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Parkman Sunglasses is the creation of two brothers, Christopher and Andrew, stemmed from a weekend road-trip to Maine. The initial premise was to make two pairs of personal wooden sunglasses.

"We start off by sorting through rough-cut lumber from select mills and lumberyards to find premier pieces. The process then includes milling, veneering, cutting, engraving, sanding and finishing.  This is all done in our shop in Mountainside New Jersey.  From start to finish, dialed precision is blended with the touch and feel of a seasoned craftsman.The combination of comfort and ease on large industrial machines, along with the finesse and patience required with timeless hand tools, creates the callused hands, dusty clothes and sawdust-covered floors proving our passion for creation and our persistence for excellence."


Randolph Engineering, Incorporated was founded in 1972 by Polish immigrants, Jan Waszkiewicz and Stanley Zaleski. They met a decade before while working at a small tool & die company in South Boston. In pursuit of the American dream they ventured out to start their own business in Randolph, MA. The two entrepreneurs built tooling, dies and machinery for the then thriving US optical manufacturing industry. Through determination and a tireless work ethic Randolph Engineering became one of the leading optical tool & die companies in the country.

In the late 1970?s Randolph Engineering started manufacturing Mil-Spec Aviator sunglasses for the United States Air Force as a subcontractor producing in excess of 200,000 sunglasses annually. Led by Jan’s sons, Randolph won the government bid to become the prime contractor in 1982. By the late 1980?s Randolph had expanded into the commercial sunglass market after civilians learned about the quality of its sunglasses and prescription frames through military channels.

Today Randolph remains an iconic brand accelerated by a growing demand for genuine, well-made products with a strong American heritage. Tried and true manufacturing methods are maintained using the machinery and tooling created by the founders. Randolph Engineering, Inc. is still owned and operated by three generations of the Waszkiewicz and Zaleski families along with a highly skilled and dedicated American workforce.