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Company History

Company founder and CEO, Tommy Thornton, has over 25 years of experience in the field of information technology. A successful start-up business entrepreneur, Mr. Thornton formerly headed a robust network support & computer repair shop in Georgia before returning to California to take his vision national. Mr. Thornton is a leader in IT management spanning multiple industries including medical, dental, legal, financial and other small-to-medium sized businesses. An expert in multi-homed networks, Mr. Thornton managed five Georgia county-wide and city-wide networks including serving in the primary role of Worth County, Georgia’s Elections Technician where he oversaw the complete technology side of the elections process including GEMS server management, vote tabulation, TS/OS scan unit maintenance, and data logic and accuracy testing to provide a precise election result. Today he provides unparalleled IT experience to meet the needs of a broad range of markets. Mr. Thornton’s military background while serving proudly as a U.S. Marine has shaped his current approach to customer service; based on uncompromising integrity, honesty, and reliability. As a family man, Mr. Thornton enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter in the outdoors and bass fishing.


AutoMates currently partners with Microsoft®, OnTrack® Data Recovery, and CompTIA®. By partnering with these industry leaders, Mr. Thornton has undergone extensive training to broaden his Internetworking knowledge, and remains abreast of developments in the field that can benefit customers.


In addition to a degree in Science and Computer Information Systems, Mr. Thornton actively holds 20 current network certifications, including: MCSE: Security, CCENT, Security+, A+, MCSA, Network+, CIW, i-NET+, MCP, and HUBBELL. As a result, we are proficient working with a comprehensive range of key hardware and software platforms to offer services like data recovery, virus removal, router installation and configuration, and more.

Billing Information

At AutoMates, your initial consultation is free of charge. Once we have assessed your unique situation, a full report will be drawn up detailing a comprehensive scope of services needed and associated costs. We operate our business transparently, so you will not be surprised by hidden costs or fees. Before beginning work, we will explain the problem and how it can best be solved, ensuring you understand the work before signing off for approval.

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2424 Hoover Ave., Ste E
San Diego, CA 91950

Tel: (949) 388-1188