John C. Getchell, has owned and operated business machine stores, working in the retail office machine business for more than 35 years. His philosophy: 'treat every customer as family'.
- Getchell’s Typewriters, located in the Arcade Building on Broadway, in Albany, N.Y. opened its doors in 1973, operating business until 1980.
- CRT Repair, on Madison Ave. in Albany, N.Y. operated successfully from 1981 until 1990.
- In 1991, A & G Computers was formed as a sole proprietorship, and incorporated under Getchell & Son in 2001.
The Getchell's have been part of the Watervliet community for the past 25 years. The Company provides computer sales and technical consulting (repairs, training networking and upgrade services) to small businesses, as well as home PC users. We've earned a strong reputation in the community for quality service and affordable prices.
Originally located at 614, 19th. Street where it operated business for approximately 10 years, until moving to a larger store front and additional off street parking at 930, 19th. Street in 2010. In the summer of 2011 Johns' son, John Z. Getchell joined the business and made the incorporation name legit!
In April, 2013, an unexpected opportunity arose and the business made a strategic decision to move back to 614, 19th. Street, to a completely refurbished space. The move provided operational cost savings and continued customer growth opportunities.