We Design Rugged, Industrial Products
Engineering for complex electromechanical products and equipment
Some of our clients
What some of our clients have to say
“The team at SGW Designworks was able to identify and test multiple solutions to a complex development challenge in a short period of time, then carry those findings over to a full development effort. This had a real impact on the speed of our development project.”
CALVIN ALLEN, SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER, MAJOR US MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANY
“SGW is an amazing company with the flexibility we require for innovation. They have also assisted us in developing our designs for a new innovative product that will be launched very soon in tactical operations. Thanks to the team at SGW.”
Jason Semple, Co-Owner, Advanced Accuracy Solutions
“Even though SGW Designworks is in Boise and the project was in Baltimore, I selected SGW because these guys are good and they know the molded foam process, the foundry process, instrumentation, and design of experiments. They are a really talented & creative group of engineers.”
Barry Ramsay, VP Operations, Lifoam Industries
“These guys get it. They are a rare blend of creative and technical talent. Honest, flexible, fun to work with and incredibly competent. As a designer, they make me look good, bringing my ideas to life through their insight and experience.”
Preston Lewis, Co-founder & CCO, BlackBox VR
“What I found valuable about working with SGW was their approach to development. In initial brain storming sessions, the team came together with me so that they could understand my goals and constraints. Then in a couple of weeks the team presented various options for development. As the project progressed, design review sessions were very helpful as a way to assure me that things were on track, and that the SGW team was there to help mitigate my anxiety as well as the risks of developing a new product.”
Tim Fulton, Founder, Ramper Innovations
“As the patent owner and inventor of the SiPsHitchTM system, I would like to congratulate SGW in achieving an amazing result which exceeded our expectations.
The thing that stood out the most and basically sealed the deal for us was the instant understanding of the product and how it would operate in our industry. I’m not sure if there is any product idea, concept or project that this team could not take on and achieve the same successes that I have experienced.”
Rod Gray, Director & VP, Aero Specialties
Director of Operations
Favorite Invention: Transistor
Favorite Invention: Music Box
Intern - Industrial Design
Favorite Invention: AeroPress Coffee Maker
Favorite Invention: Vulcanized Rubber
Favorite Invention: Microwave
Embedded Systems Developer
Favorite Invention: Air Conditioner
Mike Witt, P.E.
Favorite Invention: LASIK eye surgery
Logistics & Production
Favorite Invention: Barcode Scanner
Katie Schuelke, PMP
Favorite Invention: Amazon Kindle
Favorite Invention: Roman Aqueduct
Favorite Invention: Autonomous Food Delivery Robot
Favorite Invention: Bicycle
Director of Biz Dev
Favorite Invention: Phone Jack
Mechanical Engineer (EIT)
Favorite Invention: Internet
Product Developer - Mech
Favorite Invention: 3D Printer
Co-Founder / CEO
Favorite Invention: Weber DCOE carburetor
Mech & Embedded Developer
Favorite Invention: Lathe
Favorite Invention: Paper Shredder
Content Strategist, PR
Favorite Invention: Ballpoint Pen
Uncertainty is Okay
Product Development is inherently risky. It is common for projects to start without full definition or specs. That’s okay – our team is adaptable and will learn with you.
Lean Startup is The Way
The principles defined in The Lean Startup are at our core. A project of ours was featured in the book, and the concept of rapid development cycles is part of who we are.
All product development projects include a time element. Often time is a key development constraint, and we can tailor an approach that works for your timeline.
How it all began…
SGW Designworks was founded in 2008 by Tasche Streib, Ryan Gray, and Mike Witt. The three had worked together in the corporate world, on industrial product development and specialty equipment projects for a fortune 500 company, and realized that it was very difficult to find qualified businesses to help with development challenges ranging from product design to manufacturing planning.
Initially using a local coffee shop in Boise, Idaho as a primary office, the three founders worked hard to develop a reputation for insight in development, and integrity. In 2012, an SGW Designworks project was featured in The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, which was a NYT #1 Bestseller. This gave the business a boost, and word began to spread. The team started to grow steadily, and includes over twenty people.
The team is passionate about developing rugged products. The capabilities of the team have evolved greatly since 2008. Today SGW Designworks provides full product design and engineering to businesses of all sizes. Our development team typically runs ten to twenty projects in parallel. This includes mechanical design, industrial design, machine design, electronic product development, and more.
Ruggedized products in the industrial space are a specialty of the team. Ths includes complex electromechincal products, specialty equipment, and more. Many of the projects we work on focus on products that will be produced in medium volumes, from 1,000 to 10,000 units per year.
Our unique engagement model ensures immediate impact, and trust-driven relationships with our clients.