Handmade in the Heartland: Dehner Company Boots

Handmade in the Heartland: Dehner Company Boots


YOUR BEST PAIR OF BOOTS IN YOUR CLOSET LAST YOU? AN OMAHA COMPANY HANDCRAFTSrt CUSTOM BOOTS THAT LAST 20 YEARS. LINDSEY THEIS INTRODUCES US TO THE COMPANY THAT IS HANDMADE IN THE HEARTLAND. STAND UP FACTORY MADE IN THE rtHEARTLAND…BUT FACTORY SHOULD BE IN QUOTES…IN THIS CASE WE’RE TALKING -1900 rt HUNDREDS HANDMADE QUALITY- FACTORY WORK. WHILE IT BEGAN IN 1875 IN THE SMALL TOWN OF JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS …OMAHA HAS BEEN HOME TO THE DEHNER BOOT COMPANY FOR MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED YEARS.rt “SHAPES, COLORS, EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT.” IN THE SHOP, SHOES AND BOOTS ARE MADE. EY’VE BEEN ON THE FEET OF JAMES DEAN AND SLYVESTER STALONE, JACKIE KENNErtDY AND RONALD REGAN. NAT WORK FLOOR “THEY RUN BACK AND THEY GRAB WHATEVER TYPE OF LEATHER THAT THEY WANT” JEFF KETZLER IS THE PRESIDENT AND FOURTH GENERATION OF THIS FAMILY RUN BUIrtSNESS. HE TOOK US THROUGH THE FACTORY FLOOR AND THE COMPANY’S SOLE-FUL PAST. “I BELIEVE THAT WAS HAP ARNOLD, 5 START AIR FORCE GENERAL AND THAT’S MY GREAT GRANDFATHER rt THERE.” FROM KETZLER’S GREAT GRANDFATHER MOVING THE COMPANY FROM SMALL TOWN KANSAS, THROUGH THE GENERATIONS AND TWO FORMER OMAHA LOCATIONS, THE WORK HAS STAYED THErt SAME. ALL BY HAND. “CUSTOM MADE TO YOU, YOUR SPECIFICATIONS, YOUR MEASUREMENTS YEAH.” AND ITS HARD NOT TO FIND A SHOW WITH A STORY. “THOSE WERE THE ORIGINAL SPACE HUTTrtLE BOOTS” BUT THROUGH IT ALL, THE BEACH BOYS, NEIL ARMSTRONG, THE LIST GOES ON D ON, THE HUMILITY STAYS. “R: WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PERSON YOU HAVE MADE BOOTS FOR? I DUNNO, I DONrt’T WANT TO MAKE ANYBODY MAD! ” AND WHEN IT COMES TO THE FUTURE, KETZLER SAYS THEY’RE TAKING IT ONE STEP…AND rt rtrtrt STITCH …AT A TIME. NAT. LOOKLIVE OUT: THE DEHNER COMPANY IS GOING TO BE FEATURED ON AN EPISODE OF HANDCRAFTED AMERICA, WHEN TO WATCH THAT IS WITH THIS STORY AT 3 NEWS rt NOW DOT COM. IN OMAHA TODAY I AM LINDSEY THEIS FOR rtTHE DEHER COMPANY IS GOING TO BE FEATURED ON AN EPISODE OF HANDCRAFTED AMERICA, WHEN TO WATCH THAT IS WITH THIS STORY AT 3 NEWS NOWrt DOT COM. IN OMAHA TODAY I AM LIDSEY THEIS FOR UPFRONT AT FOUR. rt rtrtrtrt rtrtrt rtrt rtrtrt

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