About us

Owner:R. Troy Stencel
Founder: Bruce Pankratz - (The Pankratz Co. - 1979)
Headquarters: Buena Vista, CO

In the late 1960's and early 1970's Bruce Pankratz established several local newspapers in many different towns within central California. As those business’ thrived he also noticed a need for award recognition in those communities and the surrounding areas.

In 1979 Bruce founded the Pankratz Company. His contacts from the newspapers as well as his reputation propelled the awards business into what it is today.

In 2007 Mr. Panktraz passed away (as he said "starting his next adventure") but before he did, I had the pleasure of learning from him, one of the best! His military background and his success in the printing industries led to his favorite quote "Attention to the details" (which is instilled in me now).

Hi, I'm Troy Stencel, owner of Single Palm and Bruce's son-in-law. After Bruce was gracious enough to bless me with his daughters hand in marriage and his business, I renamed it to Single Palm (based on the one tall palm tree we have here on the farm).

As you just noticed I said farm, we do all our work here on the farm, by doing this it keeps our overhead costs down and those savings are passed on to you.

Our focus is customer satisfaction and of course attention to the details. We work with you in creating what you want. Awards are personal, they represent you recognizing others and we reflect that in the finished product.

We pride ourselves in being a family run business, small enough to have the personal interactions with our customers yet large enough to supply awards and promotional items for large corporations. Our client lists range from individuals needing wedding or graduation ideas to monthly awards for the US Military. Speaking of the military, like Bruce, I too had the honor of serving our country - Bruce during the Korean War and myself during the Gulf War.

If you've read this far, thank you! I hope to get across that we love what we do and I look forward to working with you for all your recognition needs!