Since our humble beginnings, Weaver Leather has become a driving force across various industries including equine, livestock, leather supply, pet, arborist, tool gear and custom manufacturing. Below are some highlights from our history that have paved the way and prepared us for continued growth.
Fryburg Shoe Shop was founded by Harry A. Weaver. He operated out of his 20' x 40' garage. The primary focus was shoe repairs.
With the shift toward manufacturing leather goods. Harry changed the company name to Weaver Leather Goods.
Paul H. Weaver was appointed as president of Weaver Leather Goods.
The first catalog was printed - a black and white 10 page catalog featuring horse halters, cattle and pet supplies and various hardware pieces.
Weaver Distributing Co. was founded to distribute a variety of leather and hardware.
First annual Weaver Consignment Auction was held.
Weaver Leather Goods and Weaver Distributing Co. merged to form one company, Weaver Leather, Inc.
Acquired ProTack® and began manufacturing nylon products under the ProTack® name.
Weaver Leather introduced the first exclusive items - The Miracle Collar® and Lil' Dude® Stirrups.
Acquired Morgan's, a manufacturer and distributor of western saddlery items. Launched Weaver West line of luggage and bags.
Acquired Mast Harness Hardware, a distributor of leather, hardware, dyes, finishes, harness parts and machine parts.
Introduced Smart Cinch® with Roll Snug® Buckle.
Acquired Bells & Sleigh Bells, the makers of harness bells, door hangers and gift items.
Launched Sarah Weaver's Fine Gifts product line, formerly Bells and Sleigh Bells.
Introduced the patented Master Tool Little Wonder.
Acquired Grand Drive Livestock Supply, the makers and distributors of livestock liquid and aerosols.
Acquired eZall® Technologies, the leader in bio-based grooming supplies for horses, livestock, dogs and cats.
Acquired Silvertip®, the original makers of our popular line of rope halters that are hand-tied with pride in the USA.
Introduced Terrain D.O.G.®, our premium line of pet products developed with a mission to empower adventurous pet lovers and their four-legged sidekicks to take on any terrain.
Jason Weaver was named CEO and president of Weaver Leather.
Acquired Troxel Cycling & Fitness, LLC, the world’s leading provider of ASTM/SEI certified equestrian helmets.
Introduced Weaver Tool Gear, a premium line of tool belts built with hardworking materials and American workmanship to meet the needs of professional tradesmen.
Acquired CoolAid®, a line of products for equine and pet that focuses on cooling and icing animals that is powered by Coolcore® technology.