If you have been feeling like you’re head’s been spinning out of control because of the daily news cycle, you’re not alone. Each day there are new shocking revelations in the world news that cause us to lose focus on the things that matter most in our lives. We try to focus on work, family, hobbies and everything else that’s important to us, but these daily interruptions can be challenging.

 

This month of May, Lachman & Co. is encouraging you to take a moment to reflect on what’s most important to you. May, the beginning of spring, is about making memories. Whether it’s on the baseball field, during your Mother’s Day brunch with Mom, celebrating a graduation or at a Memorial Day BBQ, Lachman & Co. wants you to preserve those memories with a beautiful memento.

 

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From gorgeous photo frames and crystal gifts to plaques and glassware, Lachman & Co. has a plethora of choices for gifts this month. If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift, a graduation keepsake or a way to award your employees, we are Michigan’s #1 business for stylish mementos. If you’re not sure what to select, we’re happy to consult with you and make recommendations.

 

Don’t let that 24-hour news cycle mess with your sanity. Focus on the good in your life and let Lachman & Co., a fourth-generation Michigan business, help you preserve those beautiful memories.

 

We’re here for you… our wonderful clients. Call us today at (248) 948-9944.


 

Yes, we’ve noticed too. Spring has definitely taken longer to arrive this year. However, the weather is finally changing and the flowers are beginning to blossom. That means two things here in Michigan. First, the NHL hockey playoffs are in full swing. While our beloved Detroit Red Wings missed the playoffs again this year, it’s still an exciting time. For Lachman & Co., we are very proud to have worked with Fox Sports and to have recently created the Fox Sports Pick the Stick Trophy. This iconic trophy can be seen following televised Wings hockey games. It’s just one example of a fun trophy we can create for your company, country club, organization or sports team.

 

Fox Sports Detroit Trophy

 

And if the hockey playoffs are on that means it’s also the beginning of another exciting baseball season. The Tigers are busy rebuilding their ballclub, but it should still be an exciting year of Tigers baseball in Motown. At Lachman & Co., our 4th generation-owned business is once again the most trusted name for baseball and other sports trophies in the State of Michigan. Visit our website, come into our showroom or call us to discuss options for your sports trophies and awards. Remember, the trophy helps the memories of a great season live on forever.

 

For those of you in the HR field, you know that a beautiful trophy, plaque or awards also go a long way to honor your sales team. Our impressive array of corporate sales awards will be the perfect way for you to show appreciation to your team of Hall of Famers who are eager to hit home runs this year in the sales department. We don’t simply see our company as an awards producer but as a partner with our clients in growing their businesses. Honor your staff and your company will reap the rewards! Have a great spring and don’t forget that Lachman & Co. is here to help you — Call us today at 248-948-9944. We want to serve you.

 

 


 

It’s long been said that if you don’t like the weather here in Michigan, just wait an hour. This winter we have certainly seen our share of odd weather changes. Just when we finish enjoying a day of unseasonably warm weather, we realize it was only a tease and the cold, snowy weather hits us like a ton of bricks. Don’t worry though, Spring is going to arrive soon and that means a return to active days in the sun at our country clubs.

 

Country Club Trophies and Plaques

Lachman & Co. has enjoyed wonderful relationships with our country club partners for many decades. Whether it’s a public or private club, Lachman & Co. has been providing trophies and awards that these clubs can be proud of. We work with tennis and golf clubs both in Michigan and throughout the United States. Our goal has always been to go the extra mile for our client. There are some country club general managers we have been working with for over 30 years. Lachman & Co’s “bread and butter” has been the popular custom designed perpetual tournament plaques. These beautiful plaques are the pride and joy of every country club we work with. They cover the entrance walls to the club and are the first thing that members and guests see when they arrive.

 

These plaques are a wonderful way to preserve the rich history of the club’s tournaments, including tennis, golf, squash, swimming, equestrian or any other annual tournament a club may hold. Lachman & Co’s designers use a variety of materials including wood, brass, glass, aluminum, marble or granite to create plaques that are long-lasting, dignified and works of art. While Lachman & Co. has designed countless custom trophies and awards for country clubs, our 3D crystal pieces designed for our corporate golf and tennis clients are stunning. As your clubs are reopening for the spring we encourage you to contact us to discuss new and beautiful crystal pieces that will make your members proud. These tournament trophies and awards are stunning and will last a lifetime for your members.

 

3D Crystal Golf Award

 

Call Lachman & Co. today to see how we’ll go to go the extra mile for YOU. Your country club members will hold you in the highest regard for your time and dedication in choosing the best country club trophies and awards. Call today: (248) 948-9944.

 

Country Club Trophies and Plaques


“I wanna go fast.” – Will Ferrell as Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights

“Go Big or Go Home” – cliché that started with Poker Pipes, a company working with Harley Davidson

At Lachman & Co., we know this month marks the official beginning of the NASCAR season, with the Daytona 500 taking place February 18th. Whether you’re a big name like Danica Patrick, Jimmie Johnson or Kyle Busch, or an up-and-comer like Chase Elliot, drivers love all things fast and big. Want proof? Look at the size of the latest NASCAR Cup Trophy, over three feet tall and weighing 70 pounds.

There are countless racing clubs, leagues, and competitions across the country that will be starting in the coming months. The Irwindale Speedway in California, thanks to increased attendance, will have an additional two seasons. Across the country in Vermont, racing at Thunder Road will begin in May. And there are hundreds of circuits and competitions all over the United States and the world.

As racing season gets underway, you should think about what your 2018 champion will be holding up in Victory Lane. At Lachman & Co., we have a wide selection of large trophies that will please your winner and give your league a great photo opp. This includes everything from a Blue Dante Vase (pictured) to large trophies, crystal cups, silver trays, and more, in every size and material from metal to wood to crystal to glass. Every unique piece can be etched or engraved with the name of your champion. Give us a call and we will help you create an award that will make every other driver jealous.


At Lachman & Co., a new year brings with it a chance to recognize the top performers in your company. Lachman & Co., a fourth generation family-owned Michigan business, offers personalized engraved sales awards to do just that. Top sales teams spend the week before New Year’s Eve trying to hit year-end goals. According to a recent study, really smart salespeople offer superior customer service and can leverage those relationships to make an “ask” of their clients at year-end. This allows your reps to reach their year-end goals and your company to do the same.

These top sales performers are often in short supply; you’ll want to keep them in your company. As we’ve written before, recognition is a key to retention. Lachman & Co. has a variety of customizable sales awards in every design and material imaginable. Our selection includes silver, bronze, metal, glass, and crystal awards and trophies that can be imprinted or inscribed with any message.

We also wish to remind you how important it is to recognize more than just your top reps. Consider a personalized keepsake or award as a memento for most improved, best utility player, rookie of the year, or for anyone else who is deserving of recognition at your company. Reward and recognize your employees for closing out 2017 strong, and you’ll ensure they work hard for you in 2018.


 

December is here and we can’t believe 2017 is almost over. As all business professionals know, holiday stress increases at the end of the year and it seems there aren’t enough days left to tackle the growing to-do list. That list includes everything from making travel plans and writing holiday cards to getting the Christmas and Hanukkah gift shopping done.

