Ed Deborski and his wife Carol founded Old Style Sausage in 1972 in a small shop on Louisville’s Main Street, equipped with an old grinder, a hand sausage stuffer and Ed’s family recipe for borogies – sweet homemade dough pockets filled with sauerkraut, Italian sausage, cheese, peppers and spices. Today Old Style Sausage markets 5,000 to 10,000 pounds of sausage a week – still linked by hand – to restaurants, institutions and retailers. In 1984, the Deborskis opened a second business, Louisville Store and Lock.
The couple’s community service includes 10 years of work and donations to the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, the City of Louisville July 4th Picnic, the Tri City Elks Picnic, as well as various churches, charities, restaurants, firehouses and youth activities. Ed served as Louisville city councilman from 1972-1974, and he and Carol were named Business Person of the Year in 1991 by the Louisville Chamber of Commerce.
Both Ed and Carol are natives of Louisville.