In the 1970's, Troy J. Pertee Sr. (T.J.), started Pertee Monument Foundations, installing foundations in township, village, city and church cemeteries in Wayne County and surrounding counties.
Working through 1970's with foundations, T.J. was able to get acquainted with more cemeteries, caretakers and monument dealers, particularly Newman Monuments (corner of 585 and Portage Rd. Wooster), Where he helped George Newman start his stencil cutting and sandblasting through the 1980's.
In 1979, T.J.'s son Jim graduated and got interested in the sandblasting, artwork, stencil cutting and memorial design side of the business. Working at Newman Monuments through the 1980's, T.J. and Jim worked and learned the ropes of the monument business to eventually start our own with T.J.'s wife, Dianne F. Pertee, running the office.
In 2005, 7 years prior to the passing of co-owner, T.J.'s wife, Jim's mother Dianne, grand-daughter Nicole Pertee-Guthrie was hired to take over all of the office responsibilities, wholesales, retail sales and on-line sales.
We have built a thriving, three generation family business and unbeatable reputation with absolutely NO PUBLIC ADVERTISEMENT! Only word of mouth and referral since 1991.