 

For those hard-to-shop-for recipients, we can help you find the perfect personalized gift. Whether it’s a gift for your employees, the boss, your clients or the companies you do business with. Even for personal gifts for friends and family, Lachman & Co. has been helping our customers create the gifts that are truly appreciated.

 

Engraved Gifts for the Holidays

 

Because it’s “the thought that counts,” a personalized engraved gift in bronze, aluminum or metal from Lachman & Co. will show that you put a lot of thought into your gift. In addition to the holidays, our customers will also want to start thinking about those important year-end sales awards. Countless studies show that when employees are recognized for a job well done, job satisfaction and retention increase exponentially. So, start crunching those numbers, and Lachman & Co. will help you find the best way to acknowledge your top performers – and keep them.

 

If your New Year’s resolutions include working ahead and being more organized, then think spring. Now is the time to plan for your corporate banquet and begin selecting personalized awards and gifts that best match your company’s culture and personality. From glass and crystal to bronze and beautiful wood, we carry it all.

 

2018 will mark our company’s 125th anniversary. My great-grandfather Joseph H. Lachman founded our business in 1893 and I am thankful that our clients have put their faith and confidence in us for four generations. From my family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous 2018.


 

It’s time to think about employee holiday gifts and end-of-the-year sales awards. While many people assume that to keep your employees happy, you need to show them the money. However, that famous quote from Tom Cruise’s character Jerry Maguire might have been true about professional athletes, the truth is that your employees want to be recognized. 

 

A recent article in Forbes presented a study by Robert Half showing that compensation is not always the key to employee happiness. At your company’s holiday party or January sales award ceremony, your hard working employees will be excited to receive a shiny piece of paper that says “top seller” or “employee of the year.”  But, this is not going to incentivize them for 2018.  Fortunately, Lachman & Co. has a wide selection of personalized corporate incentive gifts and awards for you. Show your workers appreciation with something they will proudly display, not something that’s going to be tucked away in a drawer, or worse, filed in the “circular file.” 

 

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A beautiful crystal award will sit proudly on a shelf or on the employee’s desk. Not only will this award be a constant reminder of their worth to the company, it will also serve to continue to motivate the employee to strive further. Additionally, when other employees see the beautiful award, they will feel motivated to win a similar award, thereby driving complete employee performance in the coming years.

 

Lachman & Co. specializes in personalized gifts for all occasions, including employee appreciation. A glass or crystal award on their desk will be a constant reminder to clients, co-workers, and most importantly, themselves, that they work for a company that values their contributions. Check out the full array of recognition gifts, sales award trophies, executive gifts for the holidays and corporate plaques on the Lachman & Co. website. We’re happy to help you find the perfect awards for your company.

 


 

Autumn is upon us and that means that with the dark nights arriving earlier it is more difficult for friends and delivery people to find your home. A bronze residential plaque is a wonderful idea for displaying your house address without using tacky decals or stickers.

 

At Lachman & Co., we have many different residential plaque ideas to choose from, with a plethora of sizes. These plaques add a nice quality to your home’s exterior decor and are quite practical for when people are trying to find your house. Additionally, our wide selection of bronze residential plaques make the nicest holiday gifts for friends and family.

 

Bronze Residential Plaque

 

Many of our clients have purchased these bronze residential plaques and then enhanced it with an outside light shining on the plaque for extra visibility. Other clients have purchased these plaques for their vacation homes too. To order a cast bronze plaque with your street address today, simply print out the form below, fill it in and send it to Lachman & Co. Don’t forget to print out multiple forms to order your Christmas and Hanukkah gifts.

 


 

There isn’t a dedicated communal volunteer who won’t tell you that they don’t want any recognition. However, no matter what type of nonprofit organization you represent, it’s so important to recognize your top volunteers. Connecting with them and letting them know they are appreciated goes a long way. While it might just be a simple plaque or engraved gift, that thought will be appreciated by the recipient, who will continue to devote time and effort to your organization, making it even more successful in the future.

 

With a beautiful engraved gift (glass, crystal, gold, silver, Lucite, marble, wood, etc.), you’ll be able to demonstrate to your donors, volunteers and event sponsors how much your organization values them. At Lachman & Co. we’ve spent the past 120 years providing the absolute best personalized awards, trophies, plaques, medals and other recognition gifts. Our catalog of customized appreciation gifts will give you countless ideas of ways to express your gratitude to the generous people who keep your volunteer organization or community agency running.

 

Donor Plaque

 

Recognition of volunteer efforts means so much and studies have shown it even encourages other leaders to step up. Our customized gifts and engraved awards aren’t just for your volunteers, donors and sponsors. They make wonderful gifts for your employees. Many non-profits aren’t able to reward their employees with expensive perks, but a thoughtful executive gift, award, plaque or trophy shows your appreciation.

 

Contact us today at Lachman & Co. and we promise to take the time to work with you in selecting the perfect engraved gifts and custom awards that will make your organization shine.

 
 


 

Fantasy Football AwardsWe know you’ve been waiting for the NFL season to begin because you’re excited to get your Fantasy Football underway. Well, the big day is here and we at Lachman & Co. want to make sure you have the best Fantasy Football awards this season. You already have your team picked, your favorite team’s jersey and the pizza ordered, but do you have your league’s trophy picked out yet?

 

Don’t sweat it. Lachman & Co. is the #1 place to design and order your Fantasy Football league’s end of the season trophy. Whether you award a single trophy to the winner, several awards to the top finishers or add a plaque to an existing trophy, Lachman & Co. will help you make your Fantasy Football league look professional with an impressive award.

Fantasy Football Trophy

 

Every fantasy football league these days awards its best teams with some sort of tangible prizes and while leagues have gotten creative with fantasy prize options (from cash prizes to big screen TVs), the fantasy football trophy is still a staple in most leagues. Fantasy Football participants have gotten very creative with Fantasy Football league trophies, even adding some tongue in cheek humor to the design (and name) of the award).

 

Some questions you might ask before choosing your trophy (or trophies) at Lachman & Co. are the following: Do you want to present a new trophy each year? Are you looking for a low-cost trophy or a high-end because Lachman & Co. offer both? Do you want your trophy to be customizable with your league or champions’ names? Do you want to give your trophy a name?

 

Whether you’re a San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers or Detroit Lions fan, or any of the other great NFL teams, you’ll be thanked profusely for coming up with creative and fun trophies for your Fantasy Football league this season. Contact us at Lachman & Co. today to ensure your trophies will be ready and shipped by the end of the NFL season. Call us at (248) 948-9944.

Fantasy Football League Trophy

 

 


There are too many summer traditions to name here. One that seems to come up every summer, especially around this time in early August, is for parents, teachers and children to exclaim, “I can’t believe how quickly summer has flown by!”

 

Indeed, it does seem like we only blinked and summer is nearing its end and we’re all shopping for new clothes and school supplies for our children. At Lachman & Co., we know that “Back to School” time means getting the latest greatest for our kids. Autumn and a new year of school means starting over with new things.

 

Lachman & Co. is excited to showcase our new Back to School collection, featuring the finest backpacks, keychains and technology products to engrave with your student’s name. Of course, with the growing popularity of Yeti-style products, we have some of the best and most affordable Thermoses and tumblers available. These make wonderful Back to School gifts for a teacher’s class or for a school to resell. Our durable tumblers with double wall vacuum insulation (shown below) are also great for fundraising opportunities.

