. Come in and I’ll know your name and you will know mine,” he said. Flint values customer trust and relies heavily on positive word of mouth to build on his existing reputation for excellence and knowledge. He vows to always be honest and never take advantage of anyone by overcharging. The flat rate for any repair, no matter how extensive, is only $60, plus parts, and includes free diagnostics. A fee of $20 is charged for any ‘quick fixes.’ “I’m not here to make a million off a few people but, if I can make one dollar off a million people, that would be fine,” he said. Typically, Same-Day Service In most cases, Flint is able to return the computer on the same day or shortly thereafter.

He typically works on up to 10 computers each day. The greatest joy for the business owner comes when he’s able to restore a CPU for someone who feared their vital information and photographs had been lost forever. He strongly recommends backing up all files. For those looking to purchase a computer, ORC Computer Repair also sells desktops for $100 or less and laptops beginning at $250. All are used and in good working condition after being refurbished by Flint. He has something to fit any need, whether it’s just to play solitaire or a second computer for children to use. In partnership with the Ohio Recycling Center, ORC Computer Repair accepts any unit that would otherwise be thrown away. “We are becoming one of the biggest drop-off centers for electronics in order to keep them out of the landfills,” Flint says. “We re-sell them at a reasonable price to those who maybe can’t afford a new computer.” Flint works hard to ensure that ORC Computer Repair lives up to its motto of “Small Building…Big Service.” He recently started penning Tipp Top PC Tips, a technology column for the Tippecanoe Gazette that draws on his decades of computer experience. More information can be found at www.orccomputers.com.