BURNSVILLE, N.C. — The Economic Development Commission (EDC) of Yancey County, N.C., recently presented Whitney and George Brasington with its 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year award. The Brasingtons own and operate Mountain Electronics, an electronics repair business that specializes in repairing circuit boards for the coin laundry industry.
The couple bought the business from a friend in 2005 after both had worked for Mountain Electronics for several years. Since then, the company has grown to 12 employees, expanded its team of skilled technicians and customer service representatives, and moved to a larger facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
“We attribute the success of our business to the support that we have received from the local community over the years,” says Whitney Brasington. For example, she has taken advantage of many classes offered through Mayland Community College’s Small Business Program, and the Brasingtons have found Mayland’s Electronics Program to be an invaluable resource for finding and hiring well-trained technicians.
“These technicians, along with our skilled office employees, have helped build Mountain Electronics into one of the country’s top commercial laundry repair centers – a niche we never knew existed 10 years ago!” says George Brasington.