About Us

Hi, my name is Joe Peterson, a third generation stone-craftsman and small business owner. I own and operate Schmidt monument in Blair, Nebraska delivering “old school craftsmanship” combined with today’s new technology, building high-quality cemetery monuments and markers.

Married in 1984 to my wonderful wife Tammy, we have 3 children, Colton, Cramer and Clara. sadly, we lost our son Colton in 2006, he was 20 years old at the time of his accident. I have to say, that I have helped many families over the years during difficult times, but never dreamed I would carve my own son’s stone.

It has certainly caused personal reflection, and has given me a much deeper understanding of the difficulties that families face when having to select a cemetery memorial.

~ We are a small, family owned monument shop located about 20 minutes north of Omaha Nebraska in a small town called Blair.

At our shop you will find that we are a bit different.

We are committed to providing a real alternative to an aggressive sales approach that many of our competitors use.We prefer offering a relaxed, no-pressure atmosphere, allowing you to proceed at a pace that is most comfortable for you.

We have too much respect for those in this difficult position to invade their personal space and privacy with over the phone solicitation. However, we do promise to offer expert advice along with fair and honest pricing and will extend our most personal service.

Our mission is to make each new patron an “extremely pleased customer”

Unlike other monument companies, we do not hire funeral homes to represent us, nor do we pay handsome commissions to funeral homes that truly elevate the cost of your monument or marker.

We sell, design, carve, letter, install and guarantee our own work only. I am humbled that you stopped by and would be honored to help you design the perfect cemetery memorial.

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Hi, If you like our designs, please give us a call. 402-426-2527