About Us

Employees_Viktor

In 1992, Viktor and his family decided to immigrate to Chicago, IL. After several months Viktor found a stone cutter position opening at Bevel Granite Co., in Marionette Park, IL. In three short years Viktor refined his in-depth knowledge of granite as the carving material to compliment his artistic skills. In 1997, he went on his own to officially become a professional sculptor and monument designer. After 13 very successful years of being a contractor to the surrounding Chicagoland monument fabricators and retailers Viktor decided to set up his own store and manufacturing shop with the help of his daughter Olga. In 2010 the father-daughter duo opened up Monumental Art Works.

Viktor

Designer / Sculptor / Owner
Employees_Olga

Olga made a bold decision in the Spring of 2010 to start a manufacturing facility with her father in one of the most difficult economic climates. With plenty of competition, Viktor and Olga set out to bring top of the line artistry and competitive pricing to the memorial market. Olga knew that her company’s overhead would be small, so instead of setting the prices as high as her competitors, she decided to pass on the savings to the customer by keeping the cost low while still maintaining high quality products and service. Monumental Art Works still stands by this principle and has created happier customers than any other headstone and monument shop in the area!

Olga

Director of Sales
Employees_Marty

Martin Gramont entered the memorial trade in 1986 with a background in graphic arts. Since then he has worked in every aspect of the business including sales and design.
While working for several Chicago area monument shops Martin met Viktor and became friends. Later, when Viktor told him he was going to start a shop Martin jumped at the opportunity knowing that his artistic abilities won’t be limited as it is typical in other monument shops. Coming from Chicago’s Lithuanian community, Martin is familiar with Eastern European traditions and cultural folk art. He uses this knowledge of time-honored styles that he applies in the shop to this day.

Marty

Shop Foreman
Employees_Liz

Liz joined the Monumental Art Works family in 2017. She previously worked in healthcare for 15 years. Her compassion and attention to detail make her a great fit to our company. Liz makes sure that every customer leaves Monumental Art Works with a solace of getting exactly what they want for a reasonable price. She strives to learn every aspect of this trade to gain the knowledge of how the process works from beginning to end. Liz was trained in the Viktor Method of design, which creates the most beautiful, artistic and unmatched design work.

Liz

Assistant Manager

WHAT WE DO

We are a family owned business operating with over 20+ years of experience. Our commitment to quality, service and craftsmanship has been the backbone of our company and continues to this day.

Etchings

We are proud to say, Monumental Art Works is the only company in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana that offers Diamond etchings, which is as close as you can get to a hand etching done by a master artist. In fact, Viktor himself handles each and every order so you can be assured it is done to his high standards and artistic taste.

Sculptures

Our one of a kind sculptures are unparalleled in the industry because they are 100% overseen by Viktor. He creates the unique design specifically for you and oversees the project from start to finish.

Competitive Pricing

We work with all of our customers, no matter their budget. From convenient payment plans to creating a memorial to fit a certain price range, we will work with you!

Cemetery Lettering

We offer on-site sandblast work such adding names, years of birth or passing and more!

Custom Designs

With two designers on staff, trained specifically with the Viktor Method, Monumental Art Works has capabilities of creating simple designs upwards to the most complex.

In House Production

All of our work is done at our Justice, IL production shop located conveniently off of I-55 and 294 on Archer Road. The shop is spearheaded by Martin Gramont, who has over 30 years of experience and knowledge in the industry.

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