 

Personalized Tumbler - Back to School Special

 

School Athletic Directors and volunteers involved with middle school and high school athletic departments love Lachman & Co.’s many offerings for school sports awards, banquet gifts and booster products. Show your school spirit with our customizable school sports products – all of which can be imprinted with your school logo. Whether it’s for the football, tennis, softball, baseball, lacrosse or track team, Lachman & Co. has been the first phone call high school athletic directors make before the students return to school and fall sports season begins.

 

Back to School time is exciting and we are excited to offer our top of the line promotional products and engraving options to you and your child’s school. Call Lachman & Co. today to see everything we have to offer Call today: (248) 948-9944.

 

 


Time is something that we all talk it about and yet it’s one of those things we can’t change. We each have 24 hours in our day no matter how wealthy, busy, lazy or productive we are. No matter how much we desire to have more time in our day, it’s just an impossibility.

 

At Lachman & Co., we want you to get the most out of your daily allotment of time. We know you’re busy, successful individuals who are trying to get the most out of your workday. We don’t want you to be bogged down dealing with ordering your company’s sales awards or trying to figure out the best place to get customized engraving done on your annual sales plaques.

 

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At Lachman & Co., we are willing to take the extra time to help you — our clients. Helping you decide the best-looking sales awards that will really mean the most to your sales team is what we’ve been doing for generations. No matter where your company is located we pledge to take as much time as you need to decide on the best options for your company.

 

Hundreds of the top corporations and small businesses throughout North America trust Lachman & Co. for their engraving and sales awards needs. We know it’s because we are willing to go the extra mile for our clients. This summer, like all summers, Lachman & Co. is going above and beyond for our many Country Club clients. Whether it’s a golf tournament plaque, crystal award or glass award or a tennis trophy, our Country Club professionals know that Lachman & Co. is their first call every summer.

 

We also specialize in Equestrian event trophies, ribbons and rosettes for many equestrian clubs and associations for our horse lovers throughout the Midwest.

 

Call Lachman & Co. today to see how we’ll go to go the extra mile for YOU. Your coworkers will hold you in the highest regard for your time and dedication in choosing the best sales awards. Call today: (248) 948-9944.


 

Father’s Day is right around the corner and that means it’s time to decide what to get the men in your life. Whether it’s your dad, grandfather, husband, uncle or son, Father’s Day is a great time to show your appreciation for all these guys do. Remember that those cheesy neckties are just not going to cut it anymore.

 

Fathers come in many forms. Some are still with you physically, while others only remain in your heart. Some fathers are biological, some are adopted, and others are simply chosen. However, what all these dads share is an undying devotion to serve something greater than themselves.

 

Father's Day Engraving Gift

 

While it can be a challenge to find the perfect gift for these men, at Lachman & Co. we think the present they will appreciate the most is something personalized. Our 125 years of experience tells us that an engraved gift is a gift that truly lasts. It shows that some time and attention went into its selection. At Lachman & Co., we can engrave on just about anything and that adds a “forever” value that will be cherished.

 

For example, with golf and tennis season well under way, why not buy Dad one of our stunning golf or tennis products. We have gorgeous glass, crystal and marble items that will sit proudly on Dad’s desk. Or, consider an engraved walnut or mahogany plaque with a personal inscription on it for your father or grandfather. It’s an award that he’ll cherish because it’s unique. The beautiful award is something he can show off and he’ll be proud to hang it in his office or man cave.

 

Father's Day Engraving Gift Hammer

 

At Lachman & Co. we can engrave just about anything. Maybe it’s his favorite nostalgic tech product? Maybe you have his beloved pocket knife to engrave or you want to bronze his running shoes from his final half marathon? Whatever the item, why not make it something that will last and he’ll cherish for decades to come?

 

Visit our website at www.4-awards.com today or call us at (248) 948-9944. We’ve been putting our customers first for generations and we’re ready to put you first too.

 


 

Lachman & Co. is one of Metro Detroit’s oldest family businesses. Lachman & Co. was founded by Joseph Lachman, a watchmaker, in 1893. Many decades later and now located in Southfield, Michigan, the company is run by Joseph’s great-granddaughter, Carrie Lachman, and now sells and custom engraved trophies, crystal awards and executive gifts.

 

While Lachman & Co. has been a B2C family business for over 125 years, what most people don’t realize is that we are predominately a B2B operation, working directly with other businesses. Yes, anyone can come into our store on Telegraph Road just north of 8 Mile Road and order a beautiful gift for a wedding shower, graduation gift, hostess gift, Mother’s Day gift and Father’s Day gift, but most of our business is the result of longstanding relationships with other businesses, nonprofit organizations, country clubs, churches, synagogues, and government offices.

 

Carrie Lachman of Lachman & Co. - Awards, Trophies, Gifts, Engraved Products

 

In some cases, it is the human resource director of a Fortune 500 company who has been ordering sales awards each year for the past several decades. In other cases, it is the golf manager at a country club who knows to order the club’s golf trophies from Carrie each spring. The personalized service is second to none and it’s rare to find a company that takes such pride in its work anymore.

 

For Carrie Lachman and her staff, that personalized service and commitment to quality is something that Lachman & Co. prioritizes in our digital age. Yes, businesses can order their engraved awards and plaques from an offshore company on the Web, but they’ll be missing out on the expertise and several years of experience in choosing the best award for the proper event. That is what makes Lachman & Co. unique in today’s day and age.

 


According to an article in Forbes Magazine, Lady Gaga routinely gives friends custom-made engraved gifts. This multi-award winning superstar can get her friends anything because money is no object, but she understands the personal meaning behind engraved gifts.
 
Lady Gaga must be on to something. Personalized keepsake gifts are elegant reminders of special days and the hard work people put into their job. Whenever we hear that it’s so challenging to find the right gift for someone, we at Lachman & Co. like to remind them of the lifetime of appreciation the recipient will receive from a personalized keepsake. 
 
Personalized Keepsakes
 
When it’s time to honor someone — for an anniversary, a sales award, a work milestone or to recognize a special effort — helping them commemorate the occasion with an engraved keepsake serves multiple purposes. It shows that time and care went into selecting the gift and it also is something they will keep forever. At Lachman & Co. we sell a large variety of beautiful gift options that can be engraved with your message and the date of the milestone. 
 
The other nice thing about a personalized keepsake is that it has the date engraved on it so the recipient will also remember when they received it. Engraved keepsakes are also perfect for weddings and engagement parties, anniversaries, and many other memorable occasions. Lachman & Co’s keepsake gifts include jewelry and other adornments, but we also offer commemorative gifts with functionality. If you don’t see the particular gift you’d like engraved on our website, just ask us and we’ll do whatever it takes to order it for you and then engrave it. For more information visit our large selection of custom gifts on the Lachman & Co. website at www.4-awards.com.

There’s something special about personalization. We know that sounds funny because the definition of personalization is that it is made special for that individual. However, it’s true. When you present a colleague, boss or client with a beautiful glass photo frame, that’s a very nice gesture and it will be received as such. When you present the same beautiful glass photo frame and it has the words “Thank You for Your Guidance and Dedication” personalized with their name etched in the glass, it says you were willing to go the extra mile.

