Get to Know Jeff Pettit of Artistic Memorials


Jeff Pettit
Artistic Memorials
12551 Jefferson St.
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

2nd Location
Artistic Memorials
5552 Woodville Rd.
Northwood, Ohio 43619

Ten words about your business.- We Bring Granite to Life-Our Product Will Last Forever

What would a community look like if there were no locally owned businesses? You would definitely lose that personal one to one connection that most people prefer. Let’s face it, you can’t always find what you are looking for at a small business but eventually if you stop supporting us, you will see more and more store fronts closed which eventually leads to decaying towns.

Has your locally owned business been affected by Covid-19? Explain. Not really…early on I closed the Northwood location for 5 weeks. I never closed the Perrysburg location since that’s where all production is done and we were considered an essential business since we are a cemetery related product. I would say at the beginning of Covid we did more sales of ordering over the phone but never really noticed a drop in sales at all.

As a locally-owned business, why should the community support you instead of a national chain competitor? I live here in the community, I support local businesses, I pay taxes here & my money stays here going back into the community. I feel you will have a much better experience working with me personally. I am a hardworking, dedicated person that has put my heart & soul into this business.

What locally owned business or businesses do you support and why? I’m a foodie so I love the Perrysburger in Perrysburg of course (Try the Jiffy burger-peanut butter on a hamburger-delicious) & The Skillet in Walbridge (Love the chicken chunks & tortilla soup) Both locally owned with excellent food. Give them a try…

What do you want our readers to know about your business that may not be obvious? We do all of our own engraving in Perrysburg. I am a first generation stonecutter who started Artistic Memorials in Perrysburg from scratch in 2002 and added a second location in Northwood in 2013.

Something most people don’t know about me is: I have two different colored eyes

What is the one piece of advice that most changed your life: You have three choices in life: Give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got

What inspires you? I am very determined & focused to succeed in business & have accomplished that. Next year I will be celebrating 20 years in business.