Trey Ganem, owner of Trey Ganem Designs is in the studio this morning. While working as a hunting guide and providing taxidermy services out of the garage of his home in Victoria, Texas, Trey thought about his funeral. Not about who would be there or what they would say, but about what his casket would look like. He thought about that plain metal box and knew he wanted more. He imagined a casket customized to represent his life and thought about something 'outside the box'. He asked himself, "What could I do to really make my casket represent my life?"

Today, his dream is coming alive. We take that plain metal box and let that person's "Soul Shine" through our custom casket designs. Trey Ganem Designs provides families with the opportunity to celebrate their loved ones life. Our work truly comes from the soul, which allows us to create something unique and personal for each individual and forever "Letting Souls Shine".

We asked Trey a few personal questions and here is what we found out. He has two favorite music artist Aaron Lewis and Carrie Underwood. He doesn’t have much time to attend music concerts. He did attend Lynyrd Skynyrd concert  which was pretty cool.  He made a custom casket for the original drummer Bob Burns.  He was cremated, so he got to keep the casket.  It is on display in his Showroom. When he has free time he takes advantage of being outdoors, riding his motorcycle or taking the boat out. He has three kids. He enjoys eating locally at the Pumphouse. One thing people  people might not know is that Trey is a Christian and has a huge heart. Looking at him people usually stereotype that he is some wild, tattoo'd, Rocker! Then they talk to him and find out that Trey is a God loving, husband and father that makes custom caskets to let souls shine.  He has felt himself changing over the past few years and especially over the last year.  Helping families and seeing how much his caskets make a difference has been a huge impact on him.  The thing he loves about Victoria is how the community pulls together in times of need.  Community involvement is huge in Victoria.

Trey frequently donates to families in order to help them find peace and celebrate their loved one's life.  If you would like to donate to help these families please click here.  All donations go towards designs for children whose families cannot afford funeral expenses.