Looking to escape Minnesota's winters, a computer tech from Jamaica has brought his computer repair business to the Plaza 103 at Mile Marker 103, bayside.
Norman Tyndale and partner Deanna Ling, owners of Overseas Computers, will focus their work on PC repair.
In addition to fixing and rebuilding computers at their shop, which opened last week, they will make service calls to customers within a 100-mile radius.
"My favorite thing to do is rebuild computers," Tyndale said. "Any part you need, you can always stop in."
Ling, who specializes in graphic design, allows the company to also offer web page design.
When Tyndale was vacationing in the Florida Keys earlier this year, he said he fell in love with the area.
Ling, a Wisconsin native, said she's having no problem adjusting to the warmer weather.
Overseas Computers also offers laptop rentals and carries used and new computers that are available for purchase.
Tyndale, who has an associates degree in computer science from Jamaica, worked for IBM before starting his own business, Island Computers, in Rochester, Minn. He has been doing computer repair work since 1997.
While in Minnesota, his company provided remote file/server access to many customers who preferred to work from home during the colder months.
"It was really popular in the winter up there," he said.
Tyndale said customers in the Keys might like that service as well, despite the lack of blustery weather.
He acknowledged there are other computer repair businesses in the area, but he said that won't discourage him.
"I'm not too worried about it," he said.
Instead, Tyndale said he is focused on building up a customer base and getting ready for when the snowbirds arrive.
Overseas Computers is offering $30 off virus and diagnostic repairs as an opening special. Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment Saturday.
For more information, call 305-517-6857.