This is a continuing weekly series that highlights members of the Anadarko Chamber of Commerce. You can see last week’s member story by clicking here.
This interview was conducted with Steve Murdock who is the owner of Caddo County Computer in Anadarko, OK.
Steve Murdock, owner
When did you start your business?
We first opened here in May of 2015.
In your words describe your business:
We work on laptop and tower computer repairs. We perform virus checks, maintenance upgrades, software installation, and marketing through social media. We work with businesses and individuals and are available for training and consultation.
Any updates at your business?
We moved into this space downtown which some people may remember as the old post office barbershop. People knew it as that for decades and after some renovations it is the perfect place for my computer shop.
Renovated Shop in Downtown Anadarko
Why did you choose Anadarko to locate your business?
Well, I live near Fort Cobb and I wanted to find a location that was central to serving all of Caddo County. We’re here for anyone who does not want to hassle with going all the way to Oklahoma City for their computer needs.
What is your biggest challenge as a business owner?
The primary challenge has just been getting the word out about my business throughout the community. Potential customers may use us but they have to know we are here first.
What is the most rewarding part about running this business?
Being located downtown I’ve been able to have great conversations with people who walk in to my business. A young man came by the other day and he was interested in learning computer programming. I’m not certified to teach computer programming but I was able to direct him to some great resources and those conversations are really great because I’ve been able to help someone.
If you had a magic wand to improve something in your business or in the City of Anadarko what would it be?
I would like to have a magic wand that would help us find a way for small businesses like mine to advertise and effectively reach people in the community.
What has been the best day of having this business?
An opportunity came up to work with a local tribe to help on a project that will preserve their language and educational resources onto digital media. I would say that is one of the coolest projects I’ve been able to work on and for a great purpose.
Why is it important for you to be a Chamber member?
I’ve supported chambers in the towns I’ve lived in ever since I started my first small business. The Chamber provides networking which translates to word-of-mouth communication and that becomes your best form of advertising.
Anything you would like to share with our audience?
After doing this type of work for 25 years, I can help a lot of people and businesses with all kinds of computer problems and issues. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:0o p.m. and feel free to call 405-638-0028 if we can help you.