Lost & Found Cigars was accidentally created in 2013 when I was working on launching Caldwell Cigar Company and went to visit Tony Bellatto (La Barba Cigars) with a bundle of cigars in my bag.
As a consumer, I always loved digging through humidors in search of yellow cellophane. Once I got on the manufacturing side, I scoured aging rooms in search of beautifully aged cigars.
On one trip to visit Tony Bellatto (La Barba Cigars) I brought a couple bundles with me. He and his father immediately fell in love. They asked me if I could get more cigars. This was the moment that lost and found was born. Our first three releases were Pepper Cream Soda, One Night Stand and Lost Reserve.
I have always had an affinity for aged cigars….and design. Aged cigars are special.,..not all of them, but age often adds a complexity and balance to cigars that only comes with time. Creating brands and concepts is not only part of my job, but my favorite hobby. We built Lost&Found to deliver unique, aged product in packaging that entertains us.
Lost and Found lives for charity. It was started for fun, but survives to make a difference. During the peak of COVID19 in April, 2020, we released No Free Lunch, which donated the proceeds to soup kitchens, and food banks (North Dallas Food Bank, Camillus House). We followed with Give A Fuck, which benefitted arts initiatives and after-school education in inner-cities (Inner City Impact, Inner City Arts). From there, we went on to Launch ONE, benefitting Tunnels to Towers (First Responders and their families), EL PAVO (Miami Rescue Mission), providing Thanksgiving meals to families in need. CHANCE provided high-quality toys to children during the holidays (Toys for Tots). We continue to and will always fund and sponsor charities and initiatives that are important to us. Lost and Found is our vehicle to make a difference. We are building this brand so that the legacy of doing good outlives the founders.