CatManDu Now Offers Local Technology Concierge Service In Amarillo

We’re proud to annouce that we’re now offering our Technology Concierge service. This exciting service let’s you connect directly with a local technology expert — your very own Technology Concierge who can assist you with any technology-related question or problem you may have!

Need a new router but don’t even know what a router is?! Contact your Technology Concierge — they can help with that!

Looking for a new Internet Service Provider because you’re tired of Netflix “buffering” while you’re trying to binge watch your favorite series? Don’t keep suffering! Contact us today to how a Technology Concierge can assist you.

Is your computer running slowly but you don’t want to take it to that “big box” store? Sign up today and let your Technology Concierge help you!

These are just a very few examples of how our Technology Concierges can help you with your technology-related questions or problems. Please check out our Technology Concierge website at cat-man-du.com, give us a call at 806-350-8324, or stop by us and see us in person at our physical location (that’s right: we’re “real” people and we’re local — we’re your friends and neighbors!) at:

8501 SW 34 Ave.
Amarillo, TX

We look forward to serving you!

 

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Merger Q & A

We sat down with former CEO of cat-man-du, Ray Wilson, and Prime Minister of Andrews & Associates, Tyler Andrews, to chat about the historic merger that is taking place between the two businesses.  Please take a few minutes of your time if you are a customer or just an interested friend or family to learn a little bit more about what all is taking place. We hope this video will put any of your worries to rest but if you have any questions after viewing the video please contact us and let us know!

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Partnering With Faith City Ministries

One of our most important goals here at camandu is to give back to the Amarillo, TX community through partnering with local charity organizations. One such charity is Faith City Ministries, an organization located downtown that provides food, clothing, spiritual ministry, furniture, household items, shelter, employment services, and recovery programs to the men, women, and children of our town.

Faith City Ministries was started in 1951 by Dick and Bea Hogan who began the mission after a call from God. Throughout the years, the mission has grown from a small rented building to Faith City Ministries as it is today. They have been serving downtown Amarillo for over 60 years through the generous donations of individuals, businesses, churches, and organizations. They have never been funded by the government and this is why we at catmandu feel it is so important to support them.

catmandu has partnered with Faith City for over 5 years and throughout that time we held coat and thermal drives every November. This year, however, Faith City actually had a surplus of coats and what they needed was first aid kits to distribute to the homeless. We held a first aid kit drive at our offices and were able to contribute some to their need.

But we’re only one business. We urge all other businesses in Amarillo to consider holding drives or raising money for Faith City or any local charitable organization.

To read more about Faith City Ministries or to donate and volunteer, you can visit their website.

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Coffee Matters

What do a boutique coffee roastery and a computer company have in common?

Meticulousness. Excellence. Commitment. Ethics.

cat-man-du is proud to carry Evocation Coffee, a local company who agrees with the cat-man-du philosophy that “everything matters.”

Evocation Coffee Roasters is a micro roastery & espresso bar located in Amarillo, TX. It is the work of husband and wife duo Roman and Amy Leal, who have dedicated their lives to the science of perfectly crafted coffee. The roastery began in 2009 and has since developed a loyal following of both everyday coffee lovers and small to large businesses and organizations.

Walking into Evocation is an experience in itself. At first glance, you’ll notice something different in the no-frills, modern interior and in the sleek machines used by the coffee roasters. This place is unlike other coffee shops. The culture shock you may experience is quickly put to rest by Roman, who greets you like a long time customer. Then, Roman will proceed to tell you about the coffee he is serving that day with passion and wisdom. He will spout off facts about the “tasting notes” (sometimes as strange as bubblegum, popcorn, or butterscotch) or where in the world the coffee was grown, or about the people who grew the coffee.

Then, your coffee will be brewed and no, it won’t come out of a huge, metal machine. Remember, Evocation is about the science of coffee. The creation of your individual cup of coffee looks like an experiment complete with Erlenmeyer flasks and strange glassware.

Once the water (at the precise temperature) melds with the painstakingly-roasted beans, your coffee is served to you in the flask atop a piece of gray slate. The entire process, from growing to roasting to serving to drinking has been well thought-out and designed.

When Evocation caught the eye of cat-man-du CEO and President, Ray Wilson, he decided it would be the only coffee he could serve to his customers in the three cat-man-du locations.

cat-man-du works in the same way as Evocation. We have a commitment to quality in every interaction that customers have with us. We strive to live ethically by giving back to the community through charity organizations and by protecting the environment through our Green initiative. We choose to do business with companies like Evocation Coffee Roasters because they are different and we hope that people choose to do business with us because we are different.

If we put this much attention and care into choosing the coffee we serve, imagine how much attention and care will go into how well we serve you.

“Everything matters.” Including coffee.

