About Us

Learn more about Holdster and our leather canning jar mug holders


Charlie Harwig in Harwigs Saddlery.  Early 20th Century.

Marsh Gooding's (Founder) Great Grandfather.

Our mission at Holdster is to help people enjoy their drinks; MORE. To offer a product that feels like it was made 100 years ago, was delivered to them by Daniel Day Lewis’ character in There Will Be Blood, and could be their great grandchild’s keepsake 100 years from now. 


Who are we?

President and Founder: Marsh Gooding- Current life-goal: WinArctic Man.

Vice President: Bobby Paulus- Current life-goal: Backflip (on skis...).
Technical Design Specialist: Juergen Uhl- Current life-goal: Find the perfect chocolate milk.
Strategic Brand Manager: Hannah Allen- Current life-goal: Find the best unknown restaurants in the world.

Why the Holdster?

Simply put: We love Coffee, beer, tea, scotch....and just about all other drinks.  Canning jars are the best drinking vessels we've found for enjoying these drinks but they need some insulation to protect your hands from heat and cold.  So?  Put leather on it.  It looks great, it smells great, it feels good in your hand, and it lasts a long, long time.

 Where are we?

We're headquartered in Burlington, VT.  Holdster started in our living room at the (not so famous) Intervale Hotel (unofficial name for our home) in January 2012.   Our products are manufactured with pride in the USA.


Take Life Neat.

Don’t water it down, add any B.S, or try to consume it quickly.  Instead, enjoy everything like a scotch served neat: unadulterated, pure, meant to be sipped slowly one drop at a time.