We strive to exceed customer expectations
and enjoy ourselves while doing it.

About Us

About Awards4U

Founded in 1977, Awards4U has been promoting excellence in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas for over thirty years. Over the years, Awards4U has grown to become a national leader in the recognition and promotional products industry. Sam Varn acquired the company in 1987 and since then has brought community involvement and customer focused service to the forefront of the company’s daily operations. Sam has established Awards4U as an innovator in the awards and recognition industry. As a well-known leader in the industry, Awards4U is committed to empowering their customers, employees and community by recognizing excellence.

Achievements

We are proud of the many achievements received by our company and Sam over the years. These include:

  • Sam Varn, ARA Hall of Fame inductee – 2010
  • National Retailer of the Year – 2007
  • Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year – 2006
  • ARA President’s Award – 2005
  • Florida Retail Federation Retailer of the Year – 2004
  • The Tallahassee Democrat (local newspaper) Volunteer of the Year Award – 2004
  • Jim Moran Institute Entrepreneurial Excellence Award – 2004
  • Awards and Recognition Industry Education Foundation Board of Trustees – 2003
  • Rotary Ethics in Business Award nominee – 2002 and 2003
  • ARA Speaker of the Year Award – 1999
  • ARA Certified Recognition Master designation – 1996
  • Cellular One Mark of Excellence – 1991
  • ARA Founders Award – 1996
  • Awards & Recognition Assn. (ARA) President’s Award – 1995
  • Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year – 1989
  • Purpose To provide products that help people feel good about their accomplishments.
  • Vision We envision a community where everyone is encouraged to reach their full potential.
  • Mission We empower the community by recognizing excellence. We promote efforts that better all aspects of our lives. We believe it is invaluable to give back to the community we serve. We strive to exceed customer expectations and enjoy ourselves while doing it. We are dedicated to a collaborative team environment that inspires innovation in the recognition industry. We live and breathe our mission because we value our employees and crave the reward of customer satisfaction.  
  • Core Values
    • Incorporate elements of fun into everything
    • Exceed customer expectations consistently
    • Provide customers with the highest quality products
    • Inspire innovation in the recognition industry
    • Recognize and celebrate success
    • Be involved in the community
    • Foster a collaborative team and family culture
    • Promote open and honest relationships
    • Pursue growth and learning opportunities
    • Create exceptional experiences
    • Communicate respectfully
    • Conduct ourselves with integrity
    • Appreciate individual contributions
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