In this episode we explore the different types of granite color, where they come from, and what they mean.
In this episode we give a few tips on what to look for when purchasing your memorial. There is a lot of art and science that goes into creating a lasting legacy in granite. Make sure you know what quality granite looks like, what kinds of companies you can trust, and the important process of [...]
In this episode we explain the difference between a normal Slant marker and a Western Slant marker. The Western Slant has a historical significance but can also be used for a more polished look with larger designs. The normal Slant is very common today and has a rock pitched bevel on the front to discourage [...]
The final step of producing a monument is delivery to the cemetery. This process is known as "setting." Setting a headstone can take as little as 5 minutes or it could end up being an all day job. It all depends on the size, shape, and whether or not all the prerequisites have been met [...]
Pre-need vs At-need Memorials For those who are older there comes a time where the reality of passing away sinks in. One can ignore the reality or one could seize the opportunity to create something that will make it easier to accept and take the burden off other family members when it comes time. This [...]
Where Do Granite Headstones Come From? When you see a nice headstone in a cemetery you might wonder how it got there. What is the story behind that person? What is the story behind such a beautiful monument? The answer could be a variety of things. If the headstone is made out of marble or [...]
5 Things You Need To Know Before Buying a Headstone Buying A Headstone 1. Who Will You Buy From? The very first step in buying a headstone is finding a reputable manufacturer. There are small monument companies and online stores all over the granite headstone business. Not all of them are going to offer the quality [...]
Do You Know Your Headstone Terminology? Headstone Terminology can be confusing if you don't already know what it means. If your like me when I first started working with headstones, you'll be asking for definitions every couple seconds. This list should give you a leg up when you go to design your memorial or monument. Take [...]
The Journey Your Monument Takes Through Production. Every beautiful marker started off as a layer of rock underground. The journey your stone take through production is a remarkable one. We've been able to put together this graphic to help you visualize the process.