The Lalich and Ruhoff families go way back. Nicholas Lalich Sr., of Chesterfield, Andy and Frances Ruhoff, of Grants Pass, Oregon both opened their name badge businesses nearly fifty years ago. Fraternal Supply and Omega Engraving have worked, cheered and assisted each other. Nicholas passed Fraternal Supply on to his son, Rick Lalich, in 2004 while Andy
passed Omega Engraving on to his son, Joe Ruhoff in 1995. In 2018 Omega Engraving passed from Joe Ruhoff to his daughter, Carmella.
Sadly, in late 2020, Rick announced the following:
After 47 years of service, it is with heavy heart to announce that as of November 19, 2020, Fraternal Supply will cease operations. Due to the Covid restrictions, incoming orders have pretty much stopped, forcing this decision. Rest assured, we exhausted every resource to try to survive.
It has been a wonderful experience in my life to serve you, and I thank you for your many years of patronage. I pray for health, wealth, and success for each and every one of you, and that the Lord will bless all of you.
May I suggest for quality badges, made with the care that we used here, by great folks, try Omega Engraving. Great product at great prices.