NGMC is owned and operated by me, Archie Ofenstein. I have been a gearhead and edc enthusiast my entire life. I spent my early adult years in Austin TX as a musician but quickly learned that the lifestyle was not for me. In 2003 I moved to Terlingua, TX to persue work as an outdoor enthusiast. There I met an entire culture of guides in all facets of outdoor adventure. I quickly learned that guiding on the river would be my path.
I spent the first several years mostly on the Rio Grande River in the Big Bend National Park & the Arkansas River in Chaffee County, CO. Moving forward, I decided to change it up and become a craftsman in the fall, winter & spring, saving what seemed like endless summers guiding on the Arkansas river & managing American Adventure Expeditions. Every day got better as they continue to do to this day.
January 23, 2008 I started my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/iAMboognish and became one of the first edc reviewers, mostly reviewing folding knives. As life has waxed and waned, the channel lulled and I kept on living. My edc gear enthusiasm has only grown. It has come to the point where I now see the need to become a maker. Not only that, but I need to buck the trend of outsourcing. All goods with the NGM Co. name will be designed and crafted by me in Colorado, USA.
Nice Guy Machine Co. Mission
Nice Guy Machine Co. is currently in startup phase. I am designing and learning the machining ropes. In the early days I will be mainly offering my goods to social media followers, and offering my machining services to the people I have met over the years. My primary focus will be on producing my own goods however I am certainly open to projects for small business and inventors. I certainly appreciate all who strive to keep manufacturing USA goods in the USA.