The Ongoing Story of Lakesidedigital
Beginning in 2002 in a Riverton main street location, as a casual partnership between Andrew Kalteck, Charles Plett, and Roger Plett, they quickly realized there was a real need for computer service professionals in small town Manitoba. Even though there were many slow days in the first year, business picked up steadily so there was never a question about the value of the services offered to the community. As the business and client base grew it became evident that owning our own location would be beneficial. In order to realize this goal the next step was for the new lakesidedigital building to be erected at the corner of Broadway and Riverton Ave in Riverton. This was finally a place to call home and establish the foundation of the business and set up a suitable storefront and service area.
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Very early in the operation of the business the need for high-speed Internet service became evident. Lakesidedigital did the groundwork, research, and development of a wireless link to connect to broadband service for progressive businesses in Riverton.
The next big step in expansion of the company was the opening of the Gimli store location. The opportunity became available to share adequate space with a compatible service business on Centre Street in Gimli. The Gimli store opened up in April of 2005 and is progressively meeting the needs in the south Interlake area. Currently, lakesidedigital has two locations. One is in Gimli and the other is in Arborg.
Today lakesidedigital is still operating with the three original partners as well as full-time and partite employees.
Charles, Roger & Andrew
Roger Plett – partner
Roger has a background in computer systems service and sales from previous related companies he has been involved in. Roger’s years of management experience is a definite asset to the establishment and growth of lakesidedigital.
Roger enjoys camping, cross country skiing, and boats. As a former director and manager of Christian Camps, camping and retreat centre ministry is still close to his heart
Andrew Kalteck – partner
Andrew grew up in the north as the son of a teacher and later moved to southeast Manitoba where he finished his education and was employed as a service manager for a large computer service company in Winnipeg. Andrew’s creativity and attention to detail is an invaluable asset as he takes on the role of quality control manager for lakesidedigital. Networking is one of Andrews’s favorite pastimes and he knows how to set up rock solid systems. Andrew also has experience in car audio and home theater equipment design and installations and as such has become well known in the area as a car audio specialist.
Andrew enjoys camping, youth work, and summer children’s camps. He is involved in the Riverton and district chamber of commerce, Beaver Creek Bible Camp, Mennville youth leadership committee, and Riverton skate park development committee.
Charles Plett – partner
Charles has years of experience as service technician at the Riverton location, Steinbach Bible College dormitory, and now at the Gimli store. After high school he enrolled in the degree program at Steinbach Bible College. Charles is the service and tweaking specialist and prides himself in being able to make any computer run better. Charles is currently managing the Gimli store location and loving the challenges and opportunities of the computer service business. Charles particularly enjoys the interactions with the friends of lsd who come in to chat and do business in the store.
Charles loves youth, music, and skating. He spends some of his evenings with the Bayview youth group. Charles also sings and plays drums for a few different worship bands. Charles has spent many summers at camp and still takes some annual holiday time serving in this way. Charles enjoys fishing and wakeboarding in summer as well as snowboarding in winter.
Juanita Monkman, is a resident of Riverton and received her elementary and high school education in Mennville Christian School and Riverton Collegiate. Juanita is a recent Honors graduate of the Office Technician Course at Red River Collage. Juanita lives in Riverton with her husband and two boys and enjoys relationships with family, friends, and lsd customers. She is currently employed at the Riverton office as office manager and receptionist.
Tyson & Andrew
Lakesidedigital is a proper computer shop. What’s a proper computer shop you ask??
Well here are some pointers: