Buying Gravestones - a Guide...
understands that choosing a marker or stone for your
loved one's grave is something that you should do with
great care and consideration. It is important to
recognize the stone will stand for generations as a
reminder of the life of the beloved deceased.
We hope you will find
the following guide to buying a gravestone helpful:
- Review the
here on our web site.
Kol-Rocklea Memorials and set up an appointment to
meet and discuss your ideas and needs.
- Go to our
facility personally and look at more photos and our
shop displays of the types of markers we provide or
view some of the blank stones we have at our
- With our help
and advice, select the material for the headstone.
Granite is the most popular and we can show you the
variety of colors granite is available in. You may
also be interested in bronze or marble. We can show
you samples of various materials.
reviewing our purchase aids as to type, size and
shape, you can select a stone you desire. We will
review with you any limitations your cemetery may
have regarding type and size prior to ordering,
since we work closely with our
what information you want to appear on the stone.
Knowing the number of letters and words will help us
price your order more accurately. We can provide
simple lettering designs, more elaborate carving or
pictures if you desire.
- If you
approve our quotation, we will need time to develop
a drawing of the final design. You will want to
approve the design on paper to check for spelling
and style before we go into production of your
approved, we will give you a delivery completion
time when the finished stone will be ready for you
to see. Check the marker to be sure all the
information is correct.
- Finally your
stone will be ready to be set at the cemetery.
write: 7370 South Broadway
Red Hook, New York 12571
We meet with
person, decide on the material, type of stone
a Memorial Contract.
We collect 50%
of cost of stone & full amount for
the concrete foundation.
a few days
we prepare a Computer Sketch for approval, if necessary, which must
be signed and dated.
of the Computer Sktech it is on average 6-8 weeks* for delivery time
to the cemetery for most stones.
This may take longer for some specialty items and/or some of the
imported colors - we will let you know at time of purchase.)
setting the stone in the cemetery, the final
balance is due.