Todd V. Wolfson

Best Appliance / TV Repair

Mr. Wizard's Electronics

Crest the slight North Loop slope headed toward Burnet Road and the Mr. Wizard’s Electronics sign nestles among the greenery on your left like a pygmy palm in its breezy flourish. Inside, more Southwestern Chandler-esque: a repair shop timelessness pausing the clock among modern modes of media delivery. May 1 marked three decades troubleshooting for head sorcerer Mark Duffel, while Aug. 7 – the day of this phone call – marked 27 years of marriage with his business partner, Allison Duffel. Abilene (Mark) and New Orleans (Allison) share the University of Texas in common, and because the electrical engineering dropout (him) bypassed “corporate America” to work weekends, struggle, and problem solve, “both the equipment and the customer,” business (her) has remained “shockingly consistent.” “Unsurpassed,” asserts Mark about Austin’s consumer base. “It’s all about people being community-based. They do tell their friends. I don’t think it happens like it does in Austin. It comes down to the goodness of the people.”

Mr. Wizard's Electronics Service
1507 W. North Loop, 512/454-1137

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