In the early 1950’s David Rancourt left his home in Sherbrooke, QC Canada to learn the trade of shoemaking in Lewiston, Maine. By 1967 he had opened his own factory producing handmade moccasins.
In 1970, his eldest son, Michael, joined him in the business. Together they grew the fledgling moccasin shop into a fully developed shoe factory producing luxury calfskin loafers for some of the best brands in the world. As a consequence of life's twists and turns, the factory changed ownership in the 1990's with Michael remaining at the helm.
In 2008, the owners announced plans to close the operation in Lewiston, prompting Michael and his son Kyle to buy it back and launch Rancourt & Co. in 2009. Under the guidance of a new father son partnership, Rancourt & Co. has continued the tradition of outstanding hand-sewn shoes while introducing the Blake construction which opened the door for boots, calfskin dress shoes and leather sneakers.
New York, United States