Interior Trophy and Engraving moves to new premises in Cranbrook

You will find the new home of Interior Trophy and Engraving at 127 Kootenay Street in Cranbrook.

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Dick Griffith, owner of Interior Trophy and Engraving.

Dick Griffith, owner of Interior Trophy and Engraving. — Photo courtesy Keith Powell

One of Cranbrook’s longest operating businesses has moved to a new 800 square foot location facing one of Cranbrook busiest intersections. Interior Trophy and Engraving owned by Dick Griffith has served Cranbrook and the East Kootenay since 1978. The business recently relocated to the corner of Kootenay Street and 2nd Street North.

Interior Trophy and Engraving has been the go-to-place for trophies, awards, plaques, jewelry and watch engraving, desk and door signs, and name tags for over 40 years.

Dick Griffith lost everything, his business and apartment above the business, in a devastating fire seven years ago.

"I lost everything, from my business to my socks, in the fire. It is been a lot of hard work to get here but I think the results have been worth it," said Dick, looking around his newest premises.

Dick had been sharing space with his partner Petra Ware and her business Petra Naturally. Petra produces a line of over 100 handmade bath and body products. Due to expansion of her business Petra took over the entire floor space of the 2nd Street South location while Dick moved his trophy and engraving business to Kootenay Street.

What has changed in 40 years in business? “We don’t see the big corporate trophies and awards as much these days – like for example, Molson’s or Labatt’s competing to sponsor community sporting events or teams,” said Dick Griffith. “However, we do way more orders on the engraving side of the business now, for things such as name tags, desk and doors signs. We have built up a very loyal clientele in our 41 years in business.”

You will find the new home of Interior Trophy and Engraving at 127 Kootenay Street in Cranbrook.  

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