Arête We build sets, props, obstacle courses and virtually anything you can imagine. Visit us at www.aretela.com

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Spring cleaning came early! Organization day at the shop. 🛠🧰
10/12/2021

Spring cleaning came early! Organization day at the shop. 🛠🧰

Thank you CMC for the new addition to our field kit! 😏 A comfortable, and stylish, Lotus Tech Pack.
09/15/2021

Thank you CMC for the new addition to our field kit! 😏 A comfortable, and stylish, Lotus Tech Pack.

Got valves?
09/10/2021

Got valves?

Got valves?

Tie-Dye Friday! The votes are in, Ryan has won best dressed. 😎
09/03/2021

Tie-Dye Friday! The votes are in, Ryan has won best dressed. 😎

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Jason Anders! Huge thanks to our friends at CMC for the new kit. 😎
08/23/2021

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Jason Anders! Huge thanks to our friends at CMC for the new kit. 😎

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Jason Anders! Huge thanks to our friends at CMC for the new kit. 😎

Grown up jungle gym! Happy Saturday! 😎
08/14/2021

Grown up jungle gym! Happy Saturday! 😎

Grown up jungle gym! Happy Saturday! 😎

Big things coming 😏 ft. Xtreme Structures & Fabrication
08/11/2021

Big things coming 😏 ft. Xtreme Structures & Fabrication

Big things coming 😏 ft. Xtreme Structures & Fabrication

3” custom solid steel bushings - monsters!
08/05/2021

3” custom solid steel bushings - monsters!

3” custom solid steel bushings - monsters!

Introducing our new challenge testers! They work for snacks. Delilah and Chase 🐶
07/23/2021

Introducing our new challenge testers! They work for snacks. Delilah and Chase 🐶

Jesse gets some of his best ideas while on the plasma cutter 🤔💡
07/20/2021

Jesse gets some of his best ideas while on the plasma cutter 🤔💡

Jesse gets some of his best ideas while on the plasma cutter 🤔💡

Ridin’ dirty! 🛠
07/09/2021

Ridin’ dirty! 🛠

Ridin’ dirty! 🛠

Happy Friday! Wrappin’ up and cleanin’ up at the shop just in time for the Holiday weekend. Stay safe everyone! 😎
07/02/2021

Happy Friday! Wrappin’ up and cleanin’ up at the shop just in time for the Holiday weekend. Stay safe everyone! 😎

Watch ULTIMATE TAG on FOX tonight!   Arête squad strikes again!
05/20/2020

Watch ULTIMATE TAG on FOX tonight! Arête squad strikes again!

Josh Keim on a run to deliver shields to Glendale Memorial Hospital.
04/16/2020

Josh Keim on a run to deliver shields to Glendale Memorial Hospital.

Yesterday, Ethos-Giving, Tieks by Gavrieli, Pete Peterson (Dean of Pepperdine School of Public Policy) and Aspire coordi...
04/15/2020

Yesterday, Ethos-Giving, Tieks by Gavrieli, Pete Peterson (Dean of Pepperdine School of Public Policy) and Aspire coordinated alongside LA Assemblyman Miguel Santiago in gifting 3,000 Arête face shields to LAC+USC hospital. We were absolutely ecstatic to be able to help the doctors, nurses and other front-liners risking their lives fighting COVID-19. We can't thank them enough for what they're doing but we can continue to contribute in some small way as a gesture of our unfailing appreciation and support.

As LAC+USC serves some of the lowest-income areas of Los Angeles, we are exceptionally enthusiastic about being able to contribute our PPE where it's needed the most.

Also, I'd like to send a huge thank you to Team Arête who have just passed their 8,500th face shield assembled today. Your work is, very literally, saving lives. None of this would have been possible without you. Thank you!

Richard Maher
Karen Betzold
Zachary Istrin
Xylon Jones
Tomas Watson
Colin J. Morris
Leah Morris
Richard Fung
Julia Beynon Pennington
Ray Wiley
Rene Fresquez
Gabriela Peñuñuri
Joshua Keim
Adam O'Connor

1,000 shields going to the Glendale Rotary Club today.  Finishing 3,000 more for LAC+USC hospital tomorrow.  Thanks #tea...
04/13/2020

1,000 shields going to the Glendale Rotary Club today. Finishing 3,000 more for LAC+USC hospital tomorrow. Thanks #teamarete for all your hard work!

Thanks to Brady Connell for helping deliver 2,000 shields to the front lines yesterday!
04/08/2020

Thanks to Brady Connell for helping deliver 2,000 shields to the front lines yesterday!

