CHARLES HOWARD STARR II “Lc”
Lc has a wealth of knowledge that comes along with being a third generation monument craftsman. He started working full time with his father in his early twenties starting with the basics of hand crafting stones and setting in the cemeteries. He then advanced to design and sales. Lc is currently the Vice President of Southern Monument Builders. Lc views serving the community not only as a business, but as part of his personal witness as well. Other than his love for Christ, his love and devotion is to his family is apparent to all that know him. He has been married to his wife, Beth, for 20 years and they have six children. The oldest has recently started working full-time with Lc learning the basics of hand crafting monuments.
Learning under his parents, Howard and Gwen Starr, Mike has over 30 years experience in the monument business. His father began Anderson County Monument Works in 1977, which is the home office and production warehouse for the Martus Stone locations. "Uncle Mike" oversees the sandblasting and construction of the monuments, and is a true artist, especially when it comes to 3D shape carving designs. In his time away from work, Mike enjoys spending his evenings at his lake in Elkhart catching fish, watching the ducks, and drinking Dr. Pepper.
Sam, originally from Grapeland, TX, has been a part of the Elkhart staff since March 2009. Through the years she has developed a broad knowledge of the monument business from office responsibilities, customer service, sales, production, and design.
Sam specializes in the Monu-Cad design and laser etching of the monuments. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. With a background in photography, she also oversees the production of all the portraits for the monuments, ensuring the best quality results.
The MartusStone.com website is also managed by Samantha. All the promotional brochures,
Shop Production Specialist
David joined his family in the monument business in Sept. 2004. He is the brother-in-law of Charles Starr, Sr. and has been an asset to the sandblasting and production of the monuments at Anderson County Monument Works in Elkhart. You can always count on Dave to be on top of things and be the first one at the shop, and ready to get the work started in the mornings. Along with his skills running the sandblast booths, he is a skilled mechanic and can fix just about anything. He is our go-to when something breaks unexpectedly. Dave can always get production back up and running. On his time away from work, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and granddaughter. He frequently visits his favorite fishing holes, and never forgets to stop by the shop to show off his catches.