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HOW WE STARTED
Nathan Hawkins and Aaron Zimmerman are the owners of Sneakermat L.L.C. We have been friends and business partners for over 20+ years. We opened our first location on April 17th, 2021 at 5412 Queens Chapel Road, Hyattsville MD. A year later we are expanding our company and opening a second store at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. We currently employee 8+ individuals ranging from the age of 22-30.
I became very proficient in shoe care and restorations from a passion to always keep my shoes clean. Growing up there were times I had to wear the same shoes an entire school year; so making sure my shoes were clean and could last was a very important to me. I use different cleaning solution, glues, and other materials to keep my shoes wearable and clean. My passion became self-taught and I turned it into one of my many trades and skills.
A QUICK SUMMARY OF OUR BUSINESS INTEL'S
Aaron and I are both Natives of the District of Columbia; attending District of Columbia Public School System and graduated from Eastern Senior High School. Our upbringing was our motivation to become better than where we came from and continue to better our lives, with the support of my wife and daughter, our families, and close friends.
I currently lead our service team of the company where I oversee our staff of dedicated professional sneaker cleaning, restorations, and customization services.
Aaron leads our sales side of the business where he uses networking abilities and networking platforms to acquire the latest shoe releases, clothing, and consignment selections.
Additionally, Sneakermat supports the local community with special and yearly events where we have shoe drives at our storefront to give back to kids and anyone in need of gently worn footwear. It's our mission to help our community and give back to our city that raised us.