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.
Meet the Team
Over twenty years of
experience as a
working in a wide
variety of fields
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.
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.
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.
B.S Mechanical Engineering
Engineering & Design
* - Dirt Cheap Prototypes does not provide patent or marketing services
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.
B.S. Electronics Engineering
M.S. Mechanical Engineering
Over 20 years of
hands on exper-
ience in electronic
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.
B.S. Electrical Engineering
Design / Prototyping
inventor and inno-
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
With a Doctorate
in Physical Therapy
and NSCA Strength
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.
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.
How Can We Help You?