The name of Granite Lacroix is known throughout the province. Since its foundation, between 55,000 and 65,000 Lacroix monuments have been engraved and delivered to Quebec's cemeteries.
Granite Lacroix was established in 1952 by Albani Lacroix in his family home. He had worked as a stonecutter in the Lake Mégantic (Lake Drolet) region until the early 1950s when he moved to Laval and began making gravestones. He started modestly by cutting stone and granite in the back of the shop. At that time, the cutting was done manually with a hammer and a chisel. He sculpted around a hundred monuments a year.
He passed on his talent, knowledge and passion to his son Gilles who, from age 18, occupied an important place in the company surrounded by other family members.
In 1983, upon the death of the founder, Gilles Lacroix took over as head of the family business.
The Granite Lacroix team is passionate about granite and about creating unique monuments.
Over the years, the family business has added numerous specialized artisans to its ranks to cut stone as well as sculpture and design it.
In 1975, a workshop was established in Iberville with the mission of cutting blocks of granite into slices of various thicknesses and to polish these slices. Furthermore, for our clientele on the south shore of Montreal, a regional office was opened there.
In 1987, in order to meet the continuously growing demand and continue to provide the same service quality, which helped create Granite Lacroix's enviable reputation, it doubled the total area of its workshop.
In 1995, to better meet the needs of its clients in the Laurentians region, Granite Lacroix opened a regional office in Prevost.
For more than 60 years, the artisans of Granite Lacroix have focused on creating monuments, commemorative steles and sculptures for a diversified clientele.
Today more than 20 employees work within the company, members of the family as well as numerous co-workers. We complete between 1,200 and 1,500 monuments a year which are distributed across the province.
Specialized equipment, acquired over the years, allows us to serve a range of clients and offer a choice of commemorative stones meeting the most demanding requirements.
Granite Lacroix transforms a simple monument into a work of art. Granite Lacroix is synonymous with skill, experience, distinction and sympathy today more than ever.
This typical Quebec company is known for both innovation and continuity. The president, who is the founder's son, learned all facets of this passionate craft from his father, a stonemason. He believes in the same tenets of respect for rituals and values, which have been the guiding philosophy of Granite Lacroix for more than 60 years. « Every person who contacts us receives the same attention, regardless of the size of the order. This passion for work has also contributed greatly to building our reputation. »
Granite Lacroix's reputation is built on trust.
And we want to deserve your trust.