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Bedtek Computers : one-stop shop

Yves Bédard can be consulted at Bedtek Computers or he may be out, after
hours, performing a consultant’s task or a service call. Yves Bédard can be consulted at Bedtek Computers or he may be out, after hours, performing a consultant’s task or a service call.


As one walks into Bedtek Computers at 27 High Street in Vankleek Hill, owner Yves Bédard’s age belies his experience. The truth is he has been involved in selling, servicing and updating such equipment for a decade. Bedtek is a one-stop computer store for its customers and they may ask the specialist to custom-build a system for their own needs.

The Alexandria native chose this very location four years ago because he instantly recognized the advantages: good through traffic, good central location to serve Vankleek Hill and nearby communities, cheaper rent – not to be overlooked in the business environment. Yves Bédard is not content with just selling components. He will repair, take out viruses, perform on-site servicing
and even suggest website solutions to his customers who come in from the immediate area and from other regions such as Ottawa, Orléans, Montréal and Cornwall. “One lady from Vaudreuil-Dorion phones me once a year to perform maintenance on her computer. She says I’m the only one to touch her machine. She leaves it with me for the day while she goes shopping around here,” he explains.

Mr. Bédard takes pride in offering “computers for every budget, from $100.00 to $3,000.00.” “We offer personal service,” he adds. “We give you what you NEED, not what you have to take (because it only comes that way from the factory.” The owner-operator who mostly works alone (with the occasional help) stands by his cheaper price, his availability to get almost any parts, his overall service and this very flexibility in building a system according to one’s budget as proof his service stands out from that of others in the same field. That is not to say upholding this tradition is not without perils. The price of components for instance, can fluctuate wildly if the U.S. currency takes a dip. “Some of the suppliers that give you quality at low cost are going,” he recognizes.

Why do it, then? “For the love of it, of course!” he answers. “I wanted to be in business for myself and you just have to be sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. (In this realm), there is always something to learn; every day is an adventure. You have to keep up the knowledge of the industry and you have to like dealing with people. A day here is not monotonous.”

To find out what Bedtek offers, call 613 678-5100 or go to www.bedtekcomputers.com. Yves Bédard will be happy to help out.

Yves Bédard can be consulted at Bedtek Computers or he may be out, after hours, performing a consultant’s task or a service call.