Specialist in stone cutting and granite

Granite Lacroix, a predestined name!

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.

What motivates the Lacroix family?

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.

What is Granite Lacroix’s secret?

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.

 

Testimonials

Aram Seropian

« We went to the cemetery the weekend immediately following the installation of my dad’s monument…we are pleased with the outcome. Also, noticed a small surprise…Thank you for that, and for you and your team’s patience and efforts in seeing this project through. It means a lot to my family and me. »

Aram Seropian

Lynn Stanley

« Thank you for all your assistance with this. You made this process very simple for me and I will gladly share your contact information to others in the area. »

Lynn Stanley

Effy Papadatos

« I went over to the cimetary on Saturday to see my mother’s picture that was installed last week. The picture is very nice. All in all the monuments was wee done. Thank you again for your advice and assistance. »

Effy Papadatos

John B.

« Lacroix Granite provided me a excellent  experience.  Mme Rondeau guided me through their selection of products and choices and offered great advice.  The installed funeral monument exceeded my expectations.  The monument included beautiful representative artist etchings of my parents. »

John B.

Mike Bercik

« I’m very grateful for the superb job that Granite Lacroix did on the monument. It’s beauty is in no small part a tribute to your excellent vision and taste. You provided us with such wonderful and practical design ideas. »

Warmest Regards, Mike Bercik

Père Yvon Cousineau, C.S.C. Curé de la paroisse Saint-Laurent

« M. Lacroix, Après en avoir discuté avec le conseil de Fabrique, après l’avoir installé dans l’église Saint-Laurent, les fidèles ont eu la chance d’admirer cette pierre placée sous l’autel. Ce fut un succès sur toute la ligne et les commentaires positifs fusent de toutes parts face à cette installation. Je ne sais qui en est le tailleur, je ne connais pas la personne qui a inscrit le motif sur la pierre ainsi que le mot « lumière », tout cela fait de mains de maître et je vous félicite, monsieur Lacroix, d’avoir su mener à terme ce projet et veuillez transmettre nos félicitations aux personnes concernées. Tout fut fait avec délicatesse en art pour sa mise en place sous l’autel. La pierre est bien ancrée et collée laissant apparaître sa dimension, sa réussite et son rayonnement dans toute l’église. »

Père Yvon Cousineau, C.S.C. Curé de la paroisse Saint-Laurent

Hélène Panaioti

«Chère madame Beaulac, je suis passée au Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges aujourd’hui. Le monument pour mes parents et la famille est tout simplement magnifique ! La pierre et sa finition sont superbes, le travail de gravure est très bien réalisé et le design exceptionnel. Je tiens à vous exprimer ma profonde reconnaissance pour votre écoute, votre patience, vos talents de designer et votre impeccable travail. Les résultats correspondent tout à fait à nos espoirs. »

Hélène Panaioti

Marie Josée Crête

« En mon nom, celui de ma sœur et de ma mère, je tenais à vous exprimer notre plus grande satisfaction à l’égard du travail que vous avez accompli. Nous nous y sommes rendues hier et ce fut un beau cadeau de la fête des Pères ! Merci de nous avoir accompagnées dans ce choix et d’avoir été à la hauteur de nos attentes. »

Marie Josée Crête

Michel O’Beirn et ma famille

« Je voulais prendre un moment pour vous remercier pour votre professionnalisme, la qualité et le niveau d’excellence du service chez Granite Lacroix. »

Michel O’Beirn et ma famille

Louise Guérard

« Je suis passée au cimetière pour la gravure et je suis très satisfaite de votre ouvrage. »

Louise Guérard