Witherbee & Whalen is proud to be a licensee of Wilbert, Inc.®, North America’s leading provider of superior ground burial and cremation products and services.
Witherbee & Whalen, Inc. has been providing concrete burial products and cemetery services to local funeral homes since the 1920’s. In the early 1920’s, the concrete was mixed in a wheelbarrow and poured into one mold in the basement of the brick building that still serves as the main office of the business on Hodskin Street in Canton, New York. It took several men and a tripod set-up to service a funeral in the cemetery.
Soon a Norwalk® license was acquired and Witherbee & Whalen’s affiliation with Norwalk Burial Vaults continued until 1968, when the business purchased Wilbert® territories in New York State. Our license agreement with Wilbert® began with the counties of St. Lawrence and Franklin in Northern New York State and now includes the counties of Addington, Carleton, Dundas, Frontenac, Glengarry, Grenville, Leeds, Lanark, Prescott, Russell and Stormont all in the province of Ontario, Canada. Over the years, Witherbee & Whalen has been an enthusiastic and active participant in the Wilbert organization. Robert P. Whalen, one of the partners in the business, served on the Wilbert, Inc. Board of Directors for a decade from 1984/85 through 1994/95.
In 1999, we entered into a sub-licensee agreement with K.J. Costello & Co., a manufacturer located in Smith Falls, Ontario to provide better service to our Ontario customers.