When a loved one passes and one must face the difficult decisions that comes with making funeral arrangements, many do not know where to begin or who to turn to. Clinton County Memorials’ wants to be there for clients, not just selling a product or service, but providing compassionate care during a time of need. Their operating vision has been to create a personal connection with each client, no matter the circumstance, so they may fulfill everyone’s needs and requests during a difficult time.
Clinton County Memorials was established in 2008 in Lock Haven, PA. Andrew Noll, current owner, became a partner of the business in 2013. Shortly thereafter, the business relocated to Mill Hall and Noll bought out his partner. With a new, larger space, Andrew decided to buy out Gibson Monument Company, which had originally been based in Mill Hall, PA.
After the acquisition, Clinton County Memorials experienced continual growth year after year. In 2019, Andrew realized the operation had outgrown their facility and needed an even larger space. To begin the process of locating and securing a new building, Andrew reached out to the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC). He worked with business consultant Tom Keiffer to develop a comprehensive business plan and financial projections.
Over the course of several months, Andrew worked collaboratively with Tom to get the business plan finished and ready to present to the bank. As a direct result of working with the Penn State SBDC, Andrew was able to secure financing totaling $230,000. $132,000 of the project was financed from Woodlands Bank and $75,000 of the project was financed through the Clinton County Revolving Loan Fund, a program of the Clinton County Partnership that is being administered by SEDA-COG.
On June 1, 2020, Clinton County Memorials began operation at their new location, formerly the site of Albright Feed Mill in Mill Hall, PA. Their newly expanded services specialize in both Northern and Southern Granite, and they offer full cemetery installation, engraving, monument and foundation cleaning and repairs, garden stones, name signs, brick engraving, and pet memorials.
“My wife and I are honored to have the support of the community in helping our business grow,” said Noll. “We look forward to serving our community for many years to come.”