Dodds Monuments is in the Business Spotlight
Xenia is blessed with many wonderful businesses, small and large, selling or manufacturing a wide array of goods and services. Some are well known, other so not so much. Each month we will spotlight one business in the City, sharing their story and demonstrating what makes Xenia great!
Steve Brodsky, Xenia Economic Develop[ment Director
Dodds was established in 1864 by Scottish immigrants George and Andrew Dodds. At the turn of the 20th century, Dodds grew to be one of the largest manufacturers of memorials in the world. Dodds Monuments has only been owned by three families, the last of which purchased Dodds in 1984. To this day Dodds Monuments remains Greene County’s oldest continuing business and is Southwest Ohio’s oldest and largest monument company. The building currently holding the company was erected in 1905-06 from materials purchased from the Saint Louis World’s Fair in 1904. Eric and Becky Fogarty are the current owners; Neil Fogarty runs day to day operations.
Dodds Monuments is the preeminent memorial company for both quality and personalization. Dodds offers exceptional value at every price range while being the only company in the area to back many products with trust-fund coverage. Dodds Monuments is the only monument company in the Miami Valley to be selected as a Rock of Ages Authorized dealer.
Dodds Monuments is approaching its 150th year in business and just received the industrial manufacturing award from the Xenia Chamber of Commerce. Dodd’s production facility was renovated last year making it one of the safest and most efficient in the area.
Xenia is a great community with a rich heritage. Dodds Monuments has been woven into the fabric of this city for one and one half centuries. The great people of Xenia as well as the prime location made establishment an easy choice for the founders. These same great assets continue to make Xenia a great place to do business. Community involvement through local clubs and organizations has kept the bond solid and Dodds hopes to be a big part of the community for many more years.