Questions about starting the process of selecting a memorial? Not sure which monument style is best for you? If you're considering purchasing a monument but you're not sure how to proceed, please take a moment to read through these FAQ.
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Will a funeral home or cemetery require me to purchase a monument from them?
No, you're under no such obligation. You can always purchase a monument from the place of your choice.
How can I include meaningful words on this monument?
Just let us know. We can add text, engravings and decorations so that a monument shows the personality of the individual or couple being memorialized.
What are some important things to consider when buying a monument?
You should check if there any monument size restrictions for your cemetery. It's also a good idea to consider your budget; if you tell us this, we can help you find a monument that fits your needs.
Is it possible to order a custom cemetery monument?
Yes, it is. We can either design a fully customized monument, or we can help you create something unique with our style, shape, color, material and engraving options. Talk to us to get started and to receive a price quote.
What are some of my monument choices?
You'll be able to choose from an array of shapes, sizes, colors and materials (granite, which can stand up to temperature extremes, is the most popular material for monuments; we also offer marble and bronze monuments).
How much will my monument cost?
The price of your memorial is affected by several variables. Most people are not aware that the color of the stone will have a dramatic effect on the price. This is because each color comes from different quarries from literally around the world. Labor and transportation costs vary greatly from one area to the next and these factors impact the price of granite. Naturally size and finish also play a role in the final cost. We have markers and monuments available to fit any budget.
What should I look for when selecting a Monument Builder?
Do you keep records of previous family members, so that I can get the same monument for my father? I have pictures that I could email.
A locally owned business that produces your memorial locally, by skilled craftsman. Members of the Monuments Builders of North America. A display where you may view a selection of memorials in different sizes, colors, materials, finishes, and styles, with prices clearly marked. A firm were there are no telephone solicitations. Personnel with the ability to listen…to counsel…to help you create a monument that will commemorate your loved one. Don’t feel pressured to buy from a cemetery or mortuary.
We do have many years worth of records, which can be utilized to duplicate a monument. Even without the original record, there are other means to identify the size, granite color and design in order to duplicate a marker. Photographs are very helpful. Please contact our office so we can look into this matter for you. Thank you for your inquiry.