George Hewitt Co. Limited


In 1879 George Hewitt became familiar with the revolutionary technology of rubber stamps that was changing the industries of publishing and advertising of the time. The rubber stamp was the immediate predecessor to the typewriter and compares to the invention of Microsoft Windows in the 1980s.

Founded in 1885

The stamps saved the printing industry time and money, and George became one of the first sales agents in San Francisco for the famous publishing houses S. H. Shepler and Company, and Thompson and Stenhouse. In 1885 George started his own company: The Geo H. Hewitt Co. Limited in San Francisco, California.

George’s new firm began in 1885 as a marking industries manufacturer’s agent for The Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Company (or LARSCo), which dealt in all classes of stamp goods and supplies.

In 1898 George moved north with his wife, Lucinda. Although George was the owner of several mining claims in Colorado, he did not follow the “Gold Trail of ’98” to the Yukon goldfields. Instead, he set up his company in Yaletown in the growing community of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

In addition to supplying marking devices, the newly located Canadian business now began manufacturing its own products under the Hewco brand name. Products included stamps, corporate seals, stencils and other marking equipment.

Established in 1898 in Vancouver

The company moved several more times over the years to Richards Street, Seymour Street, Homer Street and one last time in 1992 to its current location at 2055 Boundary Road. George passed away in 1936, and his wife Lucinda became president of the company until her death in 1953. The company stayed in the family for generations.

Current President

Since 2005

Christopher Mullins and his wife Nancy ran the company until 2005, when they retired and sold the company to long-term employee Shelley Barnes and her husband, Wesley DePourcq, who was also an employee. Wesley DePourcq is the current president of the company.

Hewitt’s in the 21st Century

Leader in Our Industry

Hewitt’s today continues to be a small, family-owned, native Canadian company. Some of our dedicated and loyal staff members have worked for us for decades! We’re proud of our workmanship and have gained a creditable reputation in the marking and identification industry.


Loyal Clients

We are pleased to serve the needs of local businesses, government and schools with high-quality marking devices such as rubber stamps, corporate seals, numbering machines and other marking devices. Over the years, Hewitt’s has also become a manufacturer of signage and name badges, as well as other identification products.

Dedicated to the Art of Sign Making and Industrial Marking

How much experience do we have? Our company has been making rubber stamps, signs and more for over 100 years !





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Committment and Dedication

The marking device craftsmen, craftswomen and all other production staff at Hewitt's are proud to belong to the Service Employees International Union, Local 244. Hewitt's is a long-serving member of the International Marking & Identification Association. We are dedicated to both our craft and our loyal employees.
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