Headstones from Pioneer Rock & Monument

Pioneer Rock & Monument is a family business specializing in custom designed headstones and grave markers. "We take pride in fine art designs, affordable prices and caring service." We make each stone one at a time, with love.

Dealing with the passing of a loved one is always hard. We just hope that we can help a little by making the process of marking a grave a little easier by treating customers with love, respect and friendliness.

Our Story

Bob, Kris, Ben and Nick

Pioneer Rock & Monument has been in business since 1985. We opened the business out of our garage, and saw a steady stream of orders. In 2002 the business moved into a new 2000 square foot shop, better able to handle the increasing business. In 2004 our son Ben joined the team. In 2007 we began selling stones through the Internet and have shipped stones to 3 countries and 48 states since then. In 2011 our grandson Nick began learning the trade, so now Pioneer Rock & Monument consists of three generations.

Most monument shops are retailers, and do not manufacture the stones themselves. At Pioneer Rock & Monument, on the other hand, we make each stone in our own shop.

Maria Nelson stone

Our shop is located in Goldendale, Washington, about 2 hours east of Portland, Oregon. We have had customers drive from as far north as Alaska, as far east as South Dakota and as far south as Las Vegas in order to purchase a stone from us. Careful study of the stones featured in our Gallery reveals a special skill and an artistic flare not seen in many other monument shops. You can see why people have come such a long way to purchase a very special stone from us.

Maria Nelson stone

If we can be of service to you in any way, please contact us and see what we can do for you. If you've never ordered a stone before please read our HOWTO for tips on buying stones and dealing with cemeteries.

The Pioneer Rock & Monument Team
(Bob, Kris, Ben and Nick)