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Small Business Partner - CRASH Technicians

Nirav Shah of CRASH Technicians

1. Tell us about your business; and what is your business philosophy?

CRASH Technicians provides a wide array of services for Commercial and Residential clients regardless of their OS (Win, Mac, Linux). We are an on-call service that deals with hardware/software, networking, audio/video, security, kiosks, point-of-sale, and so much more. We have been serving the Gainesville and surrounding area for about 13 years. We pride ourselves on being affordable and honest. With us, you always know what you're paying for. We don't upcharge parts, nor have we ever raised our prices... ever! Our goal has always been to be a one-stop shop, so we are constantly adding services to accommodate our clients’ needs.

2. Why are you passionate about your commitment to United Way’s Community Investment Fund?

I am a native Gainesvillian, so keeping money in the community is such a big deal. I have wanted to give back to the community, and becoming a partner with the United Way where each dollar is multiplied and stays in the community seemed like a great opportunity for me to help.

3. What is something interesting or surprising that most people don’t know about you?

I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Taking martial arts was something I did with my family, so it made reaching black belt that much more special. We also help put on an annual Martial Arts Tournament, Kickin' It, to benefit another local organization.

4. What would your older self tell your younger self?

Enjoy spending as much time with your family and friends as you can, and don't spend so much time stressing over life's hurdles. Regardless of what life throws at you, family will always be #1.

5. Favorite quote?

"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done." - Andy Rooney