Make It UrZ was hatched in the mind of Rob Chuvala years ago, while closely involved with the cycling industry and longing for customization solutions. He has since moved on to the security sector in information technology, but maintains a close relationship with cycling and still prefers to be different and unique.
Rob is also the professional back yard recreational and current record holding snow-tubing champion of Dryden New York! Proof of that on your left.
Malinda Chuvala is a reformed employee of manufacturing, with micro managing managers making every day feel like a D&D dungeon. After an entire decade was devoted to manufacturing millions of widgets, all of which had to be the exact same, Malinda saw Rob’s idea as an opportunity to add fun, creativity, and inspiration to their lives. Her manufacturing days were spent managing customer service, purchasing, production scheduling, and shipping departments.
Malinda also loves to read, is a novice photographer, and can’t get enough of playing with her dogs! She also recently learned to solder, and she came to the realization that soldering is an art form!
Together they began planning and conspiring to turn Make It UrZ from an idea into a reality after attending Maker Faire in NYC. Getting fed up with the current drudgery of their jobs, they spent hundreds of hours of research, hard work, and full on daydreaming and in the end Make It Urz was launched.
Rob and Malinda are married and are parents to a middle school aged boy (Nick), three very spoiled dogs (Speedy, Dottie, and Cross), a couple of cats who despise their existence but allow them to live because they feed them (Sign & Lodi), and a totally quiet and well behaved beta fish (Mr. Beta).
So What is Make It Urz About?
Make It UrZ specializes in creating distinct and original products out from ordinary mass-produced items.
Since most products are manufactured and sold in the millions it is easy to confuse something of yours, like your cell phone, with that of someone else’s.
Make It UrZ can take your ideas, logos, artwork, or photos and put them onto nearly all kinds of items made of all types materials. We can help to increase business exposure by engraving laptops, iPads, or promotional items. We can can take your cell phone and iPod and make it a truly unique to you item. Want to redo your kitchen and looking for something original? Make It UrZ can engrave your cupboards and tile with your own design to create an exclusive look that no other home has.
Make It UrZ can help manufacturing facilities barcode tools to acquire better data management on perishable tooling or stock
Make It UrZ can help the auto customization enthusiast, the hunter, the salesman, the volunteer coordinator, the student, the artist, the interior designer, the motorcycle customization enthusiast, the parent, and you to make it special, to make it yours.
Make It UrZ serves the professional and personal. Turnaround is quick and generally takes 24-48 hours. Businesses can have
product drop shipped from the manufacturer or warehouse directly to us in order to save time. The individual customer can drop their product off and have it ready the following day.
Make It UrZ uses a high quality Trotec laser-engraver! From a single gift to a hundred iPods… Make It UrZ can make it distinct, unique, and memorable.
Our Mission (cue super spy music)
Our mission is to be more than just a service, but also a concept. We view Make It UrZ as a vehicle for self-expression and individuality in a mass-produced world.
By holding to the rules we have set for our selves regarding integrity and honesty, and making those rules the soul foundation to all the decisions we make, Make It UrZ aims to become a recognized and trusted name in the laser engraving industry and community for businesses and individuals alike. Make It UrZ was created to provide us with the professional and creative freedom we desire in our lives and we plan to bring that creative freedom into all of our relationships.
We look forward to helping you turn your ideas into art! To turn your gadget into a one of a kind item! To making it yours!
Rob and Malinda
(and Nick, Speedy, Dottie, Cross, Sign, Lodi, and Mr. Beta)