Engraved Glass - Executive Gifts

From wedding gifts engraved with the bride and groom’s names to gorgeous glass, crystal or marble executive gifts, Lachman & Co. is able to personalize hundreds of gifts to fit the occasion. For four generations, we’ve understood that personalized engraving truly takes a gift up a notch. Since engraving requires forethought, your gift recipient will know that some time and effort was put into the gift. Engraving is an art form and it will make your gifts even more impressive.

Please take a moment to browse through Lachman & Co.’s vast array of crystal, marble, granite and even solid wood gifts that can be customized with an engraved message. We promise it will be appreciated.


 

Although the 51st Super Bowl was only the 5th most watched in history, it was truly one of the most exciting sporting events of all time. The lesson most people will take from the Big Game this past Sunday night is to never give up. The Atlanta Falcons were winning big all game, but the New England Patriots didn’t give up and scored 31 unanswered points to win the championship in overtime. Led by their quarterback Tom Brady, the Patriots never gave up and emerged victorious.

 

Tom Brady 2017 super bowl

 

In business, this is a great lesson as well. It’s important for executives to never give up. The other lesson business people can take from Super Bowl 51 is that awards motivate employees to succeed. After all, each player on the gridiron Sunday evening was motivated to win a Super Bowl ring and the coveted Lombardi trophy for his team. In business, sales awards motivate our top producers to succeed. Sure, they will tell you that they just want to bring more revenue to the business, but the idea of being praised and rewarded with a beautiful sales award is just the right incentive for many salespeople.

 

At Lachman Co., a 4th generation Detroit company, we know how crucial these sales awards are for your workforce. Employees pride themselves on winning sales awards each year and display them proudly in their office. HR Managers and sales directors should contact Lachman Co. today to discuss options for sales awards for your company. Whether glass, crystal, lucite or any other type of sales award you’re looking for, you can be certain that we will create the perfect sales awards for your top workers. We also have a wide array of other staff awards including milestone awards for years of service, executive gifts and donor plaques for nonprofit organizations. Call us today for personalized service at (248) 948-9944.


Once again the North American International Auto Show is turning all eyes around the world toward the Motor City. Cars put Detroit on the world stage a century ago and they continue to provide Detroit with the attention this great city deserves each January. One of the lesser known aspects of the Auto Show in Detroit each year is that there are winners presented with awards at the conclusion of the show.

 

Auto Show In Detroit - Sales Awards

 

Like most industries, beautiful awards are presented to showcase the commitment and success of professionals. Automakers, car company executives, dealership owners and car salespeople are just some of the individuals presented with awards at the Auto Show. Awards are also presented to those who design the cars, the mechanics who do the behind the scenes (or under the hood) work and the techies who put the computer and navigational infrastructure into the automobiles.

 

For four generations, Lachman & Co (based in Southfield, Michigan) has been designing and engraving every type of professional award. Our custom made trophies, plaques, and glass and crystal awards are among the most beautiful in the world. Like a beautiful Corvette coming off the assembly line in Detroit, our gorgeous awards will be the pride and joy of your top salespeople. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you reward excellence in your company.

 


This is a custom award Lachman & Co. produced out of glass and aluminum for Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc.

Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc.

 


Rubin: Born in 1893, Lachman & Co. ages gracefully

 

Stick around for 123 years and you generate a few stories, like the one about the fire.

That was 1943. Sol Lachman had died on the operating table seven years earlier — they were clumsy with brain tumors back then — but his widow was running the jewelry business, and Dora was tough.

She sifted through the rubble of Lachman & Co. the next day, found whatever wasn’t ruined, rented a storefront across the street on Michigan Avenue in Detroit and went back to work.

Seven decades later, Lachman & Co. has migrated north to Southfield. Like medicine, it has evolved; founded by a watchmaker in 1893, it now sells trophies, awards and executive gifts — basically, anything you might expect to be engraved and presented to someone who succeeded.

The company is far from the oldest in Metro Detroit, but this is an era where people live longer while occupations are almost disposable. A tenure that dates to Grover Cleveland’s second presidency seems at least worthy of a plaque — which brings up another story.

As part of the Detroit 300 celebration commemorating the city’s tricentennial in 2001, any business that had been around at least 50 years received a keepsake with a mounted Pewabic tile.

Lachman & Co. won the contract to create them, meaning “we made our own plaque,” Carrie Lachman says. “And they paid for it.”

Lachman, 54, represents the fourth generation. She’s the one who oversaw the migrations to Telegraph Road above Eight Mile and to the Internet.

Meantime, the first three generations oversee her.

 

 

Respecting the past

 

Portraits of her great-grandfather Joseph, grandfather Sol and father Philip take up most of wall behind her wide granite desk.

They just hang, though, rather than loom.

“It’s fun to tell the stories,” she says, “but it’s not me. I didn’t do it.”

It’s a sensible attitude, and probably a healthy one. Running a business carries enough responsibility without answering to someone who greeted customers on Michigan Avenue when it was dirt.

The oldest company in southeast Michigan is considered to be George Jerome & Co., a surveying and civil engineering firm in Roseville. Other extremely senior citizens include the architecture firm now known as SmithGroupJJR (1850) and the Roma Cafe (1890).

The Detroit News has been around since 1873, and we’re not even the oldest newspaper in our building. But Lachman & Co. has seniority over Pewabic (1903), Faygo (1907) and Better Made (1930).

The longevity “is exactly what drew me in,” sayd Doug Fraser, Michigan regional manager for the insurance reconstruction company Belfor USA.

He drives by the showroom on his commute to work, and the sign that reads “Established 1893” resonated when he needed an award for something akin to employee of the year.

“I didn’t want something cheap out of a catalog,” he says, and he’s since become a regular: “The selection is extraordinary, and the place is authentic.”

 

One ring, or 100 clocks?

 

If you won a bowling trophy in the 1950s, Carrie Lachman says, her dad probably provided it.

He began the transition from jewelry to corporate gifts and awards the day someone came in, admired an expensive Longines clock and said, “I’d like 100 of these.”

Carrie Lachman had once intended to go into theater, then considered fashion before Philip Lachman’s illness brought her into the firm. The youngest of five children, she’s the only one still in the area, and her two collegiate sons have other interests.

It strikes her that having made the company her own, with emphases on glass and crystal and a business model heavy on phone, mail and online orders, she might ultimately be the last Lachman out the door.

If that happens, she says, she’ll be OK with it — as was her father, who died in 1995.

“Don’t ever let this business run you,” he once told her. “You run the business.”

She takes that as permission to close, sell, change, or do whatever she sees fit. But that’s well down the paved road.

For now, she has orders to fill and helpful bureaucrats to correct. Every time she fills out a form, Lachman says, a clerk assumes there’s a typo and tries to change her date of opening to 1983.

Nope, she tells them. It’s 1893, a very good year.

 

 

 

Preserving Memories of What Matters Most

If you have been feeling like you’re head’s been spinning out of control because of the daily news cycle, you’re not alone. Each day there are new shocking revelations in the world news that cause us to lose focus on the things that matter most in our lives. We try to focus on work, family, hobbies and everything else that’s important to us, but these daily interruptions can be challenging.

