Memories Carved in Stone
At Provost Monuments we offer the latest techniques in memorial design, as well as the time-tested methods of years past. Staying abreast of our industries innovations enables us to complete most orders right in our Benton shop.
Our computerized drafting and cutting system enables us to offer endless design possibilities, as well as over 30 different styles of lettering. We can also provide a computer generated drawing for you to preview, and possibly make changes to, before we engrave the granite.
Around 1888 George Provost, along with his wife, started a small monument company in Springfield, Massachusetts. They later moved the business to Augusta, Maine and ran it with their two sons, Fred and Wilfred.
Fred and Wilfred went on to run their own businesses and in 1948 the younger son, Fred, moved his business to Hallowell, Maine. For reasons unknown in 1952 Fred moved his family and business to its present location in Benton.
When Fred retired in 1961 the business was taken over by his daughter Denise and her husband Felix LaCroix. Together they expanded the business to four locations in Belfast, Brunswick, and Carmel as well as the main office in Benton.
After 30 years Felix and Denise retired in 1991. The business ownership was then passed to their son Rock LaCroix and his wife Bernadette. We now have two locations for your convenience, our main office is still located at 28 Bangor Road in Benton and we also have a sales office at 448 Elm Street in Newport.
As a family owned and operated business for four generations our goal is to treat each and every customer like family. Whatever their needs, from the simplest marker to the most elaborate memorial. We take the time to guide them through the process of choosing an appropriate everlasting memorial.
Rock & Bernadette LaCroix
207-453-7365 or 1-800-660-4121