Perry men starting new IT business

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

Three Perry County men are not letting economic hard times get them down.

Backup Plan is a new computer repair shop expected to open Halloween weekend.

Paul Lewis, Jeremiah Caudill, and Jeff Cornett grew up together in Viper and now are partnering up to bring a unique IT business to the community of Jeff.

Despite economic hard times, the trio believes Backup Plan will thrive in this area.

"People need this service. And if we can get it started now, it'll do well any time," said Paul Lewis, one of the business owners.

"History has shown in recession and depression both that good businesses form from those hard times. That's what Americans do. We work hard when the chips are down, and we rebuild," said Jeff Cornett, one of the business owners.

Backup Plan separates itself from other shops with a wide variety of merchandise along with computer repairs.

They plan to reach all age groups with gaming and magic tournaments, vintage comics and toys, computer repairs, and movie rentals.

And the businessmen are not limiting themselves to their building.

"We could do Knott County and surrounding counties. Even Lexington. As far as it goes!" said Lewis.

The men say a quick turnover rate and on-sight business support will make them better than the rest.

"We'll come out to your business, and we'll actually come out to your home as well and work on your PC there if it's more convenient for you to do it that way as opposed to bringing it to us," said Jeremiah Caudill, one of the business owners.

Their goal is to have a grand opening the weekend before Halloween.

The shop is located next to the old Dilce Combs High School right off Highway 15 in Perry County.

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