About Us

Al Ludwig

Al Ludwig, founder and owner of Ludwig's Leather has a rich history in the leather industry. Being in the wholesale leather business for years he wanted to compliment his wholesale business, Hand Plait Leather, with a retail establishement. He opened Ludwig's Leather at its present location in 2009.

Lou Ludwig

Lou, Al's wife, purchases the leather goods for the store as well sews patches on leather vests, does minor leather repair, makes leather pillows and sews purses and wallets!

Opie Oppelt

His long time staff includes Al Oppelt who is seen here making biker chain link belts. He is also famous for his stitchery on the halters he creates for ranchers' cattle.

Helen Oppelt

Helen, "Opie's" wife, also contributes to the manufacturing process at Ludwig's Leather as well as managerial duties and store sales. She basket weaves the scabbards & cell phone holders. She makes belts and tools them. She provides the cut leather for her husband to make the cattle halters. Her favorite product to construct are children chaps!

Billy Dodson

Long time silversmith and leather tooler.

Reed Walters

Experienced wood craftsman and leather tooler.