About Us


My name is Nikki Choate and I am the owner of Schug Awards. I grew up in Lafayette and have lived here ever since. My husband, Art, and I met while working together at the Sheriff’s Dept. and have now been married for over 20yrs. We have 3 amazing girls that attend the local schools. We purchase Schug from my sister and her husband, in June of this year and are enjoying being business owners. Prior to owning Schug I taught kindergarten for 16yrs in the public schools. We hope to continue to support our local Schools, government agencies, small businesses and non for profits in our area. At Schug we offer Awards of many kinds, personalize gifts, promotional items for businesses, and so much more. We can personalize these items using laser engraving, sand carving, color transfer sublimation, and diamond cut engraving.

Together, we will be keeping the Schug Awards legacy alive while updating and revitalizing this incredible local business. We know that Schug Awards is so successful because it was started by a local family that really cares about this community. Sharon and Pete Schug built this business out of their basement and it has grown to what is today because of their hard work and community involvement. As a lifelong Lafayette resident, I am excited to continue Schug Awards with the same principles and level of community involvement that have made it a household name in the Greater Lafayette area.

While the personal and reliable customer service that makes shopping locally so awesome will continue, you will notice some changes right from the start in other areas. First, we are tracking orders, invoices and payments in a new system so you will have the option to get your invoices on paper or through email.

You can reach us all of the ways you used to but we now also accept orders by email at orders@schugawards.com.

We are working on promoting new products and services online and through social media – so please follow us!! Visit the website frequently and you will find new products available for purchase online in the coming months.

We would love to hear feedback from our customers about anything you would like to see done a little differently or if there is something you love about Schug that you would never want us to change.

Thank you so much for being a loyal customer and we are looking forward to continuing a great relationship with you.