Tech-repair chain uBreakiFix opens Stamford store

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STAMFORD — Technology-repair chain uBreakiFix has opened a store in the Bull’s Head section of the city, further expanding the fast-growing company’s presence in southwestern Connecticut.

The five employees at the approximately 1,800-square-foot store at 123 High Ridge Road fix smartphones, tablets, computers, as well as anything else “with a power button,” according to its owners.

Stamford marks the fourth uBreakiFix location for Fairfield resident Steven Gardner and Bridgeport resident Chris Laraia, who both formerly lived in Stamford. They opened a Norwalk store in March 2016, a Darien establishment in September 2016 and a Westport shop in November 2017.

Gardner and Laraia who attended a grand opening at the store Thursday, said they hope to further expand across Fairfield County and into the New Haven area.

“Both Chris and I are local to Fairfield County, and it’s been really special to grow our business here,” Gardner said in a statement. “With our fourth Fairfield County location, we hope to make high-quality, convenient tech repair accessible to even more customers in this area while also supporting the Stamford community through sponsorships to local education and athletics programs.”

UBreakiFix was founded in 2009 by millennial entrepreneurs Justin Wetherill and David Reiff. They opened the first storefront in Orlando, Fla., followed by 46 more corporate locations during the next four years.

The company began franchising in 2013 and now operates more than 540 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

An authorized service provider for Samsung and Google, uBreakiFix said it has completed more than 7.5 million repairs at its stores.

Last year, the company was acquired by Asurion, an insurance company for phones and other devices.; 203-964-2236; twitter: @paulschott