In 1983, their son, Terry Ray, bought the company when his parents retired. In this decade the company became the exclusive licensee of Wilbert burial vaults and cremation urn products for the state of Arizona and Las Vegas, NV. In the1990’s the company began manufacturing and installing precast concrete columbaria, opened a Casa Grande facility, completed its first major lawn crypt installation, and changed its name to Mickelson & Ray, Inc.
In March of 2000, the company combined its Phoenix and Casa Grande operations into a state-of-the-art administrative and manufacturing facility in Phoenix. This facility includes 10,000 sf of indoor storage for Wilbert burial vaults, an advanced concrete batch plant, and a product display room/training center. In 2001 the company added granite memorials to its product line. In 2005 the company modified its concrete batch plant in order to provide concrete to independent ready mix providers in the Phoenix area.
The family business is in its fourth generation as P. J. and Jenny McCloskey now direct the company.
Nameplates give burial vaults a personalized touch. They are a standard feature on all of our burial vaults. The nameplate includes the name of the deceased and the birth and death dates..
Vault Transfer is a service available between Wilbert licensees and dealers. Wilbert Burial Vault uses the vault transfer service when a burial request has been made outside of the licensee territory. The location of the cemetery is needed to determine the appropriate Wilbert licensee or dealer. Since the services offered by each Wilbert licensee vary, the licensee work together on a per burial basis to determine the services, such as tents, grass, chairs, and grave digging, that each licensee will provide for the burial.
Our “Commemorating First Responders” program provides families of firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel who have died in the line of duty with a tribute worthy of their valor and sacrifice.
At no charge to the family, Wilbert and our licensees donate a customized Wilbert Stainless Steel Triune® burial vault. If the choice is cremation, we offer a selection of four urns, as well as a Stainless Steel Triune urn vault for memorial tribute. If permitted, a WilbertWay® graveside service may also be included.
Join us as we help families honor heroic lives, sacrificed in valiant service to neighbor and community.
Contact your local funeral professional for more information.