What is Awards of Excellence?

It’s in the name. We’re a small awards shop just south of downtown Dayton, focusing on quality engraving and a fantastic customer experience. We provide a fine selection of trophies, medallions, plaques, and gifts for any occasion.

Our biggest priority is you. With fast turnaround times, and a strict process, we promise to do whatever we can to meet your objectives and deadlines. Whether you’re ordering an individual plaque for a friend or 200 corporate awards, we put the same level of effort and attention into every project, no matter its size or due date.

Meet the Team

Jenny Holp

Managing Partner

Jenny Holp has been the Managing Partner of Awards of Excellence since the purchase of the company in 2000. Her background includes a Bachelor of Science in Business from Wright State University, and a Master Degree in Accounting. Jenny is directly responsible for the overall operations of Awards of Excellence and is also currently pursuing a WBE certification.

Amanda Grieve

Graphic Designer

Amanda Grieve has been with Awards of Excellence since 2006. She received her Associates Degree in Visual Communications from Sinclair Community College and has been managing the day-to-day operations since 2008. From designing a new layout for a business card, to engraving a complex item, or making sure you have our correct W2, she knows the awards business in and out.

Joe Parker

Graphic Designer

Joe Parker teamed up with Awards of Excellence in 2017. Also a graduate of Visual Communications from Sinclair Community College, he is very knowledgeable in the principles of graphic design and has applicable skills in a wide variety of design production. He strives to deliver the best solutions for each and every project, ensuring you receive a quality product.

Tyler Woodward

Graphic Designer

Tyler Woodward began working at Awards of Excellence in 2017. Since receiving his Associates Degree in Visual Communications from Sinclair Community College in 2015, he has worked in many facets of Graphic Design. He is dedicated to creating striking new pieces, and works to exceed expectations with every project.

Where We Got Our Start

Our Beginning

Awards of Excellence has been under the current management since 2000. It's been a journey of change and adaptation. We started out as Centre Engraving on Westpark Road when the current owners purchased the company and changed the name to CompuPro. When we were getting more calls for computer support than for awards (oops!), we changed our name again to Awards of Excellence and moved to Lyons Road in Centerville.

More in Moraine

Our latest move has ended us up in Moraine. The investors of Awards of Excellence bought a building in 2006 and in 2008, we moved to be a little closer to home. Our current facility offers a greater amount of square feet along with a more polished showroom to display our various awards, design work, great feats of engraving, gifts, and signs.

Partners in Lebanon

Susie of Hartsocks Engraving, one of our long time customers, was selling her engraving business that operated out of the Village Ice Cream Parlor in downtown Lebanon. Arrangements were made and with contracts signed we acquired Hartsocks Engraving in July of 2010.

Susie was kind enough to put us in contact with the owner at Picture This. After setting up a small display in the showroom, we now make deliveries and pick-ups a couple times a week to Picture This. We're excited about being able to offer our products and engraving expertise to the Lebanon area.

What We Can Do