04/07/2020

Big shout out to our friend, David Hurwitz, who sent the whole shield team lunch today! Huge thanks! (We know Gelila made you do it) ;P

#TeamArete looking sharp in a "safely social distanced" group photo.  These amazing humans cranked out 2,000 face shield...
04/06/2020

#TeamArete looking sharp in a "safely social distanced" group photo. These amazing humans cranked out 2,000 face shields that are heading to the front lines at #cedarssinai tomorrow morning. #airhighfives

More information now available on our website. Visit www.aretela.com for more info! #covid19 #ppe #faceshields #iatse
04/05/2020

More information now available on our website. Visit www.aretela.com for more info! #covid19 #ppe #faceshields #iatse

We've updated the splash page on our website to showcase what we're doing (and the hardworking team on the assembly line...
04/05/2020
Arête

We've updated the splash page on our website to showcase what we're doing (and the hardworking team on the assembly line). If you need shields or have questions, please use our new address: [email protected]

and you can see the new splash page here:
https://www.aretela.com

Thanks for all your support!

WELCOME

Team Arête working hard manufacturing face shields.  It's a little different than our day job (and the craft service isn...
04/04/2020

Team Arête working hard manufacturing face shields. It's a little different than our day job (and the craft service isn't great) but we're happy to be able to contribute. We're lucky to have such a great group of bandidos to work with! #teamarete #bandidosdearete #ppe

PPE pick up by the LAFD, thank you team!
04/04/2020

PPE pick up by the LAFD, thank you team!

04/02/2020
Arête

We're doing everything we can to help fight Covid19.
KNBC did a very nice piece about our work building protective equipment for doctors and nurses in Los Angeles and beyond.

Thank you to Hooper for leading the charge.

Arete designs and builds some of the most iconic game show sets in Hollywood, but since the Covid19 pandemic shut down production, the team at Arete has been exploring ways to give back. There's a shortage of protective gear, and Arete is helping to fill the gap. Using their in-house laser cutters, the team is building face shields for local hospitals and doctors on the frontline.

If you want to help, please reach us via email at [email protected].

04/02/2020
Creating Face Shields for Healthcare Workers - Arete Custom Builds

Arete designs and builds some of the most iconic game show sets in Hollywood, but since the Covid19 pandemic shut down production, the team at Arete has been exploring ways to give back. There's a shortage of protective gear, and Arete is helping to fill the gap. Using their in-house laser cutters, the team is building face shields for local hospitals and doctors on the frontline.

If you want to help, please reach us via email at [email protected].

Starting late this afternoon, we laser cut 136 face shields for LA area hospitals.  Once our other cutter back is online...
03/28/2020

Starting late this afternoon, we laser cut 136 face shields for LA area hospitals. Once our other cutter back is online, we estimate being able to make between 1,500-2,000 per day (assuming our suppliers can keep up). Thats a drop in the bucket compared to the 500,000 they say they need but we're trying to do our part. If you know anyone with a laser cutter set-up who would like to chip in, send them our way. The design is open-source and we'd love to get as many hands creating as possible.

03/23/2020

We've been in contact with the medical staff in the ICU at Cedars and they're very low on critical supplies. We really need you all to look through your kits, garages, laundry rooms, wherever to find any extra PPE for our friends on the front lines!

03/22/2020

***HELP US GATHER PPE FOR COVID-19 MEDICAL STAFF ***

Hi Friends. Hoop and Adam here.

If you don’t know us, we co-own Arête, an IA shop here in town and, like a lot of you, we had our business come to a pretty abrupt halt this last Thursday. The kind of halt thats like an unexpected, head-on collision with a cinderblock wall while you’re peddling downhill fast. I’m sure everyone here knows what we’re talking about.

But we're not here to talk about us. Because while we’re all home now and busy adjusting to the strange new reality we find ourselves in, there are a group of brave women and men leaving their families each morning and going to work long hours in hospitals and care centers, risking their own lives to take care of the many, many sick people desperately in need of help.

Sadly, our medical system isn't capable of providing enough safety equipment for the staff putting their lives on the line for us and - right now - they need our help. So here’s something we can do.

