Castleton computer repair expert delivers success
Laszlo Szenes of Castleton, Ind., remembers the moment he found his lifelong career in computer programming and repair while sitting in a classroom in Hungary.
“I got hooked the first time I saw a computer in operation, which was in 1988, when my school got a Commodore machine,” he says. “I started programming and I read everything computer related that I could put my hands on.”
Szenes eventually brought a computer programming degree with him to the U.S., where he decided to start a business after working in a call center helping people with Internet issues and realizing that he could help more if he wasn’t tied to a phone. So he hopped on his bicycle and began distributing fliers in August 2005 for his own computer repair and programming business.
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Owner Laszlo Szenes of Castleton, Ind., founded the company in 2005 and earned the Super Service Award in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
“It was a lot of hard work, and literally sweat, but I was able to keep the business growing steadily regardless of economic conditions,” says the owner and chief technician of Computer Wizard Indianapolis, which has now earned four Super Service Awards.
Szenes says he has helped more than 1,500 clients by performing general computer services in the shop, in clients’ homes or via remote connection.
Member Charles Thompson of Lawrence received help from Szenes remotely. Thompson uses a computer for his income tax business and has been a satisfied customer for about four years.
“Laszlo always does a great job and exceeds my expectations,” Thompson says. “He amazes me with his expansive knowledge of desktop and laptop computers and software. I totally trust Laszlo with my computer needs."
Member Tridi Poston of Broad Ripple says Szenes is service oriented and was pleased with his quick and accurate work on her malfunctioning computer. “Laszlo was in rapid response mode in helping solve my computer’s problem,” she says. “The computer has worked perfectly since he repaired it. I was totally amazed at his fast response!”
Beyond computers, Szenes enjoys outdoor activities, such as gardening, hiking, and of course, riding his bicycle. He also repurposes items — flower pots made from computer cases decorate the outside of his shop.
Szenes likes to keep the public informed about computers and posts articles to his website. He also holds free lectures for seniors who want to learn basic computer skills.
He says he enjoys making his customers happy and finding success in doing something he has always loved. “This happened because I always concentrated on giving good service at reasonable prices, and helping everyone the best I can.”
The Super Service Award recognizes contractors and health care providers that maintained a stellar service rating on Angie’s List throughout the past year. Be sure to always check the List before hiring, however, as ratings can and do change.