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 provided custom headstone service in Redlands and the surrounding area. We are a compassionate, family-owned headstone provider that provides quality craftsmanship and unmatched customer service.
Work with Oaktree Engraving & Monuments to get a custom headstone at an affordable price. We offer custom engraved headstone designs, etchings, and porcelain plaques. One of our team members will walk you through choosing the headstone material, color, shape, and size.
Cemetery headstones come in various materials. The typical grave marker material is stone, but there are metal grave markers, too. We recommend choosing a granite headstone.
Granite headstones are durable and have a traditional look. Oaktree Engraving & Monuments offers customers granite headstone options as well as bronze headstone options.
Local headstone companies may only offer a few different color choices based on their inventory. Oaktree Engraving & Monuments offers over ten granite color options. You can choose granite in shades of blue, green, red, black, and gray. When you select a unique color, you can quickly identify the gravesite of your loved one.
Headstones are available in two styles and multiple shapes. The two styles of headstones are in-ground headstones and upright headstones. In-ground custom headstones in Redlands are usually rectangular but can be custom cut in other shapes.
Upright memorial headstones are built with two pieces. The base piece is rectangular, but the die comes in several shapes. Standard vertical shapes are slant, rectangular with arch top, rectangular with flat top, square, oval, or teardrop. Edges can be squared off, rounded, or left rough and unfinished.
Custom shapes include hearts, crosses, angels, obelisks, and double grave headstones. Our custom grave marker service in Redlands allows customers to order a classic or custom-cut headstone shape.
As your headstone provider, we can provide you with a pre-cut, standard-size cemetery headstone. Oaktree Engraving & Monuments also custom cuts headstone designs in different sizes, so you get the size you need.
Upright headstones vary in size depending on the shape you choose. It is common to order a headstone 20 to 30 inches long and 20 to 48 inches tall. In-ground gravestones also vary in size. The most common size is 24” by 12” stone; however, larger and smaller dimensions are available.
The headstone size needed will depend on what you want your headstone company to engrave on the headstone’s face. Basic inscriptions only need a small area, but long epitaphs or images require a larger size.
Our custom headstone service will help you decide what to engrave on the grave marker. Basic headstone inscriptions usually include the deceased’s name, birth date, and death date. It’s possible to have your headstone provider engrave additional designs, words, and phrases on the headstone.
At Oaktree Engraving & Monuments’ headstone service, we suggest adding a meaningful epitaph on the headstone’s face. Your loved one’s epitaph should include words and phrases about how you will remember and celebrate the life of your loved one.
Our graver marker service near you can engrave words and phrases to make the headstone personal and unique. Here are a few examples of our custom engravings:
Quotes & Sayings
- Bible verse, religious passage, or prayer
- Beloved saying or phrase
- Song lyric or famous quote
- Life roles (father, mother, son, daughter, friend, etc.)
- Military roles (veteran status, rank, branch of service)
- Career roles (nurse, speaker, musician, pilot, etc.)
Oaktree Engraving & Monuments can also etch pictures and images. Headstone etchings don’t cut as deep as an engraving does. Etchings can show more detail than engravings. Here are a few examples of etchings we have done on grave markers:
- Icons of favorite things (hobbies, interests, etc.)
- Mountain or forest landscape
- Ocean or river landscape
- Religious images or scene
- Handprints or footprints
- Portrait with or without added angel wings
Plaques are porcelain pictures you can attach to the grave marker. To make the plaque, we take a copy of the image and print it on a ceramic tile with fade-resistant ink. You can choose a color picture or a black and white picture. For the best results, choose a clear, high-resolution image.
You can choose to add decorations to the base of the headstone. The most common decoration is a vase or potted plant holder. These additions give visitors a place to put flowers or plants when they pay their respects at the gravesite. A custom statue or figure can also sit at the base of the headstone. These decorations beautify the gravesite.
Oaktree Engraving & Monuments designs and creates monument headstones and memorial monuments for public and private display.
Our Redlands headstone monument service has worked with city departments to create monuments for public display. You can also order a memorial for private display, like a statue or bench.
Look no further than Oaktree Engraving & Monuments if you’re searching for a local headstone company near you when you need help creating a memorial or monument headstone.
Choose Oaktree Engraving & Monuments when you need a custom headstone in Redlands. Our Redlands headstone service will help you create a custom grave marker that celebrates the life of your loved one at an affordable price.
We have created custom grave markers for over four decades. Our compassionate customer service team will answer your questions, from design to creation to gravesite placement. Contact us today to order a custom headstone.