June 11, 2019
How Parkhurst Plans to Take On Alden: The Stitchdown Conversation with Andrew Svisco – If you’re going to start a shoe company from scratch, you might as well train your sights on the best. Andrew Svisco founded Parkhurst less than a year ago, but already he’s talking quite seriously about creating shoes and boots that stand up against those produced by giants of the game.
Mar 27, 2019
Andrew Svisco’s grandfather was a Buffalo steelworker whose career was interrupted several times by layoffs as companies sent production overseas.
The 28-year-old is doing his part to bring manufacturing jobs back.
Svisco is the founder of Parkhurst Brand, a footwear company whose products are manufactured in Batavia at the former P.W. Minor factory.
MARCH 22, 2019
It happens so much now, it’s almost a 21st century norm. Young professional climbs the corporate ladder fast and hard, commands a well-earned high salary … and walks away from the hamster wheel to build a brand-new career by hand, the old-fashioned way.
For 28-year-old Andrew Svisco, his early career aspiration was to work in the stock market. The strategy of investing, the aggressively fast pace, and the status appealed to him. At first.
December 26, 2018
With 2018 coming to a close, we go hands-on with yet another pair of boots that could be one of our favorites this year. Based out of Buffalo, NY, Parkhurst sources and manufactures their boots in the United States, which has provided countless jobs across the country. They also go through American distributors to get materials that may be made overseas in order to support American jobs in the supply chain. Instead of automating the process, they’re doing things by hand with over 200 steps going into each pair of boots.
October 11, 2018
When you think about buying local, I bet that you don’t think about purchasing locally made boots and shoes, right? Well, that’s all about to change thanks to visionary entrepreneur Andrew Svisco, owner of Parkhurst Brand LLC.
When I first learned that a young guy in Buffalo was making boots, I couldn’t quite wrap my head around the idea. Isn’t that an impossible industry to get into? How does one simply go about manufacturing boots in a city that is not known for that sort of thing? Where does one start, when embarking upon a boot manufacturing business? Those were just a few questions that were buzzing around in my head.