Meet Tim Welly, owner of Welly’s Monument Company located at 2873 S State Route 100 in Tiffin. Wellys is a family-owned business that creates monuments and memorials.
The business started in 1960 with Tim’s father, Arthur Welly. It began in the family’s home, and continued there until 2002, when Tim built and moved to their current location, which features one of the largest indoor memorial displays in Northwest Ohio. Tim became involved in the family business in 1979, at the age of 19, and bought the business in 1989. Tim’s son Luke currently works with him, the latest in the family line.
“I have third and fourth generation customers. For the most part, Seneca County residents try to patronize local businesses,” Tim said. “But it’s not like in my dad’s days. The business has changed immensely with CAD and impact engravers. Customers don’t just pick their monument out of a catalogue, in this day and age everything is designed to the customer’s wants and needs.”
In fact, He uses three different computer programs to design one-of-a-kind memorials, with no limitations on size or shape and employs a staff of salesmen, artists, and installers to design and create that special memorial.
Not only does Wellys create funeral memorials, they have also created three of the war memorials in town: the Tiffin All Patriots Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the World War II Memorial. You can see their work along Frost Parkway in Tiffin.
Wellys Monument Company is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and evening and weekends by appointment.