Stingray Corvette Forum banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,098 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Their shop burned to the ground overnight. From the owner, Josh...

Dear Fellow Corvette Fans,

Renee and I received terrible news as about 4:30am this morning that our shop had caught fire. I threw on some clothes and took the 5 minute drive to the shop. When I got there the fires was almost out, but the entire structure was nearly burned to the ground.

We had insurance on the building and on the inventory. We are rebuilding.

As many of you know, we are busier than we have even been with painted part orders and carbon fiber orders. This won't help that situation. I have made a few calls today to find a place to rent, where we can setup shop until the new shop gets rebuilt. I understand if you are unable or unwilling to wait for your painted parts to ship out. Our phones will be open on Monday, 888.257.8515 ext 2 (Don), if you need information on your order.

If you have an order pending with us, we are doing to do our best to get up and running as quickly as possible again. But please expect 2-3 weeks for this to happen. Once that happens we will start to paint what we can. Please keep in mind, we had 6 paint booths at the old shop and will most likely have 2 paint booths to start at the rental location, until we get the shop built again.

We are going to go on our website today and remove the option to purchase any painted or carbon fiber parts, until we get running smoothly. We will still ship other parts out like we normally did, either drop shipped from the manufacturer, or with orders that are rolling in each day for our normal inventory.

We might be asking for some of our parts back from you guys, so we can re-build our molds and continue to make new products in fiberglass. I'll edit this post and let you guys know what parts we need back in our hands (on a loan) to copy and build new molds, so we can pick up the pieces and start over.

RPI Designs currently has 18 employees not counting Renee and I. We are all going to work to make RPI stronger than ever and appreciate your patience with us as we move forward.

Thank you
Josh and Renee Greenawalt
RPI Designs, LLC

10301369_276492249190818_3478854139065334211_n.jpg

10338345_276492269190816_9205308084552870057_n.jpg

10313589_276492322524144_6052652908125632961_n.jpg

10154260_276492339190809_8794540753805335057_n.jpg

10247356_276492355857474_4116588300352124700_n.jpg

10310528_276666295840080_5102794364409240507_n.jpg

10338331_276666265840083_5805700545876906257_n.jpg

1959301_276666239173419_521014779913435292_n.jpg

1797571_276666209173422_5783448464802178682_n.jpg
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
16,307 Posts
That is really unfortunate. Glad no one was injured.
 
  • Like
Reactions: jagamajajaran

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
I'm really sorry to hear about this. A business I worked for several years ago burned to the ground one weekend because of a short in a power strip .. such a small thing, and so much devastation. Dealing with the insurance company will probably be a nightmare, and the emotional stress is awful. Here's hope that you can recover quickly.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
RPI rocks. I am so sorry for your loss. My Stingray literally would not be the same without RPI. I wish you Godspeed with the rebuild.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,204 Posts
So sorry to hear that. Wish you all well.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MYKZDRM

·
Registered
Joined
·
658 Posts
I'm so sorry and I was going to order some painted parts from you guys tonight but I'll be more then willing to wait until you guys are back up and running.

God bless bad happy no was injured.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,197 Posts
I too am sorry for the loss of your building. I have an order that was probably completed (or nearly so) but I am confident it is gone. I wish you the best in re-building and will wait for whatever needs to be done. I had ordered a full set of splash guards in LRG.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,329 Posts
Unfortunate, hopefully they can get up and get back into producing and selling great products.Also I hope they will not pass on the cost of this loss to the consumer?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
480 Posts
So sorry for your loss.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,905 Posts
Sorry for your misfortune, but the new building looks great. You'll be up and running in no time, thank goodness for insurance! All of your customers will be awaiting your reopening! Good Luck!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
502 Posts
So sorry to hear - may you be a "Phoenix" and rise from the ashes even stronger! I have been buying from RPI since 2008, and they have always been phenomenal to deal with.....

Godspeed.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,930 Posts
Josh, RPI Designs sorry to hear about your business. I hope that you can get your business up and running again.

SF
Rick
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
489 Posts
They seem to be really positive and it looks like they will be back up in business eventually. They seem like a good group of people and wish the best for them.
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top