Ark City’s “PC Doctor,” Ralph McDonald, is ready to hand over the stethoscope to Jacob McGuire, owner of Main St. Games in Winfield.
McDonald’s will be closing its storefront on Summit after nearly two decades as owner owner of McDonald’s Computer Service. He sells the business to McGuire who plans to operate from his company’s current location at 705 Main in Winfield.
The changeover is expected to begin at the end of March.
William Speer, who has worked at McDonald’s as a technician for years, will transfer to the new company.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue to serve McDonalds Computer Service customers with the same excellent service with key technicians and experience,” said McGuire.
McDonald said McGuire is well suited to operate the business.
“It’s time for a visionary young man to take the reins,” he said. “I will be working as a consultant with Jacob over the next year as we move into the next generation. His current location in Winfield gives him a stronghold to provide excellent coverage for all of Cowley County.
Rhonda Jordan plans to acquire the McDonald’s building at 111 S. Summit in Ark City and operate a store there.
McDonald’s plans to stay busy, even in retirement.
“I will never sit still, helping Jacob keep Main Street Games and Computers strong and working in the community will take me away from my recliner,” he said.
McDonald’s Computer Service began its run in Ark City in April 2003.