Hello GloveRelace.com Fans,
I wanted to take this time to reflect on the past and introduce you to what is to come in the future!
GloveRelace.com began in 2010 as a hobby. I would receive one or two gloves a month, and as a full time college student with a full time job, I enjoyed the days when I could remove myself from the everyday and take a little time to bring a glove back to life. However, as time progressed, the number of orders that I received increased to three or four or more, until I was eventually receiving upwards of 75 gloves a month from all over North America, and sometimes from around the globe. With the increased volume, I knew that I needed to rearrange my time, and with the support of my girlfriend, who is now my wife, I was able to set time aside daily to work on gloves and maintain the 1-3 day turnaround times as originally offered when I started this endeavor.
GloveRelace.com has been with me through everything, from college graduation, to the move from Southern California to Austin, Texas, to getting married, to our first child. From the start, however, I have always had the idea in the back of my mind that I would like to create my own glove line to give every player the opportunity to own a top of the line glove but get it at an affordable rate. I have always encouraged players to hold on to the gloves they already own and love because finding that perfect glove is a thing of beauty. Once broken in, your glove is your best friend and greatest tool in the game. Your go to glove is not always easy to find, though, and sometimes the highest end gloves can cost almost $400, making them inaccessible to some. I dreamt up a glove line that would use the finest materials, stand up to the toughest conditions, and cost less than comparable models in the market today. I have relaced thousands of baseball gloves and have seen first-hand all of the variations in leather, lacing, pockets, welting, piping, colors, shapes, sizes, etc. I came to know what I liked, what I did not like, and what characteristics make a beautiful, quality glove. With all of this knowledge and the ideas it produced, Grace Glove Company was born.
I poured my heart and soul into GloveRelace.com to build it into the company it is today – a family owned and operated company existing to help customers keep and continue to use the baseball gloves they already own and love. Now, with the creation of Grace Glove Company, I have a new passion – to create the most beautiful, highest quality glove possible, and make it accessible and affordable for players at every level.
Once I decided it was time to take the leap and build the first prototype glove, the hard part started – to convince my pregnant wife to let me spend countless hours building this new company. Ever my biggest supporter, she agreed and the hunt was on.
I began to source leather and search for the best manufacturers all over the world. After months and months of research and samples, I found what I was looking for. You can imagine how giddy we all got at the house, especially my two year old daughter for whom the company is named, to know that my dream was finally becoming a reality!
Thank you all for the opportunity to relace and repair your gloves. We will continue to stand behind our 1-3 day turnaround and with the launch of Grace Glove Company, I look forward to what the future brings. I hope you do as well.
Thank you all again and have a fantastic season in 2017!