When it's time to purchase a headstone for a loved one, you might put it off because you are afraid there is no way you can afford to buy one. That is rarely the case. Did you know you can buy a headstone for as little as $345.00? It's true! If you are looking for something small but meaningful, a 14" bevel marker will do the trick.
Bevels come in widths of 14", 20", 24" and 36". There are also a variety of colors. Gray is the most affordable and also a great choice. Colors such as carnelian, morning rose and mesabi black are slightly more expensive. If you are purchasing something for two people, a 36" is a great way to go. They start at $1,230.00.
You can also choose to have bevel markers made flat to the ground if you choose. If you would like to learn more about purchasing a bevel, click the email icon above.
This is a question I hear from almost everyone I meet with. In general it takes a minimum of two months from the time your order is placed to have it set. This gives us time to order the stone from the granite company, prepare the design, get your approval on the design, engrave and set. Allen Monument Company covers most of the state of Nebraska so when you think about how many monuments that likely adds up to you will understand the need for time.
Everyone seems to want their monument by Memorial Day. Because of this, Memorial Day orders need to be placed no later than the last day of February each year. We need that extra month because of the high volume of orders.
If you order in the fall, it is possible your monument will not be set until spring. In Nebraska weather can be a major deterrent to setting the monuments. When possible, when orders made int he fall are not complete before winter, we set the cement slab in hopes that there will be a break in weather over the winter where the monument can be placed on the slab.
If you need your monument set by a specific date for a ceremony or gathering, please order a minimum of 3 months ahead to assure it will be set for the special day.
At Allen Monument Company we have many options for purchasing monuments. We know that during this time when social distancing is the norm, it may be seem difficult to purchase a monument, but it can actually be relatively easy. You can always choose a design from one of the monuments on our samples page. You can mix and match ideas that you like on the samples. You can even create your own design. When deciding what to put on a monument, consider what your loved one was passionate about. The monument below is a good example of that. We can provide information and ideas over the phone, through email and even through programs such as Zoom. If you are wanting a monument before winter, you want to order very soon as we are already scheduled into July. Visit the contact us page to connect with us.