“These are

the priceless people

who can

implement

an idea!”

– D. F.

INVENTOR

 We deliver solutions! 

Whether creating…innovating…engineering…

or producing, we are who inventors, designers,

entrepreneurs, and corporations call.  

Most of our new business referrals start the

conversation with –

“I was told, if anybody can figure this out

it is OBSIDIAN.” 

As a ‘skunk works’ we are able

to rapidly respond in a confidential

manner to deliver ingenious solutions.

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 We deliver solutions! 

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“I was told, if anybody can figure this out it is OBSIDIAN.” 

“As an engineer,

I turn to OBSIDIAN

to get a more

abstract perspective and

clarity of vision

 as to how best design

the most viable solution”

– C.K.

MECHANICAL

ENGINEER

How we work …

Is all about balance! 

Our solutions are based on need, and not
pre-conceived ideas.

We stretch the limits of materials and technologies.

We balance form and function with scheduling
requirements and value proposition.

Our proprietary process dynamically moves an idea
from concept to completion.  The process is designed
to identify and correct fatal flaws as early as possible while
following a path that brings clarity to the creative vision,
purpose through abstract analysis, and definition by critical
thinking resulting in an ingenious solution.

We deliver excellence, by exceeding expectations!

How we work …

Is all about balance!

We deliver excellence, by exceeding expectations!

“We look forward to

projects we produce

for OBSIDIAN.

Not only do they know

how things are made,

they create things

that CAN BE MADE;

we always gain insight,

and learn new and

innovative ways

for us

to do things.”

– B. H.

Polymer Thermo-former

and Fabricator

Our capabilities far exceed our equipment…

Not only do we know
how things are made…
we know how to get it done! 

Because our proprietary process is dynamic, we are
able to orchestrate a constellation of expertise that
crosses multiple disciplines, and therefore we are not
constrained by specific materials or technology. 

Production experts are involved early in the design and
engineering process.  In that way, their specialized
knowledge and technical skills are part of the solution
instead of being applied after the fact.  In our model,
Value Engineering is part of the solution!

This is why designers and engineers turn to us to
make their ideas feasible.

patented

Our capabilities far exceed our equipment…

Not only do we know
how things are made…
we know how to get it done! 

patented

“What started over ten

years ago, with a custom

project, has developed into

a lasting partnership.

OBSIDIAN is our go to

for developing and

producing new products

both contract and as

an OEM supplier.

Their custom continues to

provide us a cutting edge

in the market!

– C.W.

Long Term Client

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DEVELOPMENT | From an Idea to Market Ready

CUSTOM | From Architectural Installations to Branded Merchandisers

CONTRACT | From Retail Rollout to Commercial Interiors & Lighting

OEM | From Simple Brackets to Specialty Components

“OBSIDIAN began in

2010 with the merger of

ARCO STEEL,

a Stainless converter

owned by Jon Yamamoto

and IDEAS @ RETAIL

a display and fixture

company owned by

Scott Goodwin. Initially,

the new venture was

ARCO IDEAS.  After a

few years we changed

our name to OBSIDIAN

to better reflect the new

vision and market.”

– Jon & Scott

FOUNDERS

OBSIDIAN

What is in a name?

Much of our work is trans-formative and disruptive!  We continually strive to expand the limits of equipment, technology, and using materials in ways never before considered.  Our goal is to always exceed expectations, while delivering tangible and viable solutions.

OBSIDIAN is a tangible material found and used throughout the world, and all of history. It has proven viability from its earliest uses which disrupted and trans-formed the Stone Age, humankind’s first technological age, until today where it still used to produce surgical instruments, sharper than what a laser can produce. 

From its initial discovery it has been used in weapons, medical instruments, tools, jewelry, art, religion and economic trade.  Early tribes near volcanic activity found that this mysterious, black glass made sharper, lighter weight, more accurate tools and superior weapons that gave them an advantage in both gathering food and against their enemies.  It is consistently found in archeological sites of prehistoric caves, as well as, in the Pyramids of Egypt, ceremonial sites of the Aztec and Incas and hunting grounds of all peoples throughout the world.

We believe OBSIDIAN embodies who we are and what we do.

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