Celebrating 20 Years of Service!
April 2023 marks our 20th year in business. A big "Thank you" to all of the customers, employees and partners that have been a part of our story these 20 years, we could not have done it without you!
Tech to School was founded as Mac Service Solutions in April of 2003 in Cupertino, CA by Justin Sanderson and Robert Baker. Justin and Robert both worked at an Apple reseller, named Computerware, that was located across the street from Apple's main headquarters. As Apple's resurgence was taking place around the time of OS X and the iPod, they saw an opportunity to improve the repair and service experience for the Apple community. Working out of Justin's garage, the pair started providing Mac hardware repairs and onsite Apple consulting.
The first location for MacService was located down the street from Apple in a small 600 sq ft retail space. Initially used as a walk-in repair center for local Apple users, MacService pioneered a mail-in repair service where Apple customers from around the country could get overnight repair service for their Mac laptops.
The original MacService location in Cupertino, CA in 2003.
As the Apple mail-in repair business grew, MacService moved their HQ to a bigger space in nearby Santa Clara. MacService began working with more K-12 schools across the U.S. to help diagnose and service their Apple devices.
The MacService team in 2006.
The MacService website in 2007.
In 2012, MacService began offering their own refurbished Apple devices directly to K-12 schools. MacService was rebranded as Mac to School and began to focus solely on providing refurbished Apple devices and Apple repair services to K-12 schools.
The Mac to School booth at FETC 2014.
In 2015, Mac to School moved to a larger facility in San Jose and started processing Apple trade-ins from K-12 schools. In addition to Apple products, Mac to School began selling Chromebooks and PC to schools and was rebranded as Tech to School in 2018.
The Mac to School 2018 Summer Team
In 2022, Tech to School moved to the current headquarters located in Santa Clara. Today we continue to sell, enroll and repair Apple, Chrome and Windows devices along with other technology to K-12 schools in every state. Our sales and support team is located throughout the U.S. and can often be seen exhibiting at an EdTech trade show wearing their signature black and green Tech to School shirts.
Co-Founders Robert Baker & Justin Sanderson. April, 2023.
The company has grown and changed a lot during these 20 years but the founding principle of providing great service is still what guides us today. We're proud to serve the K-12 community and look forward to the next chapter of the story!