The Acme Company was incorporated by the Revillon family in 1906. H.M.E. Evans spent time as a financial administrator for the Revillon family of France and one component of this arrangement was the Acme Company Limited. The company was to have wide ranging powers, touching upon many aspects of the retail business. However, with a declining market in Edmonton, the company dropped its retail branch and concentrated totally on building rentals and the investment business.
Covered within this period is the relationship that the Acme Company had with Cecil Sutherland and the Johnstone Walker Stores of Edmonton. When Acme decided to abandon the retail business it reached a leasing arrangement with Cecil Sutherland over the rental of the Acme Building.
The post-war era brought corporate reorganization and taxation appeals. The Acme Company concluded operations on September 7, 1962 and the corporate affairs were transferred to Revillon Freres (Alberta) Limited.