Our mission is to leave a lasting impression in our customers life, giving them a unique piece they can enjoy for the rest of their lives, and then pass it on to their loved ones when the time is right. Our pieces are meant to showroom themselves in any environment, and strike up a conversation within a group of people.
So, you may be asking yourself, “Why turtles?” Well, it’s not because we are slow. Besides, the tortoise did beat the hare. We take our time and ensure every piece we make gets the attention it needs to really shine. We do not take the path of the hare, and rush through things to quickly reach the end. Like a turtle’s carapace, our products are durable, and will stand the tests of time, while still remaining elegant.
It all started with a BrÜt dining table. We wanted to have a unique dining table like nothing else we’d ever seen. The rustic and raw look was what we were after. Since our background is working with cars, and fabricating car parts, we decided to build the table using mild steel, with large dimensions to express masculinity. Of course, it had to be fully welded also. This first table seemed to make an impression with guests, so we made a few more pieces to go with our initial dining table. A Facebook page was created to share our furniture with the world. It created so much hype and people had so many good things to say about our work, that we decided to take it to the next level and start a business doing this.
About the Owners:
Joey Sacco and Tegan Strautmann met at the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida, where they both graduated with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. Their hobbies blended together, and they wanted to create a business in which to build for the rest of their lives. This is when Turtle Laboratories was born. Their hopes are to grow the business into a successful small business creating a variety of different products to appeal to a wide array of clients.