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“If you have ever thought “how do they do that” or “I wonder if they can make that”, well Inspired Bronze can.
Inspired Bronze didn’t care that my project was small in scale, they loved the idea and made it their own. Trying to differentiate ourselves from the competition, we wanted something to give our runners that they wouldn’t expect.
All I knew is that I wanted a Frankenstein running and they made it happen!!! From idea to proof to delivery, Jackie was right on top of the logistics in making this work with our budget. When it comes to concept and creativity, you aren’t going to find a better team than this. With the help of Inspired Bronze, we were able to make a huge impact on our race and look forward to giving them more challenges in the future.
John Wagner- Liberty Mutual Insurance/Co-Founder of Frankenstein 5K
“Inspired Bronze was selected for their creativity and artistic contributions, to bring Oliver alive in a three-dimensional statue award. Their customer service, attention-to-detail, and ability to partner with us to establish an award that would be coveted by all was exceptional,” says Scott Mitchell, Adventure Advertising, which headed the project for UHCF.
"We chose Inspired Bronze after seeing some examples of their work at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show. The quality and visual impact of the sculptures they had on display were very eye-catching, and immediately made me wonder what type of award we could create for Spanish Oaks Golf Club. The staff at Inspired Bronze was very helpful throughout the process and delivered on all timelines and promises,” says David Von Hoffman, Spanish Oaks Golf Club, L.L.C.
“I couldn’t have asked for anything more in terms of my experience with Jackie and Inspired Bronze. Our vision came to life beautifully and the organization was in complete awe when our awards were revealed. It was a monumental night for Beam that celebrated the best of our brands, none of which would have been possible without the creativity and partnership of Inspired Bronze.” Darin Repp, Director, Proof Global
"After dealing with multiple different companies and artists over the years, I needed a one-stop solution that would give me a high quality creative product on time. The Martian Trophy will be awarded annually to the PAPA World Pinball Champion, and is going to be an iconic part of our organization and industry for years to come; we have the hard working people at Inspired Bronze to thank for that." says Mark Steinman, Director of Operations at Professional & Amateur Pinball Association
"When Pizza Patrón began the search to find a company who could create a custom sculpture for our annual Patrón Awards trophies, we wanted to find a true artisan, not just a manufacturer. Our vision was to transform our two-dimensional logo into a three dimensional, personified image. Inspired bronze understood from the beginning just how critical this project was to us and how discriminating we would be - we are thrilled with the results. Jackie Ramieri was the consummate professional and exceeded our expectations for quality and service, meeting every deadline promised," says Andy Gamm, Brand Director for Pizza Patron, Inc.
“We chose Inspired Bronze because they were committed to this project. Even when we had to back out of the project due to lack of funds at the time, they understood and throughout made inquiries at later dates asking how things were and whether we were still interested. Their follow-up is phenomenal, and they were eager to remake the Spike!. We had been to two other custom trophy designers that forged in bronze, one local and one in the States, but neither displayed the same follow-up, professionalism or skills that Inspired Bronze possessed. Their commitment to remaking the trophy to the life sized bronze replica of the original has been exacting, which is what we wanted from the beginning and we were glad to find a company that was focused on doing the same and doing it right.” said Craig McAree, member, Thunderbowl Blood Bowl League.
“The inaugural North American Endurance Championship represents a significant piece of GRAND-AM history and we want trophies indicative of that significance,” said GRAND-AM President Tom Bledsoe. “The fact that the trophies are being produced locally, in the city where GRAND-AM was born and is headquartered, makes it even more special.” – Tom Bledsoe GRAND-AM
“The John Henry Pop Lloyd Committee’s Humanitarian Award is presented to those who embody the spirit and dedication of Hall of Fame great, “Pop” Lloyd in his care for the youth of America. In our 20thanniversary year, the Pop Lloyd Committee chose Inspired Bronze to cast a bust in his image to underscore the greatness found in those honored each year.” said Michael Everett, Director Pop Lloyd Committee.
"We were looking for something different and meaningful to present to our members and we achieved exactly that with Inspired Bronze, everyone absolutely loved the bronze trophies," said Michael Bell of Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. "Their customer service is exceptional, they were constantly following up and making sure we were happy throughout the entire process going above and beyond. We highly recommend Inspired Bronze for anyone who is looking for a truly different product and is tired of the typical glass trophies."
