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2011 American Institute of Commemorative Art Award Winner2011 Winner of Prestigious Civic Monument Design Award

The American Institute of Commemorative Art honored us with the first place prize in the Civic Monument Design category at their recent annual meeting. The veterans memorial pictured above is located in Tomah, WI, and is an inspirational design that honors all who have served.

The monument features a globe supported by a red granite column carved with 13 stripes. Five of the nine grey slabs around the globe are raised and their outline symbolizes the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The seals of the six branches of the military are also represented. The design was created by Michael Feinberg, CM.

Buikema and Lange Monuments featured in "Stone in America" Autumn 2010

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"Stone in America" showcases memorials that represent the best in sculpture, design, carving and manufacturing technology that is being done in the industry today. The memorials in Portfolio share one common denominator-they are artfully personalized. Their designers have taken a client's vague requests and used their talents to create striking works. Here are unforgettable angels, shapes that break the mold, classic forms and timeless symbols. You can read the full page articles about the Buikema and Lange Monuments by clicking here.

Award for ExcellenceCompany Wins Prestigious Eugene H. Faehnle Award for Excellence in Memorial Design

Members of the American Institute of Commemorative Art awarded the 2009-2010 Eugene H. Faehnle award for excellence in memorial design to of our artists: Beverly Christafaro and Jack Hallihan. The monument they designed collaboratively for the Kern family took first place in the Family Monuments category and took home the coveted Faehnle trophy for Best in Show.

Their design was selected from over 60 entries due to the exceptional workmanship and pleasing scale of the finished piece. You can read more about this piece by clicking here.


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