Tribute Announces Retirement of CEO and Founder
The Tribute Companies, headquartered in Hartland, Wisconsin, announced the retirement of its founder and Chief Executive Officer, William Toson, effective the last day of 2015. Bill and his wife, Barbara, started Tribute in March, 1973. He has been active in several local, state and national associations, served as President of the Pre-Arrangement Association for two terms and currently holds board positions with other companies and non-profit associations.
Initially, the firm provided sales and marketing services to all segments of the Industry. Throughout the years, Mr. Toson acquired several market leading cemeteries, a precast manufacturing company and started a full-service architectural firm focusing on the land planning and facility design for cemeteries.
Tribute Precast Systems has become one of the largest precast companies to supply and service cemeteries throughout the United States and Canada. The company, with production facilities in Illinois and Indiana, manufactures a full line of burial vaults, mausoleum crypts, columbarium niches, memorial bases and accessory products. Tribute Design Systems is a nationally recognized architectural firm specializing in mausoleum, columbarium and cemetery design.
Bill will remain active on the company's board of directors while oversight and guidance of operations will be assumed by Christine Hentges, who will serve as President and CEO, and Timothy Hentges as Chief Operating Officer. Christine represents the fourth generation of the Toson family to be engaged in the profession and has served in various capacities within Tribute for more than 20 years. Tim has been associated with Tribute for 18 years focusing his efforts on the precast and design divisions.
"I am extremely proud to have been instrumental in helping thousands of families properly address their memorial needs" said Mr. Toson, "as well as providing superior products and services that distinguish our clients within their communities. It has been a privilege working with so many gifted and loyal employees - I am truly appreciative of each and every ones contribution to our 40+ years of success."
Cemetery Supply Company Provides Comprehensive Solutions for the End of Life Profession
Tribute's array of services enhance cemetery image while producing new opportunities for growth and financial stability. Tour our website for complete information.
Tribute is your one point of contact for all cemetery products and services. Our cemetery supply company is proud to offer comprehensive, real world solutions to the end of life profession. As a family owned and operated business for over four generations, we continue to honor our commitment of supporting cemeteries for many generations to come. By continually exceeding the expectations of cemetery owners, managers and board of directors, as well as the families they serve, our clients trust us to provide ongoing operational support and assistance as well as to expertly handle future projects, from construction to management to consulting.
Cemetery Layout, Design and Construction Services
Tribute Design offers cemetery layout, design and construction services, including, but not limited to:
- Funeral Home and Cemetery Architecture and Land Planning
- Management and Consulting for Funeral Homes and Cemeteries
- Cemetery and Funeral Home Construction Administration
Our cemetery services company provides creative design services and also partners with leaders within the profession to ensure the cemetery or funeral home design you desire is brought to life. Tribute understands the incredible importance of communicating with our clients throughout the process to ensure ideas, visions and goals are adhered to while working within a specific budget.
Interment Products and Cemetery Accessories
Aside from funeral home and cemetery layout, design and construction services, we also offer the best precast interment products in the industry, including, but not necessarily limited to:
- Mausoleum Crypts (Indoor and Outdoor in Traditional, Modular or Radius Styles; Available for Single Story and Multi-Story Mausoleum Construction)
- Columbarium Niches (Indoor and Outdoor in Side by Side, Single and Double Depth Units)
- Lawn Crypts (Available in Single or Double Depth Units)
- Outer Burial Containers (Vaults Available in a Wide Variety of Sizes, Styles, Materials and Colors)
- Cemetery Accessories (Decorative and Functional)
All our precast concrete manufacturing facilities are certified by the National Precast Concrete Association, which requires stringent standards to be passed over a long period of time. Tribute always backs our products, so you can feel confident knowing you’re getting the industry’s best. Plus, we’re competitively priced, ensuring you receive the highest quality funeral and cemetery products at the very best value.
Cemetery Consulting and Management Services
As a premier cemetery consulting firm, Tribute Cemetery Systems provides industry proven solutions for all avenues of the end of life profession. We offer best practices for sales, recordkeeping, procedures, cemetery planning, budgeting and other areas of cemetery management, including, but not limited to:
- Revenue Sources (including Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds)
- Sales Management and Support
- Operations Analysis
- Administrative Support
- Grounds Maintenance Support
Cemetery Services Company Provides Comprehensive Turn-Key Solutions
Unlike other cemetery service companies, we’ve adapted a more progressive and unique approach, focusing not on death, but on life. Our cemetery products and services are created to honor and memorialize the deceased, as well as cater to the needs of the bereaved and our cemetery and funeral home owners, managers and board of directors. With a myriad of talent our cemetery services company can resolve just about any issue which may arise. We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive, real world solutions for the end of life profession. Our ability to provide turn-key solutions at cost-effective prices makes Tribute the preferred choice for all cemeteries, regardless of size or type.