Single Monuments are memorials made in honor of only one person and are typically installed on one cemetery plot. Each individual's story is unique and you will often see various shapes, symbols and art work to help tell the story.
Our single upright memorials are made of the highest quality granites and set with a strong foundation that we always guarantee. Please continue to our gallery to help gain ideas for your loved one's memorial.
Double Monuments are those made in honor of two people. Most commonly we would see a double monument in honor of a couple, a parent/child combination or a sibling combination. Double monuments may be created to go on one plot (i.e. both individuals buried in one plot) or to be centered on two plots (one plot for each individual).
It is not uncommon to see more than two people remembered on one memorial. Please contact us for information and ideas for triple monuments, family estate memorials and more. Please continue to our gallery to gain design ideas that will help tell your loved one's story in stone.
Headstones and Grave Markers
Headstones and grave markers are common terms used by families when think a memorial for their loved one. Headstones and grave markers come in countless shapes, polishes, colors and sizes.
With the combined talents of our design team and the latest in memorial technology, Emerson Monument Company can assist you in creating a unique and personal memorial that will tell your loved one’s story in stone for decades to come. Please continue to our gallery to gain ideas for your loved one's memorial.
Bench memorials are both beautiful and practical. While many families choose to place a memorial bench in the cemetery, others may choose to donate a bench to a local group, park or facility in honor of their loved one.
Our benches are made of granite, which makes them more durable and more suitable for engraving than their concrete counterparts. Please continue to our gallery to see samples of our work.
High Definition Laser Etching
With our High Definition Laser Etching, Emerson Monument Company offers families the ability to capture their memories like never before. By utilizing a laser, we are able to capture small details that make the design on your memorial look realistic.
Please continue to our gallery to see photos of our laser etching work.
Civic memorials may be erected to honor significant events, people or groups in a public setting.
Over the decades Emerson Monument Co. has worked with Veteran’s groups, non-profits, governments and commercial entities to design and install beautifully timeless memorials that are cherished and held dear by the community.
Please continue to our gallery to see samples of our work and gain ideas for your next project.
Families now have more options than ever when it comes to honoring the life of a loved one who has been cremated. Those options most commonly include:
• Erecting a monument in a local cemetery or memorial garden. Families often bury the ashes in the plot or choose to place the ashes in a granite monument specifically designed for cremation.
• Placing a granite memorial bench at a local park or other public place that he or she enjoyed. This is a great way to share their love of a location or facility with others who share the same interest.
Any of our memorials may be designed for cremation purposes. Please continue to our gallery to gain ideas that will help you create a special and meaningful memorial.
At Emerson Monument Co. we are more than just monuments! Over the decades we have caught the public’s eye with our beautiful custom engraved signage for subdivisions, businesses and municipalities.
Granite is a natural resource that is quarried from all around the world. At Emerson Monument Company we are dedicated to providing only the highest quality of memorial granites and only work with quarries that share our commitment.
These are our most popular granite colors that we commonly offer. Don't see a color listed? Ask us!
Helpful Resources | Emerson Monument Co.
Monuments can be difficult to shop for simply because they are not items that you typically consider purchasing on a regular basis. If you were to buy a new tv you would have an idea of what size and type you would want. If you were purchasing a business you would find countless online resources and consultants to assist you. However, when it comes to purchasing a headstone, there simply isn't much information available. That is why we created this page.
How to Choose a Monument Company
Selecting a monument company with whom you will do business is a very important part of the monument purchase process. While many families are interested solely in the price of the monument, it is also important to consider the reliability of the company you will work with. This factor is pertinent for many reasons including the ability to provide future repairs or maintenance services and the ability to ensure that your monument will most definitely be placed in the cemetery after you have purchased and paid.
To assist in learning the criteria that designates a great monument company, please read How to Choose a Reputable Monument Retailer.
Epitaphs are the sayings that people often place on headstones. At Emerson Monument Co. we recognize that it is difficult to create a saying that represents a loved one's life and have compiled a list to help.
How to Help a Grieving Friend or Family Member
Perhaps the only thing more difficult than experiencing grief yourself is knowing how to help someone you love through a period of loss and mourning. If you have found yourself in this situation, you will want to check out our resource entitled,"How You Can Help Me".
What About Veterans?
At Emerson Monument Co. we are proud of the country we are blessed to live in and thank those who have given their lives for our freedom. While you may know that certain burial benefits are available to veterans, you may not know that we can assist you with arranging for a VA headstone.
Veterans are entitled to a government-issue military marker through the Department of Veteran's Affairs. While many families use the VA marker as a foot stone (i.e. at the foot of the grave), others do prefer to utilize the marker as the primary headstone. If you are interested in applying for a VA marker in honor of your loved one, please print and complete the application, gather the necessary discharge papers, and bring them both in with you- we will handle it from there.
If you would like to order a VA marker for your loved one simply bring his or her discharge papers with you and we will take care of the rest.