MVP Awards and Engraving is a family affair for the Hale family. They have provided trophies, engraving, and unique gift ideas to the customers of Eastern Jackson County and surrounding areas for the last decade. Dean Hale, his wife Melonie, and daughter Sandy have provided countless memories for those looking to create a unique remembrance for their little league team, company, or family member.
“I started out as a machinist for nearly 50 years, so I had a background in engraving. My wife was a banker and my daughter had previous business experience prior to becoming skilled with laser engraving. We moved to our current location about four years ago and it has been great as we have had the needed room to expand what we do,” Hale said.
The showroom at MVP Awards is stocked with a variety of past product examples that have been crafted to spark the imagination of customers. The main tools used to create the contents on display include a rotary engraver, a laser engraver, sublimation machine, and elbow grease. The Hale family has a willingness to say “yes” to those wanting to do something creative. The outcome is a tangible piece of memorabilia to proudly display in commemorating something special.
Examples of this include personalized engraved dominoes, locks, cups, and cutting boards. Trophies waiting to be picked up may have a unique touch that display corporate pride like that of the blue GM symbol for General Motors as a trophy topper or a shovel being updated with yearly winners for the Fike Corporation.
“We do a lot of gifts. Engraving on jewelry, watches, and compasses that people bring in get completed with the rotary engraver. Leather, wood (cremation and jewelry boxes), and a lot of other things may be done with laser engraving. The sublimation machine uses dry ink and a heat press to make a color photo that may be bonded to a variety of surfaces. People enjoy a photograph being added to a trophy or artifact,” Hale said.
“It has been enjoyable to work in this community. People in Blue Springs, Grain Valley, and the Fort Osage area still enjoy talking and that has allowed us to get to know them as well as our business being promoted through word of mouth. The most enjoyable thing about what we do is watching people’s reaction to when they come in to pick something up. A genuine smile means a lot.”
MVP Awards and Engraving is located at 805 West Main Street, Suite C in Blue Springs. You may contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 816-224-6687, or online at www.mvp-awards.net.
Melonie and Dean Hale own MVP Awards and Engraving located at 805 West Main Street, Suite C, Blue Springs. Dean (right) is pictured with daughter Sandy (left). Photo credit: Valley News staff
Custom awards (right) and custom gifts such as the engraved domino set above are just a few of the items MVP Awards creates for customers.
Photo credit: Valley News staff
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