By Lauren Alvey
Stan Quinn, owner of Quinn’s Rapid Recharger, has lived in Oceanside for 27 years. He began Quinn’s Rapid Recharger in 1996 and has been building the company up ever since. It all started when Stan began to look around for self-employment options. He was looking to be able to spend more time with his family by setting his own hours- something you can really only do when you are in business for yourself.
Being in the computer industry in the late 90’s, Stan found that he could teach himself how to rebuild printer cartridges and quickly built a business around doing just that. In fact, Stan credits the invention of wireless intern connection and subsequent creation of online video-streaming sites as what gave him the in-depth knowledge of printers and cartridge repair he shares with his customers today.
In his first year of starting Quinn’s Rapid Recharger he was still working full-time and dedicating all his spare time to teaching himself the ins-and-outs of rebuilding printer cartridges. After a few years of this, he saw the opportunity to shift his focus completely towards growing his new business. Quinn’s Rapid Recharger has had the fortune to come to after-market cartridge recharging in the early years of the industry. This has led Stan to see significant improvements in his business in recent years.
Quinn’s Rapid Recharger is unique in comparison to other cartridge rechargers. Stan has no store-front. He conducts all his business via phone or online. This allows him to spend his energy rebuilding and testing the quality of his customers’ recharged cartridges. He rebuilds each cartridge himself; so you can be sure of its superior quality.
In speaking with Stan you are quickly able to pick-up the pride he has in his work. “It may not be the cheapest” he admits, but he is always ready and willing to go above and beyond for his customers. He literally goes the extra mile and picks up empty cartridges free of charge and will even help you decide which type of printer is right for your needs, despite the fact he doesn’t sell printers. It should be no surprise that his customers sing his praises and have given him a 5-star rating on Yelp saying:
· “He is a stand-up guy”
· “He saved our shop with a quick delivery”
· “…he stands behind his products and is very knowledgeable about the printer and cartridge business.”
· “I will be using Stan from now on for all my business printer needs.”
It is to his steadfast customers that Stan dedicates the success of his business. Without them, he recognizes, Quinn’s Rapid Recharger wouldn’t be where it is today. His continuing commitment to his customers outshines any of his competitors and ensures that there is a continued bright future this long-time local business. Loyal customers and local community services such as the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, Stan notes, have given him the opportunities and resources to tackle today’s tough economic challenges and keep coming out ahead.