Many cemeteries charge a variety of fees for installation of a monument, perpetual care, maintenance, and other add on services. Some cemeteries will tell a customer that they are the only ones who can install a monument, and that installation costs are a part of the lot price. Another common misconception is that since a family member or loved one is buried in a particular cemetery or memorial garden, that you, as the customer, must purchase the monument from that specific location or company. Both of these so called “facts” are wrong, and illegal if enforced.

Choosing a monument

Granite comes in different qualities some of which may not be suitable for cemetery memorials especially in certain climates. A reputable monument builder will be able to show you fine quality granites that will accept different styles of lettering and design work as well as with stand various climate zones. Be sure to note quality, finish design, and comparative price when choosing a monument company.