About Us – 1868

About Us

Commemorating life for over 150 years.

About Us

About Us

Commemorating life for over 150 years.

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We Help Tell Your Story In Stone

We believe that every person and every community has a story to tell. It has been our honor to help tell those stories in stone for over 150 years. As a family-run business since 1868, we like to think of it as one family serving another family.

Company Timeline

1868

Thomas, T.W., Longstreth opened Longstreth Memorials in Galion, OH only 3 years after the end of the Civil War. Monuments at that time were built by hand with a chisel and a hammer. They were brought to cemeteries using heavy-duty horse-drawn wagons.

1868
1882

T.W. Longstreth proudly erected the 1st monument in Fairview Cemetery in Galion, OH.

1882
1921

T.W.’s son, Homer Longstreth, entered the business after his father’s death.

1921
1937

Homer began running the business with his son, Murral Longstreth. Murral led the company until 1962. Under his leadership, Longstreth Memorials remodeled and expanded the building in Galion, installing an overhead crane and modern equipment. He also established an office in neighboring Mansfield, OH. In addition to successfully leading Longstreth Memorials, Murral served as the Mayor of Galion in the 1970’s.

1937
1962

Murral’s son, Phillip Longstreth, joined the family business. Phillip combined his monument business, Mansfield Monument Company, with Longstreth Memorials and would incorporate the business in 1970 with his brother, Leland Longstreth.

1962
1971

Phillip and Lee Longstreth purchased Alexander Wilbert Vault Co., allowing the family business to begin manufacturing and servicing Wilbert burial vaults

1971
1972

Longstreth Memorials opened a satellite office in Bucyrus, OH after acquiring Bucyrus Monumental Works.

1972
1981

Phillip Longstreth’s son, Sean Longstreth, entered the family business. He transitioned as the President of the company in 2002.

1981
1993

Sean’s wife, Terri Longstreth, joined the family business to help grow the sales and marketing team.

1993
2003

Longstreth Inc. was incorporated under Sean’s leadership, bringing both the monument side and burial sides of the business under one corporation. Sean continues to lead Longstreth Inc.along with his wife, Terri. Their son, Adam Longstreth, also works for the company and looks forward to continuing the rich family heritage.

2003
2010

Longstreth Memorials opened a satellite office in Mt. Gilead, OH after acquiring Jahn’s Monuments.

2010
2017

After 149 years in its original location in downtown Galion, Longstreth Inc. moved their main office and monument and burial vault production facility to its current, state-of-the-art location at 1263 OH 598 in Galion to best serve its families.

2017