Who We Are
C.J. Boots Casket Company was founded in 1999 by Christopher J. Boots out of a small shop in Lapel, IN. A custom furniture and cabinet maker by trade, Chris started building hardwood caskets. After tremendous growth in the first year in business, Chris found it necessary to relocate its operations to a larger facility in Anderson, IN. The company continued to experience growth and in November of 2009 relocated its operations to the current location north of downtown Anderson. C.J. Boots currently supplies caskets to other casket companies and distributors throughout the United States and Canada.
By combining the skills of traditional craftsmen and the use of state-of-the-art woodworking machinery, C.J. Boots Casket Company now manufactures only the highest quality Solid Hardwood Caskets. We continue to develop new and innovative manufacturing processes in an effort to bridge the gap between “Old World Craftsmanship” and “Lean Manufacturing”
Each Hardwood Casket is manufactured from 95-115 board feet of kiln dried hand select furniture grade lumber. 80% of the lumber is harvested in Indiana and surrounding states from sustainable forests. Mahogany lumber is harvested from environmentally farmed forests in Africa.
100 percent of the lumber is utilized in the manufacturing process or as bi-products consumed locally. Saw dust is collected and re-purposed as wood pellets.