Headstones & Monuments in Lake Arrowhead

Oaktree Engraving & Monuments has helped families memorialize their departed loved ones for over four decades. We make custom headstones and grave markers in Lake Arrowhead and the surrounding area with quality craftsmanship.

We are here to walk you through every step of the planning and design process. You can expect help with the headstone color and material selection. We will also help you through the design process to final delivery.

Our compassionate team also provides specialty monuments for placement on your private property. We also work with city departments to design and create specialty monuments for local public display.

When you need a custom headstone at an affordable price, choose Oaktree Engraving & Monuments. We are the number one custom grave marker service in Lake Arrowhead.

Custom Designed Monuments

Oaktree Engraving & Monuments is more than a grave marker service near you. You can work with us to design and create a memorial monument. You can choose from monuments like a bench, statues, and more.

You can place a monument in the cemetery at the gravesite of your loved one, or you can choose to place the memorial somewhere private. Your backyard, garden, or local church are just a few places where you can display a monument in memory of your loved one.

Custom Headstones and Grave Markers

A headstone marker is a unique identifier positioned at the top of a grave site. You can order a simple, pre-cut headstone or work with Oaktree Engraving & Monuments’ custom headstone service in Lake Arrowhead to create a personalized grave marker.

Traditional grave markers include a person’s name, date of birth, and date of passing. Custom grave markers can display so much more. For example, you may have your loved one’s nickname, favorite quote, bible verse, or prayer. Our custom gravestone service can help you include details of the life of your loved one on the headstone’s face.

Work with our Lake Arrowhead headstone monument service to create a custom headstone or gravemarker. We can help you choose from a variety of designs and customization options.

Customization Options

Our Lake Arrowhead headstone service offers several customization options for grave marker designs. For example, we can provide granite headstones in various shapes and colors.

Headstone Colors

As a custom Lake Arrowhead grave marker service, we aim to help you honor your loved one for years to come. A local headstone company near you may only offer a few select color choices for the headstone, gravestone, or monument.

At Oaktree Engraving & Monuments, we provide over ten different granite colors. Color choices range from shades of black and gray. We have more colorful options like green, red, or blue. Bronze options are also available through our headstone company.

Headstone Shapes

Traditional cemetery headstones are long, upright stone slabs with a curved top. There are also gravestone markers that lay flat on the ground.

Our customers can choose from more than the conventional grave headstone shape or in-ground gravestone markers because we are a custom headstone provider. Other headstone shapes you can choose from include:

  • Upright Monument – a rectangular stone called a die, sits on a flat, rectangular base. Top cuts, the shape of the top of the monument, can be rectangular, square, oval, or teardrop. The edges of the memorial can be squared off, rounded, or even left unfinished.
  • Slant Monument – a headstone with a slanted face that sits on a flat, rectangular base.
  • Cross – an upright headstone in the shape of a cross
  • Heart – a flat grave marker in the form of a heart


Our custom headstone design process is to work with you to create a customized engraving for the face of the headstone or gravemarker you choose. An understanding customer service representative will help create a layout for the inscription you want to be engraved.

Things you should consider engraving on your loved one’s headstone or marker include:

  • Favorite quotes or bible verses
  • Etched icons of a favorite hobby
  • Handprints or footprints


Families can have two types of images placed on their loved ones’ headstones. The first type is a porcelain picture. The second type is an etched photo.

Porcelain Picture

A porcelain picture is a plaque separate from the headstone. The plaque permanently adheres to the headstone with durable glue. The plaque is fade-resistant and durable.

If you want to attach a plaque with a porcelain picture to your loved one’s headstone, select a clear picture with a good color balance. You can choose a black and white or color image. Your headstone provider can help you with the ordering process.

Etched PIcture

You can choose to etch a portrait of your loved one on the headstone’s face. It’s possible to have other images etched, too. Grave marker etchings include a pet, a landscape design, or a religious image. Examples of things you can have etched onto a headstone include:

  • Family home or farm
  • Angel among the sun
  • Lighthouse and ocean
  • Forest or tree of life
  • Flowers or plants

Decorative Elements

Headstone companies also offer decorative elements that you can add to the headstone. To make the gravesite unique and beautiful, you can add items like vases, plant holders, small statues, and solar-powered lights.

Oaktree Engraving & Monuments

There’s no better way to honor your loved one for years to come than with a custom engraved headstone or monument. Oaktree Engraving & Monuments will help you create a custom grave marker, memorial headstones, and monument headstones at an affordable price. Contact us today for a consultation with one of our compassionate customer service representatives.