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As he revealed in an article on MLive, Garry Von Myhr thinks about cell-phone repair so much that he talks about it in his sleep. Von Myhr opened Genius Phone Repair with partners Jordan Notenbaum and Steve Barnes. The startup has blossomed out of parent company Note Tech Industries—a cell-phone repair business that Notenbaum was running out of his basement—into a successful organization with 18 convenient storefronts.
The entrepreneurs' speedy and affordable services were praised in a feature on WZZM 13 News. They specialize in repairing iPhone, iPod, iPad, Samsung, LG, and Motorola mobile devices, and they stand behind their work with a lifetime warranty. In 2014, Genius Phone Repair was acknowledged as "Entrepreneur(s) of the Year" by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and was also named one of "Michigan's 50 Companies to Watch" in 2015 by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. The crew also purchases broken or functional devices for cash, and can recommend phone accessories such as protective cases or pasta-making attachments.