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It’s Back-To-School In Amarillo, Canyon & Dumas – 10% Off Labor On Computer Repair Services

It’s time to get your kids and yourself ready to head back to the classrooms and cat-man-du wants to help you out. It’s time to get those glitchy, slow, and infected computers running great for class. We know how expensive back-to-school is, so we are offering a limited time only discount for those heading back to school.

Our Amarillo, Canyon, and Dumas locations are offering 10% off labor ONLY to all college, high school, and even middle school students. College and high school students must provide school IDs and middle school students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We are offering this discount through the end of September.

Schools:

Colleges: Amarillo College & WT

High Schools: Amarillo High, Caprock High, Palo Duro High, Tascosa High, Canyon High, Dumas High and Randall High

Middle Schools: Travis, Mann, Houston, Fannin, de Zavala, Crockett, Bowie, Bonham, Austin, Canyon, Dumas and Westover Park

Also, don’t forget that we offer every piece of technology that you or your student could possibly need to make this next year the most productive year possible. Whether you need a screaming fast Lenovo laptop, powerful desktop with tons of storage, a tablet for doing research, or even a new monitor, cat-man-du can get you set up.

Feel free to stop into one of our locations and see exactly what we can do to help get your year started off right.

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Amarillo 34th Street Construction Projected To Last Through January 2015 – Don’t Forget About Local Businesses

It’s summer-time in Amarillo and that means construction projects are taking place all over the city. One of the larger projects is the complete curb-to-curb renovation of 34th street between Coulter & Soncy. Of course there are pros and cons to construction projects of this scope.

First, 34th street has been needing work for some time and that’s understandable. But, the project will be interrupting the flow of traffic down one of the main traffic pipelines on the West side of the city. This project is a huge project and has been projected to last into January of 2015. There have been some local media outlets even suggesting that people avoid 34th street during this time.

The thing about this is, there are many local businesses that are along this route that rely on the patronage of people driving this route. cat-man-du is one of these businesses. We want to first say thank you to all of our customers who have ‘braved’ the construction up until this point. We will continue to be offering our award winning service as always. We also want to let our customers know that there is an alternate route to get to our Amarillo location during the construction. Less than a quarter mile South of 34th street on Soncy, there is a parking lot that leads directly to cat-man-du and McAlister’s Deli.

So, next time your headed to cat-man-du to drop off your computer for diagnostics/repairs, pick up your brand new laptop or tablet, or schedule a business networking/server project, you might want to consider this tiny detour to save you the headache of the 34th Street construction. See below for a map of the detour route.

Also, don’t forget to get entered to win a BRAND NEW Lenovo IdeaTab Tablet!

Detour Route To cat-man-du

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It’s cat-man-du’s 11 Year Anniversary AND We Want To Give YOU The Gift! Win A Lenovo Android Tablet

cat-man-du has been Amarillo’s go-to company for computer repair and business IT for the last 11 years and we want to thank you! So here’s what we’re doing. We’re giving away a brand new Lenovo tablet. Lenovo devices are known for being extremely durable, fast, and increasingly popular. Don’t miss your chance to walk away with this tablet!

Here’s what you’ll be getting:

IdeaTab S2110

CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060A Processor (1.50GHz 512 KB

OS – Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Memory- 1 GB

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The Story Behind The Beginning Of cat-man-du Is Centered Around Classic Rock Legend Bob Seger

cat-man-du has been serving Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle with outstanding technical service and computer support for over 10 years, and there’s a reason behind that. When Ray founded the company, he did so to ensure that customer service was a priority as he experienced the lack of it in other tech companies. Nothing was more important to Ray and remains that way to this day.

Having been “in the trenches” when cat-man-du was just a start-up (and still to this day), Ray knew what it took to provide quality service. What better way to get return business than to give customers a “reason” to come back. This has been his goal for cat-man-du since it began (like many tech giants) in his garage.

Even the name of the company has it’s own unique journey on how it all came about. Check it out below.

The Story Of The Name cat-man-du:

Our company founder, Ray Wilson, was driving between Amarillo and Dumas one day while performing computer services as a side business when he decided to start the company. He was searching for a name that would both set the company apart from the many competitors and describe the type of company he wanted to create.

A song from 1975 came on the radio by Bob Seger called “Katmandu” that describes not feeling loved where the person is at currently and wanting to go someplace better. Because Ray had been in the technical industry for so long he knew that most customers were unhappy with the service they receive from computer repair companies and IT companies but that they just didn’t know of any other alternative. It also dawned on him that he could take three commands used in the Linux OS (cat, man and du) and phonetically pay homage to the Bob Seger song.

He went home that night and created the company logo and name. According to Ray “The name is a pinch of fun, a dash of nerdy and a whole lot of Rock ‘n’ Roll on a serving platter that puts our clients first and gives them a place to go and receive the service they deserve but can’t get at our competitors.”

