About Us Part 2
Truth is, I started Engleberts while on chemotherapy for cancer. For me, it's been a very long road to recovery with moments of doubt but the Docs say I'm cancer free as of now as far as they can tell.
My promise to you is that we will dedicate a portion of all sales to donate to cancer patients, comfort care and research.
In dealing with cancer I realized that my days of dreaming to make a difference were numbered. Fact is, all of our days are numbered, so the impetus is on us all to not get complacent and to chase our dreams. If I needed a shove and some motivation, I got that, if I needed a reminder to take action, I got that, living with cancer is an eye opener and anti-procrastinator tool for sure.
I spent the past two decades helping small publicly traded businesses obtain financing in order to become successful companies. But the work wasn't fulfilling, there was something missing. I didn't feel as though I made the world a better place, sure I made some people's world a better place but did I make the world a better place? So it was only right, that at some point I would want to start a company that built a quality product while giving back and with that I dropped my business, walked away and started Engleberts. Given the fate that was bestowed upon me, I knew it was now or never.
My dream was to not only to do good deeds with our sunglasses but to bring you sunglasses that you would be proud to wear and I would be proud to produce.
We put a little more into our sunglasses than others. Having each one made by hand, making sure all our sunglasses are polarized, UV 400 protected, have anti-reflective lens and are lightweight. You will also find our glasses to be made of real natural wood, Eco-friendly, sustainable with stainless steel spring hinges and of course, they are stylish. We'll top off each pair with a Free microfiber pouch for portability, a microfiber cleaning cloth to keep you looking dapper and free sunglass straps so you don't lose these national treasures. All the little extras included in each purchase that separates both you and us from the others.
Giving Back - Service Before Self
One of the things that my family has held inherit is to serve our country, the good ol' U.S. of A. It is a beacon to the rest of the world and I really believe that.
I personally served in the U.S. Army as did my older and younger brothers. My father served, my grandfather served, all five of my uncles served, my nephew is currently serving, my son just commissioned as an Officer in the Air Force this past spring, he has a slot in flight school.
My goal with Engleberts is to help further traditional Cancer research, learn more about and fund holistic approaches and help discover alternative medicines. I'm particularly interested in some of the breath biopsy technology being developed at the moment.
Hi, my name is Tom Englebert and I'm the founder of Engleberts. The picture at the top of this article is from the Englebert Tire Company. They were a large manufacturer of tires in Belgium and Germany in the 1930s through the 50s. Their tires were the first to complete the 24 hours of Le Mans without a change. They also made the tires for the Ferrari racing team and eventually were bought out by the company that is now known as Uniroyal.
What does that have to do with Engleberts Sunglasses? Not a lot, but you can't argue the picture isn't cool.
As I was saying earlier, we all have a limited amount of days and it's up to us to make the most of them. Life is a beautiful thing! And you will be too when you're wearing your Engleberts.
Did you know the "t" in the Engleberts logo is a cross? It is our hope that your new pair of Sunglasses will bring you many blessings in the times ahead.
Feel free to drop us a line anytime about anything, we also love to see pics of our customers with their Engleberts.
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