When choosing a family monument, there are many design choices available but none are as renowned as a hand-carved cemetery memorial.
Supreme Memorials can create any monument design - both custom and stock. Our experienced art team is able to hand-carve any figure or figures into a granite memorial or headstone to create a unique monument that is both beautiful and long-lasting.
Supreme Memorials has created countless monuments over the years and has provided monuments in cemeteries such as Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, St. Johns Cemetery in Queens, St. Charles Cemetery in Long Island, and much more.
Types of Monuments Offered by Supreme Memorials, Inc.:
Upright headstones stand tall from the ground up and can be made out of various materials such as granite, brownstone, glass or marble. Most upright monuments today are crafted out of granite due to the natural strength and durability of the material.
Flat headstones are often referred to as ground-level headstones or grave markers. These headstones are flat and typically sit a couple inches off of the ground. Flat headstones are also commonly used as foot stone to a larger family monument.
There are many variations of slant-style grave markers. Cemeteries have specific rules and regulations about the sizes of slant that can be used. A slant monument is normally low to the ground, lifting only 1-2 feet high, with the polished face sloping at about a 45-degree angle. Slant memorials are always supported by a foundation, which raises the slant marker off the ground as to not hide the lettering. The inclined inscription surface of slanted headstones not only contributes to the prominence of the inscription, but also, unlike the flat or flush marker, it sheds the rainfall and nature keeping it clean.
Most often, bronze monuments are similar to flat headstones, but are made out of cast bronze instead of stone. In some cases, bronze cemetery markers are doweled and pinned into a granite base. Bronze is also used frequently for statuary work on cemetery memorials.
Obelisks are tall and have square bases. The obelisk tapers upward toward the sky and will sometimes include a decoration such as a statue, pyramid or ball near the top. In many cases, instead of a decoration at the top of the capital, there will be an urn. The obelisk is made up of a base, capital and shaft and can range from very short to more than 90 inches.
There are many types of benches used in memorialization of loved ones. Bench gravestones can be made in all shapes and sizes and are often used for fundraising sites, as accents to estate plots, and in the interior or exterior of private family mausoleums. Benches can also be used for entombing cremated remains of your loved ones.
Growing in popularity, angel monuments come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Most angels are hand sculpted and hand carved. While many businesses offer angel monuments that are mass produced in China and India, Supreme Memorials, Inc. hand carves each angel in our facility. We have the ability to custom design your angel monument all the way down to the details of the face.
Families looking for traditional burial monuments, but still want to be cremated, now have options. Supreme Memorials, Inc. provides many different styles of cremation memorials ranging from bench memorials to upright family monuments and private family columbaria.
Green Monuments offered by Supreme Memorials, Inc. include natural boulders, river rocks and locally quarried granite. These green monuments are suitable for a burial memorization and are made from materials that are nontoxic and readily biodegradable. The materials are harvested locally, reducing the amount of energy required to transport them. Supreme Memorials, Inc. can help you make a green choice for a tombstone.
Supreme Memorials, Inc. is proud to build civic memorials. Please call our office for further assistance. There’s no project too big or too small!
To meet your fundraising goals, you can count on the expertise of Supreme Memorials, Inc. We can engrave bricks, install benches, and design a fundraising campaign that meets your needs.
For more information on how Supreme Memorials, Inc. can assist you and your family in building a monument in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.