For Barry Sokol, founder of SOLO Labs, starting a business was a calling. His career included being a teacher, pharmaceutical rep and working in the orthotics industry. But the twists and turns of life guided him to making the biggest decision of his life, starting SOLO Laboratories. With courage, conviction, and a commitment to serving others SOLO Laboratories, Inc began in 1983.
Founded in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, SOLO started in a small building on a local farm. These humble beginnings were inspired by a deep faith in God.
Divine inspiration and guidance gave Barry and his two other founding partners the encouragement they needed to create custom orthotics during the early days at SOLO. Barry was convinced that knowing the customers and caring for them were the keys to success. SOLO, which stands for Serve Others, Love Others lives that philosophy today.
Today, the second-generation of leaders continue to live our fundamental principle to Serve Others, Love Others. We value our employees, their dedication to SOLO and their commitment to manufacturing high quality custom orthotics. We appreciate the way our customer experience team cares for our customers by creating long lasting relationships that turn customers into SOLO family. We respect every team member and customer and are humbled at being selected as a Best Places to Work award winner.
If you are interested in learning more about SOLO, please read the profile that Podiatry Management published in their April/May 2023 issue.