BBQ Luncheon here at Mission Repair today!

Well, this is not a formal invitation but. . .

We DO have some leftovers! Here’s a picture of Phil (left) and Austin (right) gettin’ down on some BBQ lunch munchies here at Mission Repair.

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We took a break today and had the world famous Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ here in Olathe bring in 10 lbs of smoked meats. Of course we had the usual sides: potato salad, BBQ baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, and bottles of BBQ sauce!! It was so much food we have plenty of leftovers for our Saturday work tomorrow.

As you may or may not know, we are totally submersed in moving our business. We are making some major buildouts in our new space and they are almost done! The contactors have been working around the clock to get us ready to move in next week. Once they are done we can start moving some of the supplies and equipment, with all of the employees to move in on October 16th. Yup, October 16th is a critical day for us!

What this move will do for us is provide us with much more working space for our technicians and customers. This is a welcome change for all of us here and our working lifestyle is going to be much improved. Wait until you see our new breakroom. Yeah, it’s going to be NICE! We will certainly be posting a photo gallery of the new building soon. Stay in touch!!

Best, Ryan

Andrew Northern nominated for the 2009 Pitch Music Awards!

Hi there, our new employee Andrew has a secret life. One where he is a complete DJ ninja. He DJ’s 5 nights a week around here in Kansas City. I will be attending my first event with him tomorrow as he plans to spin up some tasty tunes Friday night!

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The cool part is that he’s been nominated for the 2009 Pitch Music Awards. Here’s a link! Scroll down to “Electronic/Dance” and “ANDREW NORTHERN” is one of 6 nominees for the award. Pretty awesome if you ask me!

Here’s the link for the online VOTE! Not that I’m looking for votes for Andrew, well, I really am. Thanks!

I’m giving props to this guy that works his tail off here at Mission Repair every day, then goes and does what he loves every night. Now that’s motivation! It makes me want to do something other than watch TV tonight 😉

OK, I’m going to ask Andrew to write a short blog about himself and we’ll post it soon.

See ya, Ryan

2 new employees here at Mission Repair!

OK, I just got done with my iPod Touch special repair post with 10% off the 2nd Gen iPod Touch Glass Repair, but then remembered that I wanted to announce the arrival of two more new employees here at Mission Repair. We’ve heard that many of our competitors are in hiring freezes and even unfortunately laying people off- not here at Mission Repair. We are expanding our line of services, expanding our employee base and growing in an economy that has seen better days. . .the reason for our success is our dedicated and passionate staff that WANTS to help our customers. That’s it!

We welcome Huck Heuback and Andrew Northern. Just FYI, Huck is a nickname. . .his real name is Andrew. Yes, I know, we hired two “Andrews” at the same time. Huck volunteered to go with a nickname to help us out!

Huck is helping out on the customer service & sales front and will also be blogging with me very soon. With our increased workload we needed to expand our customer service capability. He’s taking orders and also assists on the live chat daily. Check out our live chat and you might get him on the other line! This guy has been great with our customers and we are very excited to have him on the staff. You can email Huck here.

Andrew was hired to expand our iPod and iPhone Services. . .he’s jumped right in and like all new recruits, has already “been damaged” by a shard of glass while working on an iPhone. Yes, it’s a dangerous business here at Mission Repair. Actually, there’s an ongoing rule that you’re really not a fully-trained technician until you need a band-aid. It’s part of the hazing process, you know? Andrew has fit right in, he’s a great guy, and you’ll be thrilled having him work on your iPod or iPhone. Nothing slips by him! You can email Andrew here.

Ok, that’s it (again) for now. I’m going to stop blogging and get back to work…talk to you in a few days.

Best, Ryan

New hire and 5% off your order!

Yup, we’ve hired a new team member, Spencer Liolios that started with us today. Spencer seems like a great guy and a welcome addition to Mission Repair. As you know, the first day on a new job can be quite nerve wracking, but he was on time and prepared for the day. We’ll see if he can make it through the hazing period! 😉

A couple random tidbits that I’ve learned about Spencer just this morning: he’s an avid paintball soldier; he recommended http://www.pbnation.com. He’s a Kansas City native, it takes him about 15 minutes to get to work and is the youngest of 3 kids in the family. He held a 3.5 GPA in school and is going to college in the fall. We welcome Spencer to the team and if you’re so inclined, you can email him here.

In honor of the moment, we’re also offering 5% off your entire order with us here at Mission Repair good now through Sunday 5/24/09. Just enter coupon code “SPENCER” when you checkout online and we’ll take that 5% off immediately. One coupon code per customer per order!

Thanks again for your continued readership. I’ll be back in touch soon!

Best, Ryan

We’re hiring at Mission Repair!

Ok, Just a quick blog- we need some good people. Actually, we need some GREAT people. We are currently looking to immediately fill some positions to help assist our rapid growth. If you want a challenging yet rewarding career (including great benefits, paid time off, company matching retirement plan, etc.) then you should apply with us.

We are looking for motivated individuals that can carry the Mission Repair customer service mentality to the next level. We want iPod/iPhone/Mac enthusiasts to join our team, check out our list of available positions.

Mission Repair now hiring!

Thanks, if you’re local to Kansas City, send us your resume.

Best, Ryan