Texas Gravestone Conservation performs conservation (repair) services for gravestones and other cemetery stonework. Whether they’re called “gravestones”, “tombstones”, or “monuments”, Texas Gravestone Conservation can repair, conserve, and preserve them. TGC performs cleaning, leveling/resetting, repair to broken and fallen markers, and other cemetery related services, including repairs from storm damage and vandalism. I will also serve as an assessor for vandalism and accident damages in legal cases involving cemetery markers.
TGC is located in Brenham, TX and will serve clients who are mainly in a 150-mile radius of Washington County, including Houston, Galveston, El Campo, Victoira, Goliad, Seguin, New Braunfels, Austin, Georgetown, Temple, College Station, and Livingston. TGC will conserve a single gravestone or an entire cemetery; contact me with any questions and look at the different pages for more information.
Also, I am the sole proprietor of TGC, certificated by the International Preservation Studies Center in Mount Carroll, IL, and I do all of the work myself.
P. O. Box 1266
Brenham, TX 77834-1266
Phone: 979-836-7715 (leave a message if I'm not there)
Would you like to help ensure that a gravestone in need of conservation receives it? I selected a stone at Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham that was "adopted" and saved. The cost of the work reflected my discounting labor costs. I will soon post another stone for which I can find no living relations and that is in danger.
David Lasch was the youngest of four children born to Louis and Susie Lasch. His mother died in 1900, and in the 1910 census, David was living with his grandparents. One sister had a child, who died in 1997 (without an heir) and the other two did not have any children. His father died in October of 1929. Sadly, David Lasch was killed in France only about a month before the end of World War I.
This stone is in very good shape, and all it needs is a cleaning.
Cost to clean: $40
Donations rec'd as of March 13 $40
As of February 20, 2019, I am making some headway on my work and will begin to visit cemeteries/stones that may need work. Please understand that the work may not begin until summertime or early fall, however. If you would like work done, please contact me.
Thoughts for Spring
Should a tree or shrub that is next to a headstone be allowed to remain there? If the tree is very large and old, it may have been planted around the time of the internment; cedar trees are commonly seen in this situation. In that case, probably so. If the tree/shrub is younger and was a volunteer, and if it is displacing the stone, then “no”. I have moved several stones over the years that were leaning because the roots of large magnolia trees (both more than 90 inches in circumference) had displaced them. If the tree was an 8” ash, elm or hackberry, I would suggest the stone be secured/moved and the tree removed. If you have a question, send me an email and photos and I can advise you.
If you'd like more information, contact me at
(979) 836-7715, firstname.lastname@example.org
or browse my website.