Purchasing a memorial is a major investment of time and money and should be undertaken with great thought and care. The Monument Builders of North America recommends careful and relaxed planning when purchasing a memorial.
Plan on making a trip to visit our showroom to see the different styles of monuments or markers. If you are unable to visit our showroom, then give us a call to discuss your needs with one of our professional monument builders. We offer home service by appointment. Salt Lake Monument will help you design a memorial and then complete all that is required to produce the memorial from inscription to installation. Other products such as vases, Veteran medallions, religious items and even reproduction photos are available to incorporate into your tribute.
We will combine your wishes and our Memorial design expert's years of experience to help you decide on the appropriate text, floral, epitaphs and meaningful symbols for your memorial. We will prepare a completed layout to help you visualize the finished memorial as well as to check for any possible errors before the final work is completed on the stone.
Choosing a Monument, Styles, Cost & Warranties
Cemetery memorials range from flat, beveled or slant markers that lie on the ground to elaborate, multi-piece upright monuments.
Most monuments are made from granite because of its durability, its reasonable price and its availability in a wide range of colors, including gray, black, red, pink, brown, green, and blue. We also have experience in working with other natural stones including marble, sandstone and quartzite.
Granite and marble comes in different qualities, some of which may not be suitable for cemetery memorials. At Salt Lake Monument we will be able to show you fine quality granites and marble that will accept different styles of lettering and design work. Be sure to look at quality, finish and design, as well as size, if you are comparing prices.
Your monument builder should have an extensive display of monuments. This allows you to see a variety of colors, shapes, and lettering styles that are available. Pictures or brochures do not depict these important differences.
Styles of Monuments
Upright monuments come in a wide variety of styles, shapes and sizes, providing a full range of creative and personalized works of art.
Slant and bevel markers are midway in height between flat markers and upright monuments. They come in single or double in size and can be personalized with symbols or inscriptions.
Flat markers can be personalized, but the design is naturally restricted by the smaller area.
Check out our Gallery to see a small selection of colors and shapes that we offer.
Monuments and Markers are priced according to size, color of material used, design and installation cost, plus whatever applicable cemetery charges are involved. Prices can start at $300 for flat markers and $925 for an upright monument.
Monuments generally take 10-15 weeks from approval and payment to installation. Special orders can take up to 3-8 months.