Schrader Computer offers personalized service for computer problems

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Jeff and Lynda Schrader, owners of Schrader Computer, stand in front of their office at 685 Delaware Ave. They opened it in 2006. Their daughters also assist with the family business periodically.

When the computer wheel keeps spinning, or the blue screen of death pops up, many people want to tear their hair out in frustration, but not Jeff Schrader. This local computer expert loves taking on a technical problem.

“I just like fixing problems. That’s all I’ve done all of my life,” Schrader said.

Schrader spent 27 years working for corporations and traveling across the country to fix hardware, software and other networking problems. He started doing independent computer work on the side with the help of his father, Jack, in 2002. Jeff opened his own business in 2006 with his wife, Lynda. Their daughters, Amanda “Mandy” Friend and Bethany Bates, have helped periodically. They specialize in providing support for local businesses.

Jeff Schrader spent decades working for local phone companies, traveling around the United States to fix various problems, before starting his own business. He enjoys serving local businesses and residential clients.

Schrader Computer also has a large base of residential customers as well. They try to educate local computer users, especially seniors, about the myriad scams circulating. Customers have called Schrader Computer after they got a pop-up window from “Microsoft” stating that their computer was infected with a virus and to call a number and fork over hundreds of dollars as well as access to their computer and personal documents.