Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Name/Alias: Darren Chilton
Branch of Service: Army
Time Served: 1981-1984, 1987
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Name/Alias: Douglas Morton
Branch of Service: Army
Time Served: 15-1/2 yrs
Hometown: Cahokia, IL
Name/Alias: Jimmy Case
MOS: Avionics Tech
Branch of Service: Navy
Time Served: 6 yrs
Who We Are
HandmadeByHeroes.com is a business run and operated by U.S. military veterans and family members. Our main products are paracord bracelets and paracord key chains which are hand-crafted by our team of U.S. veterans and shipped from Colorado Springs, CO.
We started out in 2014 as a partnership with an organization that employed disabled veterans. They provided the workforce while we did the marketing part of the business. But in April of 2016, we decided to change our business structure to be able to directly work with the veterans and provide them with the opportunity of not merely being employees but also of having important roles in getting the business going. We are proudly a veteran owned business.
What We Do and Why We Do It
The Heroes of America have given and sacrificed so much to ensure our freedom. So it is our greatest goal here at HandmadebyHeroes.com to give back. Our aim is to empower our U.S. veterans and help them transition from the military life back to civilian life. This is but a small thing to do in return for all the sacrifices they have made for our Nation.
As part of our program, we give the veterans the opportunity to learn new skills and trades that can help them become competitive in the civilian world and find new jobs with their learned skills. Apart from providing training, we also strive to create a safe and stable environment where our veterans can feel at home and work with better ease while amongst their fellow veterans. We find that being with former members of the Armed Forces who suffer from similar conditions such as PTSD & TBI and working alongside them, can be therapeutic for our veterans. All our veterans are encouraged to come up and experiment with new product ideas that we can offer to our supporters.
Our Paracord & Leather Products
Our main products are paracord bracelets, paracord lanyards, and paracord key chains. We chose to work with paracord because of its uses within the military. Our veterans are not only able to work with something that is familiar to them, but also with a material which they understand the true value of. Paracord is immensely strong and along with this very good quality, is a cost that is reasonable. The bonus part for our customers is: paracord has many survival and everyday uses. Among our more popular products are the medical ID bracelets, which can help alert first responders and other people to a patient’s condition in case of an emergency. We also offer personalization on our paracord bracelets, paracord key chains and paracord lanyards. This is more than just a bunch of paracord projects for our veterans, this is en employment opportunity and a way to ease back into the civilian way of life.
Apart from paracord, our product range which is continually growing also includes leather bracelets and earrings.
If you are purchasing a bracelet with buckle, please refer to the Sizing Guide as shown in our buckle listing here.