Why Choose The Johns-Carabelli Company?
The artisans of the Johns-Carabelli family have been dedicated to the highest standards of memorial design for over 130 years. You’ll find our prices are very competitive, and that we offer memorials to fit every budget. We are dedicated to our craft. We excel beyond our peers, enabling us to provide an even higher caliber of service to our clients. We’re prepared to answer your questions about costs and to demonstrate the reasons why the best quality materials and craftsmanship are worth the investment.
Our family has been recognized by memorial industry peers for our commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Our expertise and unparalleled talents for producing beautiful memorials, monuments and headstones are the very foundation of this recognition.
The Johns-Carabelli Company (established in 1879) is the only company in Northeast Ohio invited to membership in the prestigious American Institute of Commemorative Art (AICA). Membership is by invitation only and is based on dedication to exceptional memorial art, professional service, and high standards for business practices. Only 60 firms in all of North America are invited to be members of this distinguished group of memorial professionals.
In addition, The Johns-Carabelli Company is affiliated with national and state memorial associations – Monument Builders of North America (MBNA) and Monument Builders of Ohio (MBO). As members of these associations, we are up to date on current training and educational programs in the industry. Membership to these associations also requires subscribing to a “Code of Good Practice”. This code guarantees good business practices and high ethical standards.
The Johns-Carabelli Company has on staff three of the 140 Certified Memorialists (CM) in all of North America. Certification is awarded by MBNA to those individuals who have successfully completed a comprehensive examination in the fundamentals of the memorial industry. Hours of service must also be contributed to the industry and community to exhibit true commitment to the certification program. Maintaining this certification is based on continuing education and ongoing service to the community and industry.
The Johns-Carabelli Company is also the proud recipient of many National awards for design, community service and continuing education.
About the AICA
The American Institute of Commemorative Art, (AICA) was founded in 1951 by a group of dedicated Memorial Artists.
AICA is devoted to the highest standards of commemorative memorial design and business ethics in the monument industry.
Membership to the institute is by invitation only, with the membership throughout the United States and Canada limited to those (60) firms who have shown a sincere commitment to excellence while practicing their trade.
The motto of the Institute, “Helping ourselves by helping others” is practiced through commemorative memorial design, sculpture, craftsmanship, research, and continued education of the members of AICA.
The AICA Mission
Our Mission is to promote excellence in commemorative art and to enhance design and professional knowledge through the exchange of ideas within an atmosphere of trust.