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H.R. Stewart, Inc. Celebrates its 90th Anniversary

H.R. Stewart, Inc. Celebrates its 90th Anniversary
H.R. Stewart, Inc.  announces the celebration of its 90th anniversary in 2020. The Cary-based institution was started in 1930 and continues to thrive as McHenry and Lake Counties premier provider of plumbing, heating & air conditioning, custom sheet metal and heavy sewer cleaning.

Under the leadership of Jim Stewart, H.R. Stewart’s main location is the same landmark location at 52 W. Crystal St. (Northwest Highway) in the heart of Cary.  Jim is the third generation to head the business, taking over as President in 2000.  Founded by Jim’s grandfather, Howard Stewart, Jim took over the plumbing and heating part of his father’s hardware business.  Jim’s father, Allan, took over in 1968.

“This is an incredible milestone for any company, “ says Jim Stewart, “H.R. Stewart has achieved this longevity through the hard work, passion, and dedication of our team, our commitment to our community, and our culture of customer service and long lasting relationships.  We want our customers to know me and our great team members. I like to say, build the relationships and the business will come. Our experienced team is committed to customer satisfaction.”

As a landmark location in the Cary-Grove area, H.R. Stewart has always been involved in the community they call home.  Howard Stewart served as the 17th Mayor of Cary. They sponsor community events such as Cary Main Street Fest and the Merry Cary parade.  They will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2020 Merry Cary Parade-Turned Around.  

Since their origin, H.R. Stewart, Inc. has always been customer focused. H.R. Stewart has built many customer relationships with Cary and surrounding communities; their customers include everything from the single-family home to Fortune 500 corporations.

H.R. Stewart services range from heavy industrial to residential and everything in between. H.R. Stewart has multiple locations and divisions including a custom sheet metal fabrication facility, residential division and heavy municipal, and government sewer cleaning and televising division. H.R. Stewart has and will continue to be “Your Hometown Source.”

To learn more about H.R. Stewart, they can be reached via phone at 847-639-3331 or visit their website at

Jim Stewart
                            Allan Stewart                               Howard Stewart

Allan Stewart and the Marines Plumbing School, 1951

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