John was the original headstone guy that started it all. John left England with his family and came to America where his family had a hard time making their way. John’s mother wanted to go back to England but his dad had another idea and he sent 16 year old John with the saints to Salt Lake City where John became the errand boy for Brigham Young. While working with granite and stone on the LDS Temple, Brigham Young told John to go to Brigham city and start a monument company. So He did!
Jay then sold the company to his son Douglas who continued it’s success and has since had 3 sons and 3 daughters. Almost the whole family works at Nu-Art along with extended family and very close friends. Doug passed in January 2015 and the company is now owned by his wife Linda Bott who runs it with some of her kids Jon, Grayson, and April.