Tiffany’s Computer Repair (formerly Celebrations Computer Repair)

Address: 113 S. Center St., Marshalltown

Telephone: 641-485-1609

Hours: 9-5 p.m., Monday-Friday and emergency appointments available.

Owner: Tiffany DeLarme

The Business: We offer everything “computer” – for commercial or residential applications. This includes virus and spyware removal, tune-up, optimization, networking, Internet, hardware repair and upgrades. Also offered are new and used equipment sales, data recovery and back-up. We provide tutoring, be it software or general computer use. Drop off and on site services available.

Unique Features: “It hasn’t always been easy being female in a predominantly male field, but computer repair has always been something that I love and something that I’m really great at,” DeLarme said. “The stereotypical computer tech is a male geek with little social skills – I am not any of those things.”

Why Central Iowa? I was born and raised in this area. My late father, Verne Johnson, started Celebrations Productions & Computer Repair about 20 years ago. When he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2009, it was a natural progression that I took over running the business. Then, just this past August, I purchased the computer repair portion of Celebrations from my mom, Linda Johnson. I just can’t imagine myself living or working anywhere else.