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.