Nerds On Call: Dispells Rumor---Nerds to Replace Geek Squad

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Nerds On Call on Monday denied it was merging with Best Buy, to replace the retailer’s Geek Squad, after Best Buy’s CEO Brian Dunn announced he would be closing 50 of Best Buy’s big box stores and laying off about 400 employees.

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“Within hours of the announcement I began hearing about Best Buy and the Geek Squad, and I was shocked,” said Ryan Eldridge co-Founder and Senior Vice President for Nerds On Call. “I can say there is no truth to the rumor..."

Nerds On Call on Monday denied it was merging with Best Buy, to replace the retailer’s Geek Squad, after Best Buy’s CEO Brian Dunn announced he would be closing 50 of Best Buy’s big box stores and laying off about 400 employees.

Many have speculated the restructuring and cost cutting by the retailer didn’t go far enough. Rumors began circulating Best Buy could consider abandoning its Geek Squad brand and replace it with one of it biggest competitors.

“Within hours of the announcement, I began hearing about Best Buy and the Geek Squad, and I was shocked,” said Ryan Eldridge co-Founder and Senior Vice President for Nerds On Call. “I can say there is no truth to the rumor: Nerds On Call is not in negotiations with Best Buy to replace the Geek Squad. The rumor is patently false.”

Analysts said a tie-up with Best Buy would be of little benefit to NERDS, which isn’t currently in the retail market.

“It’s in our best interest to stay independent and not saddle ourselves with a big retailer,” said Eldridge in a call with Board Members. “Right now we are in a great position, we’ve been one of the fastest growing companies in America 3 years in a row, and we have every confidence we will be awarded the same distinction this year.”

Nerds On Call has a colorful and interesting story. It was founded in March 2004, in an extra room of the founder’s home. The founders, Ryan and Andrea Eldridge moved to Redding to get out of the traffic of Southern California to enjoy the trees, lakes and family life of Northern California. They started their company based on an idea Ryan’s mother in law put in his mind. “Why not bring computer repair to people in their homes?”

The company has been geared toward fast growth; in 2009, 2010 and 2011, the company was named to Inc. magazine’s list of 5000 fastest growing private companies. Starting with that one location in Redding, CA. and now boasting 15 locations across California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and South Dakota, Nerds On Call serves more than 40,000 satisfied customers per year.

About Nerds On Call
Established in a spare room in Redding, Calif., in March 2004, Nerds On Call offers on-site computer and electronic repair services to consumers and businesses. Nerds On Call provides trouble-shooting for PCs and Macs, home and office networks, printers, iPods® and MP3 players, handheld devices and cell phones, home theaters and game systems, and virtually every other form of digital entertainment. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, the company was named to Inc. magazine’s list of 5000 fastest growing private companies. With 15 locations across California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and South Dakota Nerds On Call serves more than 40,000 satisfied customers per year. For more information, visit http://www.callnerds.com or call 1-800-919-NERD.

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