Some of Our Customers:
Hand carved wooden plaques, emblems, seals, nameplates, shadow boxes
Custom Awards was founded in the early 70’s by a Rockville Center resident, Sam Macelli, who began making plaques in his garage as a hobby. After a neighbors complaint the business was moved to its current location at 145 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Centre. After nearly ten years it was sold to a New York City Fireman, George DeRoth who kept the store for nearly twenty years before selling it to three Nassau County detectives, George Geyer, Lenny Miller and Bernie Havern. They had planned on working it part-time together, until the business became so busy that they all decided to retire to devote more time to Custom Awards. They owned the business for over twenty years, increasing the number of customers including additional Fire Departments, Police Departments, local governments, area businesses, sporting organizations, unions and civic organizations to name just a few. This increase in clientele eventually led to the shop taking over the adjoining store front which became the new show room. Sadly, Bernie died in 2012 just prior to the purchase of the current owner Brian Scott.