Custom Cemetery Monuments Are the Perfect Way to Honor Your Loved One
What do you remember the most? Did your loved one have a cherished hobby, career or talent? Is a traditional headstone just not enough? Tegeler Monument specializes in custom cemetery monuments. We have been helping families in Baltimore, Maryland, D.C., Virginia, and southern Pennsylvania to create custom tombstones as special as the family, companions or individual they are being made for.
Your Custom Gravestone Options
When you decide to create a custom grave marker for your loved one, there are practically limitless possibilities. Some of the things that you can think about when it comes to creating a custom piece are:
Every memorial has lettering on it, so you should take care that the lettering you choose reflects the memory of your loved one. Some choices to consider are:
- Raised lettering – For a bold effect, we can cut the stone away from the shape of the letter, so it looks like the words are raised off the surface of the monument.
- Cut-in lettering – In this classic style, the letters are sunk into the stone.
- Color of text – We have options for gold and silver leaf letters that make a striking contrast to darker colored materials.
- Font – Do you want the letters to be more traditional, or would a calligraphic font be better suited?
Headstone Background Image
With modern technologies and advances in headstone crafting, Tegeler Monument can create truly unique custom grave markers that incorporate background images onto your loved one’s stone. If they enjoyed fishing, perhaps the image of a gentle stream on their headstone would be appropriate. If they loved the sweet flowers of spring, then a bouquet carved right into the stone would ensure they can always enjoy the picture of fresh blossoms.
Custom Headstone Shapes
Custom headstone designs can come in all shapes and sizes. Which one is right for your loved one? We specialize in creating custom shapes for headstones, footstones, and gravestones, so if you can think up gravestone shapes, we can make it a reality.
Types of Granite Headstones
Was Mom’s favorite color pink? Why not try a breathtaking Morning Rose. Do cherished family memories consist of spending a lot of quality time outdoors? Consider an earthy mahogany. How about summer vacations spent at the beach? Tropical Green would be perfect. With a wide variety of granite monument colors from all over the world, Tegeler will help you find the perfect shade. With so many granite headstone colors to choose from, you’ll be able to match one perfectly with your loved one.
- Bahama Blue
- Dakota Mahogany
- Galaxy Black
- Georgia Grey
- Morning Rose
- Tropical Green
For a full list of all the colors our custom cemetery monuments can come in, visit our granite colors page.
We’re with You Every Step of the Way Creating Your Custom Cemetery Monument
With Tegeler, you’ll have a knowledgeable memorial expert with you every step of the way, helping to make a difficult process easier. Our straightforward Design Process goes like this:
- Step 1 – First Meeting Brainstorming: Our experienced designers can walk you through your options to help you decide on a design using the choices discussed above.
- Step 2 – Mock Up: You’ll get a chance to review what the design will look like, so you can confirm the design before we start the creation of the monument.
- Step 3 – Picking Material: If you haven’t decided on materials yet, our staff will guide you through what your options are and let you see samples, so you can choose the best way to create a lasting memorial.
- Step 4 – Creation: After you have put together the perfect design with the best materials, we get to work crafting your custom piece. When we finish, we deliver the final product wherever you need it. We make the final step as hassle-free as the rest of the process.
Why a Custom Monument from Tegeler?
For over 100 years, Tegeler Monument has hand-crafted custom cemetery monuments. However grand the idea, the experts at Tegeler will make it happen. As long as your monument choice adheres to the regulations of your Maryland, D.C., Virginia or southern PA cemetery, we are able to help you build a monument that will boldly represent a legacy for generations to come. Contact us today for a consultation on your custom tombstone.