“We were looking for unique pieces to present to our golf club members for our first annual golf tournament, and Inspired Bronze was the ideal choice, we look forward to working with them and are excited to present these exceptional bronze trophies to our members” said Barry Friedman, Golf Shop Supervisor The Ritz Carlton.
The Tidewater Patriot Day charity golf tournament's proceeds are donated to local area charities and the folds of honor foundation.
William R. Pearson, tournament director, has this to say of working with inspired bronze..."it is not often I write to a company that we purchased something from to tell them how pleased we are to have chosen them for our project. We did not only purchase a beautiful piece of artwork from inspired bronze, we needed to have a detailed artistic professional help us combine the existing sculpture into the perpetual trophy we envisioned, but only had a conception of what it might look like. matt's talents and passion for his craft produced the art called, "Flight" which was the inspiration for the symbol we envisioned for our organization.
"The final product was the result of your attention to details and eye for just the right combination of materials complete the unique trophy we will be proud to display for years to come. Thank you for your patience and prompt responses to all my calls and emails and to not only deliver our custom trophy, but to do it on schedule. you guys are the best!"
Besam is a subsidiary of Assa Abloy Entrance Systems, a world-wide leading supplier of automated entrance systems for commercial healthcare and residential applications. Besam products reach their customers via direct sales or by way of distributor sales. besam was looking for a unique way to recognize thier distributors. they wanted a custom award designed around the aesop fable "the lion's share", thus we designed "The Lions Share Award".
"Working with inspired bronze has been such a great experience. from start to finish they were extremely professional and ensured we were satisfied throughout every process the award went through. The quality of what we received far exceeded our expectations...we knew the award was going to be nice but it wasn't until the actual award was in our hands that we realized how special the award really was."
"When the first award was presented, the look on the recipient's face was priceless and he couldn't stop raving about how EXCELLENT the award was; no award we have given thus far has been able to bring forth that type of reaction. We look forward to our working relationship with inspired bronze for our future award presentations and can't thank them enough for producing such memorable works of art."
Old Marsh is a private golf club established in 1984. Old Marsh wanted a custom tournament trophy that would be indicative of their club and would inspire members and their guests. Working with their logo in mind, we designed a perpetual trophy for their club house and individual club champion, overall champion and flight winner custom bronze trophies.
Tom Dyer, director of golf, has this to say of working with Inspired Bronze..."Inspired Bronze produces quality, totally unique awards that our members love. The beautiful, handcrafted trophies Inspired Bronze designed and produced for old marsh have added prestige to all our member tournaments. Everyone wants to win an old marsh crane!"
Council Fire is a private golf club. Council Fire wanted to offer their members and guests something they would not be able to find at another club, something completely unique. working with their logo in mind, we designed the flight and overall champion trophies for the club's member-guest event.
Hunt Gilliland, Director of Golf, has this to say of working with inspired bronze..."it has always been a challenge to find an award that is unique and different for our members. Inspired Bronze worked with us to design an award that incorporated our logo and the image of the trophy we wanted to present.
Although the custom process was lengthy, they worked with us throughout to make it as convenient as possible. the attention to detail that was had during the custom design process allowed for an award that is completely unique to our club and that our members love. We look forward to working with inspired bronze for future events."
Cary Cozby, PGA Golf Professional/CEO, from the Wichita Country Club has this to say of working with Inspired Bronze:
"Our Member-Guest celebrated its 50th Anniversary this past year (2011) and during the planning process decided to make a statement with our awards. Fortunately we were introduced to Inspired Bronze at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. Working with their great team, we created a beautiful bronze for our overall champions and flight winners that were an enormous hit with the members! The awards added the element of class we were looking for. The team at Inspired Bronze exceeded our expectations with the final product and more importantly, with the service before, during and after the event!
“The Devlin is a tournament started over 30 years ago in Texas at one of the Bruce Devlin designed golf courses. It is an invitation only two-man best ball competition with accomplished players from all over the country. We decided to change locations this year and with that needed a change in trophy. Jackie and her team at Inspired bronze brought to light the beautiful cannon trophy we now use. The team at Inspired Bronze was very knowledgeable, friendly and answered all the questions we had. The cannons came out beautifully and exactly how we had imagined them. The trophies we received from Inspired bronze are pieces of art the winning team from The Devlin will be proud to win for many years to come.”…The Devlin Tournament Committee
"On behalf of TIC Gums, I would like to acknowledge the unique bronze sales award created by Inspired Bronze. This perpetual award immortalizes the top sales person each year and is now on display for all to see. It was a pleasure working with Inspired Bronze, the service provided was exceptional. We look forward to working with them again in the future," - Stacy VanDenHeuvel , at TIC Gums.
