In May of 1984, Glassical Designs received its first shipment of glass gifts and toasting glasses. It was the vision of Nora and Rick LaMar to sell high quality, personalized crystal gifts, that were affordable to the public. Having worked for 9 years, prior to starting the company, as a freehand glass engraver, in a local store, Nora saw the need for glass engraving that didn’t break the customers’ pocket book.
Glassical Designs started selling personalized crystal at the Orange County Outdoor Marketplace, in Southern California. They immediately became recognized for quality and stellar customer service. The main goal was to serve others, working at something they loved. They make a great team, as Nora is artistic and people oriented, while Rick is business and systems minded.
After many years serving their local Orange County customers, they discovered a need for a reputable company to provide awards for the corporate market. Using the same work ethic and artistic abilities that they executed in the retail industry, Glassical Designs’ corporate awards took off like wildfire. Little did they know, decades later, they would be selling thousands of crystal awards to top notch corporations around the world. Their humble beginnings remind them of the hard work they have put in makes them proud of what their business is today. Since beginning in 1984, Nora and Rick have committed themselves to outstanding customer service, while developing crystal awards that live up to their high standards of excellence.