Who is South Coast Laser?
You could say that in many ways we are your typical family – husband, wife, 2 young boys and a black lab named Ciran. Matt and I have been employed over the years in various occupations, putting in our time, paying our dues. We both knew we wanted more, not in a monetary sense necessarily, but in a life sense. We wanted to be continually putting deposits into our bank of life so we could avoid diminishing returns. Working for others, following the status quo of what work and life looked like never quite fit us. There was always a nagging feeling, no, a sinking feeling, in living a life based on other’s standards of what the “good life” meant.
I come from a family of entrepreneurs – I was truly blessed to grow up in my families’ manufacturing business. I got to see first hand what was possible. My parents worked incredibly hard, sacrificed, and built a thriving business, but they were also afforded a certain lifestyle that others only dream of. I also learned from their mistakes, or at least areas that I could improve on when it came time for me to make the entrepreneurial leap. (Here’s a hint, one of the key lessons I learned was “stuff” can start to define and control you).
They say necessity is the mother of all invention, and no truer words have been spoken to describe the path we find ourselves on. When Matt was just 27 years old, he sustained an injury to his baby toe, the mother of all toe stubs, and woke the next morning unable to move. His injury had set off a series of unfortunate events in his body, leaving psoriatic arthritis in its wake. As the years passed, it became increasingly clear to the both of us that the traditional work model was not going to work for Matt and so with a chance reading of a Popular Science magazine, Matt was introduced to the world of Laser Engraving. We researched laser manufacturers and quickly decided on an Epilog laser – registered our business, South Coast Laser, and opened on May 13, 2010.
Since that time we have etched many substrates from wood, leather, anodized aluminum, glass and stainless steel and experimented with many more things from driftwood to various plastics for a multitude of projects. We treat your work as though it were our own, with great care and attention to detail. We’re thrilled when customers want to brainstorm and consider all the possibilities for their given project, and welcome large and small jobs alike. With over 15 years of graphic design experience and a love and knack for all things laser, we’re confident we can exceed your expectations.
Take a look around, and if we can be of any service, drop us a line on our contact page below.