- Lucas WymanOwner / Founder / CEO
Lucas Peters was always a technology fanatic, at a young age he was interested in how computers were designed. At around 10 years old Lucas’s first computer was a hand me down from a friend of the family, an old 5 ½ inch floppy disk computer that was only good for word processing. He decided since it didn’t do anything exciting he would take it apart and lay out all the components on his bed. With all the parts scattered across his bed, his mother walked in the room and looked infuriated that he had ruined the computer! After she left, he started putting the computer back together, just as it was fully assembled and plugged in his mom came back in with his father to see what he had done. Looking in amazement, she said, “Did you put that together? Does it work?” “Of course it does”, Lucas replied, as he powered up the computer. Ever since that moment he pushed himself to learn everything he could about computers and electronic devices, and also built many custom computers.
After Lucas graduated from high school he decided he wanted to serve his country, he saw the war in Iraq as a good way to do that, so he joined the Marine Corps. While he was deployed overseas he served as a machine gunner on the turret of a Humvee, he quickly realized that he should also apply his electronics knowledge to better serve the Marines around him. The threat in Iraq at the time was Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s). Lucas decided to learn as much as he could about the way the IED’s were being built and the countermeasure systems that protected his fellow Marines. Lucas became a certified subject matter expert in electronic countermeasures for his platoon, teaching the Marines how the devices were being built, as well as, testing and fixing the electronic counter measure systems that were built into the military vehicles. At the end of his deployment he was awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his service.
When returning home from being deployed, Lucas decided to stay in the Marine Corps for another four-years. When the first iPhone came out, Lucas was among the first to jump on the bandwagon, it wasn’t but two weeks before military training caused him to break his screen while it was in his pocket. Naturally, he decided to order the part and fix it himself. From that point on he developed a passion for portable device’s, learning and reverse engineering every cell phone and tablet that he could get his hands on. A couple years later, he had the vision of www.iRepairFast.com, a way to fix peoples devices all around the World, while still serving in the Military. Lucas created the website and ran the business out of the workshop at his house. Now Lucas is out of the Marine Corps, with two the iRepairFast local shops in Ponte Vedra, Florida and Fruit Cove, Florida.
iRepairFast serves customers all around the world via the website, as well as, school systems, computer repair shops and local customers. iRepairFast has Technicians that can repair anything from portable devices to computers. With the values that iRepairFast holds near to their heart, like Honor, Courage and Commitment. iRepairFast goes above and beyond! With the goal of quick, quality and cost effective repairs. iRepairFast provides a superior service with the attention to detail that Military members and civilians alike require.
- Jason SuminskiManager at Fruit CoveJason SuminskiManager at Fruit Cove
I'm a born and raised Florida native. I Grew up right next to the shop that I now manage in Fruit Cove, FL. As a kid, I was fortunate enough to be raised with a passion for technology as I sat in diapers watching my dad build computers growing up. Going to computer shows as I got older I simply became obsessed with pc hardware. I built my first computer at eight years old and haven't stopped since.
Over the years I fell in love with music and surfing. It was a funny mix of interests. I toured all over the country playing music, after that I felt a different calling and became a fire fighter and EMT. Despite my interests in other things, I still could not deny my overwhelming passion for technology and decided to put all things aside and focused on my biggest interest, technology. I worked for other repair companies, learning and maintaining my knowledge and eventually met Lucas, the owner of iRepairFast. He offered me a great opportunity and convinced me we would build the company to be the number one 5 star rated company in NE Florida that we are.
I run our Fruit Cove location with a great team, keeping the wheels greased there, I also design and build customer and YouTube liquid cooled computers. My location tackles the majority of our larger projects, and it's where we think tank new ideas and make awesome builds. I'm blessed to be where I am today, and couldn't be happier with my team and the company!
