We're here to help you celebrate the everyday heroes in your life.
We design and produce specialty recognition gifts for American Heroes. All of our items are made entirely in the US by our team of American manufacturers, craftspeople, and artists.
We have extensive experience fielding Agency Wide and Service Level award/recognition contracts and are SAMS & DUNS registered.
We are a certified small business as defined by SBA and are 100% SDVOB owned and operated by a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom / Global War on Terror.
Why I founded this business
As I watched the twin towers fall, I knew my life would be changing.
I was recalled shortly thereafter and found myself in the middle of the biggest urban battle since Hue City in 1968. I was asked by the Corps to accompany Marines in battle as a Combat Historian, Artifact Officer, and Artist. I did just that participating in the Battle of Fallujah as Allied forces fought to take back the city from the likes of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his legions of fanatic insurgents.
My mission was simple: collect battle relics, record the personal accounts of Marines while engaged in battle, and produce original artwork of their deeds. It was under fire in Iraq that I designed and cast our first gift – a commemorative medallion for other combat veterans of that battle. This small medallion honored the Marines with whom I had dodged rocket fire, sidestepped IED's and routed out deeply entrenched insurgents from bunker like fighting positions deep in the heart of that dark, dangerous city.
This company didn't just begin under the hazy glow of incoming fire, but in-fact began in Catholic school, when I was asked by Sister Marietta to craft a crucifix for mass as a 7th grader. I cobbled it together in the garage from broken mirror scraps and brown paper grocery bags. I walked it up the isle and was amazed how it deeply affected people, especially Sister Marietta, who had tears in her eyes.
I pursued architectural and art studies and eventually enlisted in the Corps becoming a Mustang Officer and retiring as an Assistant Chief of Staff. I retired after 23 years having among other things administered large awards programs for organizations across the globe.
Helping recognize thousands of Marines for their service would have the same effect on me as crafting that crucifix so many years ago and would shape my decision to start this business.
What you see here today is my abiding desire to find ways to help you recognize the heroes in YOUR life. They walk closely among us and just about always in places close to home... let's find ways to put them front and center.
Semper Fi and Bon Chance,