 

This month of May, Lachman & Co. is encouraging you to take a moment to reflect on what’s most important to you. May, the beginning of spring, is about making memories. Whether it’s on the baseball field, during your Mother’s Day brunch with Mom, celebrating a graduation or at a Memorial Day BBQ, Lachman & Co. wants you to preserve those memories with a beautiful memento.

 

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From gorgeous photo frames and crystal gifts to plaques and glassware, Lachman & Co. has a plethora of choices for gifts this month. If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift, a graduation keepsake or a way to award your employees, we are Michigan’s #1 business for stylish mementos. If you’re not sure what to select, we’re happy to consult with you and make recommendations.

 

Don’t let that 24-hour news cycle mess with your sanity. Focus on the good in your life and let Lachman & Co., a fourth-generation Michigan business, help you preserve those beautiful memories.

 

We’re here for you… our wonderful clients. Call us today at (248) 948-9944.

Entering Spring with Lachman & Co.

 

Yes, we’ve noticed too. Spring has definitely taken longer to arrive this year. However, the weather is finally changing and the flowers are beginning to blossom. That means two things here in Michigan. First, the NHL hockey playoffs are in full swing. While our beloved Detroit Red Wings missed the playoffs again this year, it’s still an exciting time. For Lachman & Co., we are very proud to have worked with Fox Sports and to have recently created the Fox Sports Pick the Stick Trophy. This iconic trophy can be seen following televised Wings hockey games. It’s just one example of a fun trophy we can create for your company, country club, organization or sports team.

 

Fox Sports Detroit Trophy

 

And if the hockey playoffs are on that means it’s also the beginning of another exciting baseball season. The Tigers are busy rebuilding their ballclub, but it should still be an exciting year of Tigers baseball in Motown. At Lachman & Co., our 4th generation-owned business is once again the most trusted name for baseball and other sports trophies in the State of Michigan. Visit our website, come into our showroom or call us to discuss options for your sports trophies and awards. Remember, the trophy helps the memories of a great season live on forever.

 

For those of you in the HR field, you know that a beautiful trophy, plaque or awards also go a long way to honor your sales team. Our impressive array of corporate sales awards will be the perfect way for you to show appreciation to your team of Hall of Famers who are eager to hit home runs this year in the sales department. We don’t simply see our company as an awards producer but as a partner with our clients in growing their businesses. Honor your staff and your company will reap the rewards! Have a great spring and don’t forget that Lachman & Co. is here to help you — Call us today at 248-948-9944. We want to serve you.

 

 

Specializing in Country Club Trophies & Awards for Generations

 

It’s long been said that if you don’t like the weather here in Michigan, just wait an hour. This winter we have certainly seen our share of odd weather changes. Just when we finish enjoying a day of unseasonably warm weather, we realize it was only a tease and the cold, snowy weather hits us like a ton of bricks. Don’t worry though, Spring is going to arrive soon and that means a return to active days in the sun at our country clubs.

 

Country Club Trophies and Plaques

Lachman & Co. has enjoyed wonderful relationships with our country club partners for many decades. Whether it’s a public or private club, Lachman & Co. has been providing trophies and awards that these clubs can be proud of. We work with tennis and golf clubs both in Michigan and throughout the United States. Our goal has always been to go the extra mile for our client. There are some country club general managers we have been working with for over 30 years. Lachman & Co’s “bread and butter” has been the popular custom designed perpetual tournament plaques. These beautiful plaques are the pride and joy of every country club we work with. They cover the entrance walls to the club and are the first thing that members and guests see when they arrive.

 

These plaques are a wonderful way to preserve the rich history of the club’s tournaments, including tennis, golf, squash, swimming, equestrian or any other annual tournament a club may hold. Lachman & Co’s designers use a variety of materials including wood, brass, glass, aluminum, marble or granite to create plaques that are long-lasting, dignified and works of art. While Lachman & Co. has designed countless custom trophies and awards for country clubs, our 3D crystal pieces designed for our corporate golf and tennis clients are stunning. As your clubs are reopening for the spring we encourage you to contact us to discuss new and beautiful crystal pieces that will make your members proud. These tournament trophies and awards are stunning and will last a lifetime for your members.

 

3D Crystal Golf Award

 

Call Lachman & Co. today to see how we’ll go to go the extra mile for YOU. Your country club members will hold you in the highest regard for your time and dedication in choosing the best country club trophies and awards. Call today: (248) 948-9944.

 

Country Club Trophies and Plaques

Start Your Engines!

“I wanna go fast.” – Will Ferrell as Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights

“Go Big or Go Home” – cliché that started with Poker Pipes, a company working with Harley Davidson

At Lachman & Co., we know this month marks the official beginning of the NASCAR season, with the Daytona 500 taking place February 18th. Whether you’re a big name like Danica Patrick, Jimmie Johnson or Kyle Busch, or an up-and-comer like Chase Elliot, drivers love all things fast and big. Want proof? Look at the size of the latest NASCAR Cup Trophy, over three feet tall and weighing 70 pounds.

There are countless racing clubs, leagues, and competitions across the country that will be starting in the coming months. The Irwindale Speedway in California, thanks to increased attendance, will have an additional two seasons. Across the country in Vermont, racing at Thunder Road will begin in May. And there are hundreds of circuits and competitions all over the United States and the world.

As racing season gets underway, you should think about what your 2018 champion will be holding up in Victory Lane. At Lachman & Co., we have a wide selection of large trophies that will please your winner and give your league a great photo opp. This includes everything from a Blue Dante Vase (pictured) to large trophies, crystal cups, silver trays, and more, in every size and material from metal to wood to crystal to glass. Every unique piece can be etched or engraved with the name of your champion. Give us a call and we will help you create an award that will make every other driver jealous.

Reward Your Employees for Working During the Holidays

At Lachman & Co., a new year brings with it a chance to recognize the top performers in your company. Lachman & Co., a fourth generation family-owned Michigan business, offers personalized engraved sales awards to do just that. Top sales teams spend the week before New Year’s Eve trying to hit year-end goals. According to a recent study, really smart salespeople offer superior customer service and can leverage those relationships to make an “ask” of their clients at year-end. This allows your reps to reach their year-end goals and your company to do the same.

These top sales performers are often in short supply; you’ll want to keep them in your company. As we’ve written before, recognition is a key to retention. Lachman & Co. has a variety of customizable sales awards in every design and material imaginable. Our selection includes silver, bronze, metal, glass, and crystal awards and trophies that can be imprinted or inscribed with any message.

We also wish to remind you how important it is to recognize more than just your top reps. Consider a personalized keepsake or award as a memento for most improved, best utility player, rookie of the year, or for anyone else who is deserving of recognition at your company. Reward and recognize your employees for closing out 2017 strong, and you’ll ensure they work hard for you in 2018.

Engraved Gifts for the Holidays

 

December is here and we can’t believe 2017 is almost over. As all business professionals know, holiday stress increases at the end of the year and it seems there aren’t enough days left to tackle the growing to-do list. That list includes everything from making travel plans and writing holiday cards to getting the Christmas and Hanukkah gift shopping done.

 

For those hard-to-shop-for recipients, we can help you find the perfect personalized gift. Whether it’s a gift for your employees, the boss, your clients or the companies you do business with. Even for personal gifts for friends and family, Lachman & Co. has been helping our customers create the gifts that are truly appreciated.