- Mike FoxManager at Ponte VedraMike FoxManager at Ponte VedraBefore being promoted to management at iRepairFast, I was the primary PC technician for the shop. I still help diagnose/repair computers and other devices in addition to assembling custom PCs for our customers.I have always been curious about the internal workings of things. I was notorious for disassembling my toys as a kid to see how they worked. That curiosity carried over into computers when I was a teenager. I built my first custom PC back in 2001. I hauled it back and forth to cyber cafes and LAN parties over the years until it (as well as cyber cafes) became obsolete.After that, I knew I needed more real-world hands on experience with computers if I wanted to pursue a career in technology. So I began working for a computer repair shop in Jacksonville. Over the years, I learned all about the most common software/hardware related issues that people have when working with computers.With over five years of experience in the field, I came to iRepairFast. My experience with computers was a good foundation for phone/tablet repairs. And now, I'm proud to say that I manage one of the shops for the top rated repair shop in Northeast Florida.
- Craig AllenLead technician / Master solder technicianCraig AllenLead technician / Master solder technician
I’m the lead technician at iRepairFast and also the Master solder technician. I started at iRepairFast almost three years ago at the Ponte Vedra shop and eventually made my way over to the Fruit Cove store. Since moving over to Fruit Cove, I have been able to advance my knowledge of all electronics, including main board level repairs.
My love for electronics and tinkering came at a very young age. Anything I could get my hands on I was taking things apart and figure out exactly how it works. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was reverse engineering. A lot of what we do here goes back to that because to trace back issues and component failures we sometimes have to reverse engineer what the manufacturer did when building the device. Being able to come in every day and work on all this great technology is like a childhood dream I have always had.
When I first started at iRepairFast I was responsible for just iPads, but as time went on I become responsible for more complicated repairs, and now I am diagnosing and fixing everything from cell phones, tablets, computers, and most of all mainboards. I am responsible for all of the IC replacements. It is a very advanced process that very few shops in the United States can perform. The recent epidemic from Apple and the iPhone 6/6 Plus, also known as “touch disease,” can be cured with this process. These IC replacements are very similar to surgery and can have complications, but I’m happy to say that I have been able to perfect this replacement to become like a standard repair that we perform here. I will continue to learn and fix bigger and bigger issues.
- Dylan ByrnesApple expertDylan ByrnesApple expertAt the age of six, I knew I wanted to work in a field related to technology. I distinctly recall walking in on my first day of Kindergarten and seeing the one translucent blueberry iMac G3 they had in the back of the room. From that day on I was fascinated by it, how did it work and what could I do with it?That curiosity hit a turning point at 14 when I discovered that same school was selling those very same iMacs in surplus lots for practically nothing. With some leftover Christmas money and parents willing to sacrifice their dining room, I purchased fourteen of them and began refurbishing them to sell individually. This quickly blossomed into a full-time business of cleaning and restoring old school Macs as well as repairing Macs for people in our community.I began venturing into phone and device repair in high school as the iPhone was making its meteoric rise in popularity, proving to be a profitable addition to the computer refurbishing. By the time I graduated I had amassed a sizable knowledge of repair, but the supply of surplus was drying up, as well as the shrinking demand for older Macs as more people chose to purchase a smartphone or tablet instead.I eventually started at a different phone repair shop. It was there that I further refined my device repair skills. After a year at that location, I was finally fed up enough to part ways with them. I applied at iRepairFast in 2015, and I’ve been here ever since.These days I’m not the die-hard Apple fanboy I once was. I still love my MacBook Pro, but my daily driver phone is a Galaxy S8, and my old self-built PC is perfect for the occasional gaming. If you have any Apple related questions or issues, shoot me an email or swing by our PV location. I’d be happy to help!If you want to find out more about me, just check out the vlog below.
- Patrick CampanaleSystem admin / Web designer / PC technician
I love to work on, fix, and build computers. I am one of the main technicians you will talk to if you are interested in building a custom PC. I also am the main technician that does service calls out of our Fruit Cove location. I am also experienced in networking computers and servers.
