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Beechwood Memorials

Experience and Expertise

History of Beechwood Memorials

Founded in 1982, Pioneer Vault Company Inc. enjoys a reputation of service and excellence in Philadelphia, Bucks County and Montgomery County Pennsylvania. This was Herbert Hevener’s vision when he founded the company more than 30 years ago.

Herb’s first job was operating a backhoe opening graves for a city cemetery in the 1950’s which quickly earned him a good reputation with local cemeteries and funeral directors. After 30 years of working in the cemetery industry, Herb established his own concrete burial vault company at the urging of local funeral directors and cemetery workers.

Early on, Herb with his wife Norma by his side, quickly became known for making a high quality product. Soon after, Herb was joined by his sons John Hevener and Joseph Hevener. Joseph began to expand the business through effective marketing in addition to the experience gained from working alongside his father. By the time Herb retired in 2006 Pioneer Vault Company was well established.

Through the years, Pioneer Vault Company has expanded to offer products in addition to superior concrete burial vaults. We provide beautiful cemetery monuments through our sister company Beechwood Memorials. We are cemetery care-takers, provide digging services and comprehensive rehabilitation services for local cemeteries including Beechwood Cemetery of Hulmeville (which we now own and operate) and Greenwood Knights of Pythias Cemetery. We take great care and pride in every aspect of our work.

Today Joe and his nephew Loyd Bush Jr. work together as owners and managers and continue to expand. We have a staff of loyal employees consisting of both family and friends that continue Herb’s tradition of excellence in burial and cemetery services.

4 Pinnacle Awards
13 Warrantied Granites
23 Years Selling Monuments
37 Years in the Cemetery Industry

Our Team

Our experts are here to help with your important decisions

Joseph Hevener

Founder

Joseph Hevener assisted in founding Pioneer Burial Vault Company in 1982 and purchased Beechwood Cemetery of Hulmeville PA in 1984. Joe became an owner of Pioneer Burial Vault Company after his father Herbert retired. He went on to found Beechwood Memorials in 1992. Joe continues to consult on larger projects such as memorial gardens and columbaria projects and has built a successful team at Beechwood Memorials who mirror his attention to detail and caring manner.

(215) 766-2946

JosephHevener@BeechwoodMemorials.com

Noel Hevener

General Manager

Noel joined Beechwood Memorials in 2009. She assists families on a daily basis and works on civic projects, columbaria and memorial gardens for local cemeteries and churches.

(267) 210-9286

NoelHevener@BeechwoodMemorials.com

Allison Taylor

Sales Consultant

Allison joined Beechwood Memorials in 2012 and assists families, funeral directors and cemetery caretakers with their monuments.

(215) 766-2946

AllisonMTaylor@BeechwoodMemorials.com

Eileen MacAniff

Inscriptions & Sales Consultant

Eileen joined Beechwood Memorials in 2018. She is our inscription manager and assists with monument sales.

(215) 766-2946

EileenMacAniff@BeechwoodMemorials.com

SUPPORTIVE & KNOWLEDGABLE

WE WILL WALK YOU THROUGH THIS EMOTIONAL PROCESS

Choosing a memorial is often an emotional process. When making this decision, you need a supportive consultant to address your needs and has experience working with area cemeteries. We never push our clients to make decisions. We educate them on the memorial purchasing process and provide options so they can make decisions that are best for them. Our consultants come with recommendations by numerous funeral homes, cemeteries and existing customers. We’ll provide you with the services you need and make sure you’re comfortable with the process. Our goal is to create for you a beautiful memorial that will be admired for generations to come.

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you for your help and professionalism during the purchase of the monument for Paul's grave. The monument is beautiful, and I appreciate the timeliness with which it was installed. You made a difficult time much easier for me, and I am truly appreciative."

Mary Beth K

"You and your team at Beechwood Memorials did a spectacular job on the bench for my wife. The memorial for her repose was perfect - exactly as designed. The color, the quality of the stone, the etchings all fit beautifully. Approaching the bench of Saturday for my wife's final interment was not easy - but seeing the bench for the first time brought me and my family much peace. I thank you and the people of Beechwood Memorials."

Bob F.


"Words cannot express how much we love Brendan's memorial. It absolutely pops, and my daughter told me after her first visit that it is the prettiest one there by far. Well, thanks again. Your service was remarkable, and your intervention with the cemetery was truly appreciated. You made this additional memorial to Brendan an easy transition for us during the worst days of our life. You are perfect for this job."

Kathy C.

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you for your help and professionalism during the purchase of the monument for Paul's grave. The monument is beautiful, and I appreciate the timeliness with which it was installed. You made a difficult time much easier for me, and I am truly appreciative."

Mary Beth K

"You and your team at Beechwood Memorials did a spectacular job on the bench for my wife. The memorial for her repose was perfect - exactly as designed. The color, the quality of the stone, the etchings all fit beautifully. Approaching the bench of Saturday for my wife's final interment was not easy - but seeing the bench for the first time brought me and my family much peace. I thank you and the people of Beechwood Memorials."

Bob F.


"Words cannot express how much we love Brendan's memorial. It absolutely pops, and my daughter told me after her first visit that it is the prettiest one there by far. Well, thanks again. Your service was remarkable, and your intervention with the cemetery was truly appreciated. You made this additional memorial to Brendan an easy transition for us during the worst days of our life. You are perfect for this job."

Kathy C.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact us to schedule your free consultation at your convenience. We are happy to meet at your home, the cemetery or at our office. We are also happy to send you information by mail or email.

GENERAL OFFICE

Phone: (215) 766-2946
Fax: (215) 766-2947

SALES

Noel Hevener - General Manager
Sales, Civic Projects & Cremation Gardens
NoelHevener@BeechwoodMemorials.com


Allison Taylor
Sales Consultant
AllisonMTaylor@BeechwoodMemorials.com


Eileen MacAniff
Inscriptions & Sales Consultant
EileenMacAniff@BeechwoodMemorials.com

* All consultations are by appointment only. We often meet in homes and at cemeteries so its important to schedule your consultation.




HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact us to schedule your free consultation at your convenience. We are happy to meet at your home, the cemetery or at our office. We are also happy to send you information by mail or email.

GENERAL OFFICE

Phone: (215) 766-2946
Fax: (215) 766-2947

SALES

Noel Hevener - General Manager
Sales, Civic Projects & Cremation Gardens
NoelHevener@BeechwoodMemorials.com


Allison Taylor
Sales Consultant
AllisonMTaylor@BeechwoodMemorials.com


Eileen MacAniff
Inscriptions & Sales Consultant
EileenMacAniff@BeechwoodMemorials.com

* All consultations are by appointment only. We often meet in homes and at cemeteries so its important to schedule your consultation.