Why MACnician?

  • 1. Expert service
  • 2. Fast turnaround time
  • 3. No appointment necessary
  • 4. No data recovery "attempt fee"

MACnician cares about you and your Mac! To put it simply, if we can't fix it, or it's just not worth fixing you don't pay. At MACnician, we believe in good honest service. If we think you'll get a better price elsewhere, we will send you in that direction. Although we can fix most things Apple, there are times when a repair on an aging machine just doesn't make sense.

We are happy to have you as our customer. Stop by the store anytime for a repair estimate or just to see our vintage Apple museum.

Thank you for choosing MACnician!

  • review rating 5  Anytime I need a little cleanup or even have a larger issue, Bryan and his team are LIFESAVERS. Professional, fast, considerate and insanely affordable. I keep my girl running with their amazing service! Can't recommend highly enough.

    thumb Heather Putman
  • review rating 5  Brian is always super helpful... he has kept my MacBook Pro going and it's on year 7 .. making little repairs here and there and not overcharging me for things I don't need. The people here are friendly and fast and they make you feel welcomed. I would recommend to anyone who has a Mac!

    thumb Michael Brown
  • review rating 5  Brian's the Bomb! Never had a bad experience in his shop. Highly, Highly recommended!

    thumb john paterson
  • review rating 5  The guys at MACnitian saved my butt. I needed to wake up an old macbook to retrieve some files in order to file an amended tax return. They quickly found some malware and upgraded me to a solid state hard drive. I was about to give up on the laptop but they were able to remove the malware and update my software, migrate data, and now the machine works better than ever. Very happy I chose MACnitian. Very fair prices. And great complementary coffee and chai tea.

    thumb Keith Stone


We are proud to be partnering with Blair Miller of AppleLearn to provide training services on iPad/iPhone and Apple computers in the MACnician shop or onsite in your home or office.

AppleLearn can help you with iCloud, computer/photo organization, migration from Windows, or projects such as movie making and presentations.

Classes are held Thursdays in the shop. Click here for class schedule.

You’ll want to do more once you know more. AppleLearn has the experience, creativity and patience to help you make the most of your Mac, iPad or iPhone.

Blair will teach you in terms you can understand. Learn at your own pace, and at times and locations that are convenient for you. Services are available in the Chicagoland area.

Training (in shop) $100/ hour
Training (onsite) $125/hour

To learn more about Blair and her services, here’s a link to her website.


With over 10 years of experience working with Macs, MACnician is your perfect consulting partner. We work with you or your business to understand your personal or business goals, developing solutions that best fit your needs and budget.
  • Home & Business Networking
  • Service/Maintenance Contracts
  • New Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV setup
  • Backup Strategy & Implementation
  • iCloud Support
  • Mac to Mac Migration
  • PC to Mac Migration


  • RAM Installation (with memory purchase) - no charge
  • RAM Installation (without memory purchase) - $20
  • Hard Drive Installation - $100
  • Hard Drive Installation with Data Migration - $150
  • Hard Drive Installation with Data Recovery - $300
  • Emergency Data Recovery - $250
  • Hardware Repair - $100/hour

Based on part cost, a deposit may be required prior to service.

Our Team

Brian Sugarman

My name is Brian Sugarman and MACnician is more than just a job for me, it’s my passion. Highland Park is where I was born and raised, opening MACnician and serving the community I love has been a dream come true. I have over 10 years experience supporting Apple computers and mobile devices.

Craig Baron

My name is Craig Baron and I am a certified iCracked iTech. I’ve been repairing iPhones and iPads since 2012. When I’m not at MACnician I repair iPads and Chromebooks for local school districts. Prior to joining iCracked, I spent 6 years working at the Northbrook Apple Store as a business manager.

Michael Hower

My name is Michael Hower. I am very excited to be a part of MACnician. I have always loved working on computers. It has been my hobby since I was a teenager. I also have a long history of customer service and look forward to helping you get the most out of your Apple products.

Shelley Frisch

My name is Shelley Frisch. I am very excited to be working at MACnician to continue my passion for Apple products. I’ve been a long time Apple supporter. I started with Apple in the late 1980’s. In the past 4 1/2 years, I’ve worked for 2 local Apple Stores as a Genius and a Trainer.

Contact Us

(224) 770-0070

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