As we draw close to Thanksgiving, we are RedArt Technologies have a lot to be thankful for. This year has been a great one as we have watched a few CNC PRO owners develop businesses they are proud of as well as grow the possibilities of what this machine can do.
This week we want to talk about how to take an opportunity and grow it. We have seen it a few times with some of the CNC PRO owners and thought it would make a great conversation for others. After all, making sure everyone is a success is one of the goals of RedArt Technologies.
Whenever you start a job, it always smart to look around and talk to people about other needs to the project. If you get a job engraving one surface, talk about the other surfaces you can work on.
One area we see a lot of interest is in concrete engraving. We have talked to a few contractors in vertical markets that found the CNC PRO interesting. One of these verticals has been the concrete market. Once we had a company that was doing a pour that said they also did finishes say that they have been approached by clients wanting more that stamps and color. There are corporations investing in branding and want their logos engraved. There are also the home owners that are getting new patios wanting to engrave family crests or designs.
Beyond that, we encourage our owners talk about the long-lasting affects engraving has over a painted-on piece. We have found you can engrave a design, then fill it in with epoxy to get the same effect as something painted on but last much longer.
Boulders and Beyond
We have seen some owners of custom making bolder signs have challenges with engraving rocks vertically. Happy to say they have been seeing a lot of success using the CNC PRO to engrave on these uneven surfaces both vertically as well as horizontal. We have been watching Scott Sanford and Jenny Andrews of Sanford & Sons Lawncare and Landscaping, Inc work hard growing their skills and growing fast.
Beyond this, there are a lot of parks that could appreciate portable engraving services as it means that person could engrave markers and signs through the park. Making that pitch to engrave on walking paths to show people where to go, distance markers, and other signs is a great way to let them know a long last solution worth the investment.
Schools, Zoos and Other Public Areas
It is amazing when you see a community invest. Lately we have seen a few companies take a chance showing what they can engrave and watch it spread like wild fire to other areas. It seems schools are interested in engraving services. Ralph Hansen of Endless Engraving is one that found success going department to department as he was engraving sidewalks for a university.
Another project we are proud of is the periodic table as done by Brett Hargoder of Stonewall Architectural Concrete. This school project was even featured on the school’s social media. As this project became popular, other CNC PRO owners started pitching their public spaces like parks and school and found their own opportunities.
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The Zoo was also a good growing project to mention. It started as a need to engrave names of donors to the Zoo. Once they could see what the CNC PRO could do is a short time, the bid opened to include other surfaces like a sign to greet people to the Zoo.
Henry Ashworth of RedArt Technologies can tell you first-hand how excited clients can get when they realize the CNC PRO can engrave metals. He has been able to up his game offering metal inlays when it comes to company logos. Of course, other CNC PRO owners have had success working with metal which proves you can do more when you choose to talk about other materials to engrave.
We have seen CNC PRO owners like Brody Cummings of A&B Custom Engraving grow his skills cutting aluminum. On one job he make the most of his engravings with making two signs with one piece.
This material is huge with opportunities. There are a lot of engravers out there that can work with wood. Why would you want to buy additional engravers when you can have the one that does multiple surfaces including wood? One cool project we noticed was seeing one of our CNC PRO owners, Cole Wilmes of Custom Engraving Concepts get a project engraving tables custom furniture makers Bearded Brand Custom Furniture for Lost Pizza.
Engraving business signs is always a popular choice, but what of a menu? Michael Wanco of Bolder Engraving did that recently. RedArt Technologies appreciates it when we see one of our own be so creative and how some of these clients enjoy having something that stands them apart.
What else has been fun is making Corn Hole boards. A couple CNC PRO owners have found success making a little side money custom making these fun boards. I’m sure there are other applications someone could do with cooperate logos as side up-sells.
Outside of the Box
We have been pleasantly surprised to see some of the CNC PRO owners go outside of the box to show other possibilities. One of which is Michael Wanco of Bolder Engravings that engraves on coolers, leather and other materials.
Another one that worked outside of the box was Christi Tamayo of Select Surface Solutions. She found a niche in making custom stamps.
It goes to show there are many applications uses for the CNC PRO. When we mention the opportunities are unlimited in this growing niche market, we mean it. Our CNC PRO owners are showing us everyday there is another way to grow opportunities.