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Company History

Peter Troost Monument Company was founded in 1870 by Frank and Henry Troost, who came to America from Belgium in 1868. The Troost family has been serving memorial customers ever since. Frank Troost, the 4th generation, got his start digging graves at one of the company cemeteries while Lisa Troost-Sottrel, 5th generation, started helping out when she was 12, answering phones and stamping envelopes and brochures.

Today, Peter Troost Monument Company consists of more than thirty locations in five states, making it the largest privately-owned monument company in the United States. Troost Monuments are also available through more than 150 funeral homes. We have several nationally recognized designers on staff and are proud of the distinctive memorials we produce. We specialize in different types of memorials for cemeteries, which include both granite and bronze materials. While cemetery memorials are still our primary focus, our product offerings have grown to include commemorative plaques, brick fundraisers, commercial signage, park benches and veterans memorials. The Peter Troost Monument Company is a Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited organization.

Lisa Troost-Sottrel is the company President and she is committed to continuing the company traditions of growth, superior service and design and philanthropy well into the future.

Frank Troost, CEO, and Lisa Troost-Sottrel, President, represent the 4th and 5th generations of Troost family members to lead Peter Troost Monument Company.

Pricing and Ordering Info

Get information about prices for monuments and memorials. Learn how to order by downloading or printing our informative PDF.
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Do You Have a Question?

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Headstone Purchase Process

Watch our YouTube video to learn about the process of purchasing a headstone, monument, marker or cemetery memorial.
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Chicago Cemetery Info

We have been designing memorials for Chicago cemeteries since 1889. Learn about memorial guidelines specified by Chicago cemeteries.
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On-Site Date Engraving

We can engrave a date and name on-site in a cemetery by matching the style used on an existing monument or marker.
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Epitaphs

There is something special to say about everyone but summarizing a life in just a few words can be very difficult.
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$50.00 Savings Coupon

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Video: Before You Buy

Listen to Lisa Troost explain the things you should know before you buy a headstone, monument, marker or cemetery memorial.
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Customer Testimonials

Read what our customers are saying about our workmanship, monument design, artistry, product knowledge and service.
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