For more than a century, the most important breakthroughs in burial vault manufacturing and cremation marketing have come from Wilbert. From the first vault patent in 1931; to the first plastic-lined concrete burial vault, the Monticello, in 1967; to the introduction of the Cremation Choices program in 1995, Wilbert has combined leading edge technology with marketplace knowledge to meet the changing demands of funeral directors and the families they serve. Wilbert provides you with the comprehensive funeral choices that families need and desire to express and celebrate the legacy of a loved one's cherished life.
About Wilbert Licensee Organizations
Often, Wilbert licensee organizations are family businesses in which leadership and responsibility have passed from father and mother to a son or daughter. Likewise their customers — funeral directors and local funeral services businesses — are also frequently family-owned and operated businesses, many times persisting as such through three or four generations or more. Their customers in turn are more often than not also families, families undergoing transition through the death of a loved one. So, in this important sense, as the story of the Wilbert organization unfolds, it is a story of families. The Wilbert Foundation The Wilbert Foundation
is a non-profit organization providing grants and resources to help children cope with the trauma of grief and death. The Wilbert Foundation was formed in September of 2002 as a vehicle by which Wilbert and its entire Licensee Network could give back to the funeral industry and our communities.
Mission Statement, Wilbert Funeral Services
We serve the needs of the death care industry through our licensee network with the highest quality products and services. We set the standards for graveside memorialization in the profession. We adhere to the values of our parent company and the ethical treatments of all those we serve.
About Wilbert Funeral Services
Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Wilbert, Inc., was originally founded in 1893 in Chicago, IL. It is the largest single source supplier of concrete burial vaults and cremation related products and services in the world
. Through its strategically located distribution warehouses, the company serves over 18,000 funeral homes, cemeteries and crematories in North America. In fact, every 49.5 seconds, every day of the year, a family chooses an outer burial container made by a Wilbert®
licensed manufacturer. From famous celebrities such as Louis Armstrong and Elvis Presley to American Presidents John F. Kennedy and Nixon, Wilbert has become recognized for providing the finest products in the death care industry.
Wilbert Funeral Services leads the way in research and development for its profession, as the lined concrete urn vault for cremated remains, the Cameo Rose® feminine-specific double reinforced burial vault, as well as cremation products. Wilbert Funeral Services gives back to its community through ongoing corporate sponsorships, the largest a $250,000 donation to the National World War II Memorial construction fund in Washington, DC. Locally, the Chicago Children's Hospital and the Shriners' Hospital for Children are the beneficiaries of an annual cash donation for medical research. Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. is located at: 2913 Gardner Road Broadview, Il 60155 Phone: 1.888.WILBERT Fax: 708.865.1646 Website: www.wilbertonline.com