iFix Omaha: FACES of Omaha 2022Jun 02, 2022 11:05AM ● By Omaha Magazine
A smartphone is a connection to friends, family, business opportunities, and an endless stream of information and utility. It’s also fragile, and a case of butterfingers often rendered an investment of hundreds of dollars as no more than an expensive paperweight. Jason DeWater decided to do something about it when he launched iFixOmaha in 2011.
“The technical awe of opening a smartphone for the first time, it’s such a beautiful design,” DeWater said, “on the human level, people are coming in panicking and thirty minutes later, their phone is fixed. You can see how relieved they are and you’ve earned their trust and their business for life.”
As his client base grew via word-of-mouth, electronic repair became more than a passion; it became a mission. iFixOmaha began taking on large-scale commercial projects, helped champion the Right to Repair movement, worked directly with manufacturers and service providers to build an industry-standard technician certification program, and was a pioneering member of the Apple authorized Independent Repair Provider Program.
“We grew because we wanted to save people time and money. We’re honest, fast, and reliable,” DeWater said. “I never expected how people would become so supportive of this business. The love in Omaha is real.”
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This profile originally appeared in the 2022 FACES of Omaha collection, presented by Omaha Magazine. To see the full book, see our flipbook here.