GatorTec Expands to Butler Plaza

GatorTec, North Florida’s Apple Specialist, will open in Butler Plaza this fall. This is the company’s second location following its first at the Tioga Town Center. The store will be located at 3600 Archer Road, as part of a renovation project.

The only authorized Apple Specialist within 100 miles, GatorTec is able to provide complimentary AppleCare warranty service for MacBooks, iMacs, iPads, iPods and more. Out of warranty repairs are also welcome.

As a Premier Specialist, Apple’s highest level of reseller authorization, GatorTec also offers the complete line of Apple products, like laptop and desktop computers, iPads and iPods.

“We are pleased that we will make Apple products and accessories more accessible to the broader Gainesville market,” said owner Jim Dufek in a press release.

According to Dufek, the store will also provide over 1,000 Apple-related devices and accessories making the Butler Plaza location one of the largest selection of Apple products in North Central Florida. The company also provides consumers and local businesses trade-in and recycling services, training and support, on-site workshops and data transfers.

The $300,000 initial investment and construction cost of the 2,700 square foot location, currently under construction, will include an onsite service department and a theater room to demo audio equipment from Apple and Sonos.


Jim Dufek, a Santa Fe College graduate and Gainesville resident, created GatorTec in 2010. Dufek anticipates that the Butler Plaza location will create about 8-12 jobs in the community. Please visit for more information regarding employment.

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