Let’s face it; purchasing a memorial is something that most people do not know the first thing about. This is because it’s a decision that hopefully you’ll only have to make once, maybe twice in your lifetime. Our trained professionals can help guide you through the important decisions involved in creating a memorial for your loved one. Please feel free to contact one of our representatives to help answer any question you may have on how to get started.
The price of a cemetery memorial depends on the material and the size/shape of the stone. Like other natural materials such as diamonds, there are many different grades and colors of granite & marble. Memorials can range in price from $250 to $15,000. The possibilities are endless and only limited to what you can imagine!
We have not included prices because the elements of design can be changed by size, material, colors, pictures and lettering. All of these decisions will determine the cost of each memorial. We specialize in custom memorial design and therefore each one can have subtle differences which can impact the price of the memorial.
Simply call us during our normal business hours (Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm, Sat. 9am-12pm) and we will be happy to assist in answering any questions you may have regarding the purchase/price of a memorial.
The optimal thing to do is to come in to see us if at all possible. As every memorial is custom, there are an unlimited number of options from which to choose. It is to your advantage to meet us and visit our yard display to be sure you’re getting exactly what you have in mind in regards to size and color. For example, on a brochure a 3 foot monument can look large in size, but in the cemetery it can look rather small in comparison to other family memorials. By visiting our shop and being able to see and compare designs can enable you to make the best decision for your loved one. We will be happy to try to work with you in anyway we can to help make these circumstances a little less stressful.
Every cemetery has its own set of requirements/rules as to what they will or will not allow on their grounds. Usually this is because they want to establish and maintain an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere on the property when you visit your loved one. In some cases they must follow city, county and state codes. For example, certain cemeteries only allow bronze markers or may require that anything upright be set on a granite pad. Usually these regulations are to your benefit. In most cases we are familiar with local and surrounding cemeteries’ regulations. If for some reason we are unsure or need to confirm any details, we will be happy to contact the cemetery to find out for you.
There are several factors that can affect turnaround time, including revisions a customer makes to an order. For standard designs on gray granite you can expect the memorial to be completed in approximately 6-8 weeks. However, many of the black granites, exotic colors or anything that is custom, laser etched can take 8-12 weeks for completion. Bottom line is, the length of time necessary to complete your memorial depends on the type of memorial you choose, the color of granite you have selected and the level of design work required.
No. This website is designed to be a tool as to help you decide what you want and to inform you so you can make the best decision possible. We will happy to assist you over the telephone or by visiting one of our local offices and/or sales representatives.
We guarantee the work we do for you. Please see our terms/conditions page on this website to read more about our guarantee. We stand behind our work 100%. We have seen first hand what “bad” work looks like when people take the cheap route because they think they’re saving themselves some money. This is certainly a business where you get what you pay for.
Many families choose to plan their own final arrangements to help relieve the emotional burden from other family members when the time comes. Others make this decision because they can choose the exact style and type of memorial they would like to be representative of their time here on earth. Needless to say, costs in today’s world will certainly be lower than in years to come, so why not save some money?