 

Engraved Gifts for the Holidays

 

Because it’s “the thought that counts,” a personalized engraved gift in bronze, aluminum or metal from Lachman & Co. will show that you put a lot of thought into your gift. In addition to the holidays, our customers will also want to start thinking about those important year-end sales awards. Countless studies show that when employees are recognized for a job well done, job satisfaction and retention increase exponentially. So, start crunching those numbers, and Lachman & Co. will help you find the best way to acknowledge your top performers – and keep them.

 

If your New Year’s resolutions include working ahead and being more organized, then think spring. Now is the time to plan for your corporate banquet and begin selecting personalized awards and gifts that best match your company’s culture and personality. From glass and crystal to bronze and beautiful wood, we carry it all.

 

2018 will mark our company’s 125th anniversary. My great-grandfather Joseph H. Lachman founded our business in 1893 and I am thankful that our clients have put their faith and confidence in us for four generations. From my family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous 2018.

The Importance of Employee Appreciation

 

It’s time to think about employee holiday gifts and end-of-the-year sales awards. While many people assume that to keep your employees happy, you need to show them the money. However, that famous quote from Tom Cruise’s character Jerry Maguire might have been true about professional athletes, the truth is that your employees want to be recognized. 

 

A recent article in Forbes presented a study by Robert Half showing that compensation is not always the key to employee happiness. At your company’s holiday party or January sales award ceremony, your hard working employees will be excited to receive a shiny piece of paper that says “top seller” or “employee of the year.”  But, this is not going to incentivize them for 2018.  Fortunately, Lachman & Co. has a wide selection of personalized corporate incentive gifts and awards for you. Show your workers appreciation with something they will proudly display, not something that’s going to be tucked away in a drawer, or worse, filed in the “circular file.” 

 

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A beautiful crystal award will sit proudly on a shelf or on the employee’s desk. Not only will this award be a constant reminder of their worth to the company, it will also serve to continue to motivate the employee to strive further. Additionally, when other employees see the beautiful award, they will feel motivated to win a similar award, thereby driving complete employee performance in the coming years.

 

Lachman & Co. specializes in personalized gifts for all occasions, including employee appreciation. A glass or crystal award on their desk will be a constant reminder to clients, co-workers, and most importantly, themselves, that they work for a company that values their contributions. Check out the full array of recognition gifts, sales award trophies, executive gifts for the holidays and corporate plaques on the Lachman & Co. website. We’re happy to help you find the perfect awards for your company.

 

Bronze Residential Plaque

 

Autumn is upon us and that means that with the dark nights arriving earlier it is more difficult for friends and delivery people to find your home. A bronze residential plaque is a wonderful idea for displaying your house address without using tacky decals or stickers.

 

At Lachman & Co., we have many different residential plaque ideas to choose from, with a plethora of sizes. These plaques add a nice quality to your home’s exterior decor and are quite practical for when people are trying to find your house. Additionally, our wide selection of bronze residential plaques make the nicest holiday gifts for friends and family.

 

Bronze Residential Plaque

 

Many of our clients have purchased these bronze residential plaques and then enhanced it with an outside light shining on the plaque for extra visibility. Other clients have purchased these plaques for their vacation homes too. To order a cast bronze plaque with your street address today, simply print out the form below, fill it in and send it to Lachman & Co. Don’t forget to print out multiple forms to order your Christmas and Hanukkah gifts.

 

How Nonprofits Recognize Their Leaders and Donors

 

There isn’t a dedicated communal volunteer who won’t tell you that they don’t want any recognition. However, no matter what type of nonprofit organization you represent, it’s so important to recognize your top volunteers. Connecting with them and letting them know they are appreciated goes a long way. While it might just be a simple plaque or engraved gift, that thought will be appreciated by the recipient, who will continue to devote time and effort to your organization, making it even more successful in the future.

 

With a beautiful engraved gift (glass, crystal, gold, silver, Lucite, marble, wood, etc.), you’ll be able to demonstrate to your donors, volunteers and event sponsors how much your organization values them. At Lachman & Co. we’ve spent the past 120 years providing the absolute best personalized awards, trophies, plaques, medals and other recognition gifts. Our catalog of customized appreciation gifts will give you countless ideas of ways to express your gratitude to the generous people who keep your volunteer organization or community agency running.

 

Donor Plaque

 

Recognition of volunteer efforts means so much and studies have shown it even encourages other leaders to step up. Our customized gifts and engraved awards aren’t just for your volunteers, donors and sponsors. They make wonderful gifts for your employees. Many non-profits aren’t able to reward their employees with expensive perks, but a thoughtful executive gift, award, plaque or trophy shows your appreciation.

 

Contact us today at Lachman & Co. and we promise to take the time to work with you in selecting the perfect engraved gifts and custom awards that will make your organization shine.

 
 

Fantasy Football Awards

 

Fantasy Football AwardsWe know you’ve been waiting for the NFL season to begin because you’re excited to get your Fantasy Football underway. Well, the big day is here and we at Lachman & Co. want to make sure you have the best Fantasy Football awards this season. You already have your team picked, your favorite team’s jersey and the pizza ordered, but do you have your league’s trophy picked out yet?

 

Don’t sweat it. Lachman & Co. is the #1 place to design and order your Fantasy Football league’s end of the season trophy. Whether you award a single trophy to the winner, several awards to the top finishers or add a plaque to an existing trophy, Lachman & Co. will help you make your Fantasy Football league look professional with an impressive award.

Fantasy Football Trophy

 

Every fantasy football league these days awards its best teams with some sort of tangible prizes and while leagues have gotten creative with fantasy prize options (from cash prizes to big screen TVs), the fantasy football trophy is still a staple in most leagues. Fantasy Football participants have gotten very creative with Fantasy Football league trophies, even adding some tongue in cheek humor to the design (and name) of the award).

 

Some questions you might ask before choosing your trophy (or trophies) at Lachman & Co. are the following: Do you want to present a new trophy each year? Are you looking for a low-cost trophy or a high-end because Lachman & Co. offer both? Do you want your trophy to be customizable with your league or champions’ names? Do you want to give your trophy a name?

 

Whether you’re a San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers or Detroit Lions fan, or any of the other great NFL teams, you’ll be thanked profusely for coming up with creative and fun trophies for your Fantasy Football league this season. Contact us at Lachman & Co. today to ensure your trophies will be ready and shipped by the end of the NFL season. Call us at (248) 948-9944.

Fantasy Football League Trophy

 

 

Back to School Promotional Ideas

There are too many summer traditions to name here. One that seems to come up every summer, especially around this time in early August, is for parents, teachers and children to exclaim, “I can’t believe how quickly summer has flown by!”

 

Indeed, it does seem like we only blinked and summer is nearing its end and we’re all shopping for new clothes and school supplies for our children. At Lachman & Co., we know that “Back to School” time means getting the latest greatest for our kids. Autumn and a new year of school means starting over with new things.

 

Lachman & Co. is excited to showcase our new Back to School collection, featuring the finest backpacks, keychains and technology products to engrave with your student’s name. Of course, with the growing popularity of Yeti-style products, we have some of the best and most affordable Thermoses and tumblers available. These make wonderful Back to School gifts for a teacher’s class or for a school to resell. Our durable tumblers with double wall vacuum insulation (shown below) are also great for fundraising opportunities.

