My name is Rick LaPlume and I have been a consultant in the high-tech industry of Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.) and database management for over 18 years. As the “computer guy”, everyone was always asking me about what computer to buy, what upgrades to do, and how to solve what irritated them about their computers. It seemed to be a very big source of stress for a lot of people and that always bugged me – after all – computers are supposed to make our lives easier, not more frustrating.

And then I came across an opportunity.

It was to open a computer store in Lethbridge that specialized in custom computer sales and service – but not your regular run-of-the-mill stuff – because I knew that if I was going to be successful at it, it had to be more than just about the same old cheap crap that was being pushed at almost every store you went in to. After all, you can buy a computer anywhere nowadays, literally anywhere, including Walmart and Costco – and usually by someone that had no idea what they were talking about. What I did know was that what people really wanted was more than just another computer that may or may not do what they wanted it to do. What people really wanted was professional advise on finding a reliable, stress-free computer – and once they got it home, they wanted help to make sure they had local support. No hassles, no stress.  I knew it had to be about high-quality, hand-picked parts, built with the customer in mind.  The bottom line is, if I wouldn’t recommend it to my own family, I won’t sell it.

So, Discovery Computers was opened in Lethbridge in 2003 – an independently owned and operated business, doing what we love to do – helping people live their lives with less stress. We’ve been doing that for over 10 years now, for thousands of happy customers – people that understand that you get what you pay for.

We have a philosophy that we live by here at Discovery Computers and it’s summed up by a simple phase:

We Hate Cheap Crap.

My name is Rick LaPlume and together with the great staff at Discovery Computers, we really can remove the stress you might be feeling about buying and owning a computer. Come in and talk to us. You’ll be glad you did.