FAQ

 

Q: How much does a memorial cost?
Q: What choices are there for a memorial?
Q: Can we personalize our memorial? Does that make it more expensive?
Q: Can we get a custom shaped memorial?
Q: How do I clean our existing granite memorial?


Q: How much does a memorial cost?

A: The cost of a memorial is based mostly upon the size and type of granite you select.  Costs will start in the $300.00 range (for a small flat marker) and go up from there.  Upright two-piece monuments will average somewhere in the range of $1,850.  Additional options such as vases, color pictures and floral stands will add to the cost.
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Q: What choices are there for a memorial?

A: Memorials come in three basic styles;

    1. 1.       Flat or beveled markers.  Flat markers can be installed flush with the ground, or be set on a concrete foundation, they are normally 4 inches thick.  Beveled markers will be set on a concrete foundation, they are normally are 6 inches tall in the back, dropping to 4 inches thick in the front.
    2. 2.       Slant memorials.  These will be installed on a concrete foundation and are usually 16 inches tall resulting in a very steep angled face for lettering, making the memorial readable from a short distance.
    3. 3.       Two piece upright memorials.  The traditional looking memorial consisting of an upper tablet on top of a granite base, all setting upon a concrete foundation.  They are usually 18-28 inches tall.

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Q: Can we personalize our memorial?  Does that make it more expensive?

A: Yes, we encourage you to customize and personalize your memorials.  All lettering and design on the front surface are included in the cost of the memorial (with the exception of diamond or laser etching on black granites).
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Q: Can we get a custom shaped memorial?

A: Yes. You can literally sketch any shape or style you would like, and we can have it built to your specifications.

 Q: Is the cost of the future final date included in the price of a memorial?

A: No.  At the time of need for a final date, your funeral director will make those arrangements.

Q: How do I clean our existing granite memorial?

A: Begin by scrubbing the granite with bleach using a nylon bristle brush.  Then scrub again using a mild detergent (nothing with any oils).  Thoroughly rinse with water, be sure to rinse off all bleach and detergent when done.
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