Our family is in the 5th generation of employees. Locally Owned and operated. Our business was started in 1933 by Mr. Harold Drake. As a young boy Mr. Charles Crist (our families 2nd generation) started working with Mr. Drake. Later after Mr. Drake passed Mr. Crist started Crist Memorials in Lawrenceville, Ohio. Once Mr. Drakes original business was for sale, Mr. Crist bought it and recreated Drake Monument Company. He brought in his Father Mr. Roger Crist (1st generation), his daughter Mrs. Linda Conley and his son Mr. Charles Crist Jr. (3rd generation) . After Mr. Crist's retirement, Mrs. Conley brought in her daughter Emily (4th generation) and later her granddaughter Kailyn (5th generation) to help run the office. Mr. Crist Jr. brought in his son Ryan and later his other son Shawn (both 4th generation). As of today we still run as a completely family owned and operated business, and we intend to keep it as such. With help of other family members such as Linda's husband Joseph (Corky), and her grandchildren at times as well as Chucks grandchildren at times, we have just about every member of the family (except a few little ones) helping with some aspect of the business.