About Us


Located in the Missouri Ozarks, Branson Cerakote is a veteran owned small business that takes pride in putting the customer first. We, John and Laura, are firearms enthusiasts who enjoy owning as well as working with firearms. Our family has a history of military service. John served in the US Army as an Airborne Infantryman in the 1990s. We have several veterans on both sides of our family, including our oldest daughter Olivia (US Army) and her husband Mark (USMC).  Laura is a registered nurse and works at our local hospital. Laura also has over 20 years of experience as a graphic artist, giving our customers the advantage of having custom work completed.


Why choose Branson Cerakote for your Cerakote project? There are many precise steps involved in the correct preparation, application, and curing of the item being Cerakoted. We built our shop with top-of-the-line equipment and took the added step of being factory trained and certified by NIC, the parent company of Cerakote, at their White City, Oregon plant. We won't let a project leave our shop unless both the customer and ourselves are satisfied with the work. We also offer our customers the advantage of in-house, custom stencil designs to personalize their item for no added charge. We are so confident in our quality projects that we offer on-site applicator training in our shop to help new applicators achieve the same level of competence.



We have both a fiber laser and CO2 laser in our shop, allowing us to offer custom engraving. The fiber laser will engrave metals and polymer. The CO2 laser will engrave almost any surface except for rubber. We can laser projects both large and small, from a simple stippling job to production orders. We took the added step of going to San Antonio Laser in Texas for a week’s worth of training to ensure that the quality of our laser work is top notch and we guarantee the quality workmanship we produce.


We started the stencil portion of our Cerakote business in 2014 when we discovered that we were purchasing stencils for our Cerakote shop that were not high quality. Armed with a background in graphic arts, Laura purchased a professional vinyl cutter and began selling stencils to other applicators. 


What makes our stencils stand out from our competitors is the fact that not only is each stencil made so that all cut lines are crisp and clean cut, but they are also correctly scaled to fit their intended project. We use Avery Dennison high heat paint mask stock, which is most suitable for Cerakote application. We've also found that this material works great with other applications such as Duracoat, powder coat, and even spray paint. We have invested in top-of-the-line vinyl cutters and even take the extra steps to purchase the best cutting needles on the market (yes, this really makes a difference). Further, John works with these stencils in the shop to make sure that they are user-friendly in real-world application.


We appreciate you taking the time to get to know us and we look forward to doing business with you!