To the great majority of people, purchasing a memorial is a first-time experience - often a confusing and stressful one - and your decisions will last forever. In this website you will find basic information you can use to eliminate much of the confusion and stress from the process. You will learn about the basic choices you will have to make so you can give them some thought before visiting a dealer. You’ll see what features affect the price. You’ll find out what questions to ask so you know what your complete costs will be and how they compare to the prices you may get from other dealers.
To avoid confusion, you should know that “memorials” is the general term for all the various types of stones and plaques used to mark a grave site. As you will see inside, “markers” and “monuments’ are specific types of memorials.
In the process of selecting a memorial, you will have six basic choices to make: style, size, material, color, finish and design. Each will affect the final price. We have created a downloadable guide to assist families in selecting a monument click below to download:
These are generally 20” to 48” wide the top is usually set flush with the ground.
Similar to a grass marker but the top is slanted from the back to front and the marker normally protrudes slightly above the ground.
These are larger with an angled face. They may be set on a base or directly on a concrete foundation.
Most upright monuments have two parts---the upright top part, called the “die,” and the base.