Services Offered & Contact Information

The things we are good at and love doing

Macintosh Service

We are an Apple Authorized Service Provider. We offer certified, in-warranty and out of warranty repairs on all Macintosh computers. We also offer upgrades and maintenance.

Website Creation

We hand build build custom web sites. From simple sites that advertise a single product or service to full featured e-commerce solutions, we can create a web site that meets your needs.

Sales

Computers, accessories, networking and more. Our experts can help you choose the best hardware and software solutions to meet your needs.

Education & Training

You have questions? We have answers. We offer personalized training on your Macintosh computer and iOS devices.

Contact Us

(406) 755-8562
info@alliedcomputing.com

Allied Computing
142 First Ave. East
P.O. Box 8973
Kalispell, MT 59904

Store Hours

Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Portfolio

Some examples from our web design portfolio

Testimonials

What clients are saying about us.

Calvin is a genius with Apple computers. The first time we took our computer to him, it was in pieces from another store and he fixed it in a day. The second time it turned out the problem was with our home Wifi and he figured that out too. Wouldn't go anywhere else!!

- Lynn Dykstra

Incredibly knowledgeable, clear, and helpful. Superb customer service. Went above and beyond. Helped with several issues I had with my Macbook Pro as well as software and performance glitches. Yes, yes, yes!

- James Johnson

Allied Computing and owner Calvin Hill are worthy of praise on every front. I love Apple, and when service is required (almost never), Allied Computing is a comfort and a pleasure.

- William Rice

I don't know anyone more knowledgeable about Apple products than Calvin.

