About Us

American Urn Company

In 1982 S&S Cremation Urns was opened by Wally Snyder a Funeral Director from Holgate, Ohio. He desired a quality cremation urn for his business and after much searching decided instead to open a company and create his own American made urns. He contacted a local ceramic business ran by Mary Birkemeier and started working together to produce a Quality product for his clientele. Over the next 30 years he expanded his footprint to include several large funeral supply vendors as well as fellow funeral home directors. In 2015 he decided it was time to retire and searched for a someone willing to carry on the urn company. It was at this point the current owner Steve Birkemeier proposed to buy both his business and Mary's business to carry on his mothers legacy and produce quality products for the cremation urn industry. This involved moving the business to Southern Missouri where Steve and his wife moved after he got out of the Army in 2003 after serving 8 years. Due to business growth in 2021 Steve again moved the business from a 1200sqft shop at his home to a 8000sqft manufacturing facility in Pomona, Mo where it is located today. Along with this move the company has changed its name to American Urn Company in order to better describe the company mission. With the move Steve is in the process of hiring more staff, to increase productivity, and adding more styles to the inventory. To better serve his vendors. Please give the company a call if we can help you in anyway. Thank you for supporting an American made Veteran owed business.



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