Mountain High Monuments opens for business

By Michael Howlett Staff Writer

August 17, 2013

After a year of operating their business from home, Terry and Glenda Hall opened the doors to Mountain High Monuments on Aug. 5.

Mountain High Monuments’ services include bereavement items such as personalized stone monuments, cremation urns, flower arrangements and restorations, as well as custom designs for any type of stone work. It is located on U.S. 52 at Fancy Gap, beside the post office.

“We needed to be where there was more traffic, and this is a growing little community,” said Terry, a certified stone cutter with 30 years of experience.

The move appears to be a good choice, according to Glenda.

“The first day we opened, people were coming in to say hello and tell us how glad they were to have us here,” she said. “We want to serve the community. We are a family-based company.”

In addition to Terry and Glenda, their daughter, Alicia, serves as the office manager, as well as a sales person, while their son, Joshua Edwards, is in charge of the company’s website and design. Derrick Hall works in sales.

Rather than looking through a notebook of photographs of monuments, customers sit down with a member of the staff and design a monument online. After the monument is made, Terry sets the stone.

“If someone is paying you to do a job, you need to do it right,” he said. “That’s the way I want to be treated and that’s the way I treat other people. I can’t quit until I get it right.”

Mountain High Monuments is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.