- John McLeod

Frequently Asked Questions

The things everyone wants to know

Q: What are the most important things I should do to protect my Mac?
A: Make a Backup. Then make sure your backup is working and actually backing up your data. In the unfortunate event that something horrible happens to your Mac (Theft, liquid spills, drops, crashes, etc.) The single most important thing is to have a backup of your data. While it is never easy to have your Mac out of commission, it's much easier if you know all your pictures, movies, music, documents and other data are protected.
Q: How long have you been servicing Macintosh computers?
A: Our store manager and head technician, Calvin Hill, got his start on an Apple II computer back in 1983, before the Mac had even been created. At the age of 16, he started his professional career, working part time doing computer repair, upgrades and maintenance, while still in high school. In 1994, he started this business where he continues to serve the Macintosh users of the Flathead valley and surrounding areas.
Q: What are your repair rates?
A: We charge $60/hr for regular (non-warranty) repairs with a one hour minimum (unless it’s something really quick and easy, in which case it’s probably "on the house"). We bill in quarter-hour increments after the first hour. Expedited service, which moves you to the front of the repair queue, is available for for an extra fee. Individual one-on-one training is $60/hr. Onsite service is $60/hr with a one-hour minimum. Travel time for onsite service is billed at $30/hr, depending on the distance from the store.
Q: How long do repairs take?
A: In most cases we can repair your Mac within one business day unless parts are needed. Apple is very good to us and overnights all service parts we order, so if your repair requires a part, it normally adds only one day to the repair time. If your repair will take any longer (parts on backorder, or special circumstances) we will let you know.
Q: Can you transfer data from my old Mac to my new Mac?
Yes. Normally this is a quick and easy process, however, if your old Mac is REALLY old, there may be some issues with certain programs. Give us a call and we will be happy to help you.
Q: Do you do iPhone or iPad repairs? What does it cost?
A: Apple actually doesn’t let Apple Authorized Service Providers like us repair iPhones or iPads, for whatever stupid reason. If that ever changes we will be one of the first in line to offer the service to you.
Q: Do I need an appointment to bring in my computer for a repair?
A: Nope. No appointment or call ahead needed. Just come by at YOUR conveniencem, anytime we’re open, and we’ll get you taken care of.
Q: Do you offer warranty service? Do you honor the AppleCare extended warranty?
A: Yes, absolutely. As an Apple Authorized Service Provider, we are 100% authorized by Apple to service your computer under warranty and AppleCare. We use real Apple parts and all of our technicians are trained and certified by Apple in the repair of Macintosh computers.
Q: Are accidents, drops, spills and other 'oops' moments covered by the warranty or AppleCare?
A: Sorry they are not. The warranty and AppleCare only cover 'defects in materials and workmanship' not damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, fire, earthquake or other external cause including user error. The warranty also des not cover damage caused by service (including upgrades and expansions) performed by anyone who is not a representative of Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.
Q: Do I need to call Apple before I bring my computer in for service?
A: Nope. As an Apple Authorized Service Provider, we are fully authorized, trained and certified by Apple to repair your computer.
Q: Can you help me determine if I need a new Mac or if I can upgrade my current one?
A: Yes. We hope your Mac runs trouble free for several years, but we know that there is a time when what you really need is a new computer. Meet with one of our consultants, and they will assist you in determining the best course of action.
Q: Do you rent computers?
A: Sorry, we don't at this time.
Q: Do you sell memory, hard drives, SSD, Keyboards, Mice and other upgrades?
A: We sure do! We sell EVERYTHING for all types of Macs (old and new), whether it’s memory, upgrades, or accessories. Because prices fluctuate regularly, please call or email us for current pricing and availability.
Q: Do you match prices from other stores?
A: Generally we charge the same price as Apple for items that you may see listed on Apple's web page. On certain items such as RAM, Hard Drive, or SSD upgrades, we may be able to offer you substantial savings.
Q: Do you sell service parts directly to customers?
A: No, we do not. Apple’s service provider agreement prohibits us from selling Apple service parts directly to customers. We are happy to work with you to get your Mac repaired, but in order to provide the highest quality of service and warranty on repairs, we have to do the service ourselves.
Q: Are you affiliated with, or owned by, Apple directly? Are you an Apple Store?
A: No, we are an independently-owned company. As an Authorized Service Provider we do have a contractual relationship with Apple that allows us to acquire real Apple parts and perform in-warranty and out-of-warranty repairs on Macintosh computers.
Q: Do you recycle old computers?
A: We sure do. We believe strongly in being a green company and supporting the environment. We recycle the equipment we can no longer use in-shop, and we also take any equipment you bring in for recycling and make sure that it is properly disposed of.
Q: How much does it cost to have you build a website?
A: That's kind of like asking "How much for a car."
Without knowing the make, model and options you desire, it's impossible to give you a price quote. Websites are similar in that there are 1000's of different options available. The only way to make sure you are getting what you really want is to set up a meeting with one of our consultants to go over your desires for the website. Some items, such as e-commerce and credit card processing increase the cost of creating a website. We can assist you in making anything from a simple online business card type website clear up to a full featured e-commerce site with custom products.
Q: Do you sell or fix Windows PCs?
A: No! Thank God no! We never have. We never will.
We're Mac nerds. We love Apple products and everything about Macintosh computers. While we understand that some people still run Windows, we simply don't want to deal with all the problems that they have. If you are switching from a PC to a Mac and want to transfer your files, we most certainly have the technical know-how to help you out and are happy to do so. Whatever you do, don’t ask us to help you de-virus and clean spyware from your Windows computer, because our "Windows Repair Kit" only has one tool, a very large hammer.

Meet the team

The people who make the company successful


Calvin Hill

Store Manager • Mac Technician

Founded company in 1994
Calvin has been an Apple Certified Mac Technician since 1994. He is also an Apple Certified Support Professional and has maintained an Apple Product Professional status in Apple Sales Training since 1998. He is experienced with servicing both hardware and software on all makes and models of Macintosh computers.

Jeremy Hartle

Co-Owner

Joined company in 2001
Jeremy and Calvin have known each other since high school. After graduation, they worked together at Gebot from 1998 - 2001. After leaving Gebot, Jeremy and Calvin joined up in the computer business and merged their companies to form Allied Computing.

Ken Hartle

Co-Owner

Joined company in 2013
Co-owner in several companies including Heritage Hearths Masonry, CastWorks Inc, Montana Stone Source and Allied Computing. We are glad to have his years of wisdom and experience as part of Allied Computing.

Devona Hill

Receptionist • Accounting

Joined company in 2014
Devona and Calvin met in 1993 while both were still in high school. They dated for a few years and married in the spring of 1996. When Allied Computing needed a new employee in 2014, Devona gladly stepped in to fill the important role.

Contact Us

Let us know how we can help you

We Are Located At:
 
Allied Computing
142 First Ave East
Kalispell, MT 59901
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(406) 755-8562
info@alliedcomputing.com
We Are Moving
On June 20, 2016

Our new address will be:
 
Allied Computing
233 Second Street West
Kalispell, MT 59901
Store Hours
 
Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm