About Us

Welcome to the world of Justin Blair and Company.  We, who are the people that make up Justin Blair, pride ourselves on having over a century of manufacturing and marketing experience in the foot and shoe care industries.  Today, we are moving into new horizons, bringing to you our most complete line of shoe supplies, a vast array of foot care products and new items that address other parts of the body.

Today, Justin Blair and Company services most of the leading retailers in North America.  We manufacture most of our shoe store products in our 60,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility.  We supply the most complete line of shoe store and shoe care products available.  Our modern Ralyn shoe care packaging is designed to attract attention to your customers.  For your convenience, we also offer other nationally recognized brands.  All Ralyn products are made to conform to the highest quality standards in the industry, while over 80% are made right here in the USA.

We strive to make the Justin Blair experience not only easy, but fun.  Many of our staff has been associated with us for over twenty years and many of our customers are like family with these people.  Ordering from Justin Blair and Company is as easy as a phone call, fax, e-mail, or now, through our re-designed website.  This new site offers you full access to your account; see order history, look up past and current invoices, pay invoices online, get order tracking status.  The site also offers modern B2B ordering features; setup monthly recurring orders, create shopping lists for easy future ordering reference, see quantity price breaks and easily select ship-to addresses for multiple shipping locations.  Our state of the art computer system manages our 15,000 SKU’s, which results in one of the highest fill rates in the industry.  We strive to fill and ship all order the same day it comes into our facility, and typically, orders are out the door in 48 hours.

Thank you for visiting the site, and we look forward in serving any and all of your needs.

Sincerely,

Marvin Bearak
President
Justin Blair & Company


Our People

Marvin Bearak

Marvin Bearak is the founder of Justin Blair & Company.  His roots in the shoe care industry go all the way back to his father who entered the industry back in the 1950’s.  In 1988, Marvin became president of  the industry’s largest supplier CSL,  to the shoe findings industry.  Starting Justin Blair & Company in 1997, Marvin set out to create the leading supplier to shoe stores across the country.  Marvin is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

Scott Weinstein

Scott has over 24 years in the shoe care industry.  Scott’s first position after graduating from the University of Wisconsin was working for CSL, the country’s largest master distributor of shoe care supplies.  After working for other distributors, Scott joined Justin Blair & Company in 1998.  Now, Chief Sales Officer of Justin Blair & Company, Scott has shaped the company’s product mix and growth over the years.

Justin Bearak

Joining the company in 2005, Justin brought his engineering and marketing expertise to enhance the operations of Justin Blair & Company.  Today, all marketing, operational infrastructure, day-to-day operations run through Justin’s office.  Justin graduated from University of Arizona and Northwestern’s Kellogg school of business.

Sharon Pelzel-Christafario

Another of the four original employees, for over 10 years, Sharon has managed Justin Blair’s customer service.  Sharon is one of the original employees when Justin Blair was started back in 1997.  She brings extensive customer service acumen and has been working in the shoe care industry for over 25 years.

Cliff Dietrich

One of the original four employees at Justin Blair, Cliff Dietrich has been our jack-of-all-trades with Justin Blair & Company.  Experience includes managing Justin Blair’s warehouse, inside sales representative and part of our core customer service team.

Janet Quezada

A Member of the Justin Blair customer service team.  Janet brings over 10 years of experience in both accounting and customer service.

Kathryn Carr

A Member of the Justin Blair customer service team.   Kathryn is our key customer service contact for our custom orthotic program.

Patrice Scott

Head of the accounts payable department at Justin Blair.

Paula Antczak

Head of the accounts receivable department at Justin Blair.  Paula has over 10 years of accounting experience which she brought to Justin Blair 4 years ago.  Her background includes working in one of Chicago’s premier accounting firms.

Andrew Linares

Our warehouse manager for four years, Andrew has improved the performance of our warehouse by leaps and bounds.  Andrew started out as an order picker 7 years ago, but has since proved that he can effectively run our warehouse operations.