I am John Johns Sr. and started working in the monument business in 1968 at the age of 9 years old.  My experience with monuments began with my father, Clayton Johns, who was the founder of C & J Lettering in 1967.  After I turned
18, I began working for Phillips Display Company in Ottawa and stepped away from the family business for a short period of time.  In 1990 my father, Clayton, passed away and I began working in the lettering business while maintaining full time employment with Phillips Display Company.  My oldest son, John Johns II began working with me doing monument lettering in 1995 and has remained in the business to the present day. 

I retired in 1998 from my position at Phillips and continued in the lettering business full time.  In 2002, we changed our name from C & J Lettering to Trinity Lettering Company which is still in business today and serving over 60 other monument dealers and funeral homes in the Northwest Ohio region.  My youngest son, Steve, began working with monuments in 2002 and also remains in the business today.  We opened our first monument retail store in 2006, Findlay Monument Company, which is Findlay’s only full service monument dealer.  In March of 2008, we opened our second monument retail store, John Johns Family Monuments, in Lima.  To present day, my sons and I maintain both monument retail stores and the lettering business.

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