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Comp-U-Save was founded in 2004 by Erik Koelling, less than a year after graduating from Milikin University, with a bachelors degree in Business Entrepeneurship. From the start, Comp-U-Save has focused on selling refurbished computer equipment and helping customers solve technology problems.  Over the years we have grown from a 1 man show to a team of four.

The pictures below are of our first 2 locations which are across the street from our current location.   


Why Choose Us

Service you can trust

We will let you know what's wrong with your computer before we run up an expensive repair bill.  At Comp-U-Save you won't be charged for unnecessary parts or services.

Local Support & Service

When dealing with computers it is important to know who is working on your computer, especially with all the valuable data it likely contains.  We have been local since 2004 and have served thousands of customers in Kankakee county.

Rush Service Available

If you need it done fast, we offer a $20 rush service option to bump your repair to the front of the repair queue.  

Our Mission

• Offering customers an alternative to always buying new.

• Saving customers money & saving waste from going to the landfills.

• Helping our customers use technology to solve their problems.

Our Staff

Erik Koelling - President & Founder

Erik founded Comp-U-Save in 2004.  He has worked with computers his entire life and has been involved in the PC sales and service industry for over 20 years.  In 2003 he graduated from Millikin University in Decatur, IL with a bachelors degree in business entrepreneurship.

Tom Austin -  Lead Computer Technician

With over 15 years experience, Tom is our lead repair tech. He helps make sure all jobs are finished correctly and promptly. Tom both repairs and refurbishes computers. He also assists with all camera installations, wireless and wired network installations. As well as installing various audio visual equipment for livestreaming events. 

TJ Gamboa- Computer Technician

TJ  is our newest repair technician.  He brings a lot of experience repairing Apple devices as well as Windows machines. 

Mike Levoy - Computer Technician

Mike is our primary refurbishing technician.  He also helps keep the store stocked and clean.