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In our 10th year of business, Dirt Cheap Prototypes is a BBB A rated product development firm that develops electric, mechanical and virtual prototypes at up to 70% less than our primary competitors using our domestic and overseas teams.


We encourage you to review our 20+ prototype and manufacturing projects and over 50 testimonials on our website to get a feel for the quality of our work, high client satisfaction, and competitive pricing.


If you are serious about your product and want to make the best choice based on your product and goals, please contact us so to discuss how we can tailor our services to best fit your goals and needs for your product.  


You can also complete this Free Confidential Quote Form.  Once received we will typically contact you to overview our services and cover any questions you may have before we review your product or put together an estimate to assist you.


Phone: (724) 249-6183


About Us
Meet  the Team
Mechanical Engineering

Over twenty years of

experience as a

mechanical engineer

working in a wide

variety of fields

including refrigeration,

retail displays, agricultural equipment, cooking appliances, ventilation systems, and consumer electronics.


Works with clients to define product specifications and project goals, oversees prototype construction, and coordinates the teams for design, prototyping and manufacturing projects.


Peter Sosso


Team Building / Project Management / Estimating

Over 20 years of product

development and market-

ing related experience, 

Tom manages the review

and quote process for

design, prototype and manufacturing processes.


Tom is also in charge of team building, manages projects and also performs focus group test markets at the concept, prototype, and manufacturing stages to help clients fine-tune their product, presentations, and pricing in order to be more competitive in the marketplace.


Tom Dowler

B.S. Computer Science & Economics

With a bachelors de-

gree in Engineering &

a Masters Degree in

Kinesiology Adrian has

15+ years of mechanical

design, project management and manu-facturing experience in the field of fitness.


Adrian was also a member of the ASTM Committee, F08.30 Sports Equipment and Facilities;  ASTM Task Group Inclusive Fitness and ASTM Task Group Outdoor Exercise Equipment.  



Adrian Hongo

B.S Mechanical Engineering

M.S. Kinesiology


                     (724) 249-6183


Product Development
  • Engineering & Design

  • CAD

  • Physical Prototyping

  • Manufacturing Assistance

  • Focus Groups

Digital Media
  • Virtual Prototyping

  • Website Design

  • Photography

  • Video Production

* - Dirt Cheap Prototypes does not provide patent or marketing services

Electrical Engineering

Over 30 years of

mechanical and electronic

design, engineering and

hands on development

experience and realization

of products in fields inclu-

ding medical/healthcare and diagnostics, fitness equipment, telecommunications, office equipment, mobility and law enforcement.


Specialties include human factors, anthropometric design and cognitive psychology/interpretation for intuitive usability and interaction.  Ian also has also been involved sourcing & manufact-uring both domestically and overseas.


Ian Smith

B.S. Electronics Engineering

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Over 20 years of

hands on exper-

ience in electronic

design, prototype,

board layout,

embedded,  mechanical design and machining.


Paul brings a wealth of experience to our team and is an integral part of our design, prototyping and manufacturing projects both as an Engineer and project manager.



Paul Tomlinson

B.S. Electrical Engineering

Design / Prototyping 
Project Management

A professional 
inventor and inno-
vation consultant, 
Paul is a former 


Paul specializes in medical, dental, sports and general consumer product design and prototyping.  He has over twenty patents with a present focus in the sports and medical arenas.  


Paul is also a project manager and performs focus group product surveys.

Dr. Paul Chalifoux
Innovation Consultant

Physical Therapy

With a Doctorate 
in Physical Therapy
and NSCA Strength 
and Conditioning 

ation and working
in a clinical setting 
Tim is ideally suited for the testing of new fitness,
therapy and rehabilitation products.


Tim is also an inventor who is currently developing several products, one of which is a fitness product he is currently in production on. 

Timothy Reynolds
Doctor of Physical Therapy
NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist


 Having over 25 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon, the majority with Duke University, Dr. Alioto is always evaluating and using innovative products in the ever-changing healthcare arena. He has served as a consultant for the development of a nutritional supplement, Orthotabs, for orthopedic patients, as well as a marketing consultant for a commercial healthcare facility.


Rick’s years of experience as an athlete as well as serving as team physician for high school, college, and professional teams in multiple sports makes him well suited for the development and testing of products in those disciplines.


Richard Alioto

Orthopedic Surgeon 




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