John J. McDiarmid & Sons

about us

About Us


The business was founded in 1946 as T. McDiarmid of Werris Creek, N.S.W as a painting, sign-writing and monumental inscription business by Thomas McDiarmid, after he had left the Navy & Armed Forces as a craftsman andartist. The business thrived and when his eldest son John James McDiarmid and John’s wife Dawn McDiarmid joined, it evolved to contracting to firms such as Pioneer Concrete, Gibbs & Jukes, Wills Brothers and Stanley Johnson.

From an early age, John had always shown an interest in his father’s business and soon became a very skilled draughtsman and stonemason. When Tom retired, John, along with his own sons Darryl McDiarmid and John McDiarmid Jr. (Grandsons of the founder) continued operating the business, trading as John J. McDiarmid & Sons, which it continues to this day.

Our business is now in its fourth generation with Darryl’s daughter Alana McDiarmid (Great-Granddaughter of the founder) responsible for the office administration and designing aspects and Michael McDiarmid (Great-Grandson of the founder) as a qualified stonemason & accomplished concreter.


At JOHN J. McDIARMID & SONS,   we do business on a solid foundation of unmatched quality, reliability, and excellent customer service empathetically.

We understand the needs of our customers and we always go the extra mile to provide the kind of service and products that you can have confidence in.

We are a fully licensed and insured business and all our staff have the experience, skill and efficiency to satisfy all our customers.

We keep our prices affordable by purchasing our premium products directly from the manufacturer, and by staying highly competitive in the market.

We don’t finalise a memorial until we are sure it is done right and until you are completely satisfied.

All memorials supplied are in natural stone, mainly using sandstone, concrete (granolite), marble and granite and are of the highest quality.

Our service includes all the following –

  • Offering our clients guidance and advice where needed

  • Supplying the memorial itself with all the required lettering, ornamentation and finishes

  • Installation includes proper foundations to exacting specifications

  • Cemetery fees and GST


As members of the Monumental Masons Association of NSW (MMAN), we are bound by a strict Code of Ethics and Practice and are
therefore required to satisfy certain high standards of service.

Every stage of the production of the memorial isguaranteed, from the planning stage right through to the installation.

Our aim is simple:

To provide you with a memorial of the highest quality.