In the 1920s, the company made custom made boots. Boots were fitted using a fit kit. The fit kit worked off measurements of the length and width of the customer’s foot. The company’s first major boot was the Justin Roper. This boot was developed for the Rodeo Cowboys Association. It was a design taken from the existing Justin Wellington.The company has been passed down through generations, always keeping the same value for quality and excellence. In 1999, the current Chairman of the Board of Justin Industries, John Justin, Jr. stepped down from his position. The following year in August, the company was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway.