Tim Hand Cutting Design

ABOUT US

Custom Design Monuments has served western Pennsylvania for more than 40 years. Not only do we offer retail services, we also offer wholesale services, advanced planning, cremation products, cleaning and repairs, and at time of need cemetery inscription of date of death.

We are skilled in this industry and take pride in our work. We are a 2nd generation family owned and operated business.

Our team of local craftsmen take pride in providing the highest quality granite memorials and artwork in our area.

Our counselors are compassionate and understanding. We have served many families in the community with compassion and respect.


OUR STAFF:


JENNIFER STENNETT-JOHNSON: OWNER / SALES COUNSELOR

ANDREW JOHNSON: CO-OWNER / SHOP MANAGER / FIELD MANAGER / CRANE OPERATION

JERRY BOWSER: SHOP MANAGER / SHAPE CARVE CRAFTSMAN / SALES COUNSELOR

CATHY FAHLOR: OFFICE MANAGER / ACCOUNTING / SALES COUNSELOR

SHAWN CLOAK: CRANE OPERATOR / MEMORIAL INSTALLATION / SAND BLASTING

BILL HOOKS: MEMORIAL INSTALLATION / SAND BLASTING / FIELD PREP


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Tim hand cutting a floral design

TO THE RIGHT, TIM HAND CUTS A FLORAL DESIGN 1990

DESIGNS ARE CREATED FROM OUR CAD PROGRAM ON THE COMPUTER. THEN THE STENCIL IS CUT ON OUR PLOTTER AND PREPARED TO BE STUCK TO THE MEMORIAL. THE GUYS HAND CUT IT AND PREPARE THE MEMORIAL FOR BLASTING.

Tim Shape Carving

TIM SHAPE CARVING (1990)

SANDBLAST SHAPE CARVING IS A PROCESS THAT IS DONE BY HAND.

IT ENHANCES THE DESIGN AND MAKES IT MULTI DIMENSIONAL . SOME CUSTOMERS PREFER THIS STYLE OF DESIGN BECAUSE IT SETS IT APART FROM TRADITIONAL DESIGNS.

THROUGH ALL OF TECHNOLOGY THIS PROCESS HAS REMAINED THE SAME, ALL IS DONE BY HAND BY THE CRAFTSMAN.

THIS IS A SKILL THAT REQUIRES HOURS OF TRAINING AND PRACTICE.

WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE AN ON SITE SHAPE CARVER AT OUR LOCAL OFFICE IN WEST KITTANNING.

OUR SHAPE CARVER JERRY BOWSER HAS BEEN WITH US FOR 30 YEARS AND SPECIALIZES IN THIS CRAFT. HIS WORK IS SEEN ALL THROUGHOUT WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA CEMETERIES.