How To Choose The Right Monument Company

At St. Charles Monuments, we’ve provided Long Island with headstones and other monuments since 1954. And we handle the multifaceted aspects of pre-planning and a wide range of memorial services. Choosing the right monument company is more than simply finding the right price.

You want to be sure that the company you choose can handle all of your needs. Not sure what those needs are? Beyond getting your loved one a beautiful and affordable memorial, there are a few others.

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Below we’ve explained how at St. Charles we provide services such as creating and engraving your headstone and installation. And communication with your cemetery, the unveiling ceremony and repair/cleaning services are also included. At St. Charles we offer all of these services and more with the sensitive care and respect you and your loved one deserve.

This post has been updated as of October 2019, from its original publication date of September 10th, 2015. It has been edited for consistency and updated information on our services.

 


 

Choose a Company That Can Handle All of Your Needs

When buying a headstone for yourself as part of pre-planning, or when purchasing a memorial for a loved one, it’s important to work with a company that can handle all of your needs. Dealing with too many different companies can be stressful and exhausting.

For the creation of your monument or any other required service, it’s best to find one reliable company. Working with several companies can be confusing, especially during the delicate period of mourning.

 

Creating Your Headstone with A Private Company like St. Charles

When buying a headstone for yourself as part of pre-planning, or when purchasing a memorial for a loved one, it’s important to work with a company that can handle all of your needs. Dealing with too many different companies can be stressful and exhausting.

For the creation of your monument or any other required service, it’s best to find one reliable company. Working with several companies can be confusing, especially during the delicate period of mourning.

 

Communication with Your Cemetery

Communication with your cemetery is extremely important. You must ensure that the cemetery monument you’re creating is within the rules and regulations of the cemetery. There are specific guidelines in place for height, width, and there may even be regulations on what can be depicted on the headstone. And there may even be standards on what kind of gifts can be left at the gravesite.

We’ll handle all of the communication with your cemetery in order to relieve the stress and responsibility from your shoulders. And we’ll make sure everything is properly crafted and scheduled.

 

Religious Ceremonies

There are many traditions within religious communities that St. Charles helps uphold. We’ve been serving the Jewish community as well as communities of many faiths since 1954.

At St. Charles Monuments, we understand the importance of Jewish traditions and can craft a veil, while making sure the headstone is in place for the unveiling ceremony.

 

Monument Repair or Alteration Services

St. Charles specializes in repairing monuments and restoring their beauty. Regardless of where it was purchased, we can help you repair it. If the engraving needs to be adjusted, our meticulous craftsmen can match the exact lettering size and style for a seamless repair. We can also heal cracked stone and chips during our renovations.

Alteration is available if you wish to add new inscriptions or add a base to the headstone. For more information regarding our alterations come visit our showroom on Wellwood Avenue in West Babylon.

 

Headstone Cleaning Services

Memorial cleaning is an important aspect of foot markers, memorials, and upright monument care. Many people are not aware of the proper way to clean a headstone and may inadvertently harm it by degrading, tarnishing, or staining by using household cleaners or abrasive scrubbing.

We know how hard you work and how important family is to you. And it can be difficult to find the time to give your loved one’s monument the proper cleaning it needs to preserve its beauty.

By using a professional monument cleaning company like St. Charles, you save time, effort, and guesswork. And you know that your loved one’s monument is being cared for by the very best. Now when you go to visit them, their monument will look bright and beautiful.

 


 

Conclusion

At St. Charles, we put the comfort of mourning families above all else. Since 1954, we’ve dedicated our business to serving our community’s needs and guiding them through difficult times.

Choosing the right monument company isn’t just about fair prices. It’s about who can help you through the pain and stress of loss.