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Humble Beginnings

It all started 37 years ago when working as an Autobody repair man, Tommy would use the protective foam off new car parts to use as kneepads. Eventually he created Knee Komforts®, the world’s first disposable foam kneepads and went shop to shop selling them to the local auto body repair shops.

Fast forward thirty-seven years and we are still focused 100% on creating the world’s best innovative kneepads. Tommyco currently holds 8 world-wide utility patents protecting our exclusive pressure dispersing kneepad covers. Whether you’re a weekend Gardener or Industrial contractor, we have the right kneepad for you.

Tommyco Milestones

  • Started over 37 years ago by inventing the world’s first lightweight foam kneepad that became a generic kneepad sold throughout the world.
  • Created the first 100% Injected “Real” Gel Kneepads that were soon copied by most kneepad suppliers.
  • Invented pressure dispersing kneepad covers to help redirect pressure away from the delicate patella bone.  A world-wide patented feature exclusive to Tommyco.
  • Invented a hinge design cover that actually “Bends with the Knee!”
  • Invented Total Flex Kneepads, the world’s first articulating kneepads.
  • Invented Eliminator Kneepads, the first kneepads to eliminate discomfort caused by having straps behind the knee.
  • Invented SHINNERS, kneepads designed to use the shin to support body weight.
  • Invented Ankle Comfort kneepads to help eliminate stress to the ankle joint.
  • Created “CHOOSING KNEEPADS MADE EASY” program by creating kneepad categories.

Why choose Tommyco kneepads?

  • Largest selection of kneepads.
  • 37 years of kneepad experience.
  • Tommyco is recognized as a quality brand throughout the world.
  • Focused on creating innovative kneepads year after year.
  • Providing specialized kneepads (hardware, gardening, military related products)
  • ISO certified factories in China to ensure quality control.
  • Complete line of CE certified kneepads for our European markets.
  • Exceptional Customer Service.



Tom Lesosky

President and Inventor
Tom founded Tommyco Kneepads in 1985 out of a need while working as an autobody repair man. He would use the protective foam, used to protect new car parts, as his kneepads. Eventually creating KneeKomforts® the world’s first light weight foam kneepads. 37 years later and with Janet’s design input, they created over 100 innovative kneepads. Tommyco is recognized as the leading authority in protecting one’s knees while kneeling. Tom and Janet are having fun leading the market by designing and creating quality innovative kneepads year after year!


Janet Sether Lesosky

VP Sales and Director
Janet began her sales career in 1979 working the Minnesota territory selling Hardware and Lawn/Garden products with her father, Don Sether. After working together for 13 years, Janet bought the Company and hired a partner. Another 13 years passed when Janet met Tom. The two of them actually had fun selling kneepads together and decided to make it permanent. Janet sold her business and moved to Canada in 2004. Janet and Tom have sold Tommyco kneepads into many of the world’s largest retail chains …and we’re still having fun!



Nabil Abdalla

Nabil is a seasoned CPA/CMA with over 25 years experience in accounting and management roles in various industries. Nabil joined Tommyco over 11 years ago as a controller and progressed to become the CFO/GM of Tommyco. Nabil contributed to the growth of Tommyco with the encouragement and support of the owners and the team.


Tehseen Javed

Tehseen started at Tommyco 29 years ago as a machine operator and through her dedication, hard work and willingness to learn progressed to be the production manager. Tehseen is now the purchaser at Tommyco and working hard to ensure that Tommyco can supply our customers with their needs as required.


Ellen Iglesias

Inventory Control
Ellen is a seasoned accountant that joined Tommyco 20 years ago. In her role as purchasing manager Ellen is key in ensuring that the inventory levels are matching customer’s needs even in challenging times.


Robina Hanif

Customer Service Supervisor
Robina joined Tommyco 20 years ago and progressed to become customer service supervisor. Robina’s customer service’s skills have helped Tommyco to ensure high level of customer satisfaction.


Gurjeet Finch

Gurjeet started with Tommyco in 2022 as accountant. Gurjeet is a CA from India with 3 years experience in accounting that will enable her to grow fast in her role and to contribute to Tommyco’s growth.


Jasmeen Kaur

Logistics Coordinator
Jasmeen joined Tommyco in 2021 as a logistics coordinator. She brings lots of experience from her similar position in another organization. Jasmeen is dedicated and very keen on ensuring that customer’s receive their product on time accurately all the time.