About Us

Our Story

Capital Trophy is a true Salem story, rooted in our local community since 1993. It all began when Jodell and Ezam Bayan stumbled upon a newspaper article about a trophy company. Curiosity piqued, they decided to take a leap of faith, diving headfirst into an industry they knew little about. While Ezam juggled a full-time job, Jodell took charge and laid the foundation for what would become a cherished local establishment.

Jodell's knack for design, dedication to quality craftsmanship, and unwavering commitment to customers quickly earned her a loyal following. Many of our valued customers today are the same folks who walked through our doors back then.

In 2009, Kari, a Salem native, joined Jodell's team. Fresh out of high school with a GED, she was eager to soak up knowledge and introduce fresh, innovative ideas to the mix. Their collaboration was a fusion of old and new, they didn't always mesh, but they made it work. Eventually finding that perfect balance.

As the years passed, Kari assumed more responsibility, steering the ship with a commitment to maintaining Jodell's legacy and core values. In 2018, Jodell retired, passing the torch to Kari, ensuring that Capital Trophy would continue to serve the local community with the same dedication and care it always has.


Our Mission

At Capital Trophy, we are driven by a set of core values that guide our mission. Our commitment is to provide an unmatched, hassle-free experience when it comes to ordering awards and personalization services. We prioritize exceptional customer service, meticulous attention to detail, and the hiring and training of expert staff. Our mission is to deliver a seamless, personalized, and truly exceptional experience.  

I'm not a born salesman and in fact, "sales" is something I've really struggled with learning/comprehending throughout my journey of becoming a business owner. I believe in sincerity over salesmanship and my approach to customer service is rooted in genuine compassion and a desire for helping you discover exactly what you're looking for.

Kari Wiens Owner/Manager

Our Values

Quality Craftsmanship: Striving for excellence in every product and service we offer, ensuring the highest quality for our customers.

Customer-Centric: Putting our customers at the forefront of everything we do, prioritizing their satisfaction and exceeding their expectations.

Integrity: Upholding the highest ethical standards, honesty, and transparency in all business practices.

Innovation: Embracing new technologies and creative solutions to continuously improve our products, services, and customer experience.

Commitment to Community: Supporting and engaging with the local community, fostering positive relationships with customers and partners.

Teamwork: Collaborating effectively, valuing each team member's unique contributions, and working together to achieve common goals.

Personal Growth: Encouraging continuous learning, growth, and development for our employees to better serve our customers.

Accountability: Taking ownership of our work, decisions, and commitments, and delivering on promises.

Environmental Responsibility: Striving to minimize our environmental impact and adopting sustainable practices in our operations.

Inclusivity: Embracing diversity and creating an inclusive work environment that values the perspectives and backgrounds of all team members.

Customer Showcase

 In our journey over the years, we've had the privilege of cultivating strong bonds with esteemed community icons and organizations.

These valued partnerships reflect our commitment to our local roots and the trust they place in us. 

Northwest Conference

Western Oregon University 
Jet Industries
Salem-Keizer School District 
May Trucking 
K&E Excavating
Blanchet Catholic School
Willamette University

Serving Oregon's communities for over 30 years!

"Personalization by people you can trust!"