DISPLAY, OFFICE, MAIN PRODUCTION FACILITY
Between Holy Cross and Woodlawn Cemetery
Please note all memorial pictures are our firm's memorial work, created, laid out, sandblasted and set by our staff. Pictures are taken outside, where the amount of sun, clouds and humidity all effect the true color of the granite, font and design.
We do our best to show the best possible color but depending on the location and time of day it is not possible in all situations. The various angles of each picture is to share the different textures and finishes as well as shape of the memorial.
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INDOOR DISPLAY AND MAIN OFFICE
At the IHOP Plaza
Above, our in house artist, Wendy, goes from creating a set of portraits in pencil to a hand etching on a black granite monument.
Our shop staff is a little camera shy, however, we have pictures of them hard at work throughout our web site. We couldn't do what we do without their skilled daily workmanship.
Steven J. Schneider
Fourth Generation of Our Firm
Beverly Rosen, Admin Staff
Our Bronze Specialist
VP of Operations, Controller
Our firm represents the merging of three of the largest Massachusetts Jewish memorial dealers of the early and mid 1900's. When so many immigrants moved to this country, people settled in areas by their religion or nationality and a time when the corner country store, hardware store and deli were mixed with the local church, temple and, yes, memorial dealer.
As the years went along and there were fewer and fewer memorial dealers, obviously business spread to service not only the Jewish community but all surrounding communities, faiths and cultures. We are proud to say we have completed memorials for governors, judges, janitors, bookies, for people living close to our facility in Everett and to those far away in proximity; working with families in Europe, Israel and even China. In our vast experience, we have worked with not only our mother tongue of English, but French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew and Arabic to name a few. Our granites have been mined as locally as Quincy, Massachusetts and as far away as the sea coasts quarries of China and the interiors of Africa and India. In remembering a loved one, the possibilities in representation of colors, designs, fonts and shapes is literally endless.
The firm was started by Solomon Slotnick in 1910. A Russian born immigrant who worked extensively with stone. A man who originally made his fortune creating the skyline of Boston pre depression. As the world and economy changed during the dark days of the depression Solomon, being resourceful, used his talents to start to create memorials and monuments for his local, growing community, in the then popular North Shore communities of Chelsea, Everett and Malden.
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Manager, Framingham Location
Dorothy Slotnick Green
1940 - 2015
The Third Generation of Our Firm