About Us

About Our Company

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Gateway Shoe Machine is moving forward as a new leader in the Orthopedic and Prosthetic (O & P) Machinery Industry. Gateway Shoe Machine was founded by Francis "Tony" Mueller and Steve Mueller in 1977. Tony initiated his career with Landis Shoe Machine in 1958 and had over 32 years experience in the shoe machine industry with his retirement in 1990.

Steve began his career in shoe repair in 1963 as a young boy at the age of six, working in his Grandfather's shoe repair shop. In 1972, as a young man, Steve was trained and worked for his father rebuilding shoe machinery and has been dedicated to the Shoe Machinery Industry since that time. Steve has been a guest speaker for Machinery Maintenance seminars at many of the Shoe Service Conventions. He has also written machinery maintenance articles for Shoe Service Magazine for many years. Steve has taught machinery maintenance at Oklahoma State University Okmulgee and has worked as a consultant to the advisory board helping to cultivate and strengthen our industry.

Jerry Mueller, Tony's brother, launched his career with Landis Shoe Machine in 1954, and in 1959 he was co-founder and Vice President of Sutton Shoe Machine. Jerry joined Gateway Shoe Machine in 1990, bringing with him this tremendous knowledge and experience. Jerry designed and engineered the Sutton S-2000, S-1250, S-1000, S-750, S-500, SS- 1 Shiner, and motorized patch machine stand. He also designed the entire line of Sutton belt sanders and many other Sutton products.

As President of Gateway Shoe Machine, Steve maintains high standards for new and rebuilt machinery sold by our company. Our technicians offer years of experience in the shoe machine and orthopedic industry, and four generations of involvement in the shoe service industry itself. We are proud to offer you the Landis S line of new machinery. We also offer a variety of rebuilt machinery, restored to the original factory specifications.

Make sure you consider Gateway Shoe Machine when you make your next shoe repair machine and/or orthopedic machinery or parts purchase. We are an Authorized Landis International S Shoe Machinery Dealer and Authorized Claes Patch Machine Dealer. To learm nore about Gateway Shoe Machine and the products and services that we offer to the shoe service industry, please visit our FAQs page.

Arthur Harms and Tony Mueller
Arthur Harms and Tony Mueller