Computer Depot Inc. has been serving its’ neighbors in East Tennessee Since 1996. The owner, Thomas Hill, started the repair company while attending East Tennessee State University, pursuing his degree in Electronic Engineering Technology.
After Thomas received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering he took a job with an electronics production plant and worked there for months, all the while continuing to sell computer systems during his off hours.
As time went on, Thomas realized the need for low cost high powered computer systems and providing a place to maintain them. He decided to take his business full time.
Computer Depot Inc. now operates in Knox and Sevier County. All locations built on the same principle: the customer is our #1 priority. We train our staff to be great technicians, but we pride ourselves on hiring people with great customer service skills.
Network Security Engineer
Brandon thrives on puzzles, and enjoys solving difficult problems. He has over 10 years experience in the IT managed services field, and is CompTIA certified in A+, Network+, and Security+. His family and church are his top priorities. He is an avid gamer, both video and tabletop, and is also happily married to an avid gamer.
MSP Specialist - 2016
Larry Hendren is happily married and lives in the North Knoxville area with his two children. Larry’s wife is a registered nurse at UT. His daughter is attending Pellissippi State Community College. His son is attends middle school in Powell. In Larry’s free time, he enjoys casual video games and also the occasional air-soft game. Larry currently holds the A+ certification, Network+ certification, Microsoft : Configuring Windows Devices Certification, and Microsoft Certified Professional.
Technician - 2014
Matt Hopper graduated from a two-year college, cum laude, with a degree in Information Technology in Jackson, TN. Matt has been with Computer Depot for four years. He is an avid gamer and because of his interest in gaming, taught himself web coding prior to attending college. Matt spends his weekends with his family. Matt and his father enjoy playing golf. Matt is in the process of studying for his Network+ certification.
Technician - 2018
Shrinath is currently a student at Pellissippi with the goal of transferring to UT to finish his Computer Science degree. Shrinath has always had an interest in IT but never had the opportunity to pursue it until recently. He is also a gamer which was one of the root causes for his interest in IT. When he isn’t gaming or spending time with friends, he helps foster dogs and volunteers at Young Williams Animal Shelter whenever the chance arises. Shrinath is currently studying to get his A+ certification and by the end of 2019 will have his Network+.
Thomas Hill Jr.
After graduating East Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in electrical engineering technology, Thomas Hill turned his side gig into a real business. Thomas started Computer Depot over 20 years ago with an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to do what it takes to build trust and loyalty one customer at a time. Computer Depot Business Solutions now serves over 500 small business owners in the Knox and Sevier county area. As a regular contributor for several local publications and the star of “Tech Talk with Thomas Hill” on News Talk 98.7, he is a sought after speaker for a wide range of technology topics. Thomas currently lives in Seymour, TN with his wife and two daughters, enjoys camping, hiking and spending time in his backyard, “The Great Smoky Mountains.”
Thomas Wassenaar is a computer technician at Computer Depot. Tom gained interest in working in IT after working on family & friend's computers at a young age. He started his professional career working for a large electronics recycling operation in Michigan as a refurbishing technician. In his spare time he enjoys working in 3D game engines & being outdoors (when he's not glued to a computer). Tom is trying to live a minimalist lifestyle with his wife & daughter in a tiny home.
Director of Technology - 2012
Wes Bruce is the Director of Technology at Computer Depot and has been with us since 2012. His specialty is in network security but enjoys working in all areas of IT. He is always working to add more certifications and currently has the A+, Network + and Security + certifications as well as certifications in web design and 2 bachelor’s degrees. He is married and has 2 awesome kids. His hobbies are spending time with his family and watching or participating in just about any sport, but his favorite is football. Above all he is a child of God, saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and wants to share that good news with others.
Technician - 2019
Zachary lives in North Knoxville with his wife, Chelsea, and dog, London. He graduated in 2015 from King University in Bristol with a degree in Forensic Science. It was here that he got his start working on computers through an IT work study. He enjoys playing video games, spending time with friends, and is a craft beer and mead enthusiast.
"Took my Mac Book Pro to see why it was running slow. They let me know it didn't need upgraded memory. Do you know how many computer stores would be that honest. The best part, no charge for the diagnostics!"
"Exceptional customer service! Thomas and the entire team at Computer Depot are THE Information Technology "Go-To" in East TN. They consistently provide professional, prompt, and accurate solutions to any technological question or concern one may have. We rely on Computer Depot for all of our IT needs!"
"Amazing service! My laptop went to black screen, they ran diagnostic and checked all hard drives and such and turned out it was OK. Even though they spent time checking everything out they didn’t charge me a dime because all was good (apparently it had lost internet connection during an update so just needed to sit on overnight to come back to life). If I had gone to Best Buy and used Geek Squad it would have cost me $85 for same diagnostic! I’ll only be using these guys in future and HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!"
"Have been using them for about a year now and I've always been treated well. I really appreciate how the staff doesn't talk down to you about the issues like some repair and retail centers."
"Writing this review for my grandmother who went to Computer Depot in order to get her pictures from a dead computer. They helped her understand what needed to be done and told her upfront what the prices were. They never added any additional cost or service charges, which is rare these days. From my grandmother and myself, thank you."
"Knowledgeable service technician, easy access, reasonable prices."
"I was skeptical about this but surprised about their professionalism. I will go back for any hardware issues that I might encounter..."
"Couldn't be happier with the group at CD. Had an issue that was driving me insane for months, which turned out to be a simple fix. I have spent over $100 dollars trying to fix the situation with other shops and CD gave me advice that helped me get it done myself for free. Will be using them in the future for upgrades to my PC. If you need a diagnostic without getting your head ripped off, this is the place to go. Thanks guys!"