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Selecting A Monument

We’d Like to Help Take Some of the Confusion and Uncertainty Out of Buying a Memorial

To the great majority of people, purchasing a memorial is a first-time experience - often a confusing and stressful one - and your decisions will last forever. In this website you will find basic information you can use to eliminate much of the confusion and stress from the process. You will learn about the basic choices you will have to make so you can give them some thought before visiting a dealer.  You’ll see what features affect the price. You’ll find out what questions to ask so you know what your complete costs will be and how they compare to the prices you may get from other dealers.


To avoid confusion, you should know that “memorials” is the general term for all the various types of stones and plaques used to mark a grave site.  As you will see inside, “markers” and “monuments’ are specific types of memorials.

Your Choices

In the process of selecting a memorial, you will have six basic choices to make: style, size, material, color, finish and design.  Each will affect the final price. We have created a downloadable guide to assist families in selecting a monument - click below to download:


Monument pricing is effected by several variables such as size, color, and shape. Here at Workman Monuments, we provide the best of quality at an affordable price. Provide us with your budget, we will work within your guidelines! When we say "Where We Work for You", we truly believe in that statement. Call us or email us today - we will not stop until you are completely satisfied.

This includes lettering, borders and even illustrations.

First, of course, are the inscriptions where lettering styles are a consideration.  Some dealers charge by the letter.  Others include inscriptions for a flat fee. 

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Scenic carvings are  images which are carved into the stone by sandblasting.  This is most effective with simple shapes.

By far the most striking method of personalizing your memorial is by etching the image into the stone with a diamond-tipped tool. The images are more delicate and realistic.  Black granite is recommended for etchings.

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