I hear if your business makes it five years, you have made it. Really? I don’t believe I can all the sudden relax. Five years ago I had an idea. I wanted to make sure I paid my bills. That is still all that’s happening. Five years of good times, bad times and going half mad times but I wouldn’t trade it.
This is the story of AML Computer Services. I worked for corporate all my life once I got out of the military. I did the computer job from grunt up to Director. Truthfully, it all sucked the same. I pretty much hated what I did for some reason or another. I left a great mid-sized company that had changed direction and forgotten what made them. The company was run like a big family that cared about everyone including their customers. Then they started allowing one person to guide their thought process, who incidentally had never been in front of a customer, and that’s when it all started to fall apart and I was miserable. I left that company to work for a small business that installed servers, workstations and medical software. About six weeks into the job the idiot that owned it came up to me and said “I can’t afford to pay you, after this pay period.” His credit card had already been suspended for non-payment. That was it! Five years ago, I said ENOUGH. That night I went home had a little too much rum, cried on the back porch, stayed up way too late, came up with AML Computer Services as the name, woke up the next morning with a slight hangover, looked in the mirror and said “If I am going to continue to work for assholes, I am going to work for the asshole in the mirror”. That day at a customer of the guy that said “I can’t afford to pay you”, I registered AML Computer Services, LLC with the State of Georgia.
That night I was up until about 2am trying to come up with a logo. It became pretty easy because AML stood for Anastasia-Marie Liane and I typed it in Microsoft Word using New Times Roman. I liked the simple look and opened up WordArt in Word and used a gradient and all the sudden there it was. The logo, the colors, etc. As the days went by I began to think about exactly how I wanted the company to be run. I was burned out on installing servers. I didn’t want the long hours of being a contract support for a company with servers. That’s when it occurred to me. I had friends, family, etc. bugging me to help them with computer issues. Why? Because I knew what I was doing and they had no place to go they could trust. The next day I was telling Nicole about it and she came up with our Tag Line “Why Hire a Squad When You Only Need One” based on a dig at the Squad that has ripped people off for years with their lack of knowledge and overpricing.
That summer five years ago, I walked around Cumming, Ga and personally handed out 3000 business cards. I went to businesses but wanted to meet individuals and talk about the services. I can tell you it was HOT! During that time I ran into someone that owned a building in Dawsonville and wanted to rent part of it and would do it for a month to month lease.
THAT is when I knew what I wanted AML Computer Services to be. Here is a picture of the 1st AML Computer Services location.
Then about a year later we decided to add on Web Design, Graphic Logo Creation and printing and moved, which was only next door but it had us continuing our goal.
Finally, we moved to our current location where we focused more on cell phone and computer repair and began to let the printing part go. We still do Web Site Design and amazing SEO work. Five years later this is where it has come. We are proud of our accomplishments but they could only be true if you didn’t allow us to help you. So, THANK YOU