Jacksonville’s Holmes Stamp & Sign Completes Acquisition of 140 Year-Old Savannah Based Company

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Holmes Stamp & Sign continues its growth strategy through strategic acquisitions.

It’s a great opportunity to acquire a 140 year old company and work with them to grow their business in the local community.

Holmes Stamp & Sign Company (HSC) is proud to announce the acquisition of Savannah Stamp & Stencil. Savannah Stamp & Stencil is a 140 year old company with a history of providing quality rubber stamps, stencils, engraved nameplates and badges. HSC, based in Jacksonville, Florida, serves its customers with similar products, but also offers a wider range of products and services.

Owner of Savannah Stamp & Stencil Rich Reinhardt is retiring after assuming the helm of Savannah Stamp & Stencil in 1999. As he faced retirement, he was confronted with the dilemma of transitioning the company to an owner he could entrust to deliver on the legacy of Savannah Stamp & Stencil. He found just the right fit with HSC, a third generation business with a proven track record that has supported steady growth when most of the industry has been downsizing. “Holmes Stamp and Sign is the perfect solution. I am confident Bryan will not only uphold the great reputation of this 140 year old company, he also brings much needed technology to the mix that will increase value to customers,” said Mr. Reinhardt.

HSC has been providing customized products for both office and personal use for more than 60 years. Originally focused on address stamps and notary embossers, the company expanded its product line to include nametags, architectural signs, plaques, awards and promotional products. HSC has made significant investments in technology and building a team of people necessary to thrive through the recent recession and in an industry that has seen consolidation over the past generation. “It’s a great opportunity to acquire a 140 year old company and work with them to grow their business in the local community. People and companies will always need stamps, signs, nametags and other small office supplies,” said HSC CEO, Bryan Croft. HSC employs over 65 people at its Jacksonville, Florida headquarters. The building that housed Savannah Stamp & Stencil has been sold, but HSC is weighing its options for a retail space in Savannah. In the meantime, HSC is able to offer the customers of Savannah Stamp & Stencil full services and quality customer service utilizing the technology and processes it already has in place.

The acquisition of Savannah Stamp & Stencil further improves HSC’s position in the industry. HSC plans to draw on its online ordering, next day shipping and expanded product lines to serve the customers of Savannah Stamp & Stencil through a seamless transition and beyond. Find more about Holmes Stamp and Sign at http://www.HolmesStamp.com; toll free at 1-888-465-6373 or locally at 904-396-2291.

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