Family Owned and Operated

The Riley-Gardner Memorial Service Company is a family owned and operated business with the current ownership of Robert W. (Bob) Gardner and his son, Riley Gardner.  The Gardner family, in its fourth generation in Hamilton, Texas, were preceded in ownership by original owners, Bob Riley, Kenneth Gardner and Melvin Henkes, who purchased the business in 1957 from Elder Lynn Dalton.  Ken Gardner became the sole owner of the company in 1980 who was joined by his son, Bob, in the operation of the business in 1982 and began company expansion with multiple retail locations and funeral homes throughout Texas and Oklahoma.  Riley Gardner returned to Hamilton and the business in 2003 implementing many state-of-the-art technological advances; gaining access to increased granite market from across the globe; and increasing opportunities for agents to work directly with the customer to design custom products at many locations.  Jon Lengefeld, who opened and briefly operated Central Texas Memorial in 1999 after marrying into the Gardner family, rejoined the Gardner family business in 2013 as Sales Manager for the company.


We don’t make mission statements, we make promises.  Our promise to you:  Quality Granite & Workmanship, Mistake Proof Guarantee, 10 Year Foundation Guarantee, and a 10 Year Vandalism Guarantee.

We are here to help make your memories into a story for generations.  Our designers, artists and staff understand the importance of crafting the perfect monument to honor your family and community.

We utilize technology along with time proven craftsmanship to offer you the best options for commemorating your loved one.
Our vision is to expand our incredible care and attention to detail to more people like you…loved ones and communities that understand the value of a lasting symbol.

Thank you, for trusting our family with yours.

Regal Monuments

313 West Corsicana Street
Athens, TX 75751
(903) 677-0277