Civic Memorials or Civic Monuments are typically more based around events or places than they are specific people. We here at Santa Barbara Monumental have had the privilege of constructing many for the surrounding Santa Barbara and L.A. area.
Whether bronze wall mounted signage or large granite veteran memorials, we have do it all. As members and leaders in the AICA organization we truly know the meaning of creating big, bold, functional, and awe-inspiring granite masterpieces.
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Civic Memorials are designed to commemorate the leaders and doers. Celebrate the movers and shakers in our towns and in our communities through their amazing and even heroic works.
The civic memorials showcased here all pay tribute to those community members and veterans that helped build a better future for those to come later on.
Typically with monument style civic memorials, we need a lot of surface area to engrave on. This is because we are needing to physically engrave the names of everyone involved.
With statue or more personalized civic memorials, the statue will do a majority of the story telling leaving us only needing to engrave a small portion. With updated CNC technology, we can create even the most detailed Statue pieces out of bronze, granite, or just about any other stone material available.
We are open and able to create the memorial of your dreams for any event or completion ceremony. We just need to be in collaboration with you over the details to help bring the story to life. The civic memorial you build will literally stand the test of time with most of our past works lasting well over 7 generations.
Selecting the right color of granite can actually aid in telling more of the story. We can even mix and match multiple colors or materials to achieve the contrast needed.
The sample photos are very good representation of the granite we source daily but in some cases, it is likely that you may see some variation in the color across the stone. (See the Rainbow or Bahama Blue Granite Examples) Where some patterns are more uniform. (See the Blue Pearl or Gray Granite Examples).
All colors considered, its best to reach out and speak with one of our expert memorial designers for more details of weekly stock and how long custom pieces will take to get here.
When it comes time to design your desired civic memorial, it is always wise to take your budget into account. In Santa Barbara and the surrounding area, you can expect to range anywhere from $3000 – $15,000+ depending on granite size, granite color, and amount of design work needed. Requesting a proposal from our expert designers will get you the quickest quote possible. Our memorialists have crafted many life stories in beautiful granite and cannot wait to begin casting your civic monument.
Now that you have reviewed your color options, design ideas, and even the price range of your desired civic memorial, it’s time to set an appointment with our Artisan Memorialist Jed Hendrickson. Him and His Santa Barbara Monumental Team will engrave their story and make that engraving last for generations to come.