About Joy
Monument Co.

After becoming discontent with corporate America’s mass marketing ideology of restricting monument designs to maximize profits, Joy Monument was founded in 2006 as a way to preserve the artistic values in memorial art.Today, Joy Monument is recognized as one of the best monument design firms in the country by the American Institute of Commemorative Art (AICA).

Our Studio

142 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville, KY 40207

When designing and crafting a memorial, our artists put the essence of your loved one’s life first. We want to instill who they were, how they lived their life, and how they made others feel directly into the memorial. Every person is unique, and so should be every monument. Each monument we design is carefully customized to reflect the person’s personality, and no small detail is ever overlooked.

Unlike our competitors, when you come in for a meeting at Joy Monument Company, you're meeting with artists.

At Joy Monument, our goals are simple. We want to provide our clients with the finest crafted, longest lasting and most beautiful memorial available, and to ensure the memorial will be a perfect reflection of the life it represents.

The Joy Monument Co. Team

Photo Portrait of Terry Joy

Terry Joy, Memorialist

Portrait of David Lanham

David Lanham, Memorialist

Photo Portrait of Melissa Lanham

Melissa Lanham, Office Manager


Do I need to make an appointment?

We do take walk-ins, but to ensure we are able to meet with you at a time that is convenient for you, appointments are encouraged.

What if I have a limited budget?

At Joy Monument Company, we do not believe that a limited budget should prevent you or your loved one from getting a customized memorial piece. We will work within your budget.

What is your physical address?

142 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville, KY 40207

What are your business hours?

We are open Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST, unless by appointment.

I don't live in Kentucky. Will I still be able to work with you?

Of course! Today, Joy Monument is recognized as one of the best monument design firms in the United States by the American Institute of Commemorative Art, and is able to serve most of North America through a close network of partnerships and associations. We're proud to say that we have memorials located all across North America.

Do you do custom designs?

Each monument we design is carefully customized to reflect the person’s personality, and no small detail is ever overlooked.

What does Joy Monument Company do?

At Joy Monument, our main service is to design and build artistic and long-lasting private memorials for the families of those who have passed. While private memorials are our focus, we are also happy to work with committees to help design and create public memorials representing one or more people, places, or special events.

Why would I buy a memorial in advance?

Pre-planning gives you the option of purchasing and placing your memorial in advance. Over 30% of our clients choose to pre-plan their memorials, allowing them to pick the monument design and style, as well as the location of their final resting place. There are many reasons to pre-plan a memorial, but the best is perhaps that it allows a family to make decisions together without the added stress of a loved one’s death. By pre-planning, a family can take their time in making the decisions and ensure everything is just right.

How much does a monument cost?

The cost of your memorial will vary, based on several things including quality of material, the color you select, the size and shape and several other items. What is important to understand is that we will work within your budget to help you design and build a quality memorial for your loved one.

Have more questions?

Losing a loved one is never easy. The thought of memorializing their memory with a headstone can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with the grief that comes with such a loss.

At Joy Monument Company, we understand the importance of creating a beautiful and meaningful memorial that honors the life of your loved one. We also understand that the process can seem intimidating.

We are committed to making the process as stress-free as possible for you and your family. We know that this is a difficult time and will work with you at your own pace to ensure that everything is taken care of, without any additional pressure.

We are here to provide you with the support and understanding you need, as well as to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Our compassionate team is here for you, every step of the way.

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