If you need a monument or tombstone, it’s important to find the right company for the job. You want the results to look as you envisioned and the memorial should last as near to eternity as possible. To make sure that happens, here are a few qualities you should look for in a memorial company.

What Should You Look For in a Memorial Company?

1. Craftsmanship

MemorialWhen you’re considering a memorial company, request to see examples of their work. Look for high standards of craftsmanship, including memorials which are designed to withstand the test of time and encapsulate the life & personality of the person being memorialized.

2. Materials

Granite is the best material for everlasting memorialization. Bronze is also a good choice. Other materials just don’t hold up to weather as well. Memorials need to last so the material they are made of is a very important decision.

3. Customization

Once you have a vision in mind, discuss it with the memorial company of your choice and find out whether they can accommodate the special requests you want to make. Customization is the norm for every memorial. If you are at a company that wants you to choose from limited artwork or cookie cutter designs to customize your memorial look elsewhere. 

4. Communication

When you’re planning the memorial, the company should stay in touch and communicate the process clearly. If you find they don’t explain the procedure well, move on to a different provider.


By planning ahead and checking these details with the memorial companies you’re considering, you can find a provider who will most closely match your requests and provide the highest quality. Hirons Memorial Works in Mount Orab, OH, has been a family-owned and -operated company for over 80 years. Their attractive, customizable monument options offer the way to honor a lost loved one or communicate a clear message. To get started on your project, call (888) 444-6356, or view some examples online.