Posted on January 29 2018
Throughout the month of January, DeVito Shoe Repair has teamed up with Tamarack Media Co. to showcase shoe repair in downtown Nelson BC.
These are your boots, and this is our story.
I believe this photo sums up Joel DeVito in a few different ways. Big , loud and happy. He is the youngest of Vince's three sons and is no stranger to shoe repair.
Joel attended Thompson Rivers University after graduating high school in 2008 to enroll in the Butcher program. Moving away from cutting meat to cutting leather full time in 2016, he has shown his hand skills from using a knife to a grinder has paid off.
In late 2015, I knew it was time to ask for his assistance in the shoe repair and shoe sales. We had opportunity heading our way with a contract from Viberg Boot Manufacturing in Victoria, which meant double the work load. Since then, him and I never looked backed.
Joel continues to do all local repair jobs and custom caulking boots is one of his specialties.
As DeVito's , the repair business is in our blood. Everyday presents a teachable moment and Joel is willing to learn and grow with the repair team. He is a valued asset to the business and we are lucky to have him.
If you are ever around the shop, feel free to say hi. He's the loud voice coming from the back.