Bob Langguth started Eagle Engraving in his basement in 1977 while working at a major insurance company and for the County of Kane. Bob started the business with a manual pantograph engraver and fixed-size type to make signs for the insurance office. He expanded his "spare-time" business to include a couple of other corporate clients and a few wholesale customers. Bob's wife, Arleene, helped after work in the evenings to complete orders. At this point, Eagle Engraving was paying for expensive "toys" like boats and vacations.
In 1999, a young mother attending college to learn computers, joined Eagle Engraving to help develop a website. Laurie Petrick has been an important participant in our growth and development since then.
Bob was still working out of the basement and Laurie worked in a converted bedroom office; but with Eagle Engraving expanding to serve the local fire departments and additional customers, other co-workers were needed, and we outgrew the house. We Purchased a 1500-square-foot condo office, then another, and finally a third unit. Eagle Engraving continued to grow and moved into our current 8600-square-foot facility.
Eagle Engraving now serves agencies in all 50 states and some foreign countries, offering our client-customers fair pricing, quality products, prompt attention to their orders, and knowledgeable service by people who truly care. We are large enough to serve and small enough to care.
To maintain our growth, Eagle Engraving attends numerous Fire, EMS, and Police conferences each year. We invite you to visit us when we are in your area. If you are in St. Charles, Illinois vicinity we invite you to stop at our office to meet those who serve YOU.
We thank you for your support and for allowing us to support you.
Bob, Laurie, and the team at Eagle Engraving
In memory of Arleene L. Langguth
We are sad to say that on July 10th of 2021, we lost Arleene L. Langguth, wife of Bob Langguth. Arleene was instrumental in founding Eagle Engraving and without her,
we would not have grown to where we are today. She attended fire conferences with Bob for many years and was known and loved by many.