Welcome to the A. Harvey Group


From humble beginnings, to a household name, A. Harvey and Company Limited has been serving the people of the greater St. John’s area for 150 years. In 2015 we are celebrating our 150TH Anniversary. Our focus has always been clear – to put the needs of our customers first and support those in the community who support us.

In 1865, Alexander John Harvey moved to St. John’s to open an import/export business similar to an operation his father was running in Nova Scotia. The company was originally known as A. J. Harvey and Company and finally, under the Companies Act of 1914, became incorporated as A. Harvey and Company Limited. A. Harvey and Company Limited also established the Newfoundland Coastal Steamship Company in 1889 for transporting passengers and freight to coastal communities.

Today, A. Harvey and Company Limited enjoys the distinction of being one of Newfoundland’s most historic and diversified firms, and our headquarters are still located on Water Street East, St. John’s. We pride ourselves on being a privately owned Canadian corporation, which through its various divisions provides a wide range of services – many marine-oriented. Our management group and board of directors helmed by chairman Susan Harvey Patten, granddaughter of the founder, are proudly Canadian. Today, the A. Harvey Group Of Companies is a vital and integral part of the Newfoundland and Labrador economy, employing approximately 400 people throughout the province.

It’s our privilege to serve you.