We had the good fortune of connecting with Mary Scarpati and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mary, how does your business help the community or world?
RMS Laser Group has been very fortunate during this pandemic that we have not shut down. We manufacture many critical medical components. We were called upon to produce Face Shields for Rady Children’s Hospital on March 24th as well as other hospitals in our area. Our facility was able to keep operations going safely with one person in each room or department. Next we partnered with a local plastics supplier to make protective acrylic Barriers so businesses could remain open and reopen safely. We also shared the open source design of the Face Shield with hundreds of countries all over the world so they could make the shields in their area. We are very grateful to be of service and have purpose in this very difficult time.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Our aim is to offer a 1 stop shop, we don’t want you to have to go all over town to get your product produced. To this end we have Laser cutters & Router cutters with vision systems that register to print. We have a large format UV printer and Roll Printer offering exceptional printed media. RMS Laser Group also offers Engraving and Fiber marking (permanent metal marking). We have a full service Sign department specializing in ADA & Braille compliant Signage. We started business in 2000 and it has not been easy, it has been a bit of a roller coaster. Through perseverance and dedication we have built a large repeat client base. One lesson learned is to treat every client with respect and offer the highest quality service possible and they will not only come back, but they will tell their friends. RMS Laser Group uses state of the art equipment and a knowledgeable Team to bring your products to life with accuracy, detail and efficiency.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
San Diego has so much to offer; one of our favorite places to hang out is on the water. It help to have a sailboat, we love to take friends sailing. Our fur baby Bella the mini Aussie loves to go on dingy rides and paddle boarding. We love seafood, especially fish or shrimp tacos and ceviche with all the fresh local fish. San Diego Zoo is always fun as well as Balboa park with all of the museums, gardens and walking paths it is a wonderful place to take out of town visitors. In San Diego you can go to the beach in the morning, the mountains in the afternoon and end up in the desert for the evening, everything is so close. we are very fortunate to live in San Diego with all the variety it has to offer.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I could not have achieved 20 years of successful business with out my husband and business partner G. Michael Scarpati. We make a very comprehensive team and together continue to wear many hats on a daily basis. This is also a family business with our son George in charge of the Sign department. George has learned all departments and continues to grow within the company. Our daughter Marti also helps with social media and web updates from her home in Portland, Oregon. RMS Laser group is very much a Team effort, each department has very talented people who communicate and work well together.