My name is Gary Wheeler and I am the founder of Dok-Tor Harddrive Inc. I’ve always had an interest in electronics, electronic things, etc. I spent a few years in high school working at a local Radio Shack store. Oh the fun that was! From stereo component systems to parts and communication gear. The CB radio was a great thing back in the early 70’s – I learned lots and met a ton of people. In the early 80’s I got into computers. My computing knowledge was very limited and I managed to try all kinds of things – not always successfully. I had to learn how to either fix it or how to afford paying someone to fix it. Needless to say, I stuck with the ‘experiences’ and learned how to handle the systems. Eventually those who I asked previously for help started referring clients to me.
One day I got a call from a local doctor that had an issue with his home computer. Turns out it was a Max-Tor hard drive. He commented about my carry bag tool kit and said it reminded him of his early days doing house calls with his own carry bag. Kind of like a doctor. Well……I pondered that for a while. Now I’m no doctor so I figured if I spelled it Dok-Tor they wouldn’t misinterpret my expertise. And from this came Dok-Tor Harddrive.
Internet and bulletin boards were a new to us phenomenon and I began running my own BBS from my home. These experiences gave me a wide look at implementing new technology. Wanting to learn more, I attended the University of Lethbridge, completing a Management Information Systems certificate. In 1993 I also got into HAM Radio, which greatly expanded my knowledge of technology. Since that time Dok-Tor Harddrive has evolved into many different services, specialties, and new technologies. My love of all things techie has led us to a multitude of areas, from weather stations, PC service and sales, small business networking, GPS integration, IP cameras, and now even into private cloud solutions. We even have our own weather station and traffic camera which can be viewed at www.westlethbridgeweather.com