North Texas-based NerdsToGo Plans Further Expansion in Chicago Market

Following the 2023 openings of two Chicago-area NerdsToGo franchise locations, the Carrollton-based company said it's poised to expand rapidly across the Midwest as it continues "an aggressive growth trajectory."

NerdsToGo, an IT solutions and technology repair services franchise for business and home, announced plans to strategically expand throughout greater Chicago, with 20 new territories said to be available.

NerdsToGo is owned by Carrollton-based Propelled Brands and has multiple locations in North Texas.

“Owning your own business is becoming an increasingly appealing avenue for entrepreneurs, particularly for those with a background in technology sales amid widespread layoffs in the industry, and NerdsToGo offers a proven business model and the training and support needed for franchisees to thrive,” Mark Jameson, chief development officer at Propelled Brands, parent company of NerdsToGo, said in a statement.

“Paul Ongioni and Rick Stabile are already proving the success of NerdsToGo in the Chicagoland market, which has seen rapid growth of local small businesses in recent years,” he added. “I look forward to expanding NerdsToGo’s footprint across the greater Chicago area as we build on a growing momentum of development.”

NerdsToGo said it is poised to “expand rapidly” across the Midwest as it continues “an aggressive growth trajectory.”

Combining passions for technology and entrepreneurship

“Being able to solve real-world problems, empower businesses with technology, and contribute to community growth is incredibly rewarding,” Paul Ongioni, owner of NerdsToGo Chicago Downtown-Magnificent Mile, said in a statement. “Investing in NerdsToGo presented an opportunity to combine my passions and expertise in a way that directly impacts small to medium-sized businesses. I love what I do because it allows me to blend my passions for technology and entrepreneurship in a way that serves the greater good.”

The company said the Chicagoland expansion follows one of its most successful years of development to date, which included the first two NerdsToGo signings in the Chicago market in 2023.

NerdsToGo said it is seeking qualified franchisee following the successful debut of NerdsToGo Downtown Chicago earlier this year and the recent opening of NerdsToGo Crystal Lake.

The company said that an initial investment for a NerdsToGo franchise is roughly $133,333 to $181,032, including a $49,750 franchise fee. NerdsToGo offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs, and firefighters, which includes a 50% reduction on the franchise fee.

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