Cruces Trophy was founded in 1980 by Mark and Cynthia Stansell. Mr. Stansell started the business out of his garage as a hobby, engraving name badges for a local restaurant chain he owned. He then began engraving badges for other restaurants around the state. When others found out that he had an engraving machine, people started asking him to engrave trophy plates. Mr. Stansell decided it was time to get out of the restaurant business and begin engraving and building trophies full time.
In 1991 Jeff Giffing started working for Cruces Trophy while attending college in pursuit of a degree in Criminal Justice. After graduation, in 1997, Jeff and his wife, Joy, purchased fifty percent of Cruces Trophy. In 2000 they became the sole owners and began remodeling the showroom and work areas. Joy organized the books and computerized customer invoicing and receivables. While Jeff streamlined production and brought equipment up to date.
Jeff & Joy, along with Erich Klofach, Karen Boyden, and David Boyden make up the company's five employees. Erich has been with Cruces Trophy for ten years and handles the bulk of production and laser engraving. The over 30 years of success is due to the contributions of former and current honest, loyal, hard working employees.
Our staff of recognition professionals is committed to helping you find the best trophy in the country by providing our customers with quality award products and professional engraving services. From Sports Trophies, Corporate Recognition, Appreciation Plaques, Academic Awards, Promotional Products and more. Cruces Trophy has the perfect award to recognize outstanding achievement.
In 2007, Cruces Trophy was honored to be extended the invitation to one of the Recognition industries most elite groups, The Recognition Roundtable. Cruces Trophy has held membership in the Awards & Recognition Association for over 25 years and recently won 3rd Place in the International Awards Market Contest for Best Plaque. The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce has recognized Cruces Trophy as Business of the Month on two separate occasions. The most precious of awards is being able to, year after year, serve customers in such a rewarding capacity.