Duvall Leatherwork, a Kington-based designer and manufacturer of fine leather goods, has expanded its business by leasing space in Hanover Industrial Estates, Hanover Township.
The company has leased a 6,015 square foot flex space at 1065 Hanover Street from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services and will use the space to support its retail operation at 314 Wyoming Avenue in Kingston.
Founded in 2005 by Nick Duvall, the company designs and handcrafts personal accessories for men and women including belts, wallets, gifts and a full line of handbags.
“The new space in Hanover Industrial Estates will be our ‘Artisan Workshop’,” said Duvall. “Here, our skilled artisans will handcraft all of the wonderful products Duvall Leatherwork offers both in store and online. The new workshop gives our artisans a spacious and quiet environment to concentrate on producing high quality leather goods.”
Duvall said the company’s growing product line and workforce necessitated the need for more space. “The new location gives us the perfect opportunity to expand the size of our retail store in Kingston,” he said. “We are giving our artisan team more space to work and giving our customers a better in-store shopping experience.”
Duvall added that his growing company needed to find an expansion space quickly so buying a building and renovating it would have been challenging. “It was just the perfect space at the perfect time,” he said. “We needed a space that wasn’t too big but large enough for future growth. We also needed to be within a few miles from our retail store and Hanover was the optimal choice for us.”
A native of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, near the Maryland border, Duvall learned to carve leather scraps as a child using tools his father had given him. He learned about technique as an apprentice but moved to Northeastern Pennsylvania to study land surveying before leaving that line of work to open Duvall Leatherwork on January 1, 2005.
Dave Kuharchik, Business Development Director for Mericle, coordinated the real estate transaction.
“The fine leather goods crafted by the Duvall’s artisans are amazing,” said Kuharchik. “I have no doubt that as word spreads about the quality of Nick’s products, his business will continue to grow.”
“The expansion of Duvall Leatherworks into their new space in Hanover Industrial Estates celebrates the success and accomplishments of what Nick Duvall brought to the Wyoming Valley in 2005,” said Lindsay Griffin, COO & EVP of the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce. “Duvall Leatherworks has become a staple in our business community with clients all over the world and we are so proud that he has chosen our area as his home base and continues to expand and grow. This new Artisan Workshop will allow for the enhanced production of the high-quality items that Duvall is known for and what we are confident will be a continued bright and successful future”
For more information about the products available at Duvall Leatherwork, visit duvallleatherwork.com or visit their retail store front in Kingston Pennsylvania.