Elmwood Casket Company and Elmwood Cemetery Memorials are divisions of
Elmwood Cemetery, Incorporated. Established in 1921, Elmwood Cemetery
is rich in Hammond and Shererville, Indiana history. It now encompasses
60 acres with over 30,000 burials.
Elmwood Cemetery began selling memorials in the 1970s inside our cemetery
only. We then expanded in 1985 to other local cemeteries. I was hired
full time in 1991 as a Memorial Counselor. I fully expanded our operation
for the continental United States in 1994. I continue to have memorials
delivered all over the country. We have thousands of satisfied customers.
On August 14, 2000, Elmwood Cemetery gave its Monument Division the proper
name it deserved, Elmwood Cemetery Memorials.
Elmwood Casket Company began after the passing of my grandmother in 1994.
I felt the casket I chose from the Funeral Home was overpriced. It turned
out there was a huge markup. That is when I began looking at selling caskets
on a wholesale level. After all my research, I finally found a casket
supplier. I began selling caskets directly to families on February 15,
2000 and established Elmwood Casket Company on August 14, 2000. Elmwood
then expanded to a second location in Schererville, Indiana on June 5, 2004.
Elmwood Casket Company is still one of the few retail casket companies
left to serve the Chicago area. We began in 2000, but understand that
we must change with the times. We are receiving acclaim across Chicagoland
for offering a great product at reasonable prices. We have increased to
six separate casket suppliers. We look at new casket lines with new suppliers
on a regular basis in this ever-changing environment. In addition to our
two large showrooms, we also have a 3,500 square foot warehouse with additional
space when needed.
People think that today’s casket prices are much higher than 2000.
This is true at the funeral home. However, due to our ability to buy in
bulk and our ever-changing inventory, our prices have remained relatively
unchanged in 8 years.
Our motto is: “The more we buy, the better the price. The better
the price, the more savings we can pass on to our families.”
We look forward to serving your family now, or in the future. Please give
my staff a call if you have any questions.
President Elmwood Cemetery, Inc.
Elmwood Cemetery Memorials
Elmwood Casket Company