Unique memorials,
designed and crafted
to your specifications

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Traditional memorials

Each memorial we create is customized to meet your particular specifications. We offer a vast selection of designs, symbolic ornamentation, and specially crafted features from our Guardian artisans. If you don’t see what you are looking for, our dealers and designers will work with you to create it.

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Traditional memorials

Each memorial we create is customized to meet your particular specifications. We offer a vast selection of designs, symbolic ornamentation, and specially crafted features from our Guardian artisans. If you don’t see what you are looking for, our dealers and designers will work with you to create it.

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Mausoleums

The enclosed structure of a mausoleum provides a lasting tribute in a distinguished setting, protecting visitors from the elements. Mausoleums come in a range of sizes and styles for individuals, families and communities. Community mausoleums can be simple structures or elaborate buildings with stained glass windows, stately bronze doors, hand carved statues or places of worship within.

Civic memorials

Some of the most recognized monuments in our nation were crafted at Granite Industries of Vermont. Most notable are the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the General Grant National Memorial in New York City. Our skill in interpreting the ideas and needs of our customers, combined with our ability to meet deadlines, has allowed us to excel in the creation of public memorials and civic monuments.

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Civic memorials

Some of the most recognized monuments in our nation were crafted at Granite Industries of Vermont. Most notable are the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the General Grant National Memorial in New York City. Our skill in interpreting the ideas and needs of our customers, combined with our ability to meet deadlines, has allowed us to excel in the creation of public memorials and civic monuments.

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Learn how we can partner with you to create
a meaningful monument for your community.

Shape & size

Whether you are looking for a memorial to harmonize with its surroundings, or stand out to represent a unique personality, your local dealer can help you choose from a variety of shapes, sizes and stones.

Carving

Our Beauticraft Carving technique brings lifelike dimension to floral ornamentation, producing deeply carved, sculptural flowers at reasonable prices.

Lettering

Choose from a variety of lettering styles to reflect a modern aesthetic or evoke the classic headstones of our American heritage.

Etching

Customize a memorial with an etching of a family portrait, favorite landscape or religious symbol. Laser cut and weather sealed, our Guardian etched memorials come in a wide range of subjects and designs.

Our seals of quality

For over 100 years, our creative team has crafted custom memorials in the capital of the granite industry. From this deep well of experience, our designers, carvers and craftsmen have developed their own standards of quality, now widely recognized in the industry - The Guardian Memorial and Barre Guild seals.

The famous Barre Guild seal with accompanying Barre Guild warranty certify that the memorial was crafted by a member firm of the Barre Granite Association and meets the industry's most rigid quality standards. “Barre Guild” is a mark of the Barre Granite Association, Inc. Reg. US Pat. & Tm. Office.

This trademark is our guarantee of excellence. It identifies a genuine Guardian Memorial and is sandblasted into the memorial after final inspection. It signifies that our rigid standards of Guardian quality have been met.

Our stones

We stock over 30 kinds of granite and white marble. Consider a color that will harmonize with the surrounding site or tradition of the part of the country where the burial will take place.

Dark Barre

Medium Barre

Bethel White® (Vermont)

American Black® (Pennsylvania)

Cambrian Black ®

Dakota Mahogany (North Dakota)

Wausau Red (Wisconsin)

Stony Creek (Connecticut)

Marble Danby

Woodbury (Vermont)

Canadian Mahogany (Canada)

Canadian Pink (Canada)

Mountain Rose (Canada)

Indian Red (India)

Jet Black (Africa)

Import Black

Impala Black (Africa)

Blue Pearl (Norway)

Dark Barre

Medium Barre

Bethel White® (Vermont)

American Black® (Pennsylvania)

Cambrian Black ®

Dakota Mahogany (North Dakota)

Wausau Red (Wisconsin)

Stony Creek (Connecticut)

Marble Danby

Woodbury (Vermont)

Canadian Mahogany (Canada)

Canadian Pink (Canada)

Mountain Rose (Canada)

Indian Red (India)

Jet Black (Africa)

Import Black

Impala Black (Africa)

Blue Pearl (Norway)

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      About us

      A Vermont tradition

      We are part of an enduring Vermont industry centered in Barre, dating back to the period just after the War of 1812. As tools and techniques have changed over the years Granite Industries of Vermont has itself transformed into the modern facility it is today, with the talent and equipment to meet a growing demand for custom memorials.

      A heritage of stone craft

      We have a dedicated, experienced and creative team, from the designers who turn our customers' concepts into finished sketches, to the experienced carvers who use pneumatic chisels to carve the delicate roses into a headstone. Many of these men and women are second, third and even fourth generation stone workers.

      A truly local product, American stone

      Our craftsmen are proud to use the most enduring North American stones to make custom, lasting memorials. Our stone selection includes the finest granites and marbles from Vermont, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Georgia and Canada.

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