“The VEVO CERTIFIED award was created to celebrate the 100 million VEVO views milestone for music videos. It is a symbol that celebrates not only the most popular music videos but also the music fans – the ones who actually deliver the 100 million views. We chose Inspired Bronze to create these custom awards because of the uniqueness and quality of the samples of work we saw, the way they educated us about the process and set clear expectations. Inspired Bronze delivered a truly inspired product. The vision we had going into the project was fully executed upon, we were engaged with a highly attentive level of customer service and they exceeded our expectations overall. It has been a pleasure doing business with Inspired Bronze and we view our partnership as a lasting one.” Mike DiTomo, Senior Design Manager, VEVO
“Jackie and team delivered everything we wanted her to do. We loved the quality of the their work. Thank you Inspired Bronze.” Pinnacle Country Club, Brent Henry
“Inspired Bronze Nailed it!! From initial meetings to final delivery our client was thrilled. Thanks to Jackie and her team for always responding quickly, managing the process and delivering awesome custom awards.” Darkhorse Creative, Nathan Weaver
"I have had the pleasure of working with Inspired Bronze for the past several years. They have always responded to my requests regarding bronze projects promptly and professionally. They have taken the time to walk through different projects with new perspective and insight. Estimates are received in a timely manner, and a clear contract is always in place for the job, no matter how small or large. I am fortunate to have had the assistance of Inspired Bronze over these past years, and hope to continue this good business relationship for many years to come." Mrs. Rory Rosencrans Director,Major Memorials
"Over the last four months I have had the pleasure of working with the Inspired Bronze foundry. As an artist/sculptor it is of utmost importance to feel the creative connection between the sculpture prototype and foundry. Inspired Bronze was extremely sensitive to my requirements as a professional...my creative expression became synchronized with their creative responsibility....the end result..fantastic. I want to thank inspired bronze for helping me complete this vision....the 4 bronze pinion trees were completed prior to schedule and I am very proud of this collaboration. thank you!”… Marcia Moore of Ciamar Studios
"Inspired Bronze has cast, finished, and patina'd 30 pieces of bronze sculpture for me. These included life-sized ravens, owls, eagles, and a 150 pound raven. Their work is detailed, professional, and artistic. They are fun to work with and on time. I have to love them."… Artist Peter Berryman
"Just wanted to drop a line to say what a pleasure it was dealing with you both. After our long drive to your place with our "Bronco Buster", it was so nice to be greeted with all those smiling faces. We really felt that our small restoration work was appreciated.
A beautiful job done seems too little to say. The artistry in fabricating the missing piece would have made Remington himself proud and the un-asked for cleaning and polishing made the whole piece look like new. Our completed "Bronco Buster" now proudly holds a prominent place in our home. We are so pleased and will spread your name to all."
"I am grateful to have discovered Inspired Bronze and the fine work that you do. The bronze bookends I have brought to you for assistance are approaching 100 years old; preservation and restoration of these cherished old pieces is important work, and I feel fortunate to have found a safe place to entrust their care. Each of the pairs of bookends I have sent you has been carefully addressed, and they are now proudly displayed thanks to your good work. I look forward to a long continued relationship with Inspired Bronze, and thank you for your wise advise and guidance on care for these important old pieces."
“This most distinctive sculpture captures the essence of a key relationship that goes straight to Steinway’s heart” said Ron Losby, President, Steinway & Sons -- Americas. “The strong bond forged between a college student and music teacher, recreated in amazing detail by Inspired Bronze, vividly brings our magnificent Model D concert grand piano to life. It is a unique symbol of excellence synonymous with the highest standards of quality that have guided Steinway & Sons since 1853.”
