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We offer a variety of beautiful memorials to cherish the life of your loved one. We customize every monument to suit your unique requests.

Meaningful Memorials

We offer a variety of beautiful memorials to cherish the life of your loved one. We customize every monument to suit your unique requests.
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Custom Design Monuments has been in business for over 39 years. It is family owned & operated. Our main showroom is located at the intersection of Routes 422 and 268 in West Kittanning.

Our company represents honesty, dedication, and most importantly pride. We strive to bring individuality, affordability and the best possible service to you and your family during this extremely difficult time.

Our goal is to provide your family with a quality, affordable memorial which will express your loved one’s legacy, and suit your cemetery site.

The selection of a cemetery marker can bring you and your family a great deal of pride and satisfaction when done with proper care and counsel.

You will find our staff exceptionally kind, considerate and knowledgeable in helping your family. Our skilled craftsman can generate a computer image to show how your memorial will look when it is placed in the cemetery.

Let us share our long experience and ethical record in the monument industry with you.

We offer both domestic and import granite. A question that is most important to ask when placing your order. We guarantee our work, if you are not happy we will do everything we can to correct it so that you are.

Our craftsman are local to the area and they pride themselves on productivity, quality, and they get your memorial placed in a timely fashion.

"When you do it right the first time you never have to go back the second time, so do it right" Tim Stennett

We do everything from start to finish, when you leave our shop you are entrusting us to order your memorial (if we do not stock it) order the cemetery required foundation, blast the memorial and set the memorial. We do all work in house we are the only shop locally that does all work ON SITE.



Choose a monument that reflects the life of your loved one and have it customized to suit your unique requests.

Granite Vases

Eternal Lights & Vases

A unique way to cherish your life or your loved on is through the beautiful eternal lights that light the way of a resting place.

Bench Monument

Bench Memorials & More

Choose from a variety of memorials including bench monuments, slanted, bronze, specialty memorials and more.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Beautiful work, in a timely fashion, compassionate caring people to work with !!
My family has always trusted custom design monuments. I highly recommend them for your needs also !!
Heather in Kittanning, PA


Sue Schwenk wrote on May 10, 2016 11:07 am

Dear Jennifer and to all of those at Custom Design Monuments:

I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful stone that you had designed for my fiancée, Richard J. McCullough and placed at Belknap Cemetery last week.

Being in the cemetery business myself, I know how first-hand how important it is to create these memorializations not only to pay tribute to our loved ones but to help facilitate in our grieving process.

When I drove to the cemetery and saw that memorial for the first time, I dropped to my knees and cried and could not stop crying. Not only is that just a tombstone, it captures him and everything about him he treasured including the color of the stone (black granite), the truck, the bulldogs, the number “102” on the truck and the angel.

You know when your customers cry when they see your final product you know you went over and above in satisfying your customers.

I will be truly grateful to your company for this memorial and would be honored to recommend you to anyone who is need of your services.

Thank you again and again…..

Sue Schwenk

Deb Young wrote on May 10, 2016 11:14 am

Hi, Jennifer.
I just wanted to let you know how very pleased I am with my husband's grave marker that was placed on Friday.
It is perfect and my husband would have loved it as well! Both of my children are extremely pleased with the stone too!
Again, thank you so much for making this part of my husband's passing so smooth and easy. I will definitely recommend your business to my family and friends!
Thanks again,
Deb Young

Cathy Claypool wrote on November 8, 2016 9:59 am

Thank you so very much for your kindness & helpfulness in getting my Aunt & Uncle's stone reset & the lettering redone. (DOLMOVICH) @ St. Mary Cemetery-Ford City. It was a pleasure working with you Cathy.

Angela R wrote on May 16, 2018 7:27 pm

I just wanted to say thank you all for the help with my family's stone. It is beautiful.

Heather Newbold-parsons wrote on June 27, 2018 9:27 am


Beautiful work, in a timely fashion, compassionate caring people to work with !! My family has always trusted custom design monuments. I highly recommend them for your needs also !!

Mike Rupert wrote on September 6, 2018 3:53 pm

Jennifer, Just want to say how pleased we are with your prompt service regarding our mother's marker. You handled all the details and had the job completed the same day. I can't imagine how anyone else could provide better service! I would highly recommend you to others.

Mickey Guzanick wrote on October 18, 2018 12:57 pm

jen, can't say enough about your prompt services with my wife's headstone everything was so beautiful and how caring all your staff has been since sue passed away. when I go to visit her at the monongahela cemetery my eyes see the the most beautiful headstone there I cry of joy and sadness about her passing away. I highly recommend others to use your services. thank you so much. mickey guzanick

Carole Ann Nolder wrote on July 2, 2019 11:21 am

Dear Cathy,
Thank you for your help. I have been telling people to come and see you for their headstones. You were very kind to my daughter and myself.
Bless You
Carole Ann Nolder

Darlyn & Brendon Harrington wrote on July 2, 2019 11:25 am

A little in posting but you guys do awesome work...I took them a picture of my dad's farm for his head stone...when I saw the finished product it brought me to tears..thank you so much awesome job

Jennifer T (marple) Evans wrote on August 19, 2019 10:55 am


I cannot thank you enough for your wonderful service and the quickness at which you have responded and helped with such a beautiful product! Your kindness and the workmanship of the product is heart-touching. "Thank you" is not sufficient.

Kathleen Lorence Lucci & Family wrote on September 6, 2019 9:13 am

My parents monument is beautiful. My mother is very pleased with it. Thank you for making our choice very easy.

Betty Cogley wrote on September 30, 2019 11:52 am

Thank you for repairing the Cogley monument. I was told you did a very nice job. Sincerely, Betty

Carol Hollenbaugh wrote on November 27, 2019 11:40 am

We loved how our stone turned out. Thank you for the effort you took with us. We deeply appreciate it. Also, thanks to the person who did the etching that couple looks like us. Sincerely, Carol

Mendell & Pam Reitler wrote on April 21, 2020 10:11 am

Cathy, thank you for the engraving of Betty's headstone. Our plans were delayed due to virus, but as soon as this is resolved we will bring her home to enter. We appreciate your kindness. Take good care. Mendell & Pam Reitler

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