Columbus Monument Company was founded over 90 years ago by Carmine Tirri. Mr. Tirri was an Italian immigrant, who, at the turn of the century decided to come to the United States. After serving the call for his newly adopted country in World War I, Mr. Tirri apprenticed in New York City. He graduated from Cooper Union Art of New York, and subsequently moved to Columbus, OH. In 1922, Mr. Tirri opened Columbus Art Memorial at the corner of Thomas and Glenwood. In 1932, operations where moved to 904 West Mound Street. Here, Columbus Art Memorial grew in both size and reputation. Upon his untimely death in 1950 at age 56, Christina Menduni became the new owner.
It is here, that the current owner and president of Columbus Art Memorial, Carmine Menduni, cut his first stone at the age of eight. As time passed, he become more and more involved in the fabrication of memorials. Throughout high school and college, Mr. Menduni remained very active in the day-to-day operations of the company. In 1970, Carmine Menduni graduated from college with a Bachelors of Commerce and Finance from Franklin University. He began to work at Columbus Art Memorial full time. In 1972, having outgrown its current facilities, Columbus Art Memorial moved its sales operations to 766 Greenlawn Avenue and its production to 606 West Broad Street.
In 1975, at the age of 56, Christina Menduni passed away. Carmine Menduni assumed control of the company.
In 1985, Carmine Menduni became sole owner and president of Columbus Art Memorial, Inc. Mr. Menduni has the unique honor of being a certified Master Craftsman. Also, he has served on the Rock of Ages National Dealers Advisory council for several years. He has worked on some of the most important restoration and memorial projects in the country. Some of his work includes the Congressional Medal of Honor in Valley Forge, PA, the Columbus, Gahanna, Groveport, and Grove city police memorials, the Columbus State Christopher Columbus statue, as well as creating 3 eternal flame memorials to name just a few.
In 2020 Carmine passed away peacefully at the age of 72 and the family looked for a successor to take over the location at 766 Greenlawn Avenue while shutting down their Broad Street location. We at Columbus Monument Company are honored to take over for a business as it moves into its 100th year of business and into the future.
Today, we are a thriving business stressing extraordinary quality, first class service and outstanding value to our customers.
Includes personal memorials and etchings, estate memorials, civic memorials, bronze and markers. We even offer services for pet markers. Our memorials are created through a multistep process that insures a quality product. We will guide you through each step and encourage you to add your input to help create a product that is distinctly unique. Civic memorials are usually larger in both size and development time and are typically created for large groups, businesses or organizations.
Includes the cutting of panels, emblems, extra lettering, symbols and death dates. We can do many different styles of letters from flat carve and v-sunk lettering, to shallow and raised lettering. Give us a call for all of your sand blasting needs.
"Just a note of thanks to let you know how pleased we are with our stone. It depicts the teddy bear just how we wanted. The stone is definitely suited towards our baby girl. Thanks again for your expertise and your genuine concern."
- S & PZ
"I want to thank you for the beautiful work and your promptness. The monument is beautiful."
Columbus Monument Company is there to help your family memorialize your loved one. No matter the budget, we can help you create a one of a kind lasting legacy in Bronze or Granite.
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