Above: Richard Beaupre, founder and CEO of Beacon Design, a division of the ChemArt, in front of the the Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences at URI.


In 1976, a brilliant research chemist by the name Richard Beaupre left his job, to start a new company called ChemArt, which is now is split into two divisions; Beacon Design and ChemTec.

During the early years of Mr. Beaupre’s career, he developed an aqueous based photo-resist which is used in many different applications and industries, worldwide. Taking intimate knowledge of that application and the education he received at URI (University of Rhode Island), Dick pursued the dream of owning his own business.

With Rhode Island being the jewelry capitol of the world, starting with jewelry findings made perfect sense. Of course, like any true entrepreneur, he didn’t stop there. Mr. Beaupre began applying the technology to industrial parts, decorative ornaments, keepsakes and many other unique products. By diversifying his offerings and making the product unique, he began to build a loyal customer base! Today, ChemArt, is leading the industry by creating unique custom designed product to fit the specific needs of our clients.

Over the years ChemArt has blossomed into an industry leader in all three sectors of our business; industrial, retail and decorative. Beacon Design is the decorative and retail arm of our organization, while ChemTec serves the industrial sector.

We are the only company of our kind that is fully integrated from design through manufacturing, assembly, packaging and distribution. By developing core competencies in our process and design, Beacon was awarded the prestigious ISO9000 accreditation in 1995. Today, Beacon is an ISO9001:2008 company with processes and protocols in place that make us one of the most reliable and nimble companies in the industry, with quality that you can depend on.


A division of the ChemArt Company, Beacon Design is the foremost leader in the creation of unique custom collectible programs. We are a fully integrated company combining multiple technologies under one roof to control the quality of the decorative products we make. As a veteran owned small business, we are proud to say that all of our products are 100% made in the USA.


Beacon Design’s state of art factory is fully integrated from design, through manufacturing and distribution. We are located in picturesque Lincoln, RI in two buildings covering 55,000 square feet. Our unique and innovative process allows us to create customized product at the highest quality, right here in the USA.


Our employees are the heart and soul of Beacon Design. Over 30% of our staff have been with us for over 10 years and as long as 39 years. The longevity of our employees is a testament to the collaborative energy that you feel when you walk into our facility. There is so much pride in the work that we do for our clients and every single department takes ownership for what leaves our loading dock!

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