Chuck Weisenfeld opened the first Crown Trophy store in Brooklyn, New York, in the summer of 1978. He began franchising the concept in 1987, and developed exclusive products that would be available only at Crown Trophy stores.
Initially the business focused on providing awards and recognition items to local sports leagues, youth groups, clubs, schools and organizations. More recently, the company's offerings have expanded to include high-end corporate awards as well.
Crown Trophy is a community minded business with a focus on working with sports leagues, youth groups, clubs, schools and organizations. The Crown concept is to reward everyone who participates and Crown's axiom became "Crown Trophy . . . Where Everyone Wins". Hard work, love for sports and the desire to give back to the community, helped make Chuck’s dream an instant success. Staying focused on the community, Chuck initiated an expansion program to reach out to other neighborhoods.
Crown had cornered the youth sports business and the franchise developed over 100 stores and was growing fast. Weisenfeld knew to expand the business further he would have to focus on the high end corporate awards market, providing businesses with the same product quality and customer service synonymous to Crown Trophy.
Exclusive corporate product, custom recognition items and “One Stop Shop” convenience for businesses put Crown Trophy on the fast track to securing a large foothold in the corporate market.
Today Crown Trophy has 150 locations in over 40 states. Their expansion plans continue as they have a corporate office and warehouse with over 100,000 square feet. Located in Hawthorne, NY., Crown Trophy Headquarters operates a state-of-the-art warehouse and houses the entire franchise business including the franchise support team and the graphic artists department.
Being the leader and most influential company in the expanding awards and recognition industry, Crown will continue to grow, develop high quality innovative products and provide it's customers with complete satisfaction.