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Our Story

Our Story

Our Story

Over 75 years of exceptional design, expert craftsmanship and care for the people and places across the Great Plains.

Every community, every person has a story to tell

At Willis Granite, we tell the stories of lives and legacies, engraving them in stone so future generations can honor and remember the past. Whether you need a small office plaque, a cemetery marker, a public memorial or anything in between we can help from concept to finished monument.

Our History


When it all got started

The year WWII ended, J.R. Willis purchased the central part of Headquarters Mountain at the north edge of Granite, Oklahoma. His purchase included the granite quarry, the monument processing plant and sales office.

The family business began to take shape as both of J.R.’s sons joined the company. Bill Willis established a monument company in Stillwater. Fred served as the Quarry Foreman from the mid-1950’s until his retirement in 1989.


Expansion with the Pellow Brothers Quarry