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About Us

The exterior of the APS location in Urbandale, Iowa.

Unique Awards, Trophies, and Signage, Made Completely In-House

APS Awards is your one-stop awards, trophies, and signage superstore for your business, team, school, hotel, or any other entity. We have a showroom of over 500 products, and our customization options are limitless. We have the ability to create endless combinations of style, engraving, color, and mounting options that you simply cannot get anywhere else. When you choose APS Awards, you choose designs catered to your preferences that others can rarely match.

Our History

Dave Fertig opened Awards Program Services, Inc. in 1984. During that time, the company focused merely on employee-of-the-month programs, and since then, has grown into a comprehensive awards, trophies, and signage manufacturing powerhouse that ships worldwide. APS clients have ranged from local Des Moines, Iowa sports teams to business awards for companies overseas.

From its beginnings, APS has operated as a family-owned entity. In the early 1990s, Fertig’s sons, Joel and David, came on board to continue the family business. Fertig and his sons traveled to trade shows as a team and maintained the management of the company from that point on. After decades of growth, APS is proud to have come a long way from a sole focus on employee-of-the-month programs. Through the design, production, and manufacturing of products in three product divisions, Awards Program Services, Inc. is proud to support employee recognition programs, sports teams, hotel chains, and more.

Military plaques designed by Awards Program Services - Des Moines Iowa

Why Choose Us?

  • Extraordinary Attention to Detail

    Every product is manufactured, assembled, and shipped in our 5,500 square foot warehouse, allowing us to inspect quality at every step of the process.

  • Exemplary Customer Service

    Because we are a family-owned small business, we care about personalized customer service and will always make time for our customers.

  • Competitive Pricing

    APS Awards cares about your budget and will work to take care of your pricing needs without sacrificing the quality of our products.

  • Endless Product Variety

    We pride ourselves on our endless customization options for every product. Whatever you have in mind, we can do almost anything to meet your needs.

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