Awards ceremonies, corporate events, local sports teams, and milestone gifts, often all incorporate the finishing touch of personalization to make the memento special for the recipient. Through his company Engraveables, Louis Papile, Jr., is happy to be part of peoples’ celebrations.
Founded in 1984 by Louis Papile, Sr., Engraveables originally began as a sporting goods store. In addition to supplying sports equipment, Papile’s father offered engraving on the small trophies he sold. Over the years, customer demand for engraving superseded the sporting goods, so the family focused solely on that.
Papile joined his father’s business in 1998. He joked he worked harder for less money and no benefits.
“But it was the best thing I ever did. I wasn’t punching a timeclock anymore,” he said.
Papile proudly carries his family’s legacy, even after his father’s passing. Engraveables now is a…