Classic Designed, Handcrafted Leather Goods, Made to Last a Lifetime
We are Steve and Melissa Steurer. We are doers, movers, creators, designers, inventors, builders, solvers, fixers, sharers, workers, bourbon drinkers and driven. I guess in today’s terms, we are “makers”.
With a few product ideas in mind, we started this company to create thoughtfully designed, handcrafted leather goods. Things that we needed and wanted, but couldn’t find. Pieces that will last a lifetime and can be handed down to another generation. And we thought, while we are making this great stuff, let’s be sure to promote our great state of Kentucky. Our product names are inspired by Kentucky history, they are crafted in small batches like the bourbon that is distilled here and our blog promotes travel and tourism in the Commonwealth.
But this didn’t happen overnight. Steve learned the craft of pattern making in the 1980’s from talented sporting goods and luggage designers who learned from the talented designers of the past century. He collaborated with and designed custom golf bags for Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and other great players from the golden age of the game. After leaving the cut and sew trade, he found himself working for one of the largest producer of power tools and accessories. He learned woodworking from some of the most experienced woodworkers in the country and had the honor to meet and work with Norm Abram while learning the craft. Today, he is the designer and pattern maker for all of the Steurer & Co. products, along with vintage Hickory Golf reproduction leather golf bags and mid-century bowling bags.
Melissa, never in neutral, has over 25-years in business consulting, project management, marketing and digital media management experience. Melissa handles the “logistics”: web site development, social media, photography, event planning, order processing, shipping and design collaboration … pretty much the final say over all designs!
We hope you enjoy our products as much as we have loved designing and making them for you. We would love your feedback, too. Contact us at Contact@Steurer.co.