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We take pride in making each & every monument custom

Since we were children, we have been told to leave a place better than we found it. This is life, and this is West Memorials. This is a company born of a belief that memorial art can reflect the uniqueness that each of us brings to life. Since the beginning of time, we have been drawing on stone in beautiful ways to tell others we were here.

Whether it be as grand as a waterfall or as subtle as a font type, we will work with you to create a cemetery memorial that is both beautiful and feels right. West Memorials is unlike any monument company in the country. The beautiful monuments on our website serve as inspiration for unlocking the possibilities of design and also show that you do not have to settle for the typical headstone. We take the time to get to know you and the person that deserves the best memorial we can create.

West is the name on the door and the name of the person taking your call. Missy and Paul West work with families every day to ensure a clarity of vision throughout the design process. Our graphic artists, production staff and associates are all on hand to seamlessly flow concept to reality.

Frequently, families tell us that the monument will be there forever and has to be right; we could not agree more. A custom memorial deserves more than selecting from rows of headstones on display or a catalog of designs that is fifty years old. Designing a unique memorial requires communication, talent and desire. Our clients are more than a name on a stone, they are loved people that deserve our best effort in making one place more beautiful than we found it.

Call or email us. You will know in a moment you have found the right family to trust in building your creative memorial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design Spotlight:

This family memorial started as several hand drawings and ended up to be a beautiful, customized family memorial. The project was completed in 2013 for the Galardi's, with an addition in 2015. It includes many large basalt columns with a ledger and a bronze cross suspended over a waterfall. It was an honor to be a part of this huge production.

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Our Story

West Memorials: Not your average monument company

The first monument I designed was for a beautiful young lady who died in a tragic traffic accident. I was fortunate to spend a couple of hours with her parents hearing all about her. Before I left, her mother gave me a picture of the young woman saying, "While you are designing this headstone, I want you to remember who you are working for". After a nerve-wrecking week, I finally arrived at a design that I felt was both beautiful and told the story of this wonderful life cut short. I have never been so nervous as when I showed the design to her parents, after all, this was a headstone for their child, it had to be right. I pulled back the cover and with a tear in her eye, mom looked at dad and said, "It's perfect."

After being in the monument industry for 8 years, I designed a beautiful cemetery monument for a little boy. My boss told me I had to quit wasting so much time with families and get my volume up. I knew I was done with conglomerate corporations and West Stone Works Company, Inc. was born.

My wife, Missy, the computer whiz and brains of the family, suggested we share our abilities with the rest of the world. West Memorials, the internet company, was born.

The thought of selling cemetery monuments, headstones and grave site memorials online scared me at first. I was used to sitting at kitchen tables and listening to family stories. But after so many beautiful stories with so many families all over the country, I am convinced that this is where I need to be.

I am past-president of the Tennessee Monuments Builders Association, 2001-2003. I am a member of Monument Builders of North America, Better Business Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. I am a graduate of the Elberton Granite Association Advance Design class and an instructor at the 2002 and 2005 EGA.

-Paul West

Paul and Missy West Memorials Owners
West Memorials building
Faber
Faber

Spartan
Spartan

Anderson
Anderson

Jucas
Jucas

Galardi
Galardi

Dekko
Dekko

Kottwitz
Kottwitz

Paschen
Paschen

Lang
Lang

Miller
Miller

Gill
Gill

Gorham
Gorham

Saucier
Saucier

Brown
Brown

Thomas
Thomas

Ferguson
Ferguson

Marino
Marino

Smith
Smith

Cullom
Cullom

Gabbard
Gabbard

Owen
Owen

Nored
Nored

Griesemer
Griesemer

Mozo
Mozo

Panaia
Panaia

Ruiz
Ruiz

Dahlin
Dahlin

Tunnell
Tunnell

Kim
Kim

Gould
Gould

Bittner
Bittner

Bothun
Bothun

Greer
Greer

Corporon
Corporon

Bernier
Bernier

Watkins
Watkins

Baillargeon
Baillargeon

Buckner
Buckner

Brusco
Brusco

Star City
Star City

Weed
Weed

Boyer
Boyer

Cloyd
Cloyd

Testimonials

Hear what our clients have to say.

"WE LOVE OUR MONUMENT!
IT'S BETTER THAN
WE COULD'VE IMAGINED!"

Hi Missy, I would just like to tell you how beautiful our headstone is. EVERYONE who sees it comments on how awesomly unique it is.

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- Blenda B

Christopher's stone is in place and it is really lovely. Thank you again for your wonderful customer service and close communication with us throughout the manufacturing process.

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- Susan S

Paul, Lindsey, Tyrone and staff, My entire family wants to thank you for the beautiful job you did on Jerry’s Stone.

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- Nancy E

FAQ

You have questions, we have answers.

WHAT TYPE OF
INFORMATION WILL I NEED
TO PLACE AN ORDER?

Yes, we are. We also are connected with many reputable bronze foundries and granite quarries to ensure you get a perfect memorial. Our testimonials are evidence of the care and emotion we share with you when we create a memorial.

No, when we take your order, we will get the cemetery name, address, phone and fax number from you to get their approval on the marker you wish to purchase. Ultimately, you will want to verify their approval, but we will have a signature on a form which we can e-mail you upon request.

No. There is a specific rule in the Federal Trade Commission which states that they have to accept the marker even if you purchase it from someone other than the cemetery.  Plus, we verify the marker fits within their rules and restrictions (see prior answer).

If the cemetery has services offered to families who purchase a marker from them, they have to also allow you those same services per the Federal Trade Commission. Some smaller cemeteries may not have capabilities to do installations, and in that case we can help locate someone who will do the installation.

We will need your name, billing address, phone number and e-mail address. We will then ask for the cemetery’s name, address, phone and fax numbers so we can contact them to get their approval on the marker. Then, we will need to know the specifics of the monument such as design, desired granite color, name, dates, and any sentiment or other design elements you would like to see on the memorial.

Once we take your order, you will get a contract e-mailed to you. We accept check, money order, or credit card. If you use the online order form it is secured, but please call rather than e-mail credit card numbers. If paying by a check or money order please forward a copy of your contract with the payment to:

WEST MEMORIALS, 2481 BROAD AVE., MEMPHIS, TN 38112 1-800-508-6022

 

We usually refer to upright memorials as monuments. Those memorials that are flush in the ground or considered “beveled” or “slant” are called markers.

News

Updates about West Memorials and the monument industry.

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ABOUT OUR
INDUSTRY AND
WHAT WE DO!
  • 12/14/2015

    Twice a year Broad invites all of Memphis to join us for the Broad Ave Art Walk. We have a contemporary art gallery in our building that features local and international fine artists. This year, the Creation Studios team decided to put together a little project to capture the spirit of the event. Click the title to see the short video and more.

  • 7/30/2014

    As part of a news story on the revitalization of Broad Avenue, location of West Memorials and Love Markers

  • 7/28/2014

    As part of a news story on the revitalization of Broad Avenue, location of West Memorials

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