Poplar Bluff Monuments Works, LLC
Poplar Bluff Monuments Works, LLC, 1969 S. Westwood Blvd., Poplar Bluff, Mo. has been serving clients since 1973. Steve Gillihan, owner, believes, "It is important for clients to be able to touch, feel and see the granite that will become a reminder of their loved ones for generations to come. That and the fact we design, carve and letter monuments right here sets us apart from the Internet chain stores."
Troy and Hazel Gillihan built the foundation of this company which their son Steve joined in 1998. Steve soon earned the honor of becoming a Certified Memorialist, a designation of the highest honor in the memorial industry. In 2008, Steve acquired the family business and expanded its services, offering beautiful memorials as well as many other hand-crafted products.
Steve surrounds himself with family. His wife, Susan, is the office manager and his cousin, Michael Coons, is the shop foreman. Coons's son, Dustin Hall, is also an employee.
Their artists use the latest technology combined with old world craftsmanship to ensure each monument is personalized and of the highest quality. As members of the Monument Builders of America, they boast a Certified Memorialist and an experienced staff to assist you. Examples of their craft can be viewed on the company website at pbmonument.com or by stopping by the shop, which is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, and 8:30 a.m. - noon, Saturday. For information, call Steve Gillihan at 573-785-8742.