We realize that selecting a memorial is something that most families
have little or no experience with. Because of this, we have created this
guide for you on how to select a memorial and what determines its costs.
1. SELECT A MATERIAL:
We offer materials in granite, marble, and bronze from all over the
world. The colors available include gray, white, black, brown, blue,
red, green, and pink, each in various shades. The most common material
used in this area is Georgia granite which is gray in color and is the least
expensive. The material used is one of the main factors in determining
the costs of a memorial. We can advise you if your cemetery has any
2. SELECT A SIZE:
We offer monuments and markers in all sizes since we can custom cut any
size you might want. The number of grave sites the memorial will serve,
along with cemetery restrictions, will determine the size of the memorial you
will need. We have over 100 monuments on display, in varying sizes, to
aid in your selection. The size of the monument is also one of the main
factors in determining its cost.
3. SELECT A FINISH:
Most granite monuments today are always polished on the front and back
sides. The top and side ends of the monument can be left in the natural
rustic finish or be ground and polished. While polishing a monument does
not effect its durability, it does give a more finished appearance and helps
in repelling dirt and stains. Polishing the top and side edges does add
to the cost of the monument.
4. SELECT A DESIGN:
We have hundreds of designs to select from, both at our plant and in our
design books. We can design your memorial on our computer so we can show
you how it will appear before it is engraved. We also have artists that
can custom design any memorial. Since we do our own manufacturing, the
design work and engraving have little effect on the costs of the memorial.
5. DUPLICATE AN EXISTING DESIGN:
Often there are existing markers or monuments that you would like to
match. We can duplicate any design in any material. We will go out
to the cemetery and look at the memorial that you want to match and provide
you with an estimate. We can usually handle this by phone for your
We are very familiar with the
requirements of area cemeteries and coordinate our installation with them
therefore, it is not mandatory that you be present when we install the memorial.
Unlike some companies, we install our memorials on a concrete
footing and guarantee them not to lean or sink.