Karl Scheife started Competitor Awards & Engraving, Inc. in 1990, out of his home. Over the years, as the company grew they relocated several times before landing in Hartland in 1998. Competitor has grown from a small home-based business to a retail awards, printing and engraving company that serves much of southeastern Wisconsin. Currently they employ five full time employees, and occupy a 3,700 square foot building on highway 83 in North Lake, WI just 4 miles north of Hartland. In 2008 they also began machineplatesonline.com, a web based business offering printed and engraved plates to OEM manufacturers. They offer a full line of awards, plus complete engraving and printing services.
Karl lives in the town Merton with his wife, and three children. As long-time area residents they are committed to the Hartland area, both professionally and personally. Karl is a 19 year member of the Hartland, Lake Country Rotary Club, a member of the Monches Rec Club, and a member of St. Olaf’s Lutheran Church in Rubicon, WI. He spends his free time with his family, hunting, fishing, playing softball and golf.