Blair Tech is the #1 MAR in the World
In 2012, BTG was chosen to become 1 of just 20 official Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers (MAR) in the country. This ultra exclusive partnership with Microsoft gives BTG the ability to offer fully supported and licensed software products including Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office. Only the largest and most disciplined refurbishers in the country are considered for MAR partnership. With Microsoft's support, the business has continued to flourish.
2020 UPDATE BTG IS THE MICROSOFT AUTHORIZED REFURBISHER GLOBAL PARTNER OF THE YEAR!
Plain and simple, we’re going to do the best job we possibly can. We stay current or ahead of eCommerce standards of performance. Ultra fast shipping, guaranteed product, great customer service. Why Choose Us?
- We value you and hope to keep you with us forever.
- We’ve been refining our refurbishment process since 2005. We continue to work hard to ensure that we create the best possible computer experience for our customers.
- Prior to refurbishment, we completely erase the computer’s storage drive to Department of Defense Standards. This process ensures that the Hard Drive is completely blank and free of any possible files left behind.
- To complete the refurbishment, we install a NEW Windows Operating System with the license direct from Microsoft. Having genuine software helps keep your computer current and save through continued Microsoft updates.
- We typically ship your order within 24 hours and many items are delivered in just 2 days throughout the country.
In December of 2005, Andy Blair took the entrepreneurial leap and started his own company. Like so many American startups, Blair Technology Group started in a basement/garage. The only money the company had was a credit card with a $2400 limit. Since BTG was a one man show at the time, that $2400 would be all that was needed. Andy's business plan was to purchase computers out of the corporate world, refurbish them, then market them through the internet. He would deliver to his customers a rock solid PC at a low price coupled with outstanding "small town" support. This is still BTG's business model.
Prior to BTG, Andy had been working as a Computer Technician/Salesman for a "Mom and Pop" retail computer store. Seeing himself as more of a consultant than salesman, he loved helping customers find the right technology that fit their budget and use. Computers can be intimidating at times and it really helps having the right guidance towards an expensive decision.
Outside of work, Andy focused on his hobby of selling items on Ebay. For years, he had been selling random items from old Nintendo systems to car stereos to collectibles. His experience with computers led him to begin selling laptops through Ebay. After several trials, he decided that the market was ripe with opportunity and he could potentially support his growing family with a new business. Through Ebay, he would use his "Mom and Pop/Consultant" approach to help people from across the country make the right computer purchase.
Since 2005, BTG has relocated 4 times due to its rapid expansion. What started in an 800 square foot basement now calls a 110,000 square foot former historic Toy Store our home.
In 2009, BTG was looking to spread its wings, so they began offering their product on virtually every Ecommerce Marketplace that sells computers. This major effort would lay the foundation necessary for future growth. These additional sales would allow BTG to reach 5 million in revenue for the first time. With the strength of the additional marketplaces, our yearly sales would continue to grow each year of business. In 2014, we broke the $10 million annual sales barrier for the first time. In 2018, we cruised past $20 million with $30 million being the next goal. A great leap from the basement days!
Today, Andy Blair still resides as CEO of the company, always pushing for continued change and innovation. He doesn’t do it alone though. BTG has a brilliant Executive team that equal his passion and dedication. His staff of just under 100 people is filled with All Stars that truly carry the load. Together, we’re proud to offer an unparalleled level of quality and service to those seeking a low cost computing solution.
Named as "Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher WW Global Partner of the Year" for 2nd straight year.
Cincinnati Enquirer recognizes as a "Top Work Place in Greater Cincinnati" for a 6th time.
Named as "Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher WW Global Partner of the Year" & "Millionaire Club"
Cincinnati Enquirer recognizes as a "Top Work Place in Greater Cincinnati" for a 5th time.
BlairTG.com becomes BlairTech.com
Achieves "Top Sales North America (USA)" by a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher.
Cincinnati Enquirer recognizes as a "Top Work Place in Greater Cincinnati" for a 4th time.
Yearly revenue passes $20 million.
Becomes #1 largest Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher in the USA.
Receives "Marketing Best Practice" award by Microsoft at the MAR Summit in New York for a 4th straight year.
Cincinnati Enquirer recognizes as a "Top Work Place in Greater Cincinnati" for a 3rd time.
Receives "Marketing Best Practice" award by Microsoft at the MAR Summit in New York for a 3rd straight year.
Receives "Marketing Best Practice" award by Microsoft at the MAR Summit in New York for a 2nd straight year.
Cincinnati Enquirer recognizes as a "Top Work Place in Greater Cincinnati" for a 2nd straight year.
Receives "Exceptional Marketing Practice" award by Microsoft at the MAR Summit in New York.
Cincinnati Enquirer recognizes as a "Top Work Place in Greater Cincinnati" with Andy Blair (CEO / Owner) recognized as a "Top Leader".
Receives "Emerging 30" designation for a second time.
Yearly revenue passes $10 million.
Hires Phil Hamilton as President of the company.
Yearly revenue passes $7 million.
Relocates to current location, a 52,000 sq. ft. historic toy store.
Yearly revenue passes $6 million.
Becomes 1 of less than 20 Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers in the USA.
Receives "Emerging 30" designation by NKY Chamber of Commerce for achieving success as one of the Tri-State's fastest growing companies.
Continues growth through additional marketplaces.
Yearly revenue passes $5 million.
Relocates to a 16,000 sq. ft. facility.
Diversifies by expanding into different online marketplaces.
Yearly revenue passes $4 million.
Relocates to a 5000 sq. ft. facility.
In January, relocates into a 2500 sq. ft. facility.
Establishes a consistent sales model on Ebay.com.
Hires first employee.
BTG is officially established on December 15th.