‘PEOPLE LET ME TELL YOU ‘BOUT MY BEST FRIEND’ AND HOW THEY BECAME BUSINESS PARTNERS
How many times have childhood friends had the discussion… maybe in a lunch room, playground, school bus or even a sideline or dugout: “Wouldn’t it be great if we started our own business when we grow up? Well, Jeff Pradhan and Gabe Miccio, two 35-year-olds who grew up playing sports together in Stafford County have done just that, intertwining their lifelong friendship and professional experiences to become business partners in one of the newest franchise locations of Experimac, a one-of-kind retail storefront concept that specializes in sales and repair of pre-owned Apple® computers, devices and much more. Located at 1865 Carl D. Silver Parkway in Fredericksburg, VA, Experimac will celebrate its grand opening on June 13.
Pradhan has enjoyed a diverse career working within the defense, civil, non-profit and commercial sectors and most recently returned from the Philippines to be closer to family after working to develop the country’s first Aerotropolis, transforming one of the country’s airports into an urban development zone and world-class logistics hub. Likewise, Miccio spent more than a decade with Best Buy and while in management performed in the top one percent of the company for three years as a mobile staff manager and as an assistant manager took under-performing stores to the top quartile of the company. Now, having traveled the world together from Belize to Hong Kong, having rafted down Class V rapids in West Virginia and celebrated New Year’s Eve together in the French Quarter in New Orleans, they are relishing the next chapter in their lifelong friendship.
“The stars aligned when we both reached an inflection point in our careers and decided that the time was right to create a corporate culture based on our own value systems that we have developed as leaders in other organizations,” Pradhan said. “We couldn’t be more excited to take our experiences and incorporate them into our own business.”
Added Miccio: “Our business careers took us in different directions, with Jeff going overseas to the Philippines while mine kept me climbing the corporate ladder with Best Buy. When Jeff learned of the Experimac opportunity we both agreed that with our talents, networks and experiences that we could make this business a success. And who wouldn’t want to go into business with their best friend?”
Experimac not only specializes in the sale of pre-owned Apple® computers and devices, but also offers repair of laptops, phones and tablets; trade-ins of existing devices; software and system updates; and sales of accessories. Experimac customers typically enjoy an average savings of 60 percent on pre-owned Apple® products over big-box retailers. Experimac takes the risk out of purchasing pre-owned equipment with a 1 year warranty included with every hardware sale. If something fails or doesn’t function properly on its own, Experimac will repair or replace the defective part at no cost.
Experimac Fredericksburg, offers professional Apple® related services throughout Fredericksburg, VA. We buy, sell, trade and repair Apple® Macintosh® computers, iPhone® devices, iPad® tablets and accessories. We offer some of the best pricing available anywhere for Apple® products and repairs. Experimac Fredericksburg is the local authority on Apple® product repairs. We offer a wide selection of trade-ins from certified, pre-owned desktop, laptop Apple® Macintosh® computers and devices. We perform all out of warranty repairs on Apple® computers and other devices including upgrading Macintosh® computers with higher capacity storage, installing more mmory (RAM), replacing logic boards, and performing just about any other Apple® repair that you may need done.
Our team of experts have heard it all, from iPhone® devices and iPad® tablets flying off the roof of a moving car, to taking a swim in the ocean or even a toilet now and then. Whether you are looking to trade, buy, sell an Apple® product or just need to repair your glass screen on your iPhone® device or iPad® tablet, stop by our store today for a free quote! Your local Apple® experts at Experimac Fredericksburg are here to help!
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