Historic area business receives Rock of Ages Pinnacle Award

Sipple CEO Scott Sipple, left, accepts the Rock of Ages Pinnacle Award from Joe Zickmund of Rock of Ages Memorial Sales. SOURCE SUBMITTED
March 25, 2014

For the fifth year in a row, Rock of Ages, the nation’s leading designer and manufacturer of branded, custom-crafted memorials, has awarded Wm. V. Sipple & Son of Milford the 2014 Rock of Ages Pinnacle Award in recognition of the company’s outstanding performance. Nationwide, only 26 Rock of Ages Authorized Memorialists were so recognized.

Wm V. Sipple & Son is the exclusive Rock of Ages dealer for all of Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, and southeast Pennsylvania. Rock of Ages branded products carry a full perpetual warranty, assuring longevity.

On announcing the awards, Joe Zickmund, director of memorial sales for Rock of Ages, said, “For the last several years, the industry has trended toward lower-quality imports. It’s good to see that trend reversing now as consumers are demanding higher-quality, American-made memorials. This is good for American jobs, and ultimately the consumer wins because they have the quality they deserve and with Rock of Ages, the strongest warranty available… a winning combination that creates consumer peace of mind. This year’s Pinnacle recipients embrace this as they are quality minded and community centered.”

Sipple CEO Scott Sipple said, “What sets our company apart is our ability to prepare and execute custom memorial personalization. We prepare computer designs for all of our jobs and are able to engrave any image or sandblast inscription that our customers desire. This award is a tribute to our dedication to the families we have worked with over the years.”

Founded in 1869, Wm. V. Sipple & Son enjoys its place as Milford’s oldest business and Delaware’s oldest monument dealer. In addition to cemetery memorials, Wm. V. Sipple & Sons provides civic memorialization, mausoleums, and cemetery restoration services. Customized engraving and sandblasting is offered for unique stonework projects.

For more information or examples of award-winning work go to or call 302-422-4214.