Meet the people who work at Leonard’s Book Restoration!
Eric J. Haley
Eric J. Haley is the youngest son of Leonard Haley, and is the founder of Leonard’s Book Restoration. He has a unique set of qualifications for the business, including a background in and love for history, antique books and ephemera, and arts and crafts. He is also the pastor of a local church and is a U.S.Air Force veteran.
Eric supervises a team of highly skilled and artistic bookbinders and is still the go-to guy for questions like what would be period appropriate for a particular book.
Margie L. Haley
Margie L. Haley is also a proprietor of Leonard’s, and wife of Eric. It’s a Joint Venture Partnership (a mom-and-pop business). Margie is the office supervisor for a team of friendly customer servants. Her background in computers, writing, and bookkeeping keep things running smoothly and the taxes paid.
Margie is also a U.S. Air Force veteran; in fact, Eric and Margie met in the Air Force more than 40 years ago, and they have raised and home-schooled a family of eight children, many of whom have worked for Leonard’s or work here now.
Chris Haley is the oldest son of Eric and Margie, and father to one of their many talented grandkids. He was involved with the bookbinding from its earliest stages but he has been working full-time at Leonard’s since 2008.
Chris specializes in antiquarian books and family Bibles. He is particularly talented in art and music, and also loves cooking when he gets a chance. Mostly, Chris just loves Jesus!
Joe is a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College Indianapolis and he’s been working at Leonard’s since 2012. He was noticed by Susie Haley there because of his love for Jesus, and became part of the family. Joe and Susie have three charming kids and another charming kid on the way.
With the skills he has developed here, he rebinds many personal Bibles and has developed some new techniques.
Zach’s family has also been among our homeschooling circle for a long time. He is an Eagle Scout who joined the team at Leonard’s in 2017 and is producing many hand-dyed, tooled covers for us.
Jason, another homeschooled friend of the family, has been working at Leonard’s since 2015, starting out as they all do in the shop — putting away typeset. He also did landscaping, maintenance, and cleaning.
Now, he rebinds books and Bibles, but his homeschooled son is taking over many of the other projects.
Liz joined our team in 2016. Though she looks great now, Eric and Margie knew her back when she was still a young kid playing in the dirt with their kids. Since she has an artistic streak, Liz fits right in at Leonard’s, rebinding Bibles. (She’s also kind of related by marriage.)
She and Jason have three great kids, who seem to want to be artists, bookbinders, or groundskeepers when they grow up.
Bill came to us in 2021 from another state that wasn’t as free as Indiana, and as we were just looking for a replacement when a member of our team departed for Bible college, this seemed a Divine appointment. He and his wife and young children enjoy Indiana, but aren’t really used to snowflake accumulations yet.
Bill helps keep the books and Bibles moving, and you will receive emails from him with happy news such as “We got your book,” and “We’re putting this on the schedule now,” and “It’s finished!”
Valerie was one of the original Haley kids, who worked at Leonard’s since 2009, took a 2-year break while she went to college, got married, and then returned in 2019, bringing her husband with her.
Valerie has been working in the bookbinding shop since her return. She’s been working on some larger book sets and brings joy and music with her.
Joe Stewart V
Shipping and Receiving
Joe is our newest shipping and receiving specialist. He is a homeschooler and a US Army veteran with a big heart. He enjoys his job, learning even more about something he loves (books), and working alongside someone he loves (Valerie).
Shipping and Receiving
Micah is working in shipping and receiving, although from time to time he may be called upon to do other important jobs like shoveling the snow from the parking lot. He is another homeschooler and the son of Jason and Liz.