OUR STORY

THE STORY BEGINS

In 1976, my grandparents started Christian Brothers Western Store in Pekin, Illinois.

Christian Brothers sold western wear, hats, and of course cowboy boots.

As the business grew and more cowboy boots were being sold, my grandfather saw the need to offer a leather care product.

He wanted a product that was easy to use, high quality, and American made.

THE STORY CONTINUES

My grandfather couldn't find a leather care product that met his needs so he made his own.
 
 
Blackrock started in 1976 and was first sold from my grandfather's western store.
 
Word of mouth quickly spread that Blackrock was a proven alternative to saddle soap, mink oil, conditioners, and preservers.

THE LEGACY CONTINUES

As a kid, my grandfather would hire me to help with production runs. My job was to put on lids and help stack boxes.

We filled orders from the back of his western store. It was a family event.

After my grandfather died, I bought the company from my grandmother to carry on his legacy.

We are still making Blackrock following my grandfather's recipe and I’m proud to say Made in the USA.

A Third Generation

Family Business

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If it's leather...use Blackrock