MONUMENTS

Why Memorialize?

People visit cemeteries every single day of the year. They visit in every kind of weather.  Why? Because they want to remember. Even the word monument is derived from the Latin word "monere" which means "to remind." A personalized memorial is a way to help family, friends and others know a little more about this person other than just their name and date.

Monuments for a Single Grave Space

These are memorials that are to be placed on a single grave space in a cemetery. They are limited only by the cemetery size restrictions. The monument is generally for one person, unless there is a cremation and the cemetery would allow more than one burial in one grave space.

Monuments for Two Grave Spaces

These are memorials that are to be placed over two grave spaces in a cemetery. They are limited only by the cemetery size restrictions. These can be for one, two or more if there is a cremation and the cemetery rules allow multiple burials in two grave spaces.

Monuments for Three or More Grave Spaces

These can be larger memorials because the space is larger. Traditionally a large family memorial is placed and footstones may be placed on each grave. Today, anything goes as long as the cemetery rules are followed.

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"Selecting a marker or memorial is a very personal decision. We respect your right to ask questions, to be treated with dignity and sensitivity, and to take the time you need to make the right selection."

 

CREMATION MEMORIALS

Cremation memorials for cremains that will be interred in the ground, above the ground, scattered, or kept with a loved one

Creating a permanent memorial is still very important. A memorial provides a permanent place for family, friends, acquaintances and future generations to go to grieve and remember. There are several options of cremation memorials.

Will the cremains be kept In-Ground?

Memorials where the cremains are interred in the ground,kept at home or scattered at a special place: In this case any memorial you choose will be acceptable. A memorial for a cremation doesn't even need to be in a cemetery.

Will the cremains be interred in a monument above ground?

Memorials where the cremains are to be kept above the ground: In this category you have two options:

  1. Would you like it to be obvious that you have chosen to be cremated? If so then a columbarium is what is needed. These are box like memorials with obvious doors where the cremains are placed behind.

  2. Would you like your choice of cremation not to be known? In this case we can drill a hole in any 8" piece of granite and inter the cremains inside the hole. The monument can be in any shape or size as long as it is large enough to create a space for the cremains.

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Will the cremains be scattered or kept with a loved one?

Even in this case, creating a permanent memorial is important. People need a permanent place for friends, family, neighbors, aquaintences and future generations to go to grieve and remember.  Your choices are limitless. You can still erect a memorial in a cemetary. Or, you may put a permanent rememberance in a park, sports complex, name a building, or put a piece of artwork in your home garden. 

 

GARDEN TRIBUTES

Artistic memorials to be placed in non-traditional places. This is a creative way to honor and remember someone who is not near by in the privacy of your home or community park.

These are art pieces that can be placed around your home or gardens in memory of someone special. They are not intended to be marking a grave space but to provide a place to remember. Because they do not mark a grave they can be easily moved to another location.

 

OTHER SERVICES

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When you have been in this line of work for as long as we have, you acquire certain skills that allow you to reach your community in new and exciting ways. From custom cement lettering to beautiful pet memorials, please allow us to show you other services we have to offer you.

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Cemetery Lettering

We can add lettering or designs to a memorial that is already in the cemetery. Most of the time without the need to pick it up and take it to our shop. We can add a final date, a marriage date, a design, sentimental words, or even names and dates for additional people if there is room.

Monument Cleaning

We offer a monument cleaning solution that you can use to easily clean a memorial or we can clean the memorial for you. If the memorial has green algae or is so dirty that it cannot be read, we can turn it back to the way it looked when it was newly placed.

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Monument Repair

If you have a memorial that is worn, broken, knocked or pushed over, or has a bad foundation, bring us photos or let us take a look at it and we can recommend options on what can be done.

Address Stones

Would you like your house number or words of sentiment on a stone in front or built into your home? We can do that.

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Pet Memorials

Pets can be family members too. Large or small we can create a memorial for your loved pet.

Civic Bricks

We can letter your brick pavers for a civic fundraiser or to honor special people.

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What our customers are saying:

"Thank you for the wonderful service. I enjoyed working with the staff to get a beautiful monument. Thank you Bill."

 

 –Mrs. Abram

"I worked with Brigette – She was helpful with choosing the perfect headstone. Her suggestions with the detailing couldn’t have been better. We are very pleased with what was recommended."

 

–Leslie Hensch

"Everyone was great, especially Bridgette – above and beyond, a true customer service asset to your company. When needed next won’t hesitate to call you again."

 

–Mrs. Martin

"Excellent experience, wonderful lady salesperson.  I would have bought TWO, but I needed on monument. It is placed perfectly. The monument looks beautiful, job well done."

 

–Mrs. Foster

"Everything was handled professionally. Great job! Thank you."

–David Gretzel

"Danielle was great! Very knowledgeable and helpful."

 

–Robert Stanton