After graduating from the University of Maine at Farmington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and an additional year at the Vermont School of Cytotechnology, I began my career as a Cytotechnologist at MaineGeneral Hospital in Waterville, Maine in 1989. In late August of 2009, I opened a 3D Games Store. After 20 years of working in the laboratory I was ready to try something new. Having been a huge video game enthusiast ever since my first experience with a table-top Pac-Man at an airport in the late 70’s, I was curious about owning my own game store, but it seemed impossible. One day, during the hour-long drive home after visiting the nearest game store, I commented that our town needed a game store. To my surprise, my wife said “why don’t you look into it.” That proved to be a chore. The “big guy” was corporate, and it was next to impossible to find suppliers in order to try it on my own. Then I thought about franchise opportunities. There were a few, but some were very expensive and charged a percentage of sales instead of a flat monthly fee. 3D Games provided a low buy-in, a flat monthly royalty fee and the materials needed to get my business started. I purchased the Franchise in March of 2013, and am eager to help others to start a video game store of their own. Running a 3D Games store has been fulfilling, challenging and educational. It is a dynamic business and requires your full attention and a “hands on” attitude. Selling the vintage systems and games is my favorite part of this business. Customers love seeing the games they remember from their childhood sitting on the shelves. Our focus on customer service is key. We offer a family friendly, comfortable environment to make sure that everyone has a great shopping experience.
I currently live in Farmington, Maine with my wife, Julie, of 23 years and the youngest 2 of my 5 children.