Rent-A-Nerd Computer Services Inc.


Established in 1997, Rent-A-Nerd® provides friendly and reliable computer and technology professionals to our corporate and educational clients in British Columbia.

 

We come to you and work on site

Our role is based on what you require

We provide 24x7 support & monitoring

Our nerds are friendly & speak non-nerd

 
We find practical solutions to our clients' technology problems and work with them to achieve their goals. Tell us how we can help you!

About



Back in the early 1990’s I arrived at a client site and someone exclaimed, “We’re saved! The Rent-A-Nerd is here!”

Although a joke at the time, the name stuck. When I started to grow my ‘one man show’ into a business, I decided to use the name. “Rent-A-Nerd®” has always embodied what we stand for: A positive, light hearted group of, well, nerds!

Throughout the 1990’s and into the 2000’s Rent-A-Nerd® grew fast. At one point we had almost two thousand customers in Metro Vancouver. As much as we loved what we were doing, it was starting to become clear that we needed to change things – servicing such a broad range of customers meant we were good at many things but great at few.

In 2005 we focused the company on small to medium organizations and we severely limited our customer base so that we could provide the best possible support to our clients. Even today we interview prospective clients as much (sometimes more) than they interview us. Regardless of how profitable taking on a potential client could be, if we don’t believe we can provide the best possible service to them, we will refer them to another service company.

Our current client base includes educational facilities, mining companies and a mixture of professional companies. We provide the majority of our service in Metro Vancouver but travel where our clients need us – including in the last few years to Northern BC, Alberta, Mexico, Peru & Argentina.

One of the other ways I think we’re different than many of our competitors (other than having friendly, professional & funny nerds) is that we do the majority of our work onsite, with our clients. Yes, we can and do work remotely – especially in emergencies or to support remote areas – but we prefer to be there, in our client’s office. By being there in person we can build a relationship better and learn about our client’s needs more than simply being a random voice on the telephone.

If you’re interested in how we can help you, we’d love to meet with you. Give us a call or send us an email.

At Rent-A-Nerd®, we’re here to help.

Michael Romaniuk
Founding Nerd

People



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Mike Romaniuk


I started providing computer services twenty years ago, something that grew to become Rent-A-Nerd Computer Services. Although every client I work with is special, I've learnt that their needs aren't unique:

They want a friendly, professional team that gets the job done.

The nerds we have at Rent-A-Nerd are incredible. If I'm not a specialist with a certain technology or problem, chances are the one of the other nerds are. If none of us can help directly, we'll find someone else who can while ensuring everything is completed to our standards & our client's needs.

At Rent-A-Nerd®, we’re here to help.

Professional

  • Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist
  • Apple AppleCare Certified Technician
  • BC Safety Authority Field Safety Representative (Low Energy)
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate - Routing and Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate - Security
  • CompTia A+ Certified Technician
  • CompTia Network+ Certified Technician
  • CompTia Security+ Certified Technician
  • CompTia Project+ Certified Technician
  • Meraki/Cisco Certified Meraki Networking Associate
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional - Enterprise Administrator (2008)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Windows Server (2012)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert - Server Infrastructure (2012)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator - Windows Server (2000 & 2003)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer – Windows Server (2000 & 2003)
  • First Aid (OFA Level 1), Bear Aware, WHMIS, Fall Arrest, Confined Space and TDG

Personal

When I'm not helping our clients, you'll likely find me out doing a swim, bike or run. In the last few years I've competed in Ironman Canada, Ironman Arizona, Challenge Penticton, Ultraman Canada and countless other events.

I also enjoy travelling. In recent years I've relaxed in Maui, raced in Florida & San Francisco, hiked in Peru and explored Iceland. Going to Iceland was a very special trip for me. Halfway through the trip, I did a side trip to the Island of Grimsy off of the north coast of Iceland. While there, at the marker for the Arctic Circle, I got engaged. In the spring of 2015, North of Kona Hawai'i, I got married. I'm looking forward to the possibilities & future events that will come from that!

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Ray Raggett


With over 20 years in customer service, I have come to realize that the average consumer will see two levels of truly acceptable service:

“it was great for the price paid”
and
“it was more than ever anticipated”.

At Rent-A-Nerd, I’ve always strived to exceed what is anticipated and look for the areas that are going beyond the expected. My goal is to provide the best service imaginable and then go beyond it.

At Rent-A-Nerd®, we’re here to help.

Professional

  • Apple Certified Associate - Mac Integration 10.9 & 10.10
  • Apple Certified Associate - Mac Management 10.9 & 10.10
  • CompTia A+ Certified Technician
  • CompTia Network+ Certified Technician
  • Google for Education: Basics, Online Basics & Online Professionals
  • Meraki/Cisco Certified Meraki Networking Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Windows Server (2012)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert - Desktop Infrastructure (2012)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert - Server Infrastructure (2012)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator - Windows Server (2003)
  • First Aid (OFA Level 1), WHMIS, Fall Arrest, Fire Safety, Confined Space and TDG

Personal

For those who know me, they know I dedicate a lot of my life to various work projects and tasks. A side from that, I really do try to do a lot of varied and exciting things. From parachuting, paragliding, glider flying, bungee jumping, ziplining, white water rafting to petting tigers - I aim to always look for new and exciting things to try at least once! Sometimes this get to integrate nicely with travelling, something I thoroughly enjoy doing. This last year has seen a series of North American trips and adventures while I have completed half marathon and other races.

Locally, I try to keep as active as I can, hiking, running, biking and exploring our beautiful province.

