From Pioneer Hall to Dinkytown.
The etymology of the name Gophermods. Casey (founder) began building custom game controllers while a freshmen at the University of Minnesota. We needed a website to upload videos and instructions on how to use these extremely complicated controllers and he thought, well since the mascot is “Goldy” the Gopher and we are “modding” why not Gopher+Mods and that’s how Gophermods was born.
Running out of space out of the bedroom in Como, we moved from the bedroom to Dinkytown to the University Tech Center in Dinkytown.
Unable to keep up with the growing demand of successful video game repair program, we hired our first employees, Paul, Ben and Nick W.
After turning down many requests from customers, we finally gave in and we started our repairs on the original iPhone.
We outgrew out 606sq ft in the University Tech Center and grew into our new 1,500sq ft repair shop.
The iPad is a huge success and many of our first iPhone customers, were looking for support on the iPad repair. So we jumped right in!
No more running back and forth from class to work. Casey graduates from the U of M in the Spring 2011 semester 🙂
In only 20 months since starting up shop, we hit our 10,000th repair which included not only video game consoles, but smartphones, tablets and computers!
Our customer loyalty continued to grow and we opened our first location outside of the U of M campus in Woodbury.
Our Woodbury location covered the eastern suburbs of the Minneapolis metro, now time to cater to the western suburbs. We open our third retail location in Plymouth.
In December of 2015 we opened a downtown location in the IDS Center Skyway.
In February of 2018 we successfully completed our 250,000th repair! It was an iPhone 6S+ for a battery replacement.
10 Year Annivesary
Ten years later, Gophermods is still going strong, helping save 300,000 devices from the landfill.
Due to COVID, we had to closed our IDS & Plymouth locations 🙁
Our Techs are Here for You.
What We Do?
We strive to provide a great customer experience by taking the fear out of technology. We are here to bring the parts of your broken device together again. We know that your devices are an integral part of your life, and our mission is to keep you connected.
Why We Do It?
We are dedicated to finding solutions to everyday technology problems. Our drive is to provide customers with cost effective results.
Who Are We?
We are a Minnesota company with a passion for technology. We enjoy learning and being re-inventors in our field. We were your friend in science class and the person next to you in line to get the latest gadget.
We Hire. Train. Repair. Around These.
If you don’t have faith and burning desire for the technology world, you’re probably not going to be able to stay the course. We live and breathe technology.
Everyone is part of the family at Gophermods and we treat our team, customers and vendors as if they are own blood. We prefer to treat others how we would like to be treated, and that is like family.
Finding solutions to complicated technology problem is hard-wired into every Gophermoder. From the original YLOD repair for the PS3 to the most difficult and complicated logic board micro-soldering, we consistently reinvent our process to ensure the best service possible.
At Gophermods our passion for technology combined with our systematic approach to always reinventing ensures our approach always results in the best service possible. For six years in Minnesota we’re routinely the number one repair shop, it’s because we love what we do and our service doesn’t feel like work, it’s fun!
Every device is unique and all situations are different but whether you’ve broken your device 1x time or 10x times, we consistently offer the most due diligent service for you and your devices to ensure your experience is always a great time after time.