About Us

Cigar Box Studios, Inc. shop exterior in Marlboro, NYCigar Box Studios, Inc. is a full-service scenery shop located in Marlboro, NY specializing in custom fabrication of scenery, displays and specialty items.

We offer a variety of custom fabrication and installation services that is complemented by our large rental inventory. We have numerous rental flats in various sizes and can build custom-sized flats to meet your needs. We offer portable staging solutions including decks of various sizes, legs of various sizes, railings and step units. We also offer roll-down screens and several types of furniture including chairs, desks, tables and lecterns.

In terms of custom fabrication, the sky is the limit. Have a tight budget? We can work with you. Got a really tight production schedule? That’s our specialty! We have a 15,000-square-foot production facility in Marlboro, NY in which we can completely fabricate and set up your show to make sure it’s perfect when it reaches you. We also offer trucking services with our fleet of box trucks and vans. We can set up your show for you on site. When it’s over, we can strike it and store it for you in our 90,000-square-foot storage facility in Newburgh, NY. We can provide end-to-end solutions for your events so you won’t have to worry about a thing.

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Our History

In December 1999, I started Cigar Box Studios, Inc. in my Newburgh, NY home garage, building small props and scenery as well as custom furniture and cabinetry. After incorporating in February 2000, Cigar Box Studios, Inc. moved to a larger production facility in Newburgh in July of the same year and expanded to include corporate events.

Newburgh warehouse exteriorBy early 2002, we had grown to six full-time employees and moved into an 85,000-square-foot production and storage facility on the Newburgh waterfront. The company added retail fixtures to its portfolio and began building long-term business relationships with Radio City Music Hall, Jack Morton Worldwide, Broadstreet Productions, and MKG Experiential Marketing Company. We also started to expand into television sets and worked with ESPN, News 12 Long Island, Madison Square Garden Sports Night Live and Hockey Night Live, and Fox News.

Throughout the mid-2000s, Cigar Box Studios, Inc. added a management team to oversee the business and the quality of projects. During this time, we began working with Ted Baker of London and Bloomingdales to create retail interiors and exteriors, as well as working with the Wella company to convert a NYC pier to a high-end Fifth Avenue boutique setting. In 2013, we began offering storage and warehouse management services to our clients, especially producers of touring sets and our international clients. We searched for and leased a warehouse facility seven miles north of Newburgh in Marlboro, NY and spent four months building out and customizing this 15,000-square-foot space to serve as our new production facility.

Today, we have grown to a staff of 10 full-time office staff and 20 full-time production staff, including artists and craftsmen specializing in wood, metal, and finish work. Our warehouse crew has grown to 9 full-time staff including 2 professional drivers for our fleet of two vans and two 26′ box trucks. We are ready for anything and look forward to serving you with first class design, fabrication, management, installation, trucking and storage services!

-Gary Rausenberger