 

Personalized Tumbler - Back to School Special

 

School Athletic Directors and volunteers involved with middle school and high school athletic departments love Lachman & Co.’s many offerings for school sports awards, banquet gifts and booster products. Show your school spirit with our customizable school sports products – all of which can be imprinted with your school logo. Whether it’s for the football, tennis, softball, baseball, lacrosse or track team, Lachman & Co. has been the first phone call high school athletic directors make before the students return to school and fall sports season begins.

 

Back to School time is exciting and we are excited to offer our top of the line promotional products and engraving options to you and your child’s school. Call Lachman & Co. today to see everything we have to offer Call today: (248) 948-9944.

 

 

We’ve Got the Time for You

Time is something that we all talk it about and yet it’s one of those things we can’t change. We each have 24 hours in our day no matter how wealthy, busy, lazy or productive we are. No matter how much we desire to have more time in our day, it’s just an impossibility.

 

At Lachman & Co., we want you to get the most out of your daily allotment of time. We know you’re busy, successful individuals who are trying to get the most out of your workday. We don’t want you to be bogged down dealing with ordering your company’s sales awards or trying to figure out the best place to get customized engraving done on your annual sales plaques.

 

Golf Trophies

 

At Lachman & Co., we are willing to take the extra time to help you — our clients. Helping you decide the best-looking sales awards that will really mean the most to your sales team is what we’ve been doing for generations. No matter where your company is located we pledge to take as much time as you need to decide on the best options for your company.

 

Hundreds of the top corporations and small businesses throughout North America trust Lachman & Co. for their engraving and sales awards needs. We know it’s because we are willing to go the extra mile for our clients. This summer, like all summers, Lachman & Co. is going above and beyond for our many Country Club clients. Whether it’s a golf tournament plaque, crystal award or glass award or a tennis trophy, our Country Club professionals know that Lachman & Co. is their first call every summer.

 

We also specialize in Equestrian event trophies, ribbons and rosettes for many equestrian clubs and associations for our horse lovers throughout the Midwest.

 

Call Lachman & Co. today to see how we’ll go to go the extra mile for YOU. Your coworkers will hold you in the highest regard for your time and dedication in choosing the best sales awards. Call today: (248) 948-9944.

Father’s Day Engraved Gift Ideas

 

Father’s Day is right around the corner and that means it’s time to decide what to get the men in your life. Whether it’s your dad, grandfather, husband, uncle or son, Father’s Day is a great time to show your appreciation for all these guys do. Remember that those cheesy neckties are just not going to cut it anymore.

 

Fathers come in many forms. Some are still with you physically, while others only remain in your heart. Some fathers are biological, some are adopted, and others are simply chosen. However, what all these dads share is an undying devotion to serve something greater than themselves.

 

Father's Day Engraving Gift

 

While it can be a challenge to find the perfect gift for these men, at Lachman & Co. we think the present they will appreciate the most is something personalized. Our 125 years of experience tells us that an engraved gift is a gift that truly lasts. It shows that some time and attention went into its selection. At Lachman & Co., we can engrave on just about anything and that adds a “forever” value that will be cherished.

 

For example, with golf and tennis season well under way, why not buy Dad one of our stunning golf or tennis products. We have gorgeous glass, crystal and marble items that will sit proudly on Dad’s desk. Or, consider an engraved walnut or mahogany plaque with a personal inscription on it for your father or grandfather. It’s an award that he’ll cherish because it’s unique. The beautiful award is something he can show off and he’ll be proud to hang it in his office or man cave.

 

Father's Day Engraving Gift Hammer

 

At Lachman & Co. we can engrave just about anything. Maybe it’s his favorite nostalgic tech product? Maybe you have his beloved pocket knife to engrave or you want to bronze his running shoes from his final half marathon? Whatever the item, why not make it something that will last and he’ll cherish for decades to come?

 

Visit our website at www.4-awards.com today or call us at (248) 948-9944. We’ve been putting our customers first for generations and we’re ready to put you first too.

 

Lachman & Co. – Truly a B2B Company

 

Lachman & Co. is one of Metro Detroit’s oldest family businesses. Lachman & Co. was founded by Joseph Lachman, a watchmaker, in 1893. Many decades later and now located in Southfield, Michigan, the company is run by Joseph’s great-granddaughter, Carrie Lachman, and now sells and custom engraved trophies, crystal awards and executive gifts.

 

While Lachman & Co. has been a B2C family business for over 125 years, what most people don’t realize is that we are predominately a B2B operation, working directly with other businesses. Yes, anyone can come into our store on Telegraph Road just north of 8 Mile Road and order a beautiful gift for a wedding shower, graduation gift, hostess gift, Mother’s Day gift and Father’s Day gift, but most of our business is the result of longstanding relationships with other businesses, nonprofit organizations, country clubs, churches, synagogues, and government offices.

 

Carrie Lachman of Lachman & Co. - Awards, Trophies, Gifts, Engraved Products

 

In some cases, it is the human resource director of a Fortune 500 company who has been ordering sales awards each year for the past several decades. In other cases, it is the golf manager at a country club who knows to order the club’s golf trophies from Carrie each spring. The personalized service is second to none and it’s rare to find a company that takes such pride in its work anymore.

 

For Carrie Lachman and her staff, that personalized service and commitment to quality is something that Lachman & Co. prioritizes in our digital age. Yes, businesses can order their engraved awards and plaques from an offshore company on the Web, but they’ll be missing out on the expertise and several years of experience in choosing the best award for the proper event. That is what makes Lachman & Co. unique in today’s day and age.

 

Personalized Keepsakes Make the Gifts of a Lifetime

According to an article in Forbes Magazine, Lady Gaga routinely gives friends custom-made engraved gifts. This multi-award winning superstar can get her friends anything because money is no object, but she understands the personal meaning behind engraved gifts.
 
Lady Gaga must be on to something. Personalized keepsake gifts are elegant reminders of special days and the hard work people put into their job. Whenever we hear that it’s so challenging to find the right gift for someone, we at Lachman & Co. like to remind them of the lifetime of appreciation the recipient will receive from a personalized keepsake. 
 
Personalized Keepsakes
 
When it’s time to honor someone — for an anniversary, a sales award, a work milestone or to recognize a special effort — helping them commemorate the occasion with an engraved keepsake serves multiple purposes. It shows that time and care went into selecting the gift and it also is something they will keep forever. At Lachman & Co. we sell a large variety of beautiful gift options that can be engraved with your message and the date of the milestone. 
 
The other nice thing about a personalized keepsake is that it has the date engraved on it so the recipient will also remember when they received it. Engraved keepsakes are also perfect for weddings and engagement parties, anniversaries, and many other memorable occasions. Lachman & Co’s keepsake gifts include jewelry and other adornments, but we also offer commemorative gifts with functionality. If you don’t see the particular gift you’d like engraved on our website, just ask us and we’ll do whatever it takes to order it for you and then engrave it. For more information visit our large selection of custom gifts on the Lachman & Co. website at www.4-awards.com.

You Can Put Their Name On It

There’s something special about personalization. We know that sounds funny because the definition of personalization is that it is made special for that individual. However, it’s true. When you present a colleague, boss or client with a beautiful glass photo frame, that’s a very nice gesture and it will be received as such. When you present the same beautiful glass photo frame and it has the words “Thank You for Your Guidance and Dedication” personalized with their name etched in the glass, it says you were willing to go the extra mile.

