Quiring Monuments Company Profile

Memories in Granite TM is a selection of memorialization products custom designed by the artists and craftspersons at Quiring Monuments. Quiring is a leading wholesale supplier and designer of all types of memorialization: including carved sculptures, monubenches, upright memorials, bench memorials, columbaria, flush memorials and other commemorative products.


In 1895, David H. Quiring, Sr.'s uncle started the Quiring Monument Co. in Wichita, Kansas. As an apprentice stonecutter in 1925, Dave began to learn the trade of designing and carving cemetery monuments. He continued in his uncle's footsteps and after traveling to Seattle, he established Quiring & Briggs Monument Co. in 1949. The name was changed to Quiring Monuments in 1952 after Dave bought out his partner Mr. Briggs. Today, the company still operates at its original location on Highway 99 in North Seattle.

After his father's death in 1969, David Quiring, Jr. took over as President and today the fourth generation of the Quiring family is now actively involved in the business of memorialization. And today, after 110 years, the Quiring family tradition of Guaranteed Quality and Superior Service still continues throughout the company!

Through David Jr., the company actively pursued wholesale relationships with cemeteries and participated in several industry organizations making its mark and earning prestige as one of the most respected creators of cemetery memorials in the country. The following years saw the company grow to be the largest monument company in the Northwest and one of the largest in North America. Today Quiring Monuments has over 45 employees with over 300 years of combined experience in the field of memorialization. Creating "Meaningful Memorials" is still our passion and our only business.

Because of our leadership in the memorial industry Quiring Monuments has been featured in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, on the Paul Harvey show, in all leading cemetery and funeral industry magazines, on ABC, CBS, and NBC television stations and featured as an industry leader on the History Channel's program "Modern Marvels-Cemeteries". Quiring Monuments also won the Seattle Mayor's Small Business Award in 1999.

Quiring Monuments is also the only Northwest member of the American Institute of Commemorative Art. Membership in AICA is by invitation only and is conditioned on a company's success in designing the most meaningful memorialization. We are proud to have been members since 1972.

David says "We are deeply involved today in carrying on the traditions of high quality and premium service that the Quiring family has taken pride in for four generations. Our formula for success today is simply: Great design + Great price + Great service = A Winning combination, Guaranteed!"

In an effort to continue to raise the bar in our field, Quiring Monuments continues to increase the amount of education and training provided throughout the year to each employee and to our dealer customers through Quiring College. Quiring College provides high quality, state-of-the-art training that educates not only those new to the industry but it also offers the seasoned professional a fresh approach to enable them to offer a final tribute to a family's loved one. The results of this time spent in training show in every memorial we produce and in the highest satisfaction for our clients.



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