About Us

Our History
John’s Shoe Repair was founded in 1955 by a German immigrant named John Engelbrecht.  Over the next 20 years, John and his wife Maria built a thriving business by providing their customers with expert quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer service.  Those standards proudly remain the cornerstone of John’s Shoe Repair today.  Sadly, John passed away unexpectedly in 1975.  Following John’s death Maria continued the business until 1978 when she sold the company to Tim Herwaldt,  a young man who had apprenticed under Maria following John’s death.

Under Tim’s ownership the business continued to grow and over the years has become a fixture in the Lansing, MI small business community.  Today the company has 5 employees in addition to Tim, and continues to provide the old world craftsmanship that the Engelbrecht’s brought to the business more than 58 years ago.  Through the years John’s Shoe Repair has developed a loyal customer base that has continued to expanded beyond just the mid-Michigan area to include customers from all over the United States. Tim says although the world has certainly changed since his business began, his business philosophy has remained the same - Always do your very best work and let the customers know that you appreciate their business by providing them with outstanding customer service.

Customer Satisfaction!

John's Shoe Repair has maintained a commitment to providing friendly service and quality products since 1955.  It has long been our desire to provide the quality products and service that a commitment to excellence dictates.  Our well-trained, highly-skilled staff brings a wealth of experience to our facility each day.  You can count on us to stand behind the products that we sell, and the workmanship of our repair services.

Our Customers
We are truly blessed and humbled to have such loyal customers.  We appreciate each and everyone of you.  Our entire staff knows that with out you, we would not have a business or a job.  We thank you for allowing us to serve you!