James and Rochelle Crane

Memorials in Pukekohe, South Auckland and Franklin Districts.

We are an NZ family owned/run business with me James and my wife Rochelle doing all of the designing, lettering and installing.

I have been in the monumental business for 30 years, firstly working for other funeral directors / monumental companies and have now been out on our own for the past 18 years.

We take pride in doing the best job possible for any requirements you may have – whether it is a new headstone for a loved one, adding a new name to an existing stone or restoration work to bring your existing headstone back to its former glory.

During our consultation, we will explain your options and walk you through the steps in the process. We can also work with your chosen cemetery to assure access, delivery and installation of your monument.

We are fully compliant with both Auckland and Waikato Councils as installers.


"I just wanted to thank you both so much for the lovely job you have done
on Kayla's headstone.  Both Debbie (mother) and I are over the moon with
the result. Again - thank you and God bless you both. :)"

"Thank you guys so much for my grandmothers headstone. it's been 2 years
in the making due to covid and you both have been so patient. The
communication has been second to none and the speed to which this was
done has been amazing while also trying to make her look as perfect as
possible. So on behalf of my whānau, thank you so much. She looks
absolutely stunning and we couldn't be happier :-)"

"Pop down to check out the headstone today, and really only one word, perfect. Just a breeze to deal with, and just all round great service. Thanks heaps (seems to small to say)"

Thank you so much for the beautiful monument you did for our Nana and Koro.  The whole whanau loved your workmanship and we were extremely grateful that you managed to pull this off in time for our unveiling.  Once again thank you from us all."

I will be forever grateful to you both for your Kindness, Professionalism and attention to detail. I have passed your names onto many people. Thank you for being so trustworthy, so comfortable and pleasant to deal with.

Blessings always, Margaret

James was recommended to me by Fountains Funeral Services in Papakura. I provided him with a photo of the headstone which required re-painting of the inscription. He found the headstone, text me a quote, and carried out the work in the promised timeframe. It was a very easy process for a fair price. Would recommend using James!

"Just a quick note on behalf of my family to thank you for the awesome job you did for us all. We’re all really pleased with the your quality, workmanship and your attention to detail. Also thank you for your guidance during this time it has been invaluable. We will not hesitate to recommend should the opportunity arises."