From offices in Boise, Post Falls, Twin Falls, and Pocatello, TechHelp Specialists help Idaho manufacturers, food processors and entrepreneurs improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation.

// Why TechHelp

Your Trusted Idaho Manufacturing Advisors

From university-based offices in Boise, Post Falls, Twin Falls, and Pocatello, TechHelp Specialists help Idaho manufacturers, food processors, and entrepreneurs produce products and improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation.
If you have questions or need help, CONTACT US:
(208) 426-3767 or or click the button above. 

Our Specialists Are...

  • Experienced 
  • Responsive
  • Trusted
  • Collaborative
  • Innovative
  • Local

We partner and work with innovative Idaho companies including DECKED of Ketchum, Idaho.

DECKED truck tool box partner


TechHelp LMS Online Learning Platform

Learn at Your Own Time, Place & Space

We offer a growing list of valuable courses for manufacturers. 

// our process

How We Work

Our work begins when our specialists visit with you to learn about and assess your ideas or operations.
We follow up with recommendations for high-value activities & improvements.
We develop a scope of work that includes a timeline, budget, and deliverables customized to your unique needs.
We meet regularly with your team to advance the project and make adjustments as needed.
As your local trusted advisors, we are available for ongoing assistance, coaching, and troubleshooting.
We want to know if we met your needs, kept our word, performed on time & budget, and generated ROI. We can also help you determine your next steps.
Idaho Counties
We've Got You Covered

From our University-based offices in Boise, Post Falls, Pocatello, and Twin Falls.

Million $
Positive Economic Impact in 2020

Client Reported Sales, Investments, and Cost Savings Related to Working with TechHelp. 

// our clients

In Our Client's Words

Al Youngwerth
Founder of Rekluse & Versabuilt
"Without TechHelp, Rekluse would not exist"
Chris Rodgers
Creator of Rapid Rope
“TechHelp was willing to work with me at my own pace on little pieces of the product at a time. It was great working with the entire NPD team, including the students and management. The whole process was awesome”
Calvin Allan
Engineering Director, DECKED
As rapid prototyping continues to mature and services become a commodity, I continue to look for areas of differentiation. TechHelp’s small size and focus on client relationships sets them apart from the "Big Box" service providers.
Charlotte Armstrong
Owner, Cowboy Tom’s Flapjacks
“TechHelp has been a wonderful asset to our business. With each meeting, new and different ideas come to the surface. Their guidance and direction have been invaluable.”
Mark Melni
Inventor of Connector & Owner of Melni LLC
“I wonder what Tesla or Edison might have done with a resource like the TechHelp New Product Development Team. Without them, the Connector would still be just an idea in my head. ” – Mark Melni, Inventor,Melni LLC
Caleb Chung
Co Founder It's Alive Labs
The TechHelp/NPD lab consistently goes beyond our expectations year after year. We have come to rely on their 3d printing and the engineering knowledge to support the continuing development of advanced materials and processes. This is a capital expense many small companies cannot make. Whatever is necessary to ensure the continuation and growth of this service has become a critical need for our success. Without them I don't know how we would have gotten off the ground.

Latest News and Information

TechHelp is Hiring a Manufacturing Specialist

TechHelp Job Opening – Manufacturing Specialist at the University of Idaho

TechHelp, Idaho’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center, is seeking a talented and creative Manufacturing Specialist for our Northern and North Central Idaho region.  In this role, you will drive business growth and manage technical and training services for Idaho manufacturers.  The Manufacturing Specialist will develop relationships with client company leadership to provide consulting in operational excellence, advanced manufacturing, business management, and growth strategies.  As a TechHelp Manufacturing Specialist, you will work in a fun and fast-paced team environment and be a part of the rich history of the University of Idaho.

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VCO Looking for Companies for WeROC + Deal Forum Pitch Events

VentureCapital.Org is looking for startups for the upcoming WeROC Conference (Women Entrepreneurs Realizing Opportunities for Capital) as well as startups for its upcoming Deal Forum Pitch Events. Those interested in applying can do so at or by sending me their pitch deck and executive summary directly. We are looking for seed to series A/B startups and are industry agnostic. Program participants will be matched with team of mentors to perfect their presentation and prepare for raising capital leading up to the actual pitch event.

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Look Who is Accomplished Under 40!

According to the Idaho Business Review, there were about 470,000 Idaho workers eligible for the Accomplished Under 40 (AU40) award in 2022. From among that huge cohort, Food Processing Specialist Catherine Cantley of TechHelp and the University of Idaho stood out and was recognized as one of Idaho’s AU40 business professionals.

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To Buy or Not to Buy? Considerations When Purchasing Used Food Processing Equipment

When buying equipment for a food processing facility or commercial kitchen, it is ideal to purchase new equipment that is designed for the specific product, processing use, and processing capacity at the facility. However, in many cases this equipment may be cost-prohibitive, or the exact type of equipment may not be readily available, and so used equipment may need to be purchased instead.

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Recording of TechHelp’s Webinar on the Uses and Benefits of Collaborative Robots (Cobots) in Manufacturing Facilities – Jan 27

Is your manufacturing facility undergoing a workforce shortage? Attracting, hiring, and keeping workers is one of today’s key workforce challenges. In this webinar, we explored how collaborative robots (also called cobots) can help. Our speakers, Ryan Okelberry (House of Design) and Al Youngwerth (Versabuilt) are local legends in the robotics industry who shared their experiences and answered questions.

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