1869

A.W. Hopeman begins his cabinetmaking business, A.W. Hopeman Builder, in Rochester, N.Y. It eventually becomes A.W. Hopeman & Sons and expands to include Hopeman Brothers.

1916

Hopeman Brothers begins performing marine joiner work for the large William Cramp & Sons shipyard in Philadelphia.

1920s

Hopeman is heavily involved in construction of facilities at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) and of other Rochester landmarks.

1964

A.W. Hopeman & Sons adds a manufacturing facility in Royston, Ga., signaling the start of Royston LLC operations.

1970

Royston begins offering modular metal fixtures for the convenience store, food service and other retail industries.

1980

Royston expands, adding a state-of-the-art metal fabrication plant in Jasper, Ga. The company headquarters eventually moves from Royston to Jasper.

2003

Royston acquires Reynolds Corp., a 57-year-old, front-end retail solutions company in Jackson, Tenn.

2003

Royston acquires the retail checkstand business unit of Michigan’s Borroughs Corp.

2008

Royston LLC is purchased by Stephens

2011

Royston LLC acquires the assets of Ameridiser LLC.

2014

Joint venture to expand production & market reach established in Mexico: Royston-TAMMEX

2016

Royston LLC acquires E.L.F. Wood Products

2018

Royston LLC and SignResource Identity Group, a full-service sign manufacturer in Maywood, CA acquired by Industrial Opportunity Partners (IOP). New holding company, SRR, is launched

2020

Hamilton Laboratory Solutions, a laboratory equipment & furnishing company in Manitowoc, WI and Southern CaseArts, a market leader in refrigerated grocery cases in Bessemer, AL acquired by Royston LLC. Royston Group is formed - includes Royston LLC, Southern CaseArts, SignResource and Hamilton Laboratory Solutions.