HAMPSHIRE PEWTER HISTORY
On August 26, 2005 we purchased the Hampshire Pewter company. At the time, the brand had been in existence for 31 years and the business had changed hands at least five times before us.
Since its inception in 1974, and through various owners along the way, the Hampshire Pewter name has remained synonymous with fine quality and craftsmanship, a tradition and reputation we knew we could build upon.
When we acquired the business, it was located in Wolfeboro, NH and we were living in Somersworth, NH. We spent eight years juggling our family and professional interests in Somersworth, with travel to the Wolfeboro store.
In 2013, we made the decision to relocate the manufacturing operation and open a second retail location at Barclay Square on Route 108 in our hometown of Somersworth. Not only was it a solid business decision that would allow us more time to dedicate to the business, but with five children and strong ties to the Somersworth community, the move also made practical sense for our family. Over the years, our growing five children have become an integral part of the business.
These days, we are both happily working full-time together at the Somersworth flagship store and overseeing the Wolfeboro satellite location, which remains open, thanks to our reliable and dedicated staff there. The Hampshire Pewter retail product line of ornaments and hollow-ware continues to grow and is available, not only in our brick and mortar locations, but also through our online store. Select Hampshire Pewter products are also made available via our wholesale channel in gift shops across the country. We are also now offering a limited line from our company store on Amazon.com.
In addition, we are often commissioned to create custom ornaments or commemorative medallions for museums, churches, organizations and municipalities.
We are grateful to our loyal customers, wholesale partners and other supporters. Here’s to continued success and a bright future!
LINDSAY CLAIRE DESIGNS HISTORY
Lindsay Claire Designs began in July of 1993 in the City of Niagara Falls NY. They grew quickly and supplied several pieces to Longaberger Basket Co in Ohio for many years. When Longaberger downsized, business slowed down considerably and Lindsay Claire Designs was sold in 2006 to Gord and Donna Doeler, who moved the company to their hometown of Barrie, Ontario. They have maintained the business for 12 years, but have now decided to retire.
Lindsay Claire Designs has a new home in Somersworth, NH with Hampshire Pewter and Laser Creations USA. We want to wish the Doeler's a happy and healthy retirement. Thank you for the 12 years that you devoted to Lindsay Claire Designs and her customers.
We will maintain phone lines, fax lines and website for a period of time. Please contact us for any reason, if you just want to say hi or if you need assistance we will be happy to hear from you.
Hampshire Pewter contact information: 1.866.282.7384, 350 Route 108, Unit 201, Somersworth, NH 03878.