Dan The Laptop Man
Dan (“The Laptop Man”) Young is the founder and president of South Jordan, Utah-based PC Laptops LLC.
Now with many storefronts from Utah to Las Vegas, PC Laptops hand builds every desktop and laptop computer proudly for you in the USA which includes the PC Laptops Exclusive Lifetime Service Guarantee. PC Laptops also services all brands of desktop and laptop PC’s.
Raised in Southern California, Young is a first-generation American. His parents immigrated to the United States in the late 1930s to escape repression and the early throes of World War II. At age six, Young began attending a computer-training camp for under-privileged children that was established by a benefactor (a person he only remembers as “Charles”). Dan was trained on his 1st computer initially learning Basic before moving on to learn the Pascal computer language when he was nine-years-old. He also played video games, wrote video games and did a lot of programming before finally quitting computers to focus on being a teenager.
Dan’s first entrepreneurial efforts selling T-shirts, sunglasses and novelty items from a stand in Venice Beach yielded modest success, but he was caught up with the wrong crowd, a time in his life that eventually saw him move to Utah in 1988.
Once in Utah, he completed high school, worked several jobs, studied at Salt Lake Community College and went on to the University of Utah where he focused on Family Consumer Studies — a program that taught him how to “protect and value the consumer.”
After the electronics retailer he was working for went out of business, Young asked his former manager if he could have the customer database. His request was granted, and he sent former customers a letter offering to honor their extended service warranties and only charge them for parts. The first year he lost $20,000, but the following year Young’s business acumen earned him several hundred thousand dollars in sales.
In 1992, he formed Elite Systems and sold electronics and computers out of his home and truck. Elite Systems opened its first storefront in Salt Lake City in 1994, selling and servicing desktop and portable computer systems.
Young appears in zany Facebook, YouTube, TV and radio commercials portraying pop culture icons and engaging in other random forms of craziness and fun.
On March 6th, 2006 PC Laptops, LLC adopted all the customers and hired many employees of the now defunct Totally Awesome Computers and released its new desktop computer lineup to further support loyal clients. Young has now driven his company to multiple listings in the Utah 100 consecutive listings among the fastest growing companies in America in Inc. Magazine as well as the honor of multiple listings in the Best of State awards. In 2011, Young was appointed Vice President to the Intel Channel Partner Program Premier Board of Advisors and in 2011 was selected for Microsoft’s Partner Advisory Council. Additionally, Young was honored by Salt Lake Community College as a Distinguished Alumnus for his entrepreneurial spirit and the example he has set of perseverance and success.
PC Laptops was named the No.1 computer store brand in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area according to a recent Citadel Broadcasting research study.
Recently, PC Laptops received the Best Facebook Page Award from the Social Media Club of Salt Lake City!
Although he still considers himself a “video game addict” when he’s not visiting one of his stores - chatting with loyal customers, working out, or eating sushi. Young is now just as likely to be rubbing shoulders with elected officials and luminaries, as he is to be found chatting with his friends (customers) on Facebook.
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