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How To

Purchase A Monument

There are many things to consider when you begin the process of choosing the perfect memorial for your loved one.  Your primary focus is never to be rushed into any decision. A granite memorial lasts for eternity. Feeling like you need to have it set in the cemetery by a specific date or feeling pressured by a consultant to make a decision will ensure whether or not you end up with exactly what you want. Throughout the years, we have memorialized those whom we’ve loved and respected. It allows us to pay our respects and creates a historical record of who they were and their accomplishments. The word monument comes from the Latin term “monere,” which means “remind.”


Click through the slides below to learn about the monument purchasing process.

1 Understand The Cemetery Regulations

This is absolutely the first step in choosing your memorial. Similar to homeowner’s associations, all cemeteries have rules and regulations concerning the style and size of memorials placed on their grounds. Some only allow ground-level grass markers.  Although your local monument dealer will most likely be familiar with the rules and regulations of the destination cemetery, it is a very good idea for you to clearly understand your plot(s) dimensions and any restrictions the cemetery may have. Knowing cemetery size, shape, and style limitations is critical in selecting the perfect memorial.

Getting Started

Our Products

A Variety of Options

J&M offers more than the traditional tombstone. We strive to fulfill the needs of each family. Please scroll through our page to see some of your monument options.

Companion Uprights

These monuments typically have inscription panels on the face of the monument for individuals. Although generally for two people, these stones may also be used as the center monument for a family plot.

Companion Uprights

Single Uprights

These monuments are typically smaller and are ideal for individuals. It is possible to place inscriptions on one of these monuments for two individuals; however, space may be limited.

Single Uprights

Flat Markers

These are also called Grass Markers or Flush Markers because they are flat or ground level at the head or foot of the gravesite.

Flat Markers