Formerly operating under the name, Mom With A Saw, Rep'n My Hood is a family-run business specialising in producing high-quality personalised goods. The range includes customised tumblers, coasters and apparel. Based in Tampa Florida, Rep'n My Hood is currently operating using a Speedy 300 80w laser engraving machine.
Before purchasing a Trotec laser machine, Rep'n My Hood struggled to fulfill production orders. This was because the company initially produced handcrafted wood furniture and décor, but wanted to purchase equipment that made mass production an option. Originally, Nickole Davis, owner of Rep'n My Hood, was considering purchasing a CNC router to improve the cut quality and production volume of wood products. Davis quickly learned that a CNC router would not offer the same scope of materials as other technologies. Soon after, Davis discovered Trotec Laser and scheduled a product demonstration with Jeff Jenkins, a local sales representative.
During her research, Davis discovered Trotec and quickly found after research that a Trotec laser machine would allow her to improve the quality of both her wood products and other materials. The demonstration from Trotec proved to be a deciding factor and she decided to purchase a Speedy 300 80w laser machine. Since purchasing the laser engraving machine, Rep'n My Hood was transformed from a start up company to one which can now offer mass production of goods as well as an assortment of customised décor and gift items.
In addition to improving cut quality and production volume, Rep'n My Hood claims that owning a Trotec laser engraving machine has expanded their customer base and visibility. This is largely because of the limitless possibilities a Trotec can produce. Nickole Davis was able to rebrand her original company, Mom With A Saw, and drastically enhance product offerings. These new products have allowed her to expand marketing efforts to target more specialised markets.