Frequently Asked Questions
If I need a bronze marker for a perpetual care cemetery, do I have to purchase from them?
- As a consumer you have the right to purchase your memorial from whoever you please. Perpetual care cemeteries sometimes use these tactics to confuse you, thus eliminating the competition. You will still pay all of the cemetery fees to them, but will save on your bronze memorial. Riverhill Monument Company has an excellent working relationship with all the perpetual care cemeteries in the area. This is where we can help you.
How long does it normally take to build and deliver my monument?
- Under normal circumstances, memorials can be completed in four to eight weeks, unless it is a special order, which can take up to six months.
Why do I need a monument since I’m going to be cremated?
- Over the years a memorial at a final resting place has become a refuge for family members. To reflect on memories of loved ones, a place to honor each life, cremations have become a faster, cheaper process to (dispose) of the remains. Ashes are scattered or buried or worse forgotten. A beautiful memorial garden may be the answer. Remember, we build memorials because someone lived, not because someone died.
Can you send me a price list for all your monuments, it will help me chose?
- Monuments come in such a variety of sizes and colors that this request is virtually impossible. Discuss with your memorialists what you feel to be appropriate for your family, a monument is built just for you, choose wisely.
Do I pay for my monument before or after it’s placed in the cemetery?
- Most, if not all monument companies require a deposit before manufacturing begins. Usually 50% at time of signing and the remaining 50% upon delivery.
How long should I wait to purchase a monument after the funeral?
- Only you know when the time is right for you. In today’s cemeteries, vaults are usually a part of the burial process leaving the ground more acceptable to place monuments. No time frame needed.
Can I place a monument in the cemetery to mark our gravesites before we need it?
- Yes. Pre-needs have become very popular to mark the gravesites for later dates. Taking the burden of choosing a proper memorial from bereaved loved ones.
What do I do if my monument is vandalized or damaged in a storm?
- Your local monument company can help you with any damages done either by vandalism or storm. In some cases even your home owners insurance may cover this. Remember, purchasing within 50 miles of your home assures that your local monument company will be there to assist you.