Monuments, commonly called family memorials, upright monuments or upright memorials are typically made for a single burial and up to 4-10 graves (depending on the cemetery regulations). All of our monuments are made out of granite due to its impervious nature. Granite withstands harsh weather conditions and time, so hundreds of years from now, the memorial will still look as nice as when it was first purchased.
When choosing a Monument you must consider a few things:
- What is the most important thing to you and your family members when envisioning the final creation of this upright memorial? Is it the design? Is it the verbiage? Is it a custom carved feature like a sculpted carving of Madonna, Jesus or other icons? Do you have a specific color or size in mind? And MOST IMPORTANTLY, what is your budget? Some people have wonderful ideas, but when the price is laid out on the table then some scaling back is required. It is highly recommended to think of a rough amount that you are comfortable with spending and let us do the work in fitting as many (or all) of your creative ideas into that budget plan as we can!
- You may have a great vision for the family monument, but whom will you be taking the work to? It is pertinent to trust your work to the right shop. We have craftsmen that have spent decades on fine-tuning the stone design and stone cutting trade. We have also sold some of our designs to be used at granite quarries all over the U.S. Because we understand granite monument building so well, we know that not all designs are applicable to granite, and we want to make sure that your memorial will outlast the test of time. We will only put the Monumental Art Works seal of approval on not only the most beautiful but also the most durably build monument.
- Does the monument company deliver? Most monument companies aren’t equipped with the proper machinery/trucks needed to deliver and set monuments. These companies will offer you a low price and fail to mention that you will have to hire a 3rd party to deliver and set your custom monument. These charges can be in the hundreds! Since we are a production and delivery shop, we can do it all for you. Our prices include; the stone, flat carve design, delivery and setting. No surprises, no gimmicks, no extra out of pocket expenses.