In 1964, my grandfather, David Rancourt, opted out of joining his father's lucrative logging business in Northern Maine and Canada to learn the handsewn moccasin trade. In the years since, David, my father Michael, and me (Kyle), have made shoes for some of the most iconic American brands including the original Quoddy Moccasin, Cole-Haan, Allen-Edmonds, and Red Wing. In 2010, more than four decades of shoemaking experience culminated in the launch of the first brand to bear the Rancourt name. Today, we use our three generations of knowledge, experience, and passion for shoemaking to bring you some of the finest shoes made in the United States of America.
We are proud that all of our shoes are made, literally by hand, in our factory in Maine that we own and operate. There are no investors or outside interests. My father and I own 100% of the business and handle all of the operations on a daily basis. We both live within three miles of the factory and could not imagine trying to manage this business from afar. We are, truly, a family business. We employ many members of the same family, including our own. Not only do we believe that this fosters an environment of trust but also a passion for the success of our business. Our greatest goal is to see the shoemaking trade in Maine thrive. We thank you for being a part of it.