While R3 got its name from is founder Robert Richard Rose in 1962, today it also embodies our key attributes: Reputable, Reliable and Resourceful.  We love to take what you want to say and design and fabricate a creative quality product that meets your personal needs or business goals.

Today, R3 hosts a collection of artistic talent.  Meet our team that leads the way:

Owner, Susan Cronenwett, leads the R3 team with a design background as well as an MBA from UC Berkeley.  Previously she served as Creative Director and CFO of ARTICO, a consumer products packaging and branding company that she owned in San Francisco for over 20 years.  She loves to help companies grow through design and creative strategies.  Susan is also a quilter and has won several national awards for her work.

Master Engraver, John Thaanum, heads up our engraving department which includes rotary engraving, diamond engraving, laser engraving, sand carving (sand blasting) and hand engraving.  With an engineering background from OSU and over 22 years of engraving experience, there is a true marriage of technology and art.  He loves to create new designs as well as solve complex challenges for customers and provide items beyond their expectation.

Sign Specialist, Mary Nolan, heads up the sign department and has been making signs and creating art for over 20 years. She oversees the large format digital printing, vehicle graphics, vinyl cutting, sign design, and custom labels.  Before coming to R3 she had her own sign shop in Inverness, Florida.  Her philosophy is that all signs should be well designed and easy to read and loves making customers happy.

All of us at R3, including the leadership, are here to help you deliver your message in a creative and innovative way.  Give us a call – we’re here to help!


R3 Engraving & Signs has provided excellent customer service and outstanding value to the Corvallis community since 1962.  We custom make all our signs, plaques, panels, plates, trophies, banners, . . . etc.  We work with the highest quality components and stand behind our work.  Our high quality standards have helped us achieve our reputation for quality products.  We work to constantly improve our service and processes to make sure you are happy with your product and the service we provide.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you!

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