Seventy years ago, in 1948, Leonard L. Evans, Jr. established Evans Tool & Die, Inc. in Decatur, Georgia. Leonard and his wife Mary Alice Evans had four children: Len III, Dale, Craig, and Fran. Leonard and Mary Alice were both tool & die makers who began their first shop in their daughter’s play house. As the business grew, with much hard work and dedication, it expanded to later incorporate Evans Metal Stamping, Inc.
The business relocated to Conyers, GA, in 1978 into a brand new facility. The second generation of the Evans family that would lead to their success through the next years included Len III, Craig and son in law Ray Duensing. The company has expanded several times at its Conyers location which now boasts 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space with a full service tool & die shop and over 67 punch presses.
The company is now in it’s third generation of leadership with Dee Barnes, granddaughter of Leonard Evans, as President and CEO. Leonard and Mary Alice Evans, as well as Craig Evans, passed away in 2013, 2011 and 2010, respectively. The legacy that they began lives on. While Evans Tool & Die and Metal Stamping has grown in size and influence, our values, inspired by Leonard and Mary Alice Evans, remain the same – Integrity, Accountability, Excellence and Generosity.
Evans Companies exist not only to make a profit for its stakeholders, but to make a positive impact that will support and encourage its customers, employees and families, and our community. Leonard Evans began his business on “handshake ethics” that demonstrated our core values. When he gave his word, it was so. It is that same level of integrity and accountability in business that continues in how Evans Companies does business today. We strive to provide the best quality in the industry and believe our ability to meet the highest standards and continuously improve that standard is attributed to our success. In addition, we believe strongly in generosity as a core value. Evans Company shares the profits with our employees and our community. See what we can do for you.