Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Company Information:

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc.
2913 Gardner Road
Broadview, IL 60155

Phone: 708.865.1600
Toll-free: 800.323.7188
Web: wilbert.com


  • Wilbert Funeral Services Inc is the industry leader in burial vaults and related products.
  • Headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, Wilbert Funeral Services has an established network of 197 licensees throughout the United States and Canada – the largest network of burial vault manufacturers in North America. The most stringent inspection standards in the industry carried out by a team of field engineers ensure consistent, high-quality fabrication and service.
  • The privately-held company has a heritage of product innovation dating back to 1880 with company forerunner L. G. Haase Manufacturing offering the first concrete burial vaults in the United States.
  • Wilbert Funeral Services also provides an extensive line of cremation products including urns, jewelry and other memorialization items, sold and supported through its licensee network.
  • Wilbert’s Pierce Chemicals group is a leading provider of chemicals, cosmetics, prep room supplies and equipment, and personal protection products.
  • The company also operates Pierce Mortuary Colleges, including Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Dallas, TX; Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Decatur, GA; and Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Jeffersonville, IN.


Wilbert Funeral Services Inc provides a complete line of burial vaults from basic through premium protection, but all are fabricated with a minimum 5,000 psi concrete and combined with various lining materials including bronze, copper, stainless steel and high-impact plastics for strength and moisture protection.

The wide offering of cremation urns includes hardwoods, glass, metal, bronze, cultured marble, biodegradable, Cloisonné, brass and porcelain. Jewelry and mementos round out the line of cremation products, meeting the desire of many families for memorialization.

Cemetery products include vault and casket lowering devices, mausoleum trays and cremation containers. Pierce Chemical products for the preparation rooms include embalming and accessory chemicals, cosmetics, tables, aspirator machines, water control units, instruments, safety equipment and personal protection products. Chapel supplies, also provided through the Pierce group, include casket pedestals, church trucks, signs, cards, flag cases and many other items.

Pierce Mortuary Colleges are non-profit institutions accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, providing education in funeral science in both a campus setting and online courses.


All Wilbert products are sold through a network of nearly 200 Licensees located throughout the United States and Canada. Licensees are independently-owned companies with local fabrication, sales and service support to ensure timely response. Wilbert Licensee support to funeral professionals include:

  • Burial vault manufacturing and personalization (on select models)
  • Delivery to the cemetery, graveside set-up and sealing/lowering (as allowed)
  • Marketing collateral, display units and other sales tools to help funeral professionals educate and serve families
  • Product training for funeral professionals

Many Wilbert Licensees offer additional product and services for the funeral industry.

Wayne Stellmach, Director of Marketing

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