About Us

Locally Owned & Operated

U-PC Wholesale is a provider of wholesale computing hardware, technology services, and solutions to businesses throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah. A federal and state certified minority owned business, we have been locally owned and operated out of Spokane, WA. since 2000.
 
Being from the Northwest ourselves, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality products, services, and support, because we want to ensure that our fellow local businesses thrive! We take the time to get to know you and your business, making sure that you get the technology you need for your unique situation without any frills or overselling.

Years of Expertise

Our team of experts have decades of experience in the industry. We possess a wealth of knowledge across disciplines including computing, networking, server systems, physical security systems, and more. Knowing that business computing and communications change rapidly, our team is committed to staying informed and educated about the latest industry technology and trends. Most of our technicians are trained to perform multiple services and are certified in…

Meet Our Team

Jay Thayer

CEO

While working as a UPS Driver in the 90’s Jay took a side interest in PC gaming and hardware. The desire to learn more brought opportunities to work for a National Computer Company that needed a Warehouse/Inventory person. That was the perfect time to branch out and start something new.
 
With a few years spent working for National Brands, he saw the need for a Northwest IT Supplier, built for local needs. With help and advice from many friends and colleagues Jay started U-PC Wholesale in the summer of 2000 and moved into its current location the next year.
 
With 24 Years of hands-on IT Hardware experience Jay is a leader in the local IT industry. His passion for the field and eye for detail has put U-PC where it is today.
 
In Jay’s free time you will find him tinkering with Muscle Cars, going to Sporting Events, Gaming, enjoying the outdoors or playing Poker with his buddies.

Mark Thayer

Boise Operations

What started out as a hobby over 20 years ago in Spokane, IT soon became a career for Mark. Looking to make a change in scenery, Boise Idaho would eventually become home where he began his career in a call center doing support for HP. This would prove to be the catalyst needed to rapidly grow in the world of tech.
 
Mark has become a respected IT professional in the Boise Idaho area. His years include physical security doing access control and video for a local integrator. Aditionally he has 10 years in the K-12 EDU space serving as a network administrator and ending as Director of Information Systems. Having earned multiple certifications during these years, his sights became set more on feeding that desire of entrepreneurship. U-PC Boise was born in 2017 where it has served as an extension of U-PC Wholesale of Spokane.
 
Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and family and their two dogs. He is also an avid sports fan and has been known to turn a few wrenches on one of his classic cars.

Scott Crafton

Nework Engineer/Onsite Technician

Scott started his interest in IT at a young age while playing Number Munchers and Oregon Trail on an Apple IIe in the 80’s. His interest in IT brought him to Computer Guruz in 2002. In 2008 Scott purchased Comuter Guruz after the company founder, Paul Botzon passed away.
 
Computer Guruz went from a repair company to an all out IT Solutions company while surviving the economy crash of 2009-2010.
 
With 20 years of experience working onsite with clients at both their homes and business Scott has developed skills to work closely with people in their time of need. He also brings solutions that will help assure that your business and systems work when you need them most. Scott is known to burn the candle on both ends to assure that you can focus on family and business, NOT systems! Except Sunday, on Sunday he plays golf…

George Doi

Software Inside Technician

Primarily working in the software industry, George sits at the forefront of hardware testing and development for mobile computing platforms. His experience includes development with platforms such as: Windows CE 4.1, 5.2, Microsoft PocketPC 2000, 2003, 2005, and Android 3.0-10. Additionally, he works daily with database and IDEs such as MongoDB, Microsoft SQL, Visual Studio and VS Code. In pursuing a new interest he is the point contact within the company for services maintained within Microsoft Azure, such as application services, hosted virtual machines, IIS, managed database instances and Kubernetes.
 
Bringing experience from working in retail computers from 1998 – 2003, He adds a background in hardware support to UPC. Since 2006, George has been assisting UPC with technical repairs, system refurbishment and new system building.
 
To escape the computer realm, he spends his time Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Skiing, Hiking, and flying model aircraft.

John Karel

Integration & System Design

Seasoned in multiple disciplines, John has experience in both installation and design. Having worked for both engineering and installation companies, he has seen both sides of a project’s progression from conception to completion.  During his 25 years he has developed seasoned knowledge in the industry.
 
He has been “getting it right the first time”, designing and constructing projects in the northwest for over 25 years.
 
When John is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, fly-fishing, and a little golf now and then.

Colby Heiner

Internet Marketing

Started out doing door-to-door sales jobs at the age of 17, Colby learned business in the trenches.
 
After 10 years of sales and relationship building through B2C and B2B he looked for more. With a shift into the digital world he found online advertising work through an Idaho based agency. Through that experience he was able to work with small to even large Fortune 500 companies all over the globe. Colby found a passion for this work after seeing the ROI of what an effective advertising campaign could do to scale businesses.
 
He loves spending time with his wife and their two daughters. Together, they enjoy traveling, working on cars, and watching Disney movies.

Frankee Thayer

February 1st 2006 - April 1st 2020 Our Beloved Frankee

Jay brought Frankee to us in 2008, Frankee was our Mascot, Greeter & Best Friend here at U-PC Wholesale from 2008-2020

He was loved by everyone and had a huge following here. People would stop in just to see him and drop off a treat or just visit with him. If he didn’t get your attention when you came in, he would by the time you left!

He was a big lover boy and very social and we miss him very much!
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