Choosing a memorial for you and your family is an important, personal decision. To begin you must first choose the size and type of memorial marker. Keep in mind that cemeteries have different rules and regulations regarding sizes of memorial markers allowed in certain locations; therefore, your first step is to find out what your cemetery allows. The following list and pictures give a description of the different types of markers available through Premier Memorial:

1. Mausoleum: Our Private Estates line of Mausoleums memorializes and celebrates the legacies of people and families in the most dignified and esthetic manner. Designed by some of North America's most experienced and innovative mausoleum designers, Private Estates boasts beautiful architectural features, mosaics of pleasing granite colors, personalized decorative motifs, exquisite murals, stunning stained glass windows, elaborately designed bronze doors and landscaping with granite pathways, benches, and granite and bronze statuary.
2. Upright Monument: These traditional memorials come in a wide variety of standard or custom styles, shapes and sizes. The larger surface can accommodate a full range of traditional and personalized designs. This type of monument can be used to mark a single grave or as a family monument for multiple graves. We have many styles and designs for you to choose from or we can create one especially for your individual needs. This type allows the most personalization and can truly be a work of art.
3. Slants: Slants are midway in height between the lower bevel markers and upright monuments. This monument type has a front and backside that can be inscribed, allowing for more expansive designs than a bevel or flat marker. There are many variations of this memorial available. For example, the top can be cut straight across, rounded or in the serpentine shape shown. This type of memorial may be used to mark a single grave or two graves as shown.
4. Bevel: Bevel markers are also slanted but they sit lower than a slant marker. They come single or double in size and can be personalized with stock or custom designs, inscriptions and symbols. Standard heights for a bevel marker are 6" or 8" high.
5. Flat Grass Marker: Flat Grass Markers lie flush with the ground and usually measures 4" thick. The surface area is naturally smaller on a flat marker, therefore there is less space available for designs and inscriptions. While this type of marker can be made of granite or bronze; granite allows for more personalization of the design at a lower cost. Some cemeteries require cement around the granite.

6. Non-Traditional Memorial Options: You may be interested to remember your loved ones in a personal and unique way. You might consider a granite bench in all types of colors and styles. Also available is a unique way to display your cremation memorial, a boulder which is crafted to blend in with the natural environment.

Please Note: Memorials are available in the colors pictured on the granite colors page.
We can also put any design on any memorial. We have thousands of designs to choose from,
but if we don't have a design you like, our memorial designers will create one for you.

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