About Us

About Awards & T-Shirts

Your Source for USA Union Made Products
Awards & T-Shirts Specialists, Inc. is dedicated to providing high-quality American and Union made products, outstanding service, and creative image designs. We offer over 750,000 products, including plaques, awards, apparel, and promotional items. Our friendly staff is committed to finding the best products to promote your union or business, making your ideas and designs come to life, and providing 100% client satisfaction.

Our History

March of 1984 
In March of 1984, Debbi O’Donohue started a trophy business. Three months later, she began Awards & T-Shirts Specialists in Raytown, MO and began offering screen-printed apparel and custom acrylic awards. In 1986, Awards & T-Shirts Specialists signed their first union contract, making Debbi the first female contractor in the Kansas City Building and Construction Trades. 

Awards & T-Shirts

10400 E. 63rd St., 
Raytown, MO 64133

Phone: (816) 358-3390
Fax: (816) 358-4682
Email: sales@awardsandtshirts.com

Store Hours

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Central Time
Monday – Friday


“Our Local, Electrical Workers Union 309 has used the resources of Awards and T- shirts for around 10 years. I have never been disappointed with the services they been able to provide. The quality of the materials and the designs have been well received by our membership. The staff has always performed with the upmost professionalism. I’ve recommended them to other trade organizations that have asked who we use for our supplies.”

— Tim Evans, Electrical Workers Union Local 309


“Great service, quick response, fair prices.  Getting ready to place another order.”

— Duane Nordick, 2019


“Thank you Awards & T-Shirts, it is a pleasure doing business with a UNION Company that cares about their customers.”

— Bobby Lunsford, Boilermakers 57


“Awards and T-Shirts are great to work with.  Debbi, Heather and the whole team are always helpful and friendly.”

— Jackie, Mark, Travis and Andrea
, Electrical Workers Union 769


“I just wanted to give a shout out to the entire staff at Awards and T-shirts. From Debbie and Heather and now Desi, and to all the folks who make the American Made Products. On behalf of the entire I.U.E.C Local 140 membership, Thanks to all of you!!”

— Robert E. Boyle II

, I.U.E.C. 140


“Heather and Desi are great!  They are responsive, quick and creative, and we love working with them.  Our members really appreciate the great products!”

— Paige Armstrong


“Love the way I can scratch out an idea on paper and see them turn it into what my minds eye sees.  Heather and company you’re the greatest.”

— Kevin Sexton, 2019


“We love working with Heather, she is always very helpful and accurate with our orders. She never hesitates to help us create a new design”

— Ginger Smoot, Local 304


“Awards & T-Shirts provides prompt & quality service.  You can always count on them even if you have a last minute order to place.”

— Rebecca Burch, 2019


“ I have been coming into Awards & T-Shirts for years for the KCPD Mounted Patrol.  We have needed plaques and plates for the plaques and I have ordered things for my personal use also.

I have gotten exceptional service from you, Desi and I want to also acknowledge the guys in the back that do a fantastic job on all the designing that goes into the plaques.  We have NEVER had a mistake on any order and we always get the order back faster than I have expected.

The owners should be proud of their employees.   I am not an internet person because I like customer service and talking to people and everyone at Awards & T-shirts should be given a raise because they do a GREAT JOB !!  I support small business and the plus is that you are close to my house.”

— Stacey Gareis
, (customer for life)


“My personal experience working with the team at Awards & T-Shirts has been outstanding.  The overall customer service, attention to detail, and extremely fast responses I receive from the staff make doing business with them extremely easy.”

— Brent Wehmeyer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City


“Desi and Heather are very helpful, professional and yet personable. Always makes you feel they value our business and quick to resolve any issues.”

— Ron Christian, 2019


“We have appreciated the commitment and dedication to professionalism, and accuracy of the orders placed. Awards & T-Shirts and the entire staff have been an absolute delight to work with!  I recommend them for your promotional and advertising needs on every level.”

— Jay Lind, SMART Local #2


“We at AMFA Local 11 the Union for Southwest Airlines Mechanic and related have been pleased with the customer service provided by Awards and T-shirts, the products we have purchased through the years, and the exceptional customer service provided by the staff. “

— Frank Suentzenich
, AMFA Local 11


“Electrical Workers Union Local 2 have been doing business with awards & ts for some time now service is great the staff is always very helpful!”

— Steve Banderman

, 2019


“Local 347 serves over 1600 members and we are able to meet the high demand for our merchandise due to the hard work and commitment provided by Debbie, Heather and their staff at Awards and T Shirts. Courteous, professional staff with an outstanding Union product!”

— Patrick Wells

, Electrical Workers Union LU 347