Headstones have been made from granite for hundreds of years because of its durability and beauty. Granite is available in several colors (see below), textures, shapes, and sizes – all available as both single and companion monuments. Families can make decisions about engravings, important dates, terms of endearment, photos, emblems, and other embellishments.
The three components that determine the price of a monument are color, size, and monument style. Granite monuments come in four basic styles (see photos below).
Upright – a monument that projects up from the ground and is set on a base
Slant – a lower profile monument that is typically less expensive than an upright
Bevel – a monument raised above the ground and installed parallel to the ground
Flush – a monument that is installed level with the ground
Regardless of your choice, Maplewood will create a scale drawing of your selection for you to review. You can either accept the drawing or make changes. Once we have your final approval, fabrication will begin.
Cameo – A steel and porcelain replica of your special photo is either mounted on or recessed into your new or existing monument (not available on flush markers)
Emblems – These personalization additions can be included in the design of a new monument or attached to an existing monument. Hundreds of emblems are available for you to choose from. Categories of available emblems include hobbies, religion, occupations, organizations, military, animals, and many more.
Vases – Vases may be included in any new monument design or added to any existing monument. Depending on the marker type, the vase may be mounted on, within, or beside the marker. Design options and colors are available to choose from.
There are many difficult decisions to be made in life and normally you have the help and support of your spouse or loved ones. Why should the decision of your final resting place be any different? We can help you and your family make your decision a little easier with the variety of burial options available.
All decorations of any kind that are directly on the ground will be removed and discarded (flowers, toys, wind chimes, etc). In addition, all winter/Christmas/fall flowers – whether on markers, in vases, on crypts/niches, or on the ground – will be removed and discarded.
Any items that you wish to keep MUST be removed BEFORE March 15.