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Who We Are

A Little History

The Engraver's Gallery opened its doors in the downtown area of Oceanside, CA circa the 1980’s. Originally located in the iconic Odd Fellows Building at 505 Mission Avenue, it was named “Awards, Costumes, and Magic” at the time. The business had numerous name changes over the years such as “ACM & Tees,” to reflect their new t-shirt business, and “ACM Engraving,” to reflect their entry into engraving and awards. 

Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Jim B. bought the business around 2000 from the original owner where the name was changed to the familiar “The Engraver´s Gallery” Jim B. continued the concession contract aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to better serve Marines and their award needs. 

In September 2003 Jim B. sold the business to another Marine also named Jim. Jim M. continued the business under the name “The Engraver´s Gallery” and incorporated it in California under the name Recognition Products, Inc.  In 2007 the first iteration of our website was launched under the URL www.TheEngraversGallery.com. The website allowed our customers to place orders from all over the world and have access to our extensive catalog of recognition products and awards.

In 2011 Jimmy N., another Marine, joined the team and implemented new products, strategies and marketing. He introduced new custom products, emphasized good customer service and a high priority on product quality. Around this time we revamped our image and marketing, as well as expanded our business to serve military units across the globe as well as local companies and corporations right in our back yard. Our website was also updated to the one you see today (www.TEG505.com)

In 2014 the company was sold to Andy L., another former Marine, and his wife Rachelle. They have taken the company to a new location and implemented many changes in the company to help increase productivity, reduce order completion time and increase product research and development. Their hope is to lead the company to a bigger and better place, which will help our customers get the best product for the best prices available!

Who Are We?

With over 60 years of Marine Corps service from our employee group, TEG505 prides itself on attention to detail, exceptional service and exceeding expectations.

Not only a fixture in the military community, TEG505 also serves the local community by providing awards, signage solutions, nametags, keepsakes and personalized gifts. We adapt our services to meet the needs of whatever client needs our expertise!

We currently employ exceptionally talented people who are dedicated to providing the highest quality products for your most memorable occasions. We believe that recognition of those people most important to you is important work and we do our best to provide an exceptional service at a reasonable price. Call or email us to learn more about how we can fulfill your signage, recognition and engraving needs!


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