J.M. Hutton has the distinction of being the oldest casket manufacturer in the country, still operating in its original location under the same name.
The firm was founded in 1845 as a saw mill, but has been making only caskets since 1870. For the first 70 years, Hutton manufactured hardwood caskets of a variety of hardwoods, such as walnut, cherry, oak and willow.
In 1940, Hutton purchased metal casket shells from other sources and added the outside finishes, handles, and interiors. In 1985 Hutton purchased a large stamping plant and presses ranging in size from 60 tons to 1,400 tons.
At the same time, Hutton acquired an exclusive set of dies, making them one of the few independent metal casket manufacturers in the country.
Hutton currently employs 131 families from the Richmond area, and is located in two plants, containing 250,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space.
Hutton currently manufactures virtually any type of casket conceivable out of copper, bronze, stainless steel, cold rolled steel, walnut, cherry, oak and willow. The product line includes children’s caskets as well as giant oversize units and the very popular and distinctive round end units.
We are independently owned and are going to stay that way, as we feel it is extremely important to the marketplace to have a reliable source of product manufactured by a quality company like Hutton that has the desire, ability, willingness and flexibility to produce the products the way you and the families you serve want them.
The Hutton Family