3370 Huff Road Lonedell, Missouri (636) 629-7500 611 N. HWY 47 Union, Missouri (877) 629-7500
Bahama Blue Blue Pearl Rainbow Tropical Green Sentinel Red Barre Gray
1. Where do I start? I've never had to do this before.
You are no different than most people. Below we have listed some things that you may want to consider during the process of choosing a memorial:
Take a peek at our online gallery and notice the different sizes of memorials and signage and the different lettering styles available. Below you can see a variety of most common colors available to you, others not shown are available.
2. Will the foundation that goes under the upright memorial interfere with the burial?
Most cemeteries have adequate space built into the grave lots to allow for the burial and a memorial foundation at the head of the grave.
3. Does the grave need to settle for a period of time before placing the stones?
Some cemeteries require a waiting period, although most of the time there is extra space at the head of the grave for the stone to be installed as soon as you wish.
4. Why aren't all granites the same price?
There are a number of reasons why granites differ in price. There are currently over 20 different colors available. Many colors are quarried in the United States while others are quarried as far away as Norway, India, and Africa.
When a block of granite is removed from the ground, there is a certain amount that is the normal waste. With some granites the waste factor is much larger and obtaining good clear pieces becomes a problem, so the price is higher.
Some granites are harder to polish, hence a higher price.
Bluepearl, which is quarried in Norway, is only quarried and produced two months out of the year. This greatly limits availability (supply and demand). The opposite is true with Georgia gray as this color is in great abundance. It's not a lesser quality granite; there is just more of it available.
Flash Black Imperial Rose Colonial Rose Carnelian Cat's Eye Brown Salisbury Pink
Wausau Red Missouri Red Georgia Gray Silver Cloud Dakota Mahogany American Black