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How To Order a Monument

How to Get Started with the Process of Ordering a Monument or Memorial

Purchasing a memorial is a unique experience. You are making decisions that will endure for generations. Very often, those decisions must represent the varied wishes and opinions of family members. At Peter Troost Monument Company, our trained professionals can help guide you through the important decisions involved in creating a memorial of everlasting beauty.

Step One
Determine the requirements and regulations of your cemetery. Many cemeteries have monument size and shape requirements based on the number of graves a family owns. Some cemeteries only allow specific colors of granite, while others require bronze markers. For help finding your cemetery's requirements, please call us at 800-564-8212.

Step Two
Select the color of granite for the memorial. Granite color varies depending on where it was quarried. We import granite from all over the world and offer a selection of beautiful granite colors from North America. In fact, we have the largest selection of colors available. Memorial price depends, in part, on your choice of granite.

Step Three
To make a memorial design your family's personal tribute to a loved one, please consider several important questions:
1) What shape of stone do you prefer?
2) What design elements should your memorial feature?
3) Would you like to inscribe a family saying or religious verse?
4) What other personal elements are important for your memorial?

The best way to answer these questions is to visit a showroom and let our designers guide you through the process. Our Hillside, Illinois, location has an extensive outdoor display of premier monuments. Our website lists all locations, including directions and phone numbers. View some examples in our virtual monument gallery.

Depending on style and granite color, your memorial can take from six weeks to six months to be made. Popular granite colors and sizes are often already in inventory, so many memorials can be delivered in 8-12 weeks. We are one of the few monument companies in Chicagoland with our own manufacturing plant, which ensures that your memorial will be of superior quality.

We invite you to view a slide show of our manufacturing process or stop by our main office in Hillside for a plant tour, conducted on Tuesdays between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

To learn more about ordering a monument, download our "Pricing and Ordering" PDF or call 708-544-0916.

Pricing and Ordering Info

Get information about prices for monuments and memorials. Learn how to order by downloading or printing our informative PDF.
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Do You Have a Question?

Talk with one of our award winning certified memorialists to get answers to your questions about monuments, memorials or markers.
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Headstone Purchase Process

Watch our YouTube video to learn about the process of purchasing a headstone, monument, marker or cemetery memorial.
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Chicago Cemetery Info

We have been designing memorials for Chicago cemeteries since 1889. Learn about memorial guidelines specified by Chicago cemeteries.
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On-Site Date Engraving

We can engrave a date and name on-site in a cemetery by matching the style used on an existing monument or marker.
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Epitaphs

There is something special to say about everyone but summarizing a life in just a few words can be very difficult.
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Video: Before You Buy

Listen to Lisa Troost explain the things you should know before you buy a headstone, monument, marker or cemetery memorial.
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Customer Testimonials

Read what our customers are saying about our workmanship, monument design, artistry, product knowledge and service.
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