Honoring lives Well Lived
Chillicothe Monument opened for business in February 2015. Owners Eric Gunnoe, Justin Long, and Dave Strickland feel that honoring a loved one after death is just as important as the respect you give someone while living. A monument is a respectful personalized image for a deceased loved one that all can see.
Steps to Selecting Your Monument
Step 1: Understand the Cemetery Regulations
All cemeteries have rules and regulations concerning the style and size of memorials placed on their grounds. Some only allow lawn level grass markers, others require a minimum number of lots depending on the width of the base. Some have height restrictions. Now you don’t have to study these regulations. Our design team will walk you through the whole process while designing you a beautiful monument.
Step 2: Single or Companion
After the first step the next step will be for an individual or will represent a married couple, or even a family.
Step 3: Upright or Flat Grass Markers
Step 4: Shapes
Step 5: Colors
Step 6: Finishes
There are 3 different finishes for granite.
- Sawn, this is a result of the stone being cut but not polished
- Polished, when the stone is smoothed into a glassy finish. This leave a shimmer in the stone and is much easier to clean.
- Rock Pitched, this is the more natural finish of the 3. This looks rough but offers an aesthetic symmetry to the sides of your monument.
Step 7: Fonts
With hundreds of fonts to choose from the easiest way to find your favorite, is to come in for an appointment. There are also many finishes to these fonts which you can mix and match to your liking.
The Foundation of the monument is essential to the life of the monument because, if not constructed properly, the monument could lean even to the point of falling over. We at Chillicothe Monument will prepare and install the foundation for your monument in accordance with industry standards. We offer, at no additional cost, a foundation warranty. In the unlikely event that the foundation would fail, causing the monument to lean, sink, or fall over, Chillicothe Monument would reset the monument at no cost to the consumer.
Common questions regarding foundations:
1. Do ALL monument choices require a foundation?
A grass marker does not require a foundation; and, a bronze marker will go onto either a grass marker or a pre-cast concrete backer.
2. Will Chillicothe Monument do the foundation work for every cemetery?
Some cemeteries install the foundations and will obtain the necessary information from us to complete the job.
3. What are the requirements for the size of a foundation?
Cemetery grave plot size can vary and this is important information to have prior to purchasing your monument. Foundations will be based on the size of the base of the monument. Chillicothe Monument will typically have a 2″ extended margin outside of the base for the foundation; however, some cemeteries will require a 3″ margin.
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Hours 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday
Appointments only for Saturdays and evenings.
Closed on Sundays.