About Us



Thank you for visiting our site. I am Stephen Laurent, owner and founder of Armadillo E-Cigs.  Armadillo E-Cigs is a family owned and operated Electronic Cigarette retail store in Dripping Springs, Texas. We have lived in the community of Dripping Springs for over twenty years now and have conducted businesses from here. We still own and operate the Nightmare Factory Costume Shop on the internet.  However, this is our first time to be running a business with a physical presence in Dripping Springs and we are thrilled to be a part of the growth and development of the Dripping Springs shopping experience. This now includes shoppers from all around the area, such as Driftwood, Wimberley, Blanco, Cedar Valley, and Belterra.

So many exciting developments are taking place in Dripping Springs these days. When we first moved here there was very little in the way of commerce beyond the Grocery Store and Ranch Supply outlets. Today, Dripping Springs has developed a vibrant and eclectic mix of local businesses offering a wide range of products and services. We are proud to offer premium Electronic Cigarettes to the community, adding to the mix of  local shopping opportunities and serving the Dripping Springs community with a product that will help to improve the quality of life for its citizens.

I had been a smoker for nearly thirty years. I smoked a pack and a half to two packs a day. While I was always being asked to quit by my family and loved ones for my health, I never really wanted to;  it was an activity I enjoyed. As I watched my step-father succumb to the ravages of COPD and eventually pass away from the effects of cigarette smoking, along with several other family members over the years, I decided that I really needed to quit smoking for the sake of my health. I tried many different methods, starting with going Cold Turkey. Then I moved on to gums, patches, and acupuncture. I considered trying pharmaceutical solutions, but was deterred by the long list of negative side effects associated with such products.

Finally, about five years ago, I gave Electronic Cigarettes a try. After my first puff on an E-Cig, I was sold on the concept. I instantly realized the viability of this option. I have not had a single tobacco cigarette since. Aside from all the other benefits of E-Cigs, Vaping is also significantly less expensive than smoking. I have personally saved nearly $1000.00/Year over traditional cigarettes in the past 5 years of use.

When I first started to use E-Cigs, the products were in their infancy. Development of new and improved models began to appear at a rate that was difficult to keep up with.  This trend continues to this day with new innovations cropping up almost daily.  While some of these innovations are actual  improvements, many others are simply cashing in on a trend with no regard to quality. Today there are a wide mix of designs and options available. The Electronic Cigarette industry is booming and millions of Smokers are now becoming Vapers  (so named because of the vapor produced instead of smoke).  If a smoker is  considering switching to E-Cigs, the myriad of options and design choices can be overwhelming. One could spend a lot of money and frustration as one seeks out quality products that  provide a satisfactory Vaping experience.

This is where the idea of Armadillo E-Cigs came into being. Having been a part of the Vaping community for such a long time, I have worked with friends and colleagues in the industry to help potential Vapers navigate their way through the sea of choices to lead them to reliable high quality products that will work for them. In our store, I offer only the highest quality and best performing E-Cig products as determined by years of personal  use and research.

I vow to continue to keep up with new developments  to weed out the inferior products from my offerings. When you visit my store, you can rest assured that you are will be presented with only high quality state of the art products that will make your transition to E-Cigarettes an enjoyable experience. The same is true when it comes to the E-Liquids we carry. Our “Premium Dillo Juice” is the highest quality E-Liquid available. It is custom blended under laboratory conditions and exclusively distributed by Armadillo E-Cigs.

Through the years my  family and I have loved living in and growing with the community of Dripping Springs. We have watched our daughter grow up here while attending the Dripping Springs Schools, donning her Tiger Costume in her role as Mascot in Middle School, taking the stage in numerous productions with the Choir in High School, and growing into the amazing young woman she is today. We are forever grateful to the Dripping Springs community for having had a hand in this.

We view this new venture as our way of giving back, by providing a product that will be a welcomed addition to the community with the goal of improving the quality of life for Dripping Springs’ smokers and those who love them, and as a vehicle for us to actively participate in the bright future of Dripping Springs Commerce. I invite all Dripping Springs smokers to visit our store and explore our exciting and innovative product selections. Or, just stop in and share a cup of coffee and a chat. You will find me there, ready to serve and advise you on a daily basis. I will be personally available to support you with both your product questions, and with your decision to start Vaping. I think that you will find, as I did, that it will be one of the best decisions you ever made.


No Tar!  No Ashes!  No Stinky Clothes!   Significant financial savings!



Armadillo E-Cigs are not for sale to minors. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted without a parent and no products will be sold to anyone under the age of 18. Armadillo E-Cigs  are not a smoking cessation product and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration as such They are not  intended to treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition. They are a reduced harm alternative to traditional tobacco products.