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Computer store breaks ground on new building

Matt Massie is surrounded by the tools of his trade at Custom-Built PCs, located on Pleasant Street, in Ironton. Massie is moving his business to a larger building that is being built near the current store.

Monitors, towers, laptops and computer accessories fill the two-story garage on Pleasant Street nearly to the brim.

That’s why owner Matt Massie had no choice but to expand his business, Custom-Built PCs, to a larger facility.

The 43-year-old Ironton man has owned and operated the store for 10 years, building custom computers, writing software and making repairs. CBPC began first out of his home, then, as the business grew, moved to his garage. The business had even taken over a few rooms in his home.

“I’m ready to retire the garage,” Massie said.

Construction began Aug. 1 for a new building, just adjacent to the current store. Massie said, once the structure is complete, hopefully by December, his business will be all under one roof.

Currently, Massie’s showroom in the garage store is also being used for computer repairs and assembly.

Once the new store is up and running, everything will be in its right place.

“We will have a completely separate area for assembly and manufacturing and repairs,” Massie said.

There will also be a showroom, offices, repair center, restrooms, and a data center to hold equipment for hosting the company’s own website, as well as other local websites.

“We can’t stock everything we need to stock right now,” Massie said.

Once the expansion is complete, Massie hopes to carry more printers and laptops to meet the needs of the community.

“So you’re not running across the river every time you need something technology-wise,” he said.

And whatever the customer wants, they are likely to get.

“We cater to what the customer’s needs are,” Massie said.

Whether it be as big as a new desktop computer, or as small as an iPod, “we are here to help,” Massie said. Repairs are also done on site within a 24-to-48 hour turn around.

CBPC is located on Pleasant Street between South Eight and Ninth streets. To contact Massie about computer questions, call 532-5471.