Hilltop Woodworking is a family-owned business. Owner and builder, Bob Redalen, has been enjoying woodworking as a hobby for over 30 years. In 2002, Bob used that experience to create beautiful, solid wood urns. We later added imported metal urns, pet monuments, velvet bags, and wood urns to expand our product line.
In 2023, Bob and Marcia retired, and daughter, Laurie Byrne took over the family business. Laurie’s husband, Barry, joined the business in 2021.
The majority of our wood urns are hand-crafted in our shop in Southeastern Minnesota. They are made of genuine hardwoods and have a high-quality lacquer finish. These are some of the highest quality solid wood urns available at the most reasonable price.
We are dedicated to making quality products and assisting others at their time of loss. We offer metal urns, brass urns, and monuments, along with a wide selection of wood urns in order to provide something special that truly honors your beloved pet. No matter what you and your family members are looking for, we will have something to reflect your style and taste. Additionally, everything we offer is sold at affordable prices.
The Woodworking Shop: We have converted the entire barn on our small farm in southeastern Minnesota to house our woodworking shop, store our products, and wrap and ship our orders. The barn also houses our office and our laser engravers.
We use only quality wood. The wood we use to create the urns for your beloved pets is purchased from a source in the area. They are hardwoods native to Minnesota. We built a pole barn when we first moved to the farm to house farm machinery; it is now our storehouse for lumber and a kiln to dry the lumber.
Our helpers. We employ two full-time employees and contract a small number of employees to assist in making the urns. Our family and pets are a big part of our business. Our family has helped in the development through their advice and physical assistance, sometimes by relieving us for a short break away from the farm, or packing and shipping with us when we need their help.