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Buying Christmas Gifts From Local Amarillo Businesses – 3 Tech Items That Will Be A Hit

Christmas is just around the corner and we know the shopping season is about to swing into full effect. If you’re looking for something different than the big box store experience, then cat-man-du is your place to buy your Christmas tech items. First and most importantly, cat-man-du is a local Amarillo (Canyon, and Dumas) business. The money that is spent in our stores stays in our community. Second, we pride ourselves on customer service and making sure that when you leave our store that you are completely satisfied with your purchase. We are not just a retail seller, we are a company that wants to make sure that you get exactly what you are looking for.

cat-man-du is Amarillo’s most awarded technology company. Our goal is to make sure that when you leave our business that you not only have the items that you need for business, home, or personal use, but that you know and understand the product. We are not like the big “box stores”. We are not trying to shuffle people through just to make a sale. Amarillo, Canyon, and Dumas have been doing business with cat-man-du for more than a decade and the reason is simple. We offer fair pricing, only the best products and service, and customer service that you cannot receive anywhere else in the city.

Everyone’s Christmas wishlist is different. Tech items are super hot during the holidays and we carry only the best. Below you’ll see three items that will make you the hit of Christmas morning!

Google Nexus 2nd Generation Android Tablet 32GB – $269.99

If you have a techie on your list then you will be needing one of these under your tree. The Google Nexus 7 is the #1 tablet in the country. It has a beautiful HD display and of course comes with the Google Play Store where they can download their favorite apps and games. Not only can you play games, but you can watch movies on Netflix, as well as buy or rent them right from the ‘Movie Section’ of the Play Store.

You can also sync your work and personal email directly to the device as well as your calendar. I have one of the original tablets and it’s the best tablet I have ever owned.

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Lenovo ThinkPad E535 – $649.99

Lenovo has now become the #1 computer company in the world and it’s no wonder why. They make reliable computers with sleek design. The ThinkPad branding has been part of the tech world since the very beginning. The ThinkPad E535 has everything the your ‘techie’ could possibly need. The 2.5 GHZ AMD processor is fast enough to handle anyone’s toughest tasks. 320 GB hard drive and writable DVD burner built in. This thing comes with plenty of RAM to handle both personal and business tasks.

USB 3.0 Superspeed will make transfering data to this new computer a breeze as well, but remember, we can always handle that for you for a small fee.

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Lenovo All-In-One Ideacentre – $899.99

This All-In-One computer has super cool design. It has touchscreen interface and Windows 8.0. You can do anything from office work, design, and even high end gaming. Watching movies on this crisp monitor is a dream. 23″ monitor with 6 GB of RAM and 1TB of storage make this All-In-One everything a user could ask for. To top it off it’s sporting a fast i3 processor.

This makes the perfect gift because it is literally plug and play. Take it out of the box and fire it up. It’s that simple. No more mess of wires coming from the back of your machine. Just a clean desk and superfast computer to boot. This machine is definitely centered around entertainment, but can handle any of your computer needs.

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cat-man-du Is Amarillo’s Most Awarded Computer Repair And Networking Company

cat-man-du makes it a point to do great computer repair work and networking at a fair price and with the best customer service. This has been the mission of the company since its conception and cat-man-du has stayed true to that.

Over the years cat-man-du has had the honor of working with thousands of businesses and local residents in the Amarillo, Canyon, and Dumas areas. With a true desire to solve computer and technology related problems, cat-man-du has become the leader in the Texas Panhandle when it comes to technology.

Being an authorized Lenovo re-seller allows cat-man-du to provide you with the latest technology from the world’s leader in PC and now mobile devices. We also keep a large stock of the Google Nexus tablets for those who are looking to own the #1 tablet on the market as well.

If you need virus removal, computer diagnostics, data migration, networking, firewalls, new computers or laptops, web design & development, cat-man-du can handle all of your needs and you don’t have to ship anything out of Amarillo, Canyon, or Dumas. All repair work is done right here in our local stores by certified and award winning technicians.

We are grateful to be a part of the local community and enjoy every day we get to help you meet your technology needs. With our focus being on customer service and doing the job right, it’s no shock that cat-man-du has received a multitude of awards as well as stacks of thank-you cards on a weekly basis. Just take a look at the photo below.

Here are just a few of the many awards we have received:

2010 Winner, 2009 & 2006 Finalist, Better Business Bureau of the Texas Panhandle’s Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics

2009 Winner, Jim Henson Top Small Business of the Year (Amarillo Chamber of Commerce)

2012 Winner Top Small Busines (Amarillo Chamber of Commerce)

AND – while we’re bragging on ourselves, ahem, we get tons of “Thank You” notes and cards from our happy customers which may be the best award of all.

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