Alida (Fantini) Lukoskie – Sole Proprietor
3rd Generation Owner – Fantini Monuments
CAD Monument Designer
16 E. 7th Street
Mt. Carmel, PA 17851
What separates us from the rest? We work with you directly to get a good understanding of what you are looking for in a monument. As a monument CAD Designer, we begin by designing a monument layout and providing an illustration of what the monument will look like. You are able to share this with family members for decision making. At Fantini Monuments, we have Experience, Skill and Knowledge to utilize new technology. We are proud of the fact that we can work with you to develop new ideas Creating and Customizing each memorial. We believe the availability and use of variety of fonts gives a beautiful touch when adding a name or epitaph to a monument.
Don’t let someone tell you “we are all the same”. That is a false statement. We provide In House CAD-Design and monument finishing, not 3rd party communication and uncertainty. Monument companies are not the same. We do the work!
Our trade is our Craft. We are monument builders.
The fourth generation has been hard at work and we are very proud to continue our family legacy. Ed Plisiewicz, Tim Plisiewicz and Kiana Lukoskie have worked in various aspects of the trade over the years. They are all highly motivated and eager give their best.
Fantini Monuments was established in 1922. My grandfather Amadeo (Adam) Fantini opened a small monument shop in Mount Carmel, PA . He came from Montelapiano Italy as a stonecutter. He was a very talented stone mason taught his son’s the trade. He did a lot of work with hand tools and chisels and eventually sandblasting was introduced as big changes were made in the industry.
My father Sam Fantini was the second generation owner. During his years as a monument builder a lot of new ideas were changing things. Some handcut work was being replaced by stencils and presses. More artwork and Etchings were making its way into monument industry.
The 3rd generation of Fantini Monuments brought us into a new era moving forward with advantages in technology which gives us an edge over our nearby competitors.
Some of the other exciting things about monuments are the Etchings. Our Etcher Jim does fantastic work. We are very proud. He has done exceptional work for us, for our customers. Everything is better.
We align ourselves with Sculptors who have done amazing work. We have had custom made sculptures. And we keep a catalog of the newly carved sculptures each year. Very popular are Saints, angels big & small, single hearts, double hearts with angels, floral roses, lilies and doves, you name it.
Many granite quarries in the US and abroad enable us to have the wide variety of color granites available to us in the United States. Some are located in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina and South Dakota. Other Countries include India, Asia, Norway, Canada, China, Africa and more.