Joe King of Experimac Quad-Cities, was recently profiled by Dispatch Argus. It’s a short article that talks about Joe and opening an Experimac Franchise in the Quad Cities.
Name of Business: Experimac — Quad Cities.
Proprietor: Joe King.
Business Address: 4884 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport.
Telephone Number/Website/Email: (309) 756-8667, experimac.com/blog/tag/quad-cities.
Type of Business: Sales of pre-owned computers and devices; repair and upgrade services for laptops, phones and tablets; trade-ins of existing devices; and sales of accessories and software for Apple® devices.
When Business Opened: Will open the second week of November.
Why Did You Start This Business?
I was looking for a business in retirement with minimal initial investment and something that interested my son, Kevin, and me.
Where Did You Get The Idea?
I began looking at franchises on the Internet and found Experimac by United Franchise Group.
What Was The Biggest Hurdle You Had To Overcome?
Agreeing with myself that I was too young to retire.
Is This Your First Business?
Yes. I am just retiring from John Deere as an engineering and quality manager after 37 1/2 years. My son wants to run a business and I want to help him get started as part of my retirement plan.
To Whom Did You Go For The Advice?
Experimac Franchise and the United Franchise Group people have been great teachers and support from business assessment to real estate locations.
Experimac will soon be opening in the Quad Cities. The following article features Joe King, who will soon be opening an Experimac in Illinois, with his son.
Joe King is not one of the many who quit his soul-sucking corporate job to start his own business. On the contrary, King loved his career.
“I am just retiring from John Deere as an Engineering and Quality manager after 37 years,” says King. “I had an excellent career with Deere and wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Instead, King’s focus in buying the franchise is on his son.
“My son wants to run a business and I want to help him get started as part of my retirement plan,” says King. “I can’t fish all the time.”
King’s solution was to become a franchisee of, Experimac, the new concept that provides pre-owned computers and devices; repair and upgrade services for laptops, phones and tablets; trade-ins of existing devices; and sales of accessories and software for Apple®devices.
King says his recent move to Apple products helped convince him this was an industry he wanted to work in.
“I am amazed at the simplicity and connectedness of the products and the apps and programs,” says King. “And the translation between Windows products now is seamless.”
King has noticed he’s not the only fan of Apple’s products.
“Many people like Apple products and operating systems in spite of their premium price,” says King. “We think the idea of selling pre-owned, refurbished and upgraded Apple products will be a big hit with students and others who want Apple but don’t want to pay the premium.”
These days, everyone is on the lookout for a good deal, but not everyone wants to sacrifice quality in favor of a bargain. With Experimac, they won’t have to.