Buying a Granite Monument Headstone or Grave Marker in California

If you are wondering how to buy a headstone, monument or grave marker from a reputable source in California, you can look to California Monument Association members to give you options you will not get elsewhere. Today the world is full of “Headstones Monument Sellers” who offer a headstone without  compassion and understanding the loss of a loved one.

The Members of the California Monument Association  will listen to your wishes, and with a monument builder’s suggestions will  help you decide on the appropriate text, floral, epitaphs and meaningful symbols for your memorial. Most monument builders will prepare drawings for your review 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. True “Monument Builders” do much more than just sell memorials, “we tell the story”.

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Granite Headstones-Grave Markers and Monument Memorials are not just a source of income, for members of the California Monument association, they are our passion. We take the time necessary to create unique pieces of memorial art. Rather than simply having customers select a standard design from a book, we work with our customers to create beautiful memorials. Memorials that tell the life stories of those they commemorate.

Monument companies that are members of the California Monument Association offer their customers numerous options that mere Headstone sellers cannot. They offer flexibility in design, quality craftsmanship and, in many cases, experience spanning several generations. Our member firms agree to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. Contact one of our members today. There is a Difference!

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Purchasing a Headstone memorial is a major investment of time and money

and should be undertaken with great thought and care. The California Monument Association recommends careful and relaxed planning when purchasing a memorial.  Whether you are making immediate or pre-need arrangements for a funeral or purchasing cemetery property, you should know that you and your family ARE NOT obligated to purchase a headstone or grave marker monument from a funeral home or a cemetery. Unfortunately, many cemeteries, especially those that are corporately owned, routinely employ high-pressure sales tactics in an effort to intimidate and scare customers into buying from them. In fact, a good argument can be made to delay the purchase of a memorial, the one visual and lasting tribute, until other matters are complete.

Monument companies that are members of the California Monument Association offer their customers numerous options that mere Headstone sellers cannot. They offer flexibility in design, quality craftsmanship and, in many cases, experience spanning several generations. Our member firms agree to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. Contact one of our members today. There is a Difference!

Your local headstone monument builder is a reliable source of information regarding the various regulations of the cemeteries in your area. Since cemeteries have regulations regarding the size and type of grave marker memorials in certain areas of the cemetery, it is wise to consult with a monument builder before you purchase your memorial headstone.

Visit a permanent showroom to see the different styles of upright monuments or flat headstone markers. If you are unable to visit a showroom, discuss your needs with the monument builder. Any California Monument Association Monument builder will help you design a memorial and then complete all that is required to produce the memorial from inscription to installation .