Search

BEST Studio & Workshop Turns Ideas into Reality

Tate Sutter and Will Reynolds are building a remarkable new business that’s able to build remarkable new products for you.  

Bring them design ideas and they’ll turn them into reality. Furniture design? An architectural project? That gizmo you keep sketching out? Homeowners, business owners, interior designers, architects — think of all the possibilities.  

“Everyone has had an idea for a product or gadget that could make life easier or more enjoyable. Whether you’re looking to create a proof of concept or take an idea all the way to market, BEST is equipped to help bring your vision to life,” Reynolds said.   

Sutter and Reynolds are the creators of BEST Studio & Workshop, a digital fabrication shop/studio for the 21st century. Think idea design and creativity paired with 3D printing, computer-numerical-control (CNC) machinery and lasers.  

Image courtesy of Bella Merritt

“Digital fabrication involves using computer-aided design and automated machinery to create physical objects,” Reynolds said. “These machines help us make very accurate parts.” 

Reynolds and Sutter met in Atlanta around a shared vision for a design studio. Today, they work inside the North Shore’s INCubator, the business incubator lab managed by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.  

The INCubator is the largest business incubator in Tennessee and third largest in the nation. As one of INC’s current clients, BEST Studio & Workshop occupies part of the Hamilton County Business Development Center’s 127,000-square-foot entrepreneurial and startup workspace. 

INC clients can participate in a three-year development program combining start-up strategy and entrepreneurial community. INC generously provides clients with an abundance of resources: administrative services, manufacturing and office space, training and workshops and access to a state-of-the-art Technology Conference Center.  

“This is our first business, so we wanted to do it well. And I knew that this was the place to do that,” Reynolds said.  

Research shows INC clients and graduates contributed more than $70 million of regional economic impact in the calendar year 2022.  

At this time, the INC has four openings: two for office space and two for manufacturing. 

“In addition to all the resources this program offers, we wanted to be with other entrepreneurs,” Reynolds said. “The camaraderie in this building is really a special thing.” 

For more info, email [email protected]

Other Topics

When Jay Dale, Chattanooga Market President of First Horizon Bank, assumes leadership over the Chattanooga Chamber board of directors this summer, he'll do so with a very clear understanding of the past, present and future. Looking behind him, he sees…

On June 12, the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce hosted Diversify 2024 at the Chattanooga Convention Center, bringing together business leaders, elected officials, entrepreneurs, and community members.   The day was filled with invaluable networking opportunities and captivating presentations, all geared…

The American dining landscape is a case study in polar extremes, as it often feels like we simultaneously exist in a golden age of high-quality restaurant options while we’re also surrounded by junk food crammed with loads of unhealthy ingredients…

On Wednesday, May 29, Chattanooga 2.0 hosted its inaugural “Viable Pathway to Prosperity in Welding” signing day, a groundbreaking partnership with Chattanooga State Community College, Hamilton County Department of Education, American Welding Society, Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, ASTEC and…

Just weeks after graduating its cohort of outstanding 2024 Chattanooga leaders, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce proudly announces its new incoming Leadership Chattanooga class of 24-25 "The incoming class members are phenomenal, all representing the best and brightest of…

The newest class of young professional leaders has been established, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce announced. Welcome to the Protege Chattanooga class of 24-25. "This Protege class will change the world," said Toya Moore, Leadership Development Director. "We were…

Sign up for weekly updates.