Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete a memorial?  
Should I use years only or month, day and year?  
What type of material should the memorial be made of?  
Do you stand behind your work?  
Who installs the memorials?  
How long will the stone last?  
What is the difference between granite and marble?  
How is the carving and design put on the stone?  
If I want a special design, can you do it?  
Why does the granite have different shades of color on the same stone?  
Do all cemeteries allow the same type of memorial?  
Why should I buy a memorial from Flachtemeier Monument Company instead of from the cemetery?  
How much should I expect to pay for a memorial?  
What is the difference between a hand etching and a laser etching?  
Do I need to purchase a memorial even if the body was cremated?  
Do we need to wait for any length of time after a death before ordering a memorial?