In 1953, a young Billy Cook first started making saddles in Greenville, TX.
Rutilo Osornio, began working with Billy. Rutillo is a leather artisan who trained under Billy. He has the mechanical skills necessary to maintain the sewing and cutting equipment used in the shop. He still works with our company today.
Billy Cook incorporated as Billy Cook Harness & Saddle Manufacturing, Inc. in Texas.
Billy Cook Harness & Saddle Manufacturing, Inc. moved its operation to Sulphur, Oklahoma. Jody Ramer started his career at the saddle shop shortly after the move, and is now General Manager of Operations.
Billy Cook's passing left the future of his company in jeopardy. Adam Trenk, a horseman and business attorney with an affinity for the brand, took over operations and has been working to secure Billy's legacy and restore the brand's reputation as America's premier manufacturer of saddles, tack, and fine leather accessories.