collage featuring Custom Design Monuments team installing a Veteran memorial




PROUDLY SERVING FAMILIES IN WESTERN PA SINCE 1979

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.


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Tim hand-cutting a floral design

TIM HAND CUTS A FLORAL DESIGN 1990

Designs are created from our CAD program on the computer. The stencil is cut on our plotter and prepared to be placed on the memorial. Our team hand-cuts designs and prepared the memorial for blasting.




OUR STAFF

Meet the team members of Custom Design Monuments in Kittanning.

JENNIFER STENNETT-JOHNSON

Owner/Sales Counselor

ANDREW JOHNSON

Co-Owner/Shop Manager/Field Manager/Crane Operator

JERRY BOWSER

Shop Manager/ Shape Carve Craftsman/Sales Counselor

CATHY FAHLOR

Office Manager/Accounting/Sales Counselor

SHAWN CLOAK

Crane Operator/Memorial Installation/Sand Blasting

TIMMY MCCLEARY

Memorial Installation/Sand Blasting/Field Prep

JUDY RUPP

Sales Counselor

BILL HOOKS

Retired




Tim shape carving a memorial

TIM SHAPE CARVING (1990)

Sandblast shape carving is a process that is done by hand. This technique 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 the hand of the craftsman. This is a skill that requires hours of training and practice. We are proud to have an onsite 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.

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My Father, My Mentor

Founded in 1979 by Timothy Stennett Custom Design Monuments, Inc. was initially known as Stennett Memorials. Located out of the basement of Tim's house in Kittanning. After a few short years he quickly became successful in not only selling, but also crafting memorials. He planned to keep all work local and was hands on with every piece that left his shop. With success also comes change, but in a good way. Tim decided it was…

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