2010 Excellence Award Winner

QuickTrophy | Marquette, MI


QuickTrophy is an internet based company which offers a full line of trophies, awards, medals, plaques, name tags, name plates, and office signs. QuickTrophy was started in 2000 by 3 partners: Stephen Polk and Michael Kane of downstate Bloomfield Hills and Terry Dehring of Marquette. QuickTrophy was started with no physical retail location which was unique for a trophy company at the time and is still quite rare. The past decade has seen dramatic growth for QuickTrophy with annual revenues in excess of 1 million dollars, making it one of the largest trophy and awards companies in the US.

Customers from around the world place orders on their web sites: QuickTrophy.com and QuickNameTags.com. All orders are engraved and manufactured for the customer in their factory and shipped out by the next business day. With such a quick turnaround, they are the fastest trophy company on the planet–hence the name: QuickTrophy. QuickTrophy currently employs 15 people, including several current NMU students. They are located at 446 E. Crescent St., near Lakeshore Blvd in Marquette.

Recipient: Terry Dehring

Terry Dehring is the President of QuickTrophy, LLC. Terry graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1980 with Bachelors and Master’s degrees in biology. Following graduation, he lived and worked in Madison, Wisconsin in a variety of fields including computer programming, market research, and restaurant development. He relocated back to Marquette in 2000 and started QuickTrophy. Terry and his wife Anne have 2 daughters: Julia, a sophomore at NMU majoring in international studies, and Isabelle, a junior at Marquette Senior High School.