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Avatar for Ethan Darby Ethan Darby Ethan is the Marketing Director for Trigard Vaults, Trigard Memorials, Hall of Fame Plaques & Signs, and Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Park. He graduated from Illinois State University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration before becoming the second member of the 4th generation of the Darby family to join the family-owned company. His experience within the company includes memorial manufacturing, cemetery retail, national cemetery and vault sales, along with plant and customer service management. In his free time, Ethan enjoys hiking, kayaking, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife, Keri, and his daughters, Sawyer and Olivia.
Little Known Facts About Funerals

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6 Little-Known Facts About Funerals

Posted: July 15th, 2020

My family owns 7 funeral homes, 2 cemeteries, and 2 manufacturing companies that make products for the funeral industry. My Aunt, Linda Darby, always jokes and says when someone asks her what she does for […]

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5 Ways to Customize a Burial Vault

Posted: May 20th, 2020

When a loved one passes, the last thing we want are “cookie cutter” services. We want something as unique as the life they lived. We want customization and personalization that adds to the celebration. Products […]

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Trigard Burial Vaults & Cremation Urn Vault Products

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Cremation vs. Traditional Burial: Pro’s & Con’s

Posted: March 30th, 2020

In the funeral industry, it is no question that cremation services have become a popular option for families across the country. In 2018 the national cremation rate was greater than 53%, and CANA (Cremation Association […]

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Increase Vault Sales

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Increase Vault Sales with FREE Selection Room Displays from Trigard!

Posted: March 9th, 2020

Are your funeral directors’ selection rooms  outdated with old displays or inaccurately depicted miniature vault samples? It’s time for a refresh!  Trigard fully-customizable displays add an element of professionalism to your selection room with bright, […]

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Grave Liners vs Burial Vaults: What's the Difference?

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Grave Liners vs Burial Vaults: What’s the Difference?

Posted: February 13th, 2020

Across the country, casket protection has many different names including burial vaults, grave liners, concrete boxes, rough boxes, and many others. Some of these names are used interchangeably which can cause confusion and disappointment. There […]

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Trigard Customer Service Rep

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Congrats to Retiree, Marie Huff; Welcome New Account Representatives!

Posted: January 23rd, 2020

Marie served on our Customer Service team for over 30 years before retiring. You may remember placing orders with her or letting her tackle your vault questions. We appreciate your service with us and to […]

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Trade Shows

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Partner with Our Team for Spring Trade Shows

Posted: January 19th, 2020

Attending trade shows is important in gathering leads that can later become loyal customers. It’s a great way to get face to face interaction with current and potential customers. We’re in the digital age, but […]

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How Much Do Burial Vaults Weigh?

Posted: January 16th, 2020

If you’ve ever been to a graveside service in a cemetery, you may have noticed the large concrete box the casket goes in before it goes into the ground. In the funeral industry, these concrete […]

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Looking for beautiful cremation protection, yet in a smaller package?

Posted: January 15th, 2020

Take a look at Trigard’s NEW Aegean ultra low-profile cremation urn vault. Trigard’s Aegean ultra low-profile urn vault is short enough to fit the remains of loved ones together in one burial spot. It is […]

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IMPORTANT DEALER UPDATE! Plastic Vault Accessories are Changing Color

Posted: January 15th, 2020

White Plastic Vault Accessories Are Changing to Black As part of our initiative to keep costs down and for best use of our manufacturing assets, we are depleting our current white accessories and replacing them […]

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Are Burial Vaults Required? Why Place a Casket in a Vault?

Posted: November 18th, 2019

When it comes to placing a loved one at their final resting place, the majority of cemeteries will require a burial vault or at least a grave liner. While this is a common requirement, many […]

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How Much Does a Burial Vault Cost?

Posted: October 13th, 2019

When planning a funeral, there are numerous aspects that must be considered. One of the most important things to think about for the long-term is the burial vault that will be used to protect the […]

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Why Bury Cremated Remains Family Holding Hands Cemetery

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Burying Cremated Remains: Why You Should Bury Ashes in a Cemetery

Posted: August 14th, 2019

Nothing can compare to the sorrow that is felt when losing a loved one, whether it’s a family member or a dear friend. And yet, during this time of grieving, we are still required to make major decisions and organize arrangements.

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Trigard Dealer Conference

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Trigard Dealer Conference 2019

Posted: July 18th, 2019

Previous Next This year’s Trigard Dealer Conference was a success! On behalf of the Darby family and the rest of our team here at Trigard, we want to thank those of you who were able […]

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