Re-Tech Expands as the Demand for Smartphones RisesOctober 30th, 2012 by gainesvillechamber
Re-Tech Smartphone Centers, a local startup that specializes in repairing and selling smartphones and tablet computers, is expanding their store and moving into a larger space in Butler Plaza on Halloween. With a location also in Ocala, Re-Tech repairs smartphones and tablet computers, buys, sells and trades mobile devices and sells accessories. In April 2010, the store opened in Gainesville next to McAlister’s Deli in Butler Plaza and currently has 19 employees in the Gainesville store.
The company will now be moving into the former AT&T location between Pier 1 and Hibbett Sports and is planning to expand to the Tampa area next year.
The grand opening for Re-Tech’s new location is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m at 3634 SW Archer Rd. and will be celebrated with the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
With so many new devices coming out, customers looking to upgrade are also doing a lot of buying, selling and trading said Mike Vorce, owner of Re-Tech.
According to a Pew Research Center survey, the number of U.S. adults that have a smartphone this year verses last year is up by 10 percent. This high demand in smartphones and tablets have also increased the demand to hire people to fix problems that inevitably will occur with new technology.
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