Gifford Monument Works, Inc. has been family owned and operated since 1936. The Kurz family realized their love for creating timeless memorials when they acquired Rose Rock Monument in 2009. Their passion for the industry grew as the business did. They obtained Gifford Monument in 2011 and Narramore, located in Greenville, TX, in 2013. All sales locations operate under the company name of Gifford Monument.
Cleve & Judy Kurz – Owners
Cleve and Judy oversee business operations from their retirement home in Alamogordo, NM. They handle the purchase of granite and ceramic photo production. Cleve and Judy are going on 50 years of marriage and they enjoy spending their days golfing and hiking in the mountains of New Mexico.
Nick Kurz – Vice President of Operations; Founder
Jeri joined her family in the business of memorialization after she graduated from Texas State University in December 2014 with a BA in Marketing. She transferred from the Ardmore to Ada office in November 2015 to manage production facility operations alongside Nick. Jeri realized her passion for the industry after her involvement with the Ada facility and attending several monument conventions. Today, she primarily focuses on marketing and consumer relations. Jeri spends her free time in the gym and experimenting with Paleo recipes. She enjoys concerts, camping, traveling and Netflix binging shows with her dog.
Jacqueline Rice – Accountant
Cleve and Judy’s daughter, Jackie, manages the books from her home in Austin, Texas. She is the proud mother of two, Jeri and her younger brother, and is happily married. She enjoys social events with the large Deaf community in Austin and surrounding areas.
Crystal Seaver – Office Manager; Sales Associate
Crystal manages the Ada office and production facility and is available to assist families in their conceptual designs for their memorials. She collaborates with Nick to manage business operations regarding production and installation. Crystal has been happily married since 2005 and is a proud mother of four children and four “fur-babies.” She enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, and Texas hold ‘em.
Pamela Gaines – Office Manager; Sales Associate
Pamela manages the Ardmore office and is available to assist families in conceptual designs for their memorials. She also assists in ceramic photo production. Her and her husband spent a wonderful 25 years of marriage together and were blessed with three sons. The Good Lord called her husband home in 2015. Pamela and her sons share a love for horses and she has been a professional rodeo photographer for six years and running.
Holly Morgan – Office Manager; Sales Associate
Holly manages the Greenville office and is available to assist families in conceptual designs for their memorials. She is a single mother of two and she stays busy enjoying time with her children.
Steven Cooper – Production
Steve has been making memories timeless with GMW for 27 years. He is responsible for the design and production of the memorials. Steve is happily married with six children. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and serving his Lord, Jesus Christ.
James Mays – Production
Christopher “Bo” Tomlinson – Monument Setter
Burk Ozbirn – “On-Site” Engraver