Uniquely Us

Hi – My name is Joe Peterson, and I am a 3rd generation Cemetery Monument Designer, Artist, and Builder.  The following notes reflect a little about me and my personal business philosophy…  It has served me well.


Schmidt Monument is a small boutique monument shop that understands the importance of patience, honesty, compassion, commitment and trust… I offer over 37 years of monument design experience and a slow- comfortable paced, no-pressure atmosphere… I would be honored to help you design the perfect cemetery memorial.


While others boast about how big they are – I just smile, and say – “We all know that bigger is not always better,” and bigger is not very personal.  Please, take the time to stop by my shop, maybe we can have a cup of coffee and just visit, during that time, I will jot down some notes based on our conversation and your ideas, and then create for you, a no obligation beautiful colored rendering showing how your monument could look.


With me, each and every stone I create is a direct reflection of my genuine desire to build the best possible monument that I can – At Schmidt Monument, excellent design, superior quality and fair pricing meet, so, yes, we build the highest quality cemetery memorial we can, each and every time, no exceptions, no matter the size no matter the cost, no matter the budget… To me, they are ALL personal and they are ALL important.  


It might sound a bit cliché, but here at Schmidt Monument, you are not just a number. Truth be told, I get quite involved with helping each and every family turn their fond memories & reflections of a loved one into a timeless, granite cemetery memorial. A memorial tribute that stands the test of time – providing future generations a place to visit, reflect… and possibly discover more about their past.  


Further – Unlike my competition – I do not work with, nor do I hire funeral homes or pay funeral directors a handsome commission to sell monuments for me. I actually work for myself =) Funeral homes are just that, Funeral homes, and in my opinion, should concentrate on just that, funerals.  When a funeral home gets involved with selling a monument – they are nothing more than a middleman, adding unnecessary cost to your cemetery memorial, and that is not helpful during a most difficult time.


Honestly. there is no sense in paying more than you should. Right? and truth be told, you most likely have spent enough hard earned money with them already.  Do yourself a favor, when the time is right, and you are ready – Come see me at Schmidt Monument Co. Blair, Ne – we are an actual monument company, offering an extremely high level of dedication, integrity, spirit and experience in the Cemetery Memorial trade… you will be glad you did…

where we actually do the work – from the drawing for approval to the cemetery…