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Katie Romaniuk


I’ve come to learn that the first step in helping every client is to listen carefully to their exact problems and needs.

I truly love the challenge of troubleshooting, isolating and correcting problems

– both simple and complicated –
for our clients. Whether it be as easy as a couple keystrokes or as hard as to require hours of time, my end goal is to make you happy.

At Rent-A-Nerd®, we’re here to help.

Professional

  • Apple AppleCare Certified Technician
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Honours Biochemistry
  • CompTia A+ Certified Technician
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (2008)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Communication (2013)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Windows Server (2012)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert - Server Infrastructure (2012)
  • First Aid (OFA Level 1), WHMIS, Fall Arrest and Confined Space

Personal

When I am not a Nerd, my favorite place to be is outside. I enjoy skiing, hiking, snowshoeing in the mountains, camping, cycling and kayaking. Some of my favorite recent hikes have included the West Coast Trail (BC), the North Coast Trail (BC) and 12 days of trekking around Machu Picchu. I also love to travel and have spent time in South East Asia, Australia, North America, Europe, England, Iceland and Peru.

Some other things people don't know about me is that I enjoy being artsy and crafty. For example, I recently learned how to make my own soap and how to knit. I also like making and decorating cakes and have even made a couple of tiered wedding cakes.

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Rob Kuszak


Coming from an extensive background in customer service, I've always found work and life to be most satisfying when interacting with people. I find it most rewarding when I can

help people leverage their technology

to make things better for them and accomplish their goals.

Having worked on and dissected countless computer systems, electronics and gadgets, I've developed an infatuation with technology and the potential it holds. If something is capable of being fixed, I'm up to the challenge of making it happen.

At Rent-A-Nerd®, we’re here to help.

Professional

  • Apple Certified Associate - Mac Integration 10.10
  • Apple Certified Associate - Mac Management 10.10
  • CompTia A+ Certified Technician
  • CompTia Network+ Certified Technician
  • Google for Education: Basics, Online Basics & Online Professionals
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Windows Server (2012)
  • Fire Safety, WHMIS, Fall Arrest and Confined Space

Personal

When I hang up the Nerd shirt at the end of my day, I can typically be found juggling a variety of different responsibilities. The greatest and most rewarding parts of my day are when I get to spend time with my family and renovate things at home.

The things that keep me smiling and energized are the simple things in life. I've found by going to the gym, out for a jog or trying random events like a half marathon or Tough Mudder are great ways to disconnect from technology to get refreshed.

Even with a fairly busy schedule, I love to try new things, challenges and explore. I hope to do more traveling in BC and possibly a trip to visit parts of Europe over the next couple of years.

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Richard Tang


My philosophy in life is

‘commit and be awesome’.

When helping customers I commit to bringing value and a positive experience.

My background is varied and ranges from helping a single user to being the architect behind a major IT projects. I bring that background to everything I do to help my clients.

At Rent-A-Nerd®, we’re here to help.

Professional

  • Bachelor of Science (Biology)
  • CompTia A+ Certified Technician
  • Meraki/Cisco Certified Meraki Networking Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Windows Server (2012)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert - Server Infrastructure (2012)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator - Windows Server (2000)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer – Windows Server (2000)
  • VMWare Certified Professional
  • WHMIS

Personal

When I am not being a nerd and helping clients I try to spend time outdoors or with friends. Often I am found on local mountain bike trails trying to keep my teeth, on the road biking to keep fit or enjoying hikes around Vancouver.

While I am not a racer, I do enjoy challenges. Every year I endeavor to do something crazy, like Tough Mudder. It is the same grit and determination that I use to solve problems that I use to climb those walls and to navigate those trails.

My goal in life is to enjoy both work and play, and so far everything is awesome :)

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Javaughn Langlois


I have an extensive background in business systems analysis implementing Lean & Six Sigma bringing

continuous improvement and quality management

methods to complex systems and process problems, and leveraging technology to achieve key business objectives.

It’s my duty to constantly scrutinize our client’s current systems, even if the systems in place are producing the desired results, and figure out how to produce greater results in less time and less cost.

At Rent-A-Nerd®, we’re here to help.

Professional

  • CompTia A+ Certified Technician
  • CompTia Network+ Certified Technician
  • CompTia Security+ Certified Technician
  • Bear Aware, WHMIS, Fall Arrest and Confined Space

Personal

I did not hesitate for one moment to move across country to Vancouver from Windsor, Ontario to be a Nerd after noticing that the Rent-A-Nerd head office was in the middle of False Creek, according to Google Maps! I thought to myself, “Having to scuba dive to the office every morning is a story I can tell that I just can’t pass up!”

For exercise, I’ve been told that what I do isn’t technically considered "push-ups", but rather bench-pressing the Earth. And when I’m not using orbiting spheres to build up a light sweat, I’m usually shooting infinitely smaller ones on the basketball court; it’s probably in your best interest not to challenge me 1-on-1 – you won’t score a basket.

On the other side of things, I’ve learned the hard way that my greatest weakness is not being able to type with boxing gloves on, so now I reluctantly respond to support tickets bare-handed. Such is life, I suppose. As for intellectual stimulation, I enjoy reading what's between the lines, but that shouldn't impress you because I assure you it's nothing - really.

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Ruben Cuesta


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Telephone:

604-268-NERD (604-268-6373)

Email:

office@rent-a-nerd.ca

Shipping Address:

34A - 2755 Lougheed Hwy
Suite 566
Port Coquitlam, BC, V3B 5Y9


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