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Dave Anderson

Chairman of the Board Dakota Monument Company, Inc.
1212 24th Ave South Fargo ND 58103 United States Work #: 701.237.4343 Fax #: 701.232.7874 Member since: December 21, 2015 Website: DakotaMonument.com
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Biographical Info

Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
Fargo South High
North Dakota State University
Founding Member 65 | December 21, 2015

 

It was 1911, and three men – O. C. Anderson, H. F. Nesne, who was Anderson’s uncle, and O. Skognes – incorporated Dakota Monument Company in the young state of North Dakota. They opened their doors at 101 Front Street (now Main Avenue) in Fargo, N.D. in February. Anderson operated Dakota Monument Company until his death in 1938. At that time, his son, Frederick S. Anderson, took it over. 

David succeeded his father as the Dakota Monument Company owner in 1980. He remembers watching his father hand chisel letters and designs into stone in the small shop off the alley behind Dakota Monument for the company’s customers. Dave learned everything he could from his dad and the other craftsmen in the shop, as well as the business side of the company.

In 1994, Dave oversaw the construction of a new facility at 1212 24th Ave. South in Fargo, where Dakota Monument is still located. The fifth generation of Andersons entered the business in 2013. Today Dakota Monument Company is the only monument company in North Dakota invited to be one of 50 members of the American Institute of Commemorative Art. The company also has been a part of the Monument Builders of North America since 1982.

The family tradition at Dakota Monument continues with Dave, and sons, Dustin, Seth, and Scott.

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