Techline is closing this month, after over 30 years in Aberdeen.
In a post on their website they say that this has been “a hard decision for us to make but it is time.”
Techline founders and owners Jerry & Gloria Brown say that even though they are already retired, and their staff ran the store in their absence, the business has still required them to be connected and now they “wish to travel and enjoy life without worrying about being near an Internet hot spot. “
It has been an honor to be a part of the business community in Aberdeen. Our customer base has been loyal through all these years and we will miss serving them.
They say that the store will be closing in September and everything will be sold, including all inventory and store fixtures.
The company posted a brief history of their time in Aberdeen.
Techline was founded over 30 years ago. We built computer systems on our kitchen table and sold them at trade shows. In 1987 we moved to our first commercial location in the Reiner’s Harbor Honda Building on the corner of Wishkah and H Street. We brought cellular into our business in 1991 and added the words “Cellular Connection” to our name. Seeing the future of the cellular phone, we built a new building across from Walmart in 1994 and during that Christmas sold hundreds of cellular phones. Our timing was impeccable and it surprised us how fast we grew.
We brought the Internet to Grays Harbor in 1995 and it grew to a customer base of over 5000 users and kept us busy bringing in more telephone lines to keep up with demand. We sold the Internet business in 2006 to two of our employees, Scott Sipe and Dan Jones but continued to run our retail computer and cellular business as Techline/Cellular Connection, Inc.