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Headstone Warehouse

Posted: May 30, 2016 3:01 pm EDT Updated: September 9, 2016 3:01 pm EDT Headstone Warehouse

Taranaki is home to one of New Zealand's most monumental companies: Headstone Warehouse has been in businesses since 1914, and four generations later it's still rock-solid. Owner Daryl Anderson has been working in Taranaki for more than 35 years, so has a detailed knowledge of the region's graveyards and urupara, and his team ships headstones all over New Zealand and beyond.

Business Name: Headstone Warehouse

Hometown: New Plymouth and Hawera

What’s the name of the business owner(s)? Daryl & Rose Anderson

Years in operation:  Established by Great-Grandfather in 1914 (pictured).

What do you love about Taranaki? 
Taranaki is the best place to live and work, it’s all here and we don’t get the extremes of weather like other places

What does your business do better then anyone else?
We offer quality granite headstones at the best price. With directly importing finished headstones as well as manufacture in our own factory. We have over 2000 headstones, bases and plaques in Taranaki for immediate delivery if required. Because we are the only monumental masons (that we know of world wide) who publish our full price list on our website, this makes it easier for families to choose Headstone Warehouse. Daryl Anderson has 42 years experience in the trade and a 4th generation monumental mason, we are the only members of The NZ Master Monumental Mason’s Association in Taranaki ~ for your protection. We ship headstones anywhere in the country (usually at no charge) and to the Pacific Islands.

Tell us about your team. Who does what?
We have a one of the largest teams in the country, a team of 7 dedicated to monumental masonry ~ headstones is all we do.

What’s your top tip for business success?
Service, honesty and treat clients as you would like to be treated.

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