The Design Process 2017-04-14T10:28:16+00:00


Coming up with a unique design can be difficult, especially in a time of loss. With over 100 years of experience in the monument industry we make the process simple and easy. Let us come along side and guide you through designing a memorial that will become a lasting legacy for you or your loved one.



Understanding your needs is our first priority. The process begins with choosing a memorial size, shape, and color. 

Custom Headstones. Our showrooms feature beautiful selections of granite from around the world so finding a unique piece is almost second nature. Once a granite type is chosen we work along side you to design the font, lettering, and custom artwork that makes the memorial unique. We offer a variety of font and lettering styles as well as lithochrome coloring to help your text stand out. Our headstone designs are built to last for hundreds of years without losing their readability or shine.


Patten’s Michigan Monuments uses top of the line design techniques and software to ensure the quality and accuracy of memorial lettering.

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Friendly Compassionate Service

Our experience staff helps walk you through the process of designing a memorial with the utmost care and compassion. We strive to come along side the families we have the opportunity to serve with a friendly attitude, keeping you involved throughout the creation of your monument.

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Design Layouts

We provide computer renderings with every design to help you visualize your monument before it goes into production. This helps us make sure that you are getting exactly what you want before it becomes permanent.

I can’t say enough nice things about this family business. Our stone was over 3 years in the making…we changed our minds a lot about what we needed. They were patient and kind, and our headstone is a beautiful work of art. Thanks so much!!!

Louise Crist

Thank you all so very much for the kind, caring service you provided to our family.

Koutz Family

Thank you for your patience and kindness as you worked with us to select our headstone. It turned out perfect and we are all happy with it.

Houschild Family


Take a walk through our design process to see how your memorial is made.   Monument Production >>