When Chad Johansen was in middle school, he started an eBay business selling trinkets. He made some money, but mainly it was something cool and exciting to do.
Today, the 20-year-old entrepreneur has a startup business repairing iPhones and iPads. Johansen founded his business, NH iPhone Repair, about a year and a half ago and works out of his family home in Bedford — right on the kitchen table.
Chad Johansen, a Bedford native and 2015 Plymouth State University grad, has owned his smartphone repair business, NH iPhone Repair, for three years, initially operating out of his parents’ home. In June, he took his business to the next level, opening a storefront location at 1 Hardy Road in Bedford.
There are plenty of cellphone repair companies in New Hampshire, but Chad Johansen saw a niche in the market – when he was a freshman at Plymouth State University.
That year, Johansen cracked his cellphone screen and felt the same aguish many do when he realized he would have to drop it off at a nondescript repair shop for a few hours.