Griffins Memorial

Family Owned and Operated

The Riley-Gardner Memorial Service Company is a family owned and operated business with the current ownership of Robert W. (Bob) Gardner and his son, Riley F. Gardner. The Gardner family, in its fourth generation in Hamilton, Texas, were preceded in ownership by original owners, Bob Riley, Kenneth Gardner, and Melvin Henkes, who purchased the business in 1957 from Elder Lynn Dalton.

Ken Gardner became the sole owner of the company in 1980 who was joined by his son, Bob, in the operation of the business in 1982 and began company expansion with multiple retail locations and funeral homes throughout Texas and Oklahoma. Riley F. Gardner returned to Hamilton and the business in 2003 implementing many state-of-the-art technological advances; gaining access to increased granite market from across the globe, and increasing opportunities for agents to work directly with the customer to design custom products at many locations.

Jon Lengefeld, who opened and operated Central Texas Memorial in 1999 to 2001, rejoined the Riley-Gardner Memorial family business in 2013 as Sales Manager.

Riley Gardner Memorial


Join Our Team

We are always looking for people that want a new and exciting career.

Please come by our office and pick up an application, e-mail or call Toll-Free at: 1-800-722-8581 for more information.

Join Our Sales Team

We are constantly looking to expand our sales regions. If you are interested in selling our products, please contact us for information.
Email or call Toll-Free at: 1-800-722-8581

What People Say About Us

Client Testimonials

Sharon Schrum
Central Texas Memorial made my husband's headstone. Its absolutely beautiful. Blue Opal and how it shines and sparkles as his smile and personality did in life. So many people have stopped by during one of my graveside visits and commented on it and where I bought it from. The girl in the office kept in contact with me during the course of it going made giving me updates and called to tell me it had been completed and was being installed that day. I appreciated that so much. I thank you.
Barbara Bailey
Very happy with the end result, all was done by phone and fax and the marker came out perfect. Would recommend this company to anyone that needs it. They are friendly, courteous and down to earth!
V Mck
Took my only Saturday off. Drove on this extremely rainy day to look for a headstone for my mom. Arrived at 10:30 only to see a sign on the door that said "Closed for vacation". I called before I left my home and got a voicemail that stated they were open today until noon. Very disappointed that I wasted my time!!!
Chastity Simpson
I cant say enough good things about this place. Very helpful staff. Very nice prices. Knowledgeable about everything and thwy make sure you are very well satisfied before you leave. This place took something very hard and made it easy, affordable and a great experience.
suz bee
Bill is a very prompt and joy to work with, of 3, the last 2 headstones were ordered, designed and confirmed all via email from the comfort of my home.