J W Myers Monumental Masons are a family business covering North Yorkshire and the East Riding. The name Myers has been known in the funeral profession since 1701 with Mark Myers, a local carpenter and wheelwright using his carpentry skills to make coffins amongst other things. Mark Myers went on to become the first Myers Funeral Director and could never of known his career choice would set a tradition that would carry on for over three centuries.
In May 1999 James Myers joined the family business as a coffin maker and grave digger. James eventually became a funeral director after six years of training but all the time his attention was captivated by the memorial stones and the skill that went into creating them. The thought of creating memorials that would last throughout the ages really appealed to James so he started to train under Joe Smith of J W Smith Memorials, also a local family business which worked closely with the Myers family.
In 2010 Joe Smith of J W Smith Memorials decided it was time for his well earned retirement, Joe asked James if he would be interested in purchasing the equipment and stock so he could carry on the business under his name. James decided it was something which would complement the funeral directors very well and something he was very excited to do, later that year J W Myers Monumental Masons opened its door.
Today J W Myers Monumental Masons are one of the UK's leading family owned and run Monumental Masons offering one of the largest range of memorials and products in the area. Nicola Myers, James's wife is the memorial designer and office manager whilst James oversees the workshop and fitting of all memorials. Sadly Mr Joe Smith passed away in February 2011 so never got the opportunity to see the firms success under the Myers name.
Since opening in York J W Myers have expanded to Goole taking over from Terry Gregory of Gregory Memorials. Terry still works with us and is our hand cut specialist and one of our memorial fitters. We also have our associated branch in Scarborough which is owned and run by Julie Andrews, James's mother in law keeping all J W Myers branches family owned and run.
Our branches are located in :
York - Millfield Industrial Estate, York YO19 6NA
Goole - 27 Pasture Road, Goole, DN14 6BP
Scarborough (Associated branch) - 23 Falsgrave Road, Scarborough, YO12 5EG
If you have any questions or require any information please feel free to contact us, please browse our website and comprehensive online brochure by clicking the link to our Memorial Collection.
Our team are here to help you choose the memorial best suited to your loved one. We can help you and offer professional guidance step by step through the process. We deal with all paperwork and applications to erect a memorial by applying to churchyards, cemeteries, city councils or local councils to get the required permission while sticking to the rules and regulations required.
We are members of NAMM The National Association Of Memorial Masons and guarantee to work to the code of business and code of ethics set out by NAMM
"Bespoke memorials to remember those you love"