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LEARN ABOUT // OUR TEAM

A simple phone call will begin the journey with our JGS Design Team. We would be honored to meet you at the Funeral Home, Cemetery or at our Design Center.

TRIPP JOHNSON
TRIPP JOHNSONOwner
Tripp and Sally Johnson are co-owners of the JGS Memorial Design Center. They are proud of the Johnson family legacy, serving the memorial needs of the greater Kansas City area and central United States for four generations.

Tripp had the opportunity of working the family business after school and on summer breaks until becoming full-time in 1981. Tripp feels that honor and compassion are two important values that he gained early in life as an Eagle Scout. These qualities, coupled with being a “Certified Memorialist”, guide Tripp today when helping families tell their stories in the form of a memorial.

Sally and Tripp spend their time outside of the office traveling, enjoying time with their family, Nate and Alyssa (St Joseph, MO), Calvin (San Francisco, CA) and Lucas (Kansas State University).

SARAH BRUNTMYER
SARAH BRUNTMYERVice President of Operations
In 1998 Sarah joined Johnson Granite Supply, Inc. in a data entry role. Over the years since then she has occupied and worn many different hats, i.e. sales, scheduling, accounting and shipping. In 2015, Sarah was promoted to Vice President of Operations. Sarah says the family atmosphere and wonderful clients maintain the pleasant working environment. She adds, “everyone here is upbeat and efficient.” Sarah also enjoys a life of coaching basketball and softball for both her son and daughter.
KAYLEE ROBINSON
KAYLEE ROBINSONMemorial Designer
Kaylee joined Johnson Granite Supply in 2012 as the receptionist. After learning more about the uniqueness of the industry, Kaylee developed a talent for designing, Kaylee was promoted to Memorial Designer. Kaylee studied AutoCad at Jackson County Community College and attended special training for laser imaging in Ohio. Keeping the family theme going at JGS, Kaylee’s husband Aaron and her mother Lori also joined the team. Kaylee and Aaron have two young daughters and when time allows, Kaylee loves decorating cakes and attending country music concerts.
KAREN STONER
KAREN STONERVice President of Sales
Karen has been with Johnson Granite Supply for over 30 years. Karen also began her career as the receptionist and was moved into sales shortly thereafter where she has assisted hundreds of our very best customers across the nation. Common reviews of Karen’s work include; amazing, kind, thorough, detailed… the list goes on. Karen was promoted to Vice President of Sales in 2015. Besides her love for getting to know the clients she works with, Karen loves to camp in our nations state parks, attend cultural events, go to dinner with friends and hang out with her two dogs.
LORI ABEDRABBO
LORI ABEDRABBOOffice Manager
Lori joined Johnson Granite Supply in 2017 as receptionist/office manager. Lori came to JGS from the logistics/trucking industry. Outside of the office, she enjoys making jewelry and spending time with her husband, kids and four grandchildren.
PEDRO RAMOS
PEDRO RAMOSSand Carving Artist
Pedro joined Johnson Granite Supply over 20 years ago. During his tenure, Pedro has fine tuned the craft of sand carving and shape carving granite. Many of our most beautiful designs have Pedro’s touch. While out of the office Pedro stays active with biking and hiking, though his favorite hobby is photography.
DANIEL KARO
DANIEL KAROShop Manager
Since 1998 Daniel has worked every aspect of the monument business at JGS. His responsibilities have ranged from driving the trucks, to managing the warehouse, to crafting memorials in the shop. Daniel enjoys the creative side of pleasing clients. Owner Tripp Johnson feels a certain synergy when he and Daniel are on site setting a stone. Besides hunting and fishing and working with wood, Daniel has fun with his 8 grandchildren, especially playing video games on X-Box.
DICK ESSENPRIES
DICK ESSENPRIESWarehouse Manager
Dick says its the people who have kept him loving his job with JGS for over 25 years. Dick manages the warehouse now, but when he made deliveries driving the truck he says, “folks would invite you in for dinner.” After 10 years of deliveries, Dick put one million miles on the company truck traveling as far north as Canada, as far south as Texas, as far west as Montana and as far east as Illinois. When Dick is not attending a ball game for one of his 13 grandchildren, you’ll find him relaxing at his lake house in the Ozarks.
AARON ROBINSON
AARON ROBINSONShop Assistant
When JGS gets busier, Aaron fills in by helping in both the shop and warehouse areas. Aaron married designer Kaylee 5 years ago upon fulfilling his active duty assignments with the Army. Today Aaron serves in the National Guard and works full-time as a dental hygienist where he first met wife Kaylee, as a patient. Country music concerts are a favorite activity for both Aaron and Kaylee.
SETH JACKSONIntern - Memorial Design
Seth began with Johnson Granite Supply in the fall of 2016 as an intern. He assists Kaylee in the design portion of our operation. Seth graduated in May 2017 and will be working full-time for the summer. He will be attending Iowa State University in the fall of 2017 and will be studying computer science.
MARTIN WILSONWarehouse Assistant
Martin joined Johnson Granite Supply in March 2017 as a warehouse assistant. Since Martin began, he has taken on the role of setting assistant alongside owner Tripp Johnson. We look forward to a long tenured employee in Martin.
DAN BRUNTMYERWarehouse Assistant
Dan has been working with Johnson Granite Supply since 2014. Dan assists wherever is needed on a part-time basis. His wife Sarah is Vice President of Operations. They have a shared love of competitive sports and coach a variety of different teams. Dan works full time for a local LTL company in the Kansas City area.

“We have known the Johnson Family for many years and it was such a help when they met us at the Cemetery to look at our options. Once hearing what I like and the budget that worked for me, they presented color renderings which gave us a clear path to a memorials that will last the test of time”

G. Hendren