We understand that choosing a monument involves several important considerations. Here are answers to some common questions to help you navigate the process:

Absolutely! We are more than happy to accommodate in-home appointments. Please call us, and we can coordinate a day and time that works best for you.

To inscribe the final date on the monument, you have several options:
·       Submit an online request.
·       Call us directly.
·       Visit any of our three convenient locations. Our team will assist you in arranging the inscription.

The time required to receive and set your monument can vary based on several factors, including the source of the granite, design complexity, and weather conditions. During our initial meeting, we will provide you with a general timeline.

You can check the status of your order by completing a form on our website or by calling us directly. We will promptly provide you with an update. Once your monument has been set, we will notify you.

We maintain records dating back to the 1950s and photographs of monuments dating back to the early 2000s. Resources like Find a Grave can also help locate photos of loved ones’ memorials. We should have no issue finding the information you need.

There are several ways to personalize your monument, including:
·       Custom designs from our catalog.
·       Etching.
·       Precious portraits.
·       Veteran niches and flag holders.
·       Additional lettering (parents of grandchildren, poems, song lyrics, verses, etc.).

Yes, we offer inscriptions for boulders. While we do not sell boulders themselves, we can inscribe them to your specifications. Examples of our work can be found on our website.

Yes, we can inscribe bricks if you provide them. Examples of our brick inscriptions can also be found on our website.

Remember that the frequency of cleaning and maintenance will depend on the location and environmental factors affecting the monument. Always use gentle cleaning methods and products to avoid damaging the granite surface. If you need help with how to clean a particular monument or if it has extensive staining or damage, consider consulting a professional stone restoration specialist for guidance and assistance.

While we do not offer cleaning services, we can assist in monument restoration.

The monument’s cost can vary based on size, color, finish, additional lettering, etching, design, cemetery fees, and more. We have monuments available to fit a wide range of budgets.

Additional costs may include:
·       Foundation.
·       Vases.
·       Personalization (additional lettering, etching, photos, etc.).
·       Potential cemetery fees.
·       Overseas fuel surcharges (if applicable).

Consider cemetery regulations, which may dictate the size and style of the monument based on your plot’s location. Some cemeteries also have rules regarding vases.

We handle all aspects of working with the cemetery, including setting your monument. You do not need to contact the cemetery directly; we take care of the coordination.

Potentially. We would need to see the stone first to know if it is something we can work to correct.

While we do not offer cleaning services, below are steps to do so.

Steps to Clean a Granite Monument:

  1. Safety Precautions:
    • If the monument is in a cemetery or public place, check for any specific rules or regulations regarding cleaning or maintenance.
    • Wear gloves if desired to protect your hands.
  2. Dust Removal:
    • Start by gently brushing or wiping away any loose dirt, dust, or debris from the monument’s surface using a soft-bristle brush or a cloth.
  3. Prepare a Cleaning Solution:
    • In a bucket, mix a solution of warm water and a small amount of mild dish soap or a stone-specific cleaner. Avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the granite.
  4. Test a Small Area:
    • Before applying the cleaning solution to the entire monument, test it on a small, inconspicuous area to ensure it doesn’t cause any adverse reactions or discoloration.
  5. Clean the Monument:
    • Dip your soft-bristle brush or cloth into the cleaning solution.
    • Gently scrub the monument’s surface in a circular motion, paying extra attention to any stained or dirty areas.
    • For stubborn stains, use a plastic or wooden scraper to remove the residue. Do not use metal scrapers, as they can scratch the granite.
    • Avoid applying excessive pressure, which could scratch or damage the stone.
  6. Rinse Thoroughly:
    • Rinse the monument thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue. You can use a hose, a bucket of water, or a spray bottle.
  7. Dry the Monument:
    • Use soft towels or lint-free cloths to pat the monument dry gently. Avoid using abrasive materials that could scratch the granite.
  8. Maintain Regularly:
    • To keep the granite monument looking its best, perform routine cleaning and maintenance as needed. This will help prevent stains and maintain the stone’s natural beauty.