We are Madison's computer repair specialists.
Madison Computer Works, a full-service computer store headquartered in Madison Wisconsin, provides computer and network solutions to thousands of business, academic, government, and residential customers throughout Wisconsin.
Since 1982, two generations of the Lisse family have been helping Wisconsin with their technology needs. From its modest beginnings in the family basement in 1982, Madison Computer Works has grown to be one of Madison's largest and most successful computer stores. We have earned a reputation for excellent support both before and after the sale, whether a customer purchases a single system or hundreds of computers for a large network.
Madison Computer Works is proud to be a locally owned, independent computer store offering quality products and support in a friendly, professional environment. See for yourself why Madison Computer Works continues to be Madison's favorite computer store. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by our 8000 square foot sales, service, and training facility.
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IT's Easy Being Green
IT's a dirty business, but at Madison Computer Works, we find IT easy to be green!
We recycle nearly all post-consumer computer parts and have been doing that for over a decade...long before it was "fashionable" or mandated by state law.
We will continue to reduce/reuse/recycle whenever possible and do our part to improve our air quality, fight global warming, and tread as lightly as possible upon this planet.
Our industry consumes a great deal of energy and natural resources, both in the creation and use of computing devices. We feel a very strong obligation to mitigate the consumption and waste wherever possible. Here our some of our conservation efforts:
2001 - Replaced our CRT displays with LCDs
Years before it was common practice.
2003 - Purchased our first hybrid fleet vehicle, a Toyota Prius.
2008 - Joined MG&E's Green Power Tomorrow program.
Since early 2008, 100% of our electrical consumption has been powered by wind or solar generation.
2011 - Installation of motion/photo sensors and energy-efficient lighting throughout our 8000 square foot facility.
This has lowered our electrical consumption by more than 13%.
2011 - Addition of a 9.87kW solar PV system.
Take a look at the roof over our sales building and you will see three rows of solar panels generating lots of power from the sun. Currently we purchase 100% of our electricity from solar/wind power and generate additional energy from our solar PV system!
2011 - Selected as an EPA Green Power Partner- An MG&E Clean Power Partner, a Sustainable Times Green Business, and a Green Professional under the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Green Masters Program
2012 - Accepted as a Focus on Energy Trade Ally.
We continue to be a proud EPA Green Power Partner, MG&E Clean Power Partner, and a Green Masters Program Green Professional.
2013 - Purchased a Toyota Prius c.
Currently 80% of our service fleet are hybrid or high-MPG vehicles.
2014 - Added a second Toyota Prius c to our service fleet.
2015 - More than doubled our solar PV, with an additional 10kW above our service center.
We now have nearly 20kW of solar PV installed. What our panels don't generate for our use, we purchase 100% solar/wind power.
2017 - Added a third Toyota Prius c to our service fleet.
100% of our service fleet are hybrid vehicles.
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December 25, 2016 - John Hart
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