When it comes to custom PCs though, that is my area of expertise. I love sitting down with customers, talking out their needs on a computer, and finding exactly what they need. One thing I always hated about the computer industry was the over-selling of components to customers, selling more power than they really need and making people pay more than they should. At iRepairFast, we build you a custom PC with the specs you need (or want), but we do not try and push higher end hardware if it's not needed. We make no extra profit whether you pick an i3 processor or i7, it's all the same to us.
Another passion of mine is Linux and systems administration with some web design. I lead the redesign of the iRepairFast website and am constantly working on improving it.
I also lead the data transfer efforts in finding and securing new ways of recovering your data in house. We now have the ability to reconstruct your data from a failed drive without having to ship the drive out! There are still times when the drive might need to go to one of our partner facilities, but we are working to minimize that.
If you want to find out more about me, just watch my vlog below!
At the Fruit Cove location, I am the main iPad and tablet technician. Nearly every iPad dropped off here goes through my hands for repair. Apart from tablets, I work on many of the phones we take in here for cracked screens, bad batteries, or faulty buttons. I love to tackle new and challenging problems with both the usual and unusual devices. Recent projects have been the JBL Pulse, Nintendo 3DS, and Beats headphones.
Before joining the iRepairFast team, I had previously taught myself how to fix a few screens for my family. I had fixed my iPod Touch in high school as well as a couple of iPhones. In late 2016 I was hired at the Ponte Vedra location. For the next three months, I was trained by the skilled team of Mike, David, and Dylan. Later I joined team Fruit Cove and took over the role of device technician here.
My hobbies include computer coding and rock climbing. I’ve taught myself to code in the Python language, and currently, I’m learning Swift for Apple programming. Here in Florida, it’s only possible to rock climb at indoor gyms which I do weekly. I’m able to redpoint up to 5.12b indoors but haven’t pushed passed the 5.10 difficulty outdoors. A couple of times a year I’ll try to make a trip to climb outdoors in Chattanooga.
For more about me, check out my vlog below!
- Drew LangstonDevice technicianDrew LangstonDevice technician
I'm the newest member of iRepairFast. I handle all kinds of repairs, from phone screen and battery replacements to dropped laptops. I'm a phone and tablet technician for the most part, but I'll work on whatever needs attention. I got my first repair experience fixing devices for my family, and I've learned a lot more since I've started working at iRepairFast. My favorite repairs to work on are the more challenging ones, for sure.
I've always had an interest in electronics. As a kid, if I wasn't taking them apart and figuring out how they worked, I was trying to build my own. That interest has stayed with me, and you can always find tools and parts on my desk. I've worked on RC planes, a bike turn signal, an audio visualizer, and many other projects.
When I'm not surrounding myself with circuit boards, I enjoy biking and karate. I've completed three full MS150 rides, and I'm a 3rd-degree black belt with 11 years of training. I also like playing video games on my custom-built gaming PC and the Xbox.
- Jacob "The Baby" Van DykeScreen refurbishmentJacob "The Baby" Van DykeScreen refurbishment
Ever since I was little, I have always loved technology. I would take apart my parent's old computers and attempt to put them back together just to see if I could. When I first found iRepairFast, I was 15 years old and working at Publix (a local grocery store) and dreaded every minute of it. I knew as soon as I walked in and talked with Craig that this would be a fantastic place to work. Right then I asked if there were any positions open and the rest is history.
My situation is pretty different from all the other techs. I was brought on the team to be a refurbishment agent for our screens. My job is to take screens from phones that we have previously repaired and remake them into brand new screens to be used again on another phone. It took me months of dedication and persistence to finally be able to say that I had become extremely proficient at making OEM grade screens for our company.
As of right now I am currently enrolled in high school and plan on attending the University of Central Florida after I graduate in June of 2018. A huge passion of mine along with computers is working out and running. I run varsity track for my school which sometimes makes it hard to find free time.