Drafting & Sandblasting on cemetery memorials, war memorials, laser etchings on memorials.
Maurice “Moe”, a well-known finisher, cutter and machinist founded B&B Monumental Engravers in 1968. Moe’s father was also a stonecutter, which makes Steve the third generation of Bigras’s to work in the Barre granite industry. Steve purchased the company from his father in 1994, the year the firm moved into its new renovated 86,000-square foot facility.
Their sandblast shop can handle pieces of granite up to 15 feet wide and 10 feet tall. This allows them to accommodate for the larger monuments that need to be engraved as well as the smaller monuments.
They use a computer to handle the majority of their drafting and stencil cutting, although some of the stencils are still done by hand or acquired from their dealers. As an added service, Steve provides his customers with his own design books. Steve estimates that the company engraves some 5,000-6,000 pieces per year for their retail customers and local manufacturers.
The success of the company, Steve says, is simple: “We offer good service, good quality, and of course, good prices.”