From left are Karl Lutz, Jr., Karl Lutz, Sr., and Phil Lutz.
Lutz said his company also does its own settings in the cemetery, and is available to wash and repair older stones.
“Our focus is meeting all of the needs of a customer during a very tough time,” said Lutz. “We want it to be as smooth as possible on our end.”
Keeping in line with the ethos of quality craftsmanship that the company has put into its work for 80 years, Lutz usually eschews using a computer program to carve monuments with a laser. Sure, there are times when he will use the technology, but he prefers his hands, a mallet and a chisel.
“The details on an angel’s face, or a petal of a rose, are going to come through much better by hand carving,” he said. “It is how we like to do things.”
Karl Lutz Monument Company, Inc. is located at 2718 James St. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The shop is closed Sundays. For more information, call -0621, or visit lutzmonuments.com.