800-798-4900     1125 N. Kimball St. Suite B., Danville, IL 61832
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About Us

History, Mission & Promise

Family-owned, customer focused

In 2003, we sold our first bronze memorial and took the industry by storm. Owning a cemetery of our own, we were tired of the limitations and flaws that come with the age-old casting process. Known for being innovators in the burial vault industry, we challenged the status-quo by being the first company to machine images directly on to metal using CNC technology.

Trigard Memorials is now being operated by the 4th generation of the Darby family. With hundreds of customers worldwide, we currently sell memorials all over the United States
and Canada.


Our Mission is based solely upon you. We will be the best partner to our clients, employees, vendors, and community.


Our vision is to be the clear choice; a strong, viable, innovative leader.


  • Passion
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Family
  • Stewardship
James "Big Jim" Darby
James "Big Jim" Darby, Founder / Owner
Jim Darby pulling his patented Econofill dump trailer
Jim Darby and his patented Econofill dump trailer
Rich, Donna & Linda Darby
Rich Darby, Donna Darby-Walthall and Linda Darby-Dowers

Proud to be different

It's no secret we are different.

At Trigard Memorials, our difference stems from our roots. The Darby family began as cemeterians and grew the business based on needs they saw in their own memorial park. Trigard is still family owned and operated, keeping us uniquely and deeply connected to what really matters in our industry.

Trigard Memorials Building in Danville IL
Trigard CNC Machine

Precise & Protected

5 year limited warranty

Our craftsmanship begins with our highly trained designers and ends with each product being carefully finished by hand. Trigard Memorials’ crisp, clean surfaces and precise detailing result in a product that is an exact replication of the photographs used to create it.

Our exclusive Dura-sheen® clear coat protects classic oxide and full-color Brilliant Impressions® finishes. The clear coat is baked onto the memorial to seal it in a protective shell, protecting the beauty and detail of the unique memorial for years to come.

Every life is different.
So are our memorials.

Whether you want a long lasting memorial full of intricacy and color or a simple piece combining classic looks with modern resilience, Trigard Memorials will meet and exceed your expectations.

We offer different options

From oxide or full color, textures and borders to emblems and font styles each of our unique memorials can be created to serve as ground memorials, niche or crypt plates, cremation urns or monument medallions.

We offer many styles & products

We understand the importance of honoring a life. Our innovative staff continues to create product lines and designs that help make representing your unique loved one’s life easy. Also, at Trigard Memorials we create the longest lasting, finest crafted, most beautiful memorials you can find.

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