Wilbert offers multiple ways to personalize a burial vault or urn vault with words, symbols, and images that speak of a singular spirit. Your loved one had a unique personality. The selections you make for the visitation and service should communicate that singular spirit. These choices ensure your loved one's memory is remembered for generations to come.
Larry Alexander began the Alexander Burial Vault Company in 1956 located in a small shed on Park Avenue West, Ontario where he manufactured concrete burial vaults. The business relocated to Longview Ave, Mansfield in 1961 with a new building, new concrete batching plant, and new molds. At that time, the company was licensed by Wilbert, Inc. to manufacture “Wilbert” branded vaults in North Central Ohio. A distribution and vault service center was established in Marion, Ohio to accommodate new funeral home customers West and South of Mansfield. The company was renamed “Alexander-Wilbert Vault Company”.
In 1971, Larry Alexander sold the business to Murral, Leland, and Phil Longstreth. At the same time Wilbert, Inc. transferred its license to manufacture allowing Longstreth’s to manufacture, service, and market “Wilbert” products.
In 1982, Phil became President and Owner of the company. Throughout the late 1980’s two other “key” people became active in the business. Phil’s son Sean (current president) and Rob Rinehart (current operations manager).
In 1995, Phil consolidated all manufacturing, service, and marketing into a new facility on Riblet Street in Galion, Ohio.
In 2002, Sean Longstreth purchased the business and became President and Owner.
Recently, the company changed its name to Longstreth-Wilbert plus has expanded into new products, such as caskets, cremation products, cemetery monument foundations, and restoration.