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RANGELY | John and Jen Cottrill are childhood Rangely residents who dreamed of getting out and discovered dreams of returning home.
“The grass isn’t always greener on the other side… city life is a full-time job,” they described. John explained how growing up in Rangely instilled secure community values. It also brought a conviction of bringing his gifts to the table. With these values, his intentions of contributing to the greater good and a strong sense of wild freedom will come to fruition with the couple’s joint business venture of Hometown Technology Solutions. John expressed the desire to hold consumer rights in the highest regard and he only provides suggestions if the consumer asks about an issue.
John has been working on computers since he was 10. Together he and Jen bring Hometown Technology Solutions to Rangely to provide technology solutions to its residents. John’s role includes taking care of anyone’s technology needs and Jen is managing bookkeeping and operations assistance. Rangely inspired John to explore computers when he moved here at the age 10 to maintain a connection to the outside world.
“It’s the world I grew up in; I was the tech kid,” he explained as he related that managing technology with children is not an easy task. “I used technology against my parents.”
Jen acknowledged that technology is a tool of the present times, but it is important to teach responsibility and its usefulness to help stay in touch with family. John was amused to describe a few ways that he can help protect devices, including free antivirus protection as an authorized vendor of his preferred product, Malware Bytes.”It’s free. It works and it’s free! It’s peace of mind. I will bring things like this to the community.”
The Cottrills acknowledged Rodger Polley of Rangely True Value for his efforts in restoring their location.
See them at 729 Main St., with signage coming soon. You can reach Hometown Technology Solutions at www.hometowntech.us or call 970-364-3704.
By KATIE KING | Special to The Herald Times
CORRECTION: This article has been updated to reflect a correction in the name of the business from “Hometown Technology Services” to “Hometown Technology Solutions.” The HT regrets the error.