Our Story

Milano Monuments is recognized as one the premier cemetery monument designers and manufacturers of gravestones, headstones, and grave markers in America.

Our headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio features a spacious monument showroom, computerized design center, and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with a huge selection of the finest quality domestic and international granites for headstones and gravestones. We also have one of the largest religious gift stores in Ohio, with books and cards and gifts of all types for any occasion and every faith.  

It’s our people that make the difference. We offer you truly caring support and guidance through the entire headstone and memorial selection, design and creation process. Our designers are both good listeners and talented artists who can take your ideas and turn them into stunning conceptual images. Local craftspeople are trained in-house to etch, carve, and engrave those designs into beautiful works of art-- cemetery grave markers that your family will love to visit from generation to generation.

A life well lived deserves a headstone and memorial well made. That’s why, for the past 45 years, our mission and our passion has been to capture the essence of a loved one in a granite headstone and cemetery monument that will retain its message and beauty for thousands of years.

Our History

Milano Monuments was established in 1969 by Vincent Milano Sr. Working out of a small store with limited capabilities, he offered something that many of the larger cemetery memorial companies did not—a heartfelt connection with the customers he sincerely considered his good friends and neighbors. As Vincent Sr.’s business grew, so did his facility. He attracted the area’s finest memorial designers and monument stone craftspeople who offered both personal care and personalized designs.

When Vincent Sr. retired in 2001, his son Jim and daughter Maria continued the Milano tradition of service, craftsmanship and care. Tragically, in 2012, the Milano family lost Maria, only 47 years old, to cancer. A family that counseled other families during times of intense grief now had to struggle with its own loss. Jim says, “I thought I knew what grieving was. I now know that I did not—until my sister died.” Today, Maria’s two children are part of the Milano team that invite you to spend a few minutes with us and see how we can help you create a loving memorial that will last for many, many lifetimes.