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KVS Computers celebrates a new location

By Staff | Jun 21, 2019

BARB BARRETT/The Luminary KVS Computers held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, June 5 at their new location on the corner of West Water and Railroad Streets in Hughesville.

HUGHESVILLE – An open house and a ribbon cutting ceremony took place June 5, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new KVS Computers in Hughesville. Owner Cherif Ammar-Khodja started his business 15 years ago from his home basement. What started as a hobby, has now turned into a full time business with 11 employees.

KVS is now a certified IT Asset Life Cycle Management company according to Ammar-Khodja who said he is committed to offering reliable and efficient tech support and service.

The company also deals with electronic recycling and has builT a 7400 sq. foot building to accommodate equipment, parts and shipping.

They are certified for responsible recycling which is based on the R2:2013 standard developed by EPA, OEM and other members of the recycling industry. The company has been in existence full time for nine years and “we are highly accountable in the industry,” according to Ammar-Khodja. They build, repair, and refurbish computers with a 6 month warranty. With a website presence, a shipping manager was hired and the company complies with all local, state and federal regulations. “We build laptops to specifications,” said Cherif.

A retail shop was added next to the warehouse for customer support which is open Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 and Saturdays from 9 to 3.

BARB BARRETT/The Luminary Valerie Ammar-Khodja works in the KVS retail store. T-shirts are available along with computers, parts and accessories, tech support, electronic recycling and data destruction.

KVS is named after Cherif’s 3 daughters – Kenna who is 16, Valerie who is 18 and Sadia who is 12. Valerie, a recent graduate and valedictorian from her class at Hughesville High School, is working at the shop for the summer helping customers. “We are on eBay and Walmart,” she said and orders come in every day according to Valerie.

The warehouse, constructed by J&M Specialties, holds a forklift and shipping dock. There’s lots of toner, computer parts, and plenty of medical equipment related to technology such as monitors. The company is very efficient with virus and malware removal, security, IT outsourcing and data destruction. Computer accessories, equipment and components can be purchased at KVS.

It was a long awaited process, but well worth the wait according to Ammar-Khodja who previously was renting space at the silk mill complex on Railroad Street. Ownership of a new building and warehouse is now located at 71 West Water Street in Hughesville.