Address: 113 S. Center St., Marshalltown
Hours: 9-5 p.m., Monday-Friday and emergency appointments available.
T-R Photo by Mike Donahey
Shown is Tiffany DeLarme, owner-operator of Tiffany's Computer Repair.
Owner: Tiffany DeLarme
The Business: We offer everything "computer" - for commercial or residential applications. This includes virus and spyware removal, tune-up, optimization, networking, Internet, hardware repair and upgrades. Also offered are new and used equipment sales, data recovery and back-up. We provide tutoring, be it software or general computer use. Drop off and on site services available.
Unique Features: "It hasn't always been easy being female in a predominantly male field, but computer repair has always been something that I love and something that I'm really great at," DeLarme said. "The stereotypical computer tech is a male geek with little social skills - I am not any of those things."
Why Central Iowa? I was born and raised in this area. My late father, Verne Johnson, started Celebrations Productions & Computer Repair about 20 years ago. When he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2009, it was a natural progression that I took over running the business. Then, just this past August, I purchased the computer repair portion of Celebrations from my mom, Linda Johnson. I just can't imagine myself living or working anywhere else.