By Anna Skinner
After beginning in James Cowell’s basement four years ago, AppleCrossing Inc. has finally advanced to a business space that is all its own.
“It started out in my basement just buying and selling used iPhones. I quickly realized we would need to add to that to become successful and grow,” Cowell said. “I never thought we’d need office space. It outgrew my house in year two, and we moved into office in Carmel and have been there over two years.”
The business will now be at 108 E. Carmel Dr. in a 1,200-square-foot space.
In 2015, AppleCrossing Inc. began catering to education and has become established in 33 schools across the state.
“We are break-fix company,” Cowell said. “When students break the technology, they turn it in to the technology department and they contact us.”
In addition to fixing hardware issues or breaks in Apple products, AppleCrossing Inc. also sells used and refurbished Apple products.
The company has also begun to reach out to education foundations around the state through the AppleCrossing Cares program. Hamilton Southeastern and Noblesville Schools have joined the initiative.
“The AppleCrossing Cares initiative offered to schools is we offer a discount geared toward students and families,” Cowell said.
An amount of $10 will be taken off a purchase or a fix for the student or family member, and AppleCrossing will then cut a check for $10 back to that specific school’s education foundation.
The store will open in April with hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Walk-ins are accepted, although appointments are preferred.
From 4 to 7 p.m. April 9, an open house will be held at the new business. Snacks and beverages will be provided.