"From the moment we contacted Inspired Bronze to help us dream up this special project, their service and accommodation was incredible. They understood right away the magnitude of the project to us and designed a one of a kind product that not only met but exceeded our expectations. Dave's reaction when presented with this award was all the validation needed that we made the right decision in working with Inspired Bronze." -Brian Mayfield Vice President, Broadcast Division The Dave Ramsey Show
"Simply put....Awesome." -Chad Bucci, Head Men's & Women's Golf Coach
"Just picked up the awards. They look great!! Thank you so much for ALL your help. You were so great to work with and I know we'll be reaching out again for future needs." -Amelia Giusti, Marketing Events Coordinator
It came out amazing. We're all very happy with it, and it has certainly produced a point of weekly motivation for my producers. Everyone is working a little harder to make sure they can get, or keep, the hardware on their desk. Thanks again!" -Chris Vaccaro, Editor-in-Chief, Head of App Development
"We got the trophy! Love it… This is perfect. Thank you again so much for all your hard / quick work on this project. We really appreciate it." -Leon Fitzpatrick
"I must compliment you on the packaging of the shipment and security of the product. I have never received a shipment without at least one or more trophies damaged. More compliments are due as well; players, management and the poker industry love the final product. Thank you for your help, looking forward to awarding these trophies for years to come... Thank you again, it has been a great experience using Inspired Bronze!" -Jeff King, Commerce Tournaments
“Jackie and the entire Inspired Bronze team were absolutely amazing to work with. From day 1, when we started the design work all the way through final production the communication and turnout of these awards were amazing. Thank you so much for all your work, these awards were perfect! We highly recommend this company to others.” - Brittney Lowe, Veterans United Home Loans
“As the market leader in the convenience store publishing industry, we were seeking a piece that reflected the significance of earning the honor as winner of CSP Magazine’s Best New Product Contest. Inspired Bronze blew us away with the custom piece they created. Our sales team couldn’t wait to present the awards to their clients, while the award winners were thrilled to have such a well-crafted token of honor that will be a centerpiece in their offices for years to come.”
“I found my experience with Inspired Bronze to be unexpectedly-pleasant. Jackie Ramieri was quick to respond, helpful, informative and delivered a good product on time...on short notice, I should add. I cannot recommend Inspired Bronze enough.”-Vincent Anzalon, Genuine Chicago
"The custom design work using our logo turned out amazing, and I can't wait to unveil them to the league at our first event in 2016. These are so much more attractive than using stock style trophies as we have in the past. I think our members will love them, and I'm sure the trophies will generate some fierce competition to be awarded one of them at the end of the year. The Inspired Bronze team was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, helpful, and came up with custom design that exceeded my expectations and is far better than anything I could have conceived myself. I look forward to working with Inspired Bronze again in the future for more great trophies!" - Mark Pearson, Arizona Pinball Players League
"Inspired Bronze was easy to work with and always on top of the project. They have great insight and ideas to get the right trophy you have in mind. The best part about our trophies was the customization to make them unique to our club and event." - John Pazdera, PGA, Head Golf Pro, Cypress Lake Country Club
"Inspired Bronze was wonderful in all aspects of their business! Their creative and unique awards, customer service, pricing and dealing with our tight timeline, Jackie and the rest of the team was able to make our awards exceptional! The artwork and design of the awards came out amazing and surpassed our expectation at Terlato Wines. We will definitely work with them again for future projects and highly recommend their work and company." - Lisa LaMontagna, Premier Marketing Coordinator
"For our first awards we wanted something special, that would sit prominently on the shelves of the awardees, in this case, two prominent Texas legislators. Inspired Bronze took my unfiltered information to the design team and came up with an amazing award, in a very short period of time over a holiday weekend. The awards were then delivered promptly. Our expectations on all levels—customer service, design, delivery, pricing, and quality, were greatly exceeded. We can definitely recommend Inspired Bronze!" - Brenda H. Collier, Board of Directors Chair
World Wildlife Fund
"I am writing this recommendation and wanted you to know the fantastic support I received from Monica Crandall. I have been back and forth changing things repeatedly and not sure of what I wanted. For me, I must “feel” the creation. That works well when I am by myself, but not when someone else is involved.
Monica never made me feel like I was bothering her and answered every email, call, and question I asked. She was more than willing to work with me until I was happy with the trophy verbiage; and offered suggestions and made a much-needed enhancement to the text. I cannot say enough about the customer service Monica provided. Her patience, knowledge and professionalism is a good "face" to represent Inspired Bronze, Inc." - Joy M. Patterson, World Wildlife Fund