Our Story

Successful Signs and Awards has been producing quality awards and recognition products for over 25 years and has grown to be a leader in the industry. John and Angela Gaudet, owners of Successful Signs and Awards, met in the summer of 1993 while working in Yellowstone National Park. Eager to explore Glacier National Park, we arrived in Northwest Montana in 1994. Because of our training in sales, marketing and retail management we chose to start our own business and The Engraver, LLC was founded in Columbia Falls, Montana.

Since its inception in 1995, we have grown from a modest 400 square foot shop into one of the leading award and sign manufacturers in Northwest Montana. We specialize in Awards, Engraving, Signs, Banners and Custom T-shirts. In 2013 our logo and business name changed to Successful Signs and Awards to better represent the numerous products and services we offer.

Our mission is to be the best supplier of recognition products that we can be—to serve the highest, long-term interests of our customers, our employees, our community, and our company. We are craftsmen at heart and produce products that bring enjoyment to others as you present these products to recognize their achievements.

In order to accomplish this, we strive for the highest level of

  • commitment to quality and on-time delivery
  • creativity of product and design
  • individualized customer service