TheLaserPlace

The Laser Place - Custom Laser Gifts! Veteran Owned.

Augusta, Georgia 2831 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (521)

TheLaserPlace

The Laser Place - Custom Laser Gifts! Veteran Owned.

Augusta, Georgia | 2831 Sales

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DeWayne A.

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DeWayne A.

Announcement    UPDATE: 1500 EST December 15th, Please select USPS Priority Mail delivery at check out for Christmas delivery. All orders after 3:00 pm EST December 15th - will ship Tuesday, Wednesday, OR Thursday (December 17th -19th).

All items default to ship USPS First Class (3-5 Day Delivery once we ship). Priority Mail and/or FedEx are available as well. Currently we are shipping with 2-3 day processing times. We try to meet expectations of special requests on delivery, but please choose an expedited service of shipping to ensure delivery.

Once we ship we do not have control on delivery. If there are any questions with respect to shipping/delivery after we have shipped your package, please contact USPS directly. If you have a missing or undelivered package, please check with your local Post Office first. Thank you for visiting us!

Laser cut/engraved gifts. Veteran/Family owned and operated. Contact us now for personalization! Custom made gifts.

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Last updated on Dec 15, 2019

UPDATE: 1500 EST December 15th, Please select USPS Priority Mail delivery at check out for Christmas delivery. All orders after 3:00 pm EST December 15th - will ship Tuesday, Wednesday, OR Thursday (December 17th -19th).

All items default to ship USPS First Class (3-5 Day Delivery once we ship). Priority Mail and/or FedEx are available as well. Currently we are shipping with 2-3 day processing times. We try to meet expectations of special requests on delivery, but please choose an expedited service of shipping to ensure delivery.

Once we ship we do not have control on delivery. If there are any questions with respect to shipping/delivery after we have shipped your package, please contact USPS directly. If you have a missing or undelivered package, please check with your local Post Office first. Thank you for visiting us!

Laser cut/engraved gifts. Veteran/Family owned and operated. Contact us now for personalization! Custom made gifts.

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About TheLaserPlace

Sales 2,831
On Etsy since 2013

It all started with a good idea.......

The story of my life - filled with good ideas. We are all just a dream away from the next great idea - I'm channeling "sham-wow" right now. Those TV commercials almost beg me to order just for pure curiosity. Sorry, I've wanted a "Garden Weasel" since I was 5 years old. I have yet to get one too.....

I'm an Army Veteran, both active duty and reserves. I was called up to go to Iraq as a reservist while working for an excellent private sector company. I was away from home for about 14 months, none of which was spent in Iraq - Thank you God. But with all my band of brothers (and sisters) down range, I had a lot of time to think. Too much time in some respects - idle minds are the hands of the devil.

My wife was pregnant with my first son at the time, and I wanted to create a toy or something that could be a keepsake. Something made of wood. I got my head wrapped around quality wooden puzzles. My daughters had loved putting together puzzles, but they sometimes didn't last long i.e. the cardboard gets wet, torn, tattered, etc.

I turned my time and effort to figuring out what I would do and what it would take. I started investigating lasers, and I had the chance to take leave and visit a product show of sorts, and I was sold (think garden weasel here). These lasers could cut, engrave, make bread, slice bread, make butter, etc. Okay, maybe not all that, but with a good imagination and creativity lasers are very versatile.

My time with the Army came to an end, and I was able to fly out to Golden, Colorado and visit with the nice people from Epilog Laser. I was impressed, and I had a good idea of what I wanted, and what I wanted to do. I decided to make 1/4" cherry or walnut puzzles with different shapes in them. Also, I wanted a nice wooden back and the ability to customize the front of the puzzles too. I started with basic puzzles that I could put names on, and I even laser engraved one with a photo of my young son. The product was very nice. Friends and family alike thought we had a good idea - well it's only a good idea if people buy them. That was the problem - almost regardless of price I couldn't sell them. People would pick them up and talk about the quality and lasting forever, but I could just not sell them. We decided to branch out in a few different directions. You see a culmination of some of the more popular creations. We've done a fair amount of custom work over the years to the delight of many customers!

We have going strong for about 13 years selling products all over the world and to recognizable companies. Recently, we have branched out to niche retail markets; we do drop ship programs with retail online outlets.

This is a fun journey for us, and we are a family business - all four of our children, elementary school to college age, are involved in some aspect of what we do. I can't count the teaching moments we have had in this journey. It's work and fun, and I hope my children grow up with the entrepreneurial spirit. What's life without living a little?

I hope you enjoyed the story of where we are. It's been a marathon not a sprint. We've endured moving 10 hours away from family; my wife is a Miracle of God surviving cancer, and here we are today!

We hope to have some new things up in the store soon for you all to see.

You can read about us and see our family here: https://nbm.uberflip.com/i/1151801-september-19/64?

Have questions...email me at dewayne [!at] thelaserplace.net

God Bless,
DeWayne

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Last updated on Nov 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Bulk orders

Yes, we do bulk orders. Bulk orders start at a quantity of 25 ornaments. We price our ornaments competitively and for bulk orders we will reduce the price based on the quantity ordered.

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, we do custom and personalized orders. If you do not see something here you like, contact us. We do special orders all the time.