November - December 2023


Hewson Brothers Building Supply

40 Years of Excellence and a Bright Future Ahead

In an industry where quality, reliability, and customer service are paramount, Hewson Brothers Building Supply has stood the test of time, celebrating a remarkable 40 years in the building supply business. Since its inception, this family-owned company has been a cornerstone of support for builders, contractors, and homeowners alike. As we mark this significant milestone, we reflect on our history and look forward with excitement to the future.

A Humble Beginning

The origins of Hewson Brothers Building Supply can be traced back to the early 1900’s, when founder, George Hewson started Hewson & Potter Plastering in Brantford, Ontario. After several years of success and growth, the name was changed to Hewson & Son in 1946 when George’s son Leonard joined the company.

After years of working on the contracting side of the business, the decision was made in 1983 to move into distribution, and Hewson Brothers Supply Limited was established. With a vision of providing top-notch building materials and exceptional customer service, the company quickly gained a reputation for reliability and quality. The success of the company continued throughout the years as each generation of Hewson owners evolved the business to meet the needs of the market through expertise in plastering, contracting and supply.

A Tradition of Excellence

Over the past four decades, Hewson Brothers has weathered economic ups and downs, adapting to the changing needs of the construction industry. Through it all, the company has remained steadfast in its commitment to delivering high-quality products and unwavering support to its valued customers, and in 2013, Hewson Brothers Supply acquired Prestige Acoustics Limited. The acquisition of Prestige Acoustics by Hewson Brothers made perfect sense. At that time, both companies were members of the Torbsa buying group (now AD Building Supplies - Canada) and were also Armstrong Commercial Ceiling and Wall dealers. These pre-existing vendor partnerships made the acquisition seamless and quickly expanded the products and service that could be provided to the customers in the region. After 6 years successful years of operating under two separate names, the decision was made to focus on developing a more unified approach. In 2019, Hewson Brothers Supply Limited and Prestige Acoustics re-branded under Hewson Brothers Building Supply. The smaller Waterloo location was closed, and a new larger facility was opened in North Cambridge to compliment that already established Brantford yard. The next phase of expansion was to the GTA region after several years of acquisitions and consolidation left fewer distribution options for the Toronto customer base.  Contractors were looking for choice in the market, so Hewson Brothers Acoustic Solutions was opened in 2022 in Vaughan Ontario.  HB Acoustics specializes in the sales and distribution of leading-edge acoustical ceiling and wall specialty products.

Now, a fourth-generation family-owned company, Hewson Brothers Building Supply has developed into a leading interior finishing distribution company with an extensive fleet of service trucks and expert knowledge of the construction industry. Hewson Brothers has not lost site of what the generations before have done to earn the customers trust. The company continues to focus on face-to-face service provided by a friendly knowledgeable team of staff.

A Look to the Future

As Hewson Brothers Building Supply celebrates 40 years of success, we are thrilled to look ahead to the exciting possibilities that the future holds. With advancements in technology, sustainability, and innovation shaping the building industry, we are poised to meet these challenges head-on. Our commitment to staying at the forefront of industry trends means we will continue to provide our customers with the latest products and eco-friendly solutions. We also plan to expand our online presence, making it easier for our clients to access our extensive inventory and expertise from the comfort of their homes or job sites. In addition, Hewson Brothers remains dedicated to giving back to the communities that have supported us for four decades. We will continue to actively participate in local charity initiatives and contribute to the growth and well-being of our neighborhoods.

Thank You

As we reflect on our history and look ahead to the future, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to our loyal customers, dedicated employees, and supportive partners who have made this remarkable journey possible. Your trust and loyalty have been the driving force behind our success, and we are excited to continue serving you for many years to come. Here's to the next 40 years of excellence, innovation, and unwavering commitment to our customers and the communities we serve. Together, we will build a brighter future, while supplying the materials that build our communities.


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