About Total Parachute Rigging Solutions, LLC
In 2005, TPRS was operating under the name “Tim’s Parachute Rigging Service”, and Tim was the main FAA Certificated Parachute Rigger at Skydive Suffolk here in Suffolk VA. Now, more than 10 years and hundreds of repacks and repairs later, we are now operating as “Total Parachute Rigging Solutions, LLC”. Since our humble beginning in 2005, to our re-branding in 2015, the company has moved from Virginia Beach VA to Suffolk VA, customers have come and gone, and some have even returned!
However, one thing has not changed, and that is our dedication to each and every one of our customer’s personal safety. In addition to our meticulous techniques and high standards, we take several other steps to ensure the quality and safety of all of our rigging practices. We are FAA Certified, and maintain that certification with pride and professionalism. Additionally, our riggers and staff participate in continuing education programs, not only by the PIA, but by multiple companies and manufacture’s in the parachute industry. This dedication to quality and education, combined with our reputation for excellent one on one customer service has made our company, and the services we provide very popular and one of the most trusted in the global parachuting industry.
Lacey Schlappi, the Owner and CEO of Total Parachute Rigging Solutions, LLC, and the entire staff would like to thank you for stopping by our page here on the World Wide Web. Take a look at the services we offer, and the products we sell, and if you’re interested in anything that we have to offer, contact us. Find out for yourself why skydivers and pilots around the country choose Total Parachute Rigging Solutions for all of their service needs!
Lacey Schlappi, Owner / Office Manager
Tim Schlappi, Co-Owner / FAA Master Rigger
Lace is the owner of TPRS. She is the brains behind the business and she handles the admin side of everything that we do. She is a Customer Service specialist that has worked in her profession for more than 17 years, covering a wide variety of experiences, from Sales and Hotel Management to Law Enforcement.
Tim is a Master Rigger with an abundance of qualifications that he has obtained in the civilian sector, as well as in the military over the past 20 years. He is rated for back, seat, and chest type parachutes, and has logged 1800+ reserve pack jobs and counting, with a documented 135 saves and many undocumented ones as well. In addition to boasting 1300+ jumps, Tim is also a USPA Coach, AFF Instructor, and a Videographer.
Tim's Parachute Rigging Philosophy
Tim Schlappi, Company Co-Owner believes that being a rigger is more than just packing:
"Working as a parachute rigger in the military for more than 20 years, and in an industry where you literally hold a persons life in your hands, and you are their only chance for survival is a tremendous responsibility. I am very meticulous. I work hard and smart, always keeping my customers safety in mind, so that they can confidently enjoy their skydiving and piloting experiences every time they board an aircraft to take to the skies."