James "Rusty" Brenner is the owner and craftsperson of Texas Cemetery Restoration. He started in the monument preservation business while working with his father at his monument company in Crockett, Texas as a teenager. He fell in love with visiting old cemeteries, photographing old tombstones, and learning about the history of the people who settled this land and made it home. At about nineteen he decided that someone needed to preserve the beautiful monuments that memorialized our ancestors. And so Texas Cemetery Restoration was born. In 2013 he started a second company called Cemetery Preservation Supply on the web and became a distributor for D/2 Biological Solution.