Our History

A Tradition of Excellence

Since Stange Company’s inception, our sole mission has been to recognize individual achievement with world-class awards.

The early 1900s

In 1919, Ken Stange established a company bearing his name as a premier emblematic jewelry manufacturer, providing recognition awards to fraternal organizations throughout the United States. Then, as now, manufacturing awards of unsurpassed quality and offering excellent customer service are the foundation of the Stange Company.

The 1960s

In the 1960s, Stange Company saw the potential in creating awards to help businesses recognize outstanding effort. As a premium provider of corporate recognition programs, the company became an innovative force in the recognition industry.

The Turn of the Century

As the company grew, we expanded into manufacturing recognition awards for non-profit organizations and Catholic religious orders. Stange Company's reputation as a provider of highly intricate custom jewelry resulted in the commission to manufacture the Order of Solomon, considered one of the most intricate insignia ever produced. Today, Stange Company creates and manufactures insignia, medals and decorations for several heads of state and dignitaries including the State of Jordan, Queen Elizabeth II, and the King of Rwanda. In addition, we are the exclusive insignia manufacturer for the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, and offer an exclusive line of jewelry for the Knights and Ladies of the Order. The designs of our jewelry, accessories, and gifts are based upon the Order's rich symbolism and history, and all pieces in our collections are crafted with extreme care and attention to detail fitting of the religious Order they represent.


Today, in partnership with Terryberry, a global provider of employee recognition solutions, Stange Company is once again evolving to meet the growing needs of our clients. With this partnership, we are more fully equipped than ever to deliver corporate awards, official insignia, and custom jewelry of an exceptional quality. We are backed by a long tradition of quality craftsmanship and service excellence.