I know a lot of PropMasters, On-Set Dressers, Prop Shop Fabricators, Scenic Painters, Sign Writers, Drafts-people, AC’s, Propmakers, Construction Coordinators, and On-Set Medics keep their own kits. You might have one in your garage or storage unit. In a lot of those kits you probably have NITRILE OR LATEX GLOVES, CLOROX WIPES, FACE MASKS (check to see if they’re N95, thats important), and TYVEK (or equivalent) PAINTER'S SUITS. Even if you’re not in one of those crafts you might have a couple old boxes of gloves from when you re-stained your dresser last summer. Please check!

WE NEED THESE ITEMS! PLEASE BRING THEM TO US! ITS IMPORTANT THAT THEY BE IN UNOPENED BOXES/BAGS AND ONLY IF THE FACE MASKS ARE RATED N95!

This is probably obvious but please keep what you need to provide for your own safety. If you need a box of gloves for going to the store, absolutely keep it. The idea is to distribute extra PPE to those in need, not put any of you at risk.

Our shop (Arête) will be open Monday-Friday of this week from 10-2pm for drop off. Pull in the north gate and there will be a tent set up in the parking lot with a drop-off table underneath. If you can, take everything from your car and place it on that table, we’ll take it from there. Minimizing exposure is key here. We’ll wipe down the boxes and bags when we get them but if you can do it before you bring them to us that would also help minimize our own exposure (and thank you). We’ll package and truck everything down to either UCLA Medical Center or Kaiser as donations come in.

You can also help by spreading the word. Please share this post. This drop-off isn't just for people inside our industry. If you own a painting company, maybe you have some of these supplies you can spare. Any of you might have a box of N95 face masks in your garage gathering dust from last year. We need EVERYONE to chip in. Follow the Arête page for additional updates.
https://business.facebook.com/aretecustombuilds/?business_id=119556672280168&ref=bookmarks

It’s a frightening time, so it's important to remember we are all in this together, so let's be strong together and help those who are risking everything to help us.

Thank you all and be safe out there.
-Hoop and Adam

WHERE:
ARÊTE
7340 Greenbush Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
(505)920-3744 cell
-- Please don’t hesitate to text or call with any questions

WHEN:
Monday (3/22) - Friday (3/27)
From 10a-2pm each day

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Laser beams!!!  We have two lasers in the shop - an engraver and a cutter! Let us know if you need any space ships blown...
12/13/2019

Laser beams!!! We have two lasers in the shop - an engraver and a cutter! Let us know if you need any space ships blown up (pretty sure thats what they do).

Brett Rolls built a new rack system for the Reactor. We spray polyurea at Arete if your truck needs a new bed liner or y...
12/13/2019

Brett Rolls built a new rack system for the Reactor. We spray polyurea at Arete if your truck needs a new bed liner or your foam sculpture needs a hard coat.

09/13/2019
BRAIN GAMES SEASON 6 — Trailer | National Geographic

Brain Games was a blast to work on! We're thrilled Arête had the opportunity to work with such a great group (Jack Black, Ted Dansen, Kristen Bell and more)! Tune in December 1st on Nat Geo!

In this reimagined season of hit series BRAIN GAMES, star power meets brain power as host Keegan-Michael Key tests the mental mettle of some of the world’s b...

08/22/2019
GIGadgets

We haven't used our dock blocks to surf (yet) but we have used them to install truss structures in underwater installs in Hawaii. They're awesome. ;)

A modular floating system for those who love the water.

Starting to feel like we should be sponsored by #millerwelders.  ;)
05/31/2019

Starting to feel like we should be sponsored by #millerwelders. ;)

One of the Arête family needs a hand.   Please consider giving to help Jackson and his dad and our friend, Josh.
04/25/2019
Click here to support Help Support Jackson Keim organized by Alison Gondek

One of the Arête family needs a hand. Please consider giving to help Jackson and his dad and our friend, Josh.

Jackson, the 11 year-old son of our friend and colleague, Josh Keim, has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a necessary hormone, allowing sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy. ...

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Thank you Arête and Matt Hooper for the face shields!!!! Mama Nuge and her team are loving them all the way in Port St Lucie, FL!!!!
Hello! Zach Badalucco has raised $15k through a GoFundMe campaign and is looking for fabricators. He can send your people materials for fabrication. https://www.gofundme.com/f/face-gear-friday and https://facegearfriday.com/
I saw the special on NNC how this company is helping out by making face shields! My hats off to you!!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Thank you!!!!!!!
Down in San Diego with Arête
Where's the link to the merch store? I want a T-shirt with that logo, maybe a hoodie, maybe a custom climbing wall.
Hoop being Hoop
Thanks for the work this week. I'm glad I was able to help out.