They went above and beyond in providing excellent customer service during a most difficult time. They were kind, compassionate, and provided us many options to select a headstone at a reasonable price. We were so pleased with everything, that we decided to replace our Grandmother's headstone to match my Aunt and Grandfather's. They were speedy in manufacturing and delivery was made prior to the service.
Since 1976, Oaktree Engraving & Monuments has been Barstow’s family-owned and operated headstone provider. Our compassionate customer service and quality craftsmanship are unmatched in Barstow. We provide our customers with grave markers and custom headstones at affordable prices.
Grave markers have been around for thousands of years, but custom grave markers have been around for much less. Our custom gravestone service helps make each gravesite unique and easily identifiable.
At a minimum, grave markers usually have three pieces of information engraved on them. This includes the name of the deceased, their birth date, and their death date. Since we are a custom headstone service in Barstow we can engrave grave markers to our customer’s exact specifications.
You can honor your loved one by choosing from a variety of grave markers. A representative can walk you through our Barstow grave marker service from start to finish. The first choices you have to decide on when ordering a headstone will include what size, shape, material, and color you prefer.
Headstones come in almost an unlimited amount of sizes and shapes. You can choose from flat-laying headstones or upstanding headstones. Cemetery headstones can be small enough to mark a single gravesite or they can be large enough to mark multiple graves.
Upstanding headstones are available in rectangular, square, and oval shapes. The top of the vertical piece can be rounded, squared off, or left with an unfinished look. You can also have our headstone company create a unique headstone shape like a cross, heart, or teardrop.
The size and shape of the grave headstone you choose will also depend on what you want to have engraved on the face of the headstone.
Our headstone service allows you to choose from a variety of headstone materials and colors. Most people choose granite headstones because they are long-lasting and come in many colors. Our custom headstones in Barstow come in over ten different colors of granite. We also have bronze and other stone options, too.
As the area’s leading headstone provider, Oaktree Engraving & Monuments is able to offer a custom engraved grave marker service near you. To personalize and customize your loved ones’ headstone you will be able to choose from a variety of engravings, etchings, and decorations.
Oaktree Engraving & Monuments is one of the area’s leading headstone companies because we offer full customization on all engraving services. You will be able to choose the font used as well as a decorative border design. There are a number of other things you can choose to have engraved on the headstone, too. Here are some examples of our prior engravings.
You can choose to add personal information to your loved ones’ grave marker.
- Life roles (father, son, brother, etc.)
- Career roles (pastor, truck driver, farmer, etc.)
- Military roles (branch, veteran status, service rank)
Some people choose to add words and phrases to their loved ones’ headstones.
- Favorite sayings or quotes
- Bible verses or prayers
- Words of hope and love
Etchings can be added to headstones to add beauty and meaning to the gravesite. It is possible to have a picture of your loved one etched onto the headstone. You can also have a landscape, favorite hobby, or pet etched on the headstone. Here are some examples of etchings we have completed:
- Sea, ocean, and lake landscapes
- Tree, forest, and mountain landscapes
- Vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles
- Fishing, gardening, and sports
In addition to custom engraving, there are plenty of decorations that can be added to a headstone. Porcelain pictures, vases, and plant holders are common add-ons to grave markers.
You can have a porcelain picture specially made for your loved ones’ headstone. To make the porcelain picture, fade-resistant ink is used to print a copy of the picture onto a ceramic tile. You can choose a black and white picture or a color picture. Pictures can be of one person or multiple people.
We suggest choosing a picture with good color balance and high resolution for the best-looking results. Once completed, the porcelain picture is permanently attached to the headstone with adhesive.
Vases & Plant Holders
If you are going to bring flowers or plants to the gravesite when you visit, it is a good idea to add a vase or plant holder to the headstone. Vases and plant holders will help keep live and artificial flowers and plants in place.
Oaktree Engraving & Monuments is not just a custom grave marker service in Barstow. In addition to custom grave markers and headstone designs, we work with city departments to create and display public monuments. These monuments are placed on city property and in public spaces. As a custom monument headstone provider, we can help design and create monuments for private display, too.
Look no further for a local headstone company near you. Oaktree Engraving & Monuments is the leading Barstow headstone service. We provide quality grave markers with expert craftsmanship and engraving so our customers get a genuinely custom headstone for the dearly departed.
Contact us today for our Barstow headstone monument service. We will arrange a private consultation with one of our compassionate representatives. You can get all of your questions answered as we walk you through the planning and design process.