Welcome to Computer House Calls, VT!

We are a locally owned and operated computer service, repair, and troubleshooting company for both PC and Mac users. We are based in Charlotte, VT, which is just a few miles south of Burlington, and serve all of Chittenden County and most of Addison County.

Our goal is to provide friendly, honest, affordable service in your home or at your business, on your own computers, right where you need it.

Owners Brett & Kim Hinson are both Vermont State College faculty with extensive experience in all aspects of computer use, maintenance, and repair, as well as a foundation in adult education.

No problem is too big or small for us to tackle--give us a call today so that you can get back on track enjoying your computer.

Brett and Kim Hinson

Computers for Vermonters

Do you have an old computer that you don't use anymore? Donate your old working or non-working Mac or PC to a Vermonter who can't afford one; we at Computer House Calls refurbish old computers of all kinds to give to those who need them. Call us at 802-324-5944 to donate or inquire about the program.

Laptop Winners Announced!

This past year, we participated in two fun events here in northern Vermont: the Vermont Women's Expo and Everything Equine. Hundreds of people at each event stopped by our booth to chat with us about computer troubleshooting and issues as well as fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win a new Toshiba laptop.

House calls by a computer doctor – what a great idea! So many of us put up with cranky computer problems and little glitches in programs we don't quite understand; yet we're loath to unplug the machine, lug it to a repair shop, and be without it for a few days while it's in hospital. I had a pile of digital photographs that some kind soul, using my computer one day, had tucked away in a spot inaccessible to me.

I happened to meet Brett Hinson one day, discovered what he did, and mentioned my problem. We arranged for an introductory house call; he showed up right on time; and within minutes had not only located the lost photos in my hard drive and retrieved them, but showed me how to do it, as well. It was like standing an egg on end: easy if you know how. He left his business card, which seemed strangely heavy, until I realized it was a refrigerator magnet. Another great idea!

Rather than waste the Hinsons' time (Brett's wife, Kim, is also on call), I'm making a list of all the little problems and frustrations that crop up as my aged brain explores the frontiers of what my computer can do. With their help, the sky's the limit!

- Willem Lange