3/15/2020 Notice from the owner of Northern Tech Services:

Due to:
-The rapidly evolving situation surrounding the Cornoavirus,
-The nature of how many germs travel via keyboard and mouse, and
-The higher-risk demographic of many of my clients,

I have decided that it is in the best interest of my clients as well as myself (owner) to temporarily implement some precautions as follows to minimize the risk of possible virus spread:

A – I will be suspending all at-home (on-site) and most business (on-site) appointments until further notice,

B – Walk-in business will be by appointment only and will be restricted as follows:
1 – I will not touch your computer until 48 hours after drop-off,
2 – I will thoroughly wipe down your computer before and after working on it with disinfectant

I will be closed Monday, March 16th (and possibly Tuesday), to prepare and set up a drop-off location within my building such that all interactions between myself and customers will be at least 6-feet distance.

I am HOPING that this will be short-lived as I’m sure everyone out there would love to return to normalcy as soon as possible (myself included). The overall situation will be monitored daily and restrictions will be added or lifted accordingly.

Spring Hours – effective March 15, 2020

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, all walk-in business is by appointment only. However, I plan on being at the office during my regular hours as follows:

Sunday – Closed
Monday – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday – 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday – By Appointment Only
Thursday – By Appointment Only
Friday – 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday – Closed

As such, feel free to stop by during those hours. But be prepared to call me before entering the building.

About Us:

Northern Tech Services (and Sales) serves the Tawas area and immediate vicinity, offering a number technological services to both homes and businesses, including desktop and laptop computer repair, network setup, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting, security camera installation and configuration, and just about anything else dealing with Windows-based computers.  We offer free diagnostics and consultation – simply bring your slow, broken, old, or virus-infested computer to our shop during our regular business hours and we’ll take it right back to the bench and check it out while you’re here.  We also offer on-site appointments.

We also rebuild lightly-used, high-end business laptops, restoring them to near mint condition and selling them at a fraction of their original cost – prices competitive with entry-level, department store-bought computers.

Northern Tech Services Staff:

-Brandon Wolgast, Owner
.  Brandon is a Tawas native.  He graduated from Tawas Area Schools in 1999 and then from Saginaw Valley State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science (Computer-Science major) and a Bachelor of Arts (Political-Science major).

He worked for the Tawas Area Schools Technology Department between 2011 and 2014, the final year of which he was the head of the department, responsible for the entire school district’s technology, including management and maintenance of more than 600 computers and a hard-wired and wireless network spanning 4 buildings and 90 access points.  Brandon has extensive experience with and knowledge about Windows-based desktop computers and laptops as well as computer networks and various audio/video components, including tv’s, projectors, and security camera systems.

Denny Bayn, Installer.  Denny was the Maintenance and Transportation Director at Tawas Area Schools for more than 25 years.  He assists with on-site installation work.

Bob Wingle, Installer.  Bob has over 5 years experience working for the Tawas Area Schools Maintenance department.  He also assists with on-site installation work.

For more specific information on what services we offer and what products we sell, check out the Services and Store links at the top of this page (or in the drop-down menu if you are using a mobile device).

Come check out our display room and try out a laptop or desktop computer today!


-Desktop Computer Repair
-Laptop Repair
-Solid State Hard Drive Upgrade
-Operating System Upgrade
-Virus & Junkware Removal
-Speed Optimization
-Data Transfer to new hardware
-Hardware Upgrades
-Security Camera Installation
-Home Theater Installation
-Computer Network Installation and Configuration

Currently for Sale

Lenovo 110s - 11.6-inch Slim laptop

Dell E4200 - 12.1-inch Business Laptop

Dell E4300 - 13.3-inch Business Laptop

Lenovo Thinkpad T420 - 14.1-inch Business Laptop

HP 8440p Elitebook - 14.1-inch Business Laptop

HP 6005 Pro - Business Desktop

HP 8300 Elite - Mini Business Desktop

Custom-built HTPC