History of Baxter Burial Vault Service

In 1924, Don E. Baxter and Lowell Huber started the Huber-Baxter Burial Vault Company in North Side, a suburb of Cincinnati, OH. They began selling sectional grave liners and concrete air domes to area funeral homes.

With the death of Lowell Huber right after World War II, Don purchased the remaining interest of the business and re-named it the Don E. Baxter Company.

In 1950, he decided to diversify into precast concrete products and began the Baxter Step Company. Over time, Don's two sons, Don Jr. and Doug, entered the business and the company became Baxter Concrete Products, Incorporated. Doug ran the burial vault business and Don Jr. headed up the precast business.


In 1955, the company moved from North Side to its new facilities in St. Bernard, a suburb of Cincinnati.

In 1969, Baxter Concrete Products became a Wilbert licensee, offering their complete line of top quality burial vaults. Through expansion over time, Baxter Burial Vault Service has grown to service 18 counties throughout Southwestern Ohio, Southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky.

In 1982, Baxter Concrete Products added a crematory to service the needs of funeral directors across the city with cremation. They added a second crematory in 1992 to facilitate demand.

In the mid 90's, Baxter Concrete Products, Inc. is split into two separate companies. Baxter Precast moves all its operations to Fairfield, Ohio and Baxter Burial Vault Service retains its operations in St. Bernard.

Today, the company is run by Doug's three children, Holly, Darren, and Trevor, who have since expanded the business into the Dayton, Ohio area with the purchase of Bell Vault & Monument Company in Miamisburg, Ohio.

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Ohio Areas Served

Baxter Burial Vault Service offers burial vaults and cremation urn products to 5 counties in Ohio: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, and Hamilton

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Indiana Areas Served

Baxter Burial Vault Service offers burial vaults and cremation urn products to 5 counties in Indiana: Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland County.

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Kentucky Areas Served

Baxter Burial Vault Service offers burial vaults and cremation urn products to 10 counties in Kentucky: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Pendleton, and Robertson. We also service select funeral homes in Scott & Harrison.

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Vault Transfer

Vault Transfer is a service available between Wilbert licensees and dealers. Baxter Burial Vault Service uses the vault transfer service when a burial request has been made outside of the licensee territory. The location of the cemetery is needed to determine the appropriate Wilbert licensee or dealer. Since the services offered by each Wilbert licensee vary, the licensees work together on a per burial basis to determine the services, such as tents, grass, chairs, and grave digging, that each licensee will provide for the burial.

First Responders

When a hero falls, Wilbert is there.

Our “Commemorating First Responders” program provides families of firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel who have died in the line of duty with a tribute worthy of their valor and sacrifice.

At no charge to the family, Wilbert and our licensees donate a customized Wilbert Stainless Steel Triune® burial vault. If the choice is cremation, we offer a selection of four urns, as well as a Stainless Steel Triune urn vault for memorial tribute. If permitted, a WilbertWay® graveside service may also be included.

Join us as we help families honor heroic lives, sacrificed in valiant service to neighbor and community.

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Ultimate Service Provider

Wilbert Funeral Service in Chicago (corporate HQ) has awarded Baxter Burial Vault with "Ultimate Service Provider" for the tenth year in a row.

There are four service levels: Minimum Service, Basic Service, Premium Service, and Ultimate Service Provider. To be classified as an Ultimate Service Provider, one must receive at least 75 points out of 88 points; a higher score is attainable when bonus points are earned for exceptional achievements. Points are collected by category, including tents, chairs, greens, Wilbert Way, lowering device, vaults, employees, and trucks and delivery. Baxter Burial Vaults surpassed the 75 points needed to obtain Ultimate Service Provider. Although we are proud of this accomplishment internally, it pleases us most that local families are the recipients of this service.