Personal Computerworks, Inc., was founded in 2003 by Robin Abello as a small technology company serving the greater Columbia, MD, home and small-business community.
I grew up in Bacolod City, Philippines, where most of my family still lives. We're all still very close and thanks to the internet, we stay in touch frequently.
I came here in 1992 for college, married my wife Kate in 1998 and settled down in Columbia shortly after. Our daughter Maggie was born in 2003, Anna in 2006, Carlo in 2009 and Lizzie in 2014. I absolutely love being a Dad and Maggie, Anna, Carlo and Lizzie bring us countless joys and surprises every day. Maggie and Lizzie were born with a rare neurological condition known as SSADH (Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency) and they have both been our family's greatest treasures.
Prior to starting Percworks, Robin previously served in various capacities at Inktomi and PSINet, handling roles in tech support, web services, MIS, training and consulting. In college, he pursued his interests in communication arts and computers, earning a BS in Computer Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and an MS in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Growing up, my hobbies and interests always revolved around computers, photography and technology and I feel so blessed to be able to share my work and interests with others. I also love to cook, listen to music and enjoy taking walks with my wife and daughters.
My Approach to Service
I firmly believe in providing honest, caring and professional service to myclients and feel blessed that I can share my time and knowledge with others.
My clients come to me with various needs. Some are having problems withtheir PC and often need immediate technical help. Some are interested inlearning about digital photography and would like a tutorial. Some areinterested in getting a new computer, printer or a digital camera and requestmy assistance with their purchase. And some are looking for technologyadvice or would like to set up a website for their small business.
My clients would probably describe me as fairly quiet and calm. I try mybest to listen to your needs and help you in any way I can.
To provide the best personal service and value to our clients.
To be a good neighbor and partner in the greater Columbia community.
To show that it is possible to meet the technology needs of our clientsin a manner that is patient, understanding and educational with acourteous, honest and professional approach.
To never deny anyone our services because of cost. Our desire is tohelp others and we will make every possible accommodation to thosewho can afford less.