Engraved Glass - Executive Gifts

From wedding gifts engraved with the bride and groom’s names to gorgeous glass, crystal or marble executive gifts, Lachman & Co. is able to personalize hundreds of gifts to fit the occasion. For four generations, we’ve understood that personalized engraving truly takes a gift up a notch. Since engraving requires forethought, your gift recipient will know that some time and effort was put into the gift. Engraving is an art form and it will make your gifts even more impressive.

Please take a moment to browse through Lachman & Co.’s vast array of crystal, marble, granite and even solid wood gifts that can be customized with an engraved message. We promise it will be appreciated.

Leadership Lessons from Super Bowl LI

 

Although the 51st Super Bowl was only the 5th most watched in history, it was truly one of the most exciting sporting events of all time. The lesson most people will take from the Big Game this past Sunday night is to never give up. The Atlanta Falcons were winning big all game, but the New England Patriots didn’t give up and scored 31 unanswered points to win the championship in overtime. Led by their quarterback Tom Brady, the Patriots never gave up and emerged victorious.

 

Tom Brady 2017 super bowl

 

In business, this is a great lesson as well. It’s important for executives to never give up. The other lesson business people can take from Super Bowl 51 is that awards motivate employees to succeed. After all, each player on the gridiron Sunday evening was motivated to win a Super Bowl ring and the coveted Lombardi trophy for his team. In business, sales awards motivate our top producers to succeed. Sure, they will tell you that they just want to bring more revenue to the business, but the idea of being praised and rewarded with a beautiful sales award is just the right incentive for many salespeople.

 

At Lachman Co., a 4th generation Detroit company, we know how crucial these sales awards are for your workforce. Employees pride themselves on winning sales awards each year and display them proudly in their office. HR Managers and sales directors should contact Lachman Co. today to discuss options for sales awards for your company. Whether glass, crystal, lucite or any other type of sales award you’re looking for, you can be certain that we will create the perfect sales awards for your top workers. We also have a wide array of other staff awards including milestone awards for years of service, executive gifts and donor plaques for nonprofit organizations. Call us today for personalized service at (248) 948-9944.

International Auto Show a Time to Honor Best of Detroit

Once again the North American International Auto Show is turning all eyes around the world toward the Motor City. Cars put Detroit on the world stage a century ago and they continue to provide Detroit with the attention this great city deserves each January. One of the lesser known aspects of the Auto Show in Detroit each year is that there are winners presented with awards at the conclusion of the show.

 

Auto Show In Detroit - Sales Awards

 

Like most industries, beautiful awards are presented to showcase the commitment and success of professionals. Automakers, car company executives, dealership owners and car salespeople are just some of the individuals presented with awards at the Auto Show. Awards are also presented to those who design the cars, the mechanics who do the behind the scenes (or under the hood) work and the techies who put the computer and navigational infrastructure into the automobiles.

 

For four generations, Lachman & Co (based in Southfield, Michigan) has been designing and engraving every type of professional award. Our custom made trophies, plaques, and glass and crystal awards are among the most beautiful in the world. Like a beautiful Corvette coming off the assembly line in Detroit, our gorgeous awards will be the pride and joy of your top salespeople. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you reward excellence in your company.

 

Metaldyne Plant Award by Lachman & Co.

This is a custom award Lachman & Co. produced out of glass and aluminum for Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc.

Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc.

 

The Detroit News: Born in 1893, Lachman & Co. ages gracefully

Rubin: Born in 1893, Lachman & Co. ages gracefully

 

Stick around for 123 years and you generate a few stories, like the one about the fire.

That was 1943. Sol Lachman had died on the operating table seven years earlier — they were clumsy with brain tumors back then — but his widow was running the jewelry business, and Dora was tough.

She sifted through the rubble of Lachman & Co. the next day, found whatever wasn’t ruined, rented a storefront across the street on Michigan Avenue in Detroit and went back to work.

Seven decades later, Lachman & Co. has migrated north to Southfield. Like medicine, it has evolved; founded by a watchmaker in 1893, it now sells trophies, awards and executive gifts — basically, anything you might expect to be engraved and presented to someone who succeeded.

The company is far from the oldest in Metro Detroit, but this is an era where people live longer while occupations are almost disposable. A tenure that dates to Grover Cleveland’s second presidency seems at least worthy of a plaque — which brings up another story.

As part of the Detroit 300 celebration commemorating the city’s tricentennial in 2001, any business that had been around at least 50 years received a keepsake with a mounted Pewabic tile.

Lachman & Co. won the contract to create them, meaning “we made our own plaque,” Carrie Lachman says. “And they paid for it.”

Lachman, 54, represents the fourth generation. She’s the one who oversaw the migrations to Telegraph Road above Eight Mile and to the Internet.

Meantime, the first three generations oversee her.

 

 

Respecting the past

 

Portraits of her great-grandfather Joseph, grandfather Sol and father Philip take up most of wall behind her wide granite desk.

They just hang, though, rather than loom.

“It’s fun to tell the stories,” she says, “but it’s not me. I didn’t do it.”

It’s a sensible attitude, and probably a healthy one. Running a business carries enough responsibility without answering to someone who greeted customers on Michigan Avenue when it was dirt.

The oldest company in southeast Michigan is considered to be George Jerome & Co., a surveying and civil engineering firm in Roseville. Other extremely senior citizens include the architecture firm now known as SmithGroupJJR (1850) and the Roma Cafe (1890).

The Detroit News has been around since 1873, and we’re not even the oldest newspaper in our building. But Lachman & Co. has seniority over Pewabic (1903), Faygo (1907) and Better Made (1930).

The longevity “is exactly what drew me in,” sayd Doug Fraser, Michigan regional manager for the insurance reconstruction company Belfor USA.

He drives by the showroom on his commute to work, and the sign that reads “Established 1893” resonated when he needed an award for something akin to employee of the year.

“I didn’t want something cheap out of a catalog,” he says, and he’s since become a regular: “The selection is extraordinary, and the place is authentic.”

 

One ring, or 100 clocks?

 

If you won a bowling trophy in the 1950s, Carrie Lachman says, her dad probably provided it.

He began the transition from jewelry to corporate gifts and awards the day someone came in, admired an expensive Longines clock and said, “I’d like 100 of these.”

Carrie Lachman had once intended to go into theater, then considered fashion before Philip Lachman’s illness brought her into the firm. The youngest of five children, she’s the only one still in the area, and her two collegiate sons have other interests.

It strikes her that having made the company her own, with emphases on glass and crystal and a business model heavy on phone, mail and online orders, she might ultimately be the last Lachman out the door.

If that happens, she says, she’ll be OK with it — as was her father, who died in 1995.

“Don’t ever let this business run you,” he once told her. “You run the business.”

She takes that as permission to close, sell, change, or do whatever she sees fit. But that’s well down the paved road.

For now, she has orders to fill and helpful bureaucrats to correct. Every time she fills out a form, Lachman says, a clerk assumes there’s a typo and tries to change her date of opening to 1983.

Nope, she tells them. It’s 1893, a very good year.

 

 

 

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