Listed to the right are the most common questions we're asked. If you have other questions or concerns you'd like to address, please visit our contact page and we'll get back to you.
Frequently Asked Questions?
Most of our granite - Georgia Grey - comes from the quarries in Elberton, Ga. (See Fabrication Process). We also get granite from Barre, Vermont and the Dakotas.
Hundreds of years ago most of the memorials were made out of Marble and sandstone. In current time most memorials are made of granite. Marble is a softer material that will deteriorate and turn color with age. Granite is the third hardest stone in the world, with makes it an excellent material for a memorial.
Absolutely! With all the designs available on the computer we can custom design the memorial to be specific to you or your loved one. For example: we can add sports emblems, organization icons, photos, floral carvings, family crests, etc
Generally it will take 6 - 8 weeks, from the time the memorial is ordered until it is set in the cemetery. Time factors may include: weather, cemetery foundations, supplies on hand, etc.
All cemeteries require that a foundation be put in under the monument. Some cemeteries will put in their own foundations and charge a foundation fee based on the size. Otherwise, we put in our own foundations which are covered under the cost of the memorial.
Ceramic photos can be made from any black & white or color photo that you have. We mount the ceramic photos directly onto the granite. The companies that provide this service for us guarantee the photos for a life time against chipping and fading.
No. Each cemetery has their own rules pertaining to the types of memorials that can be installed. Some accept only flat or flush markers, some only bronze markers or only certain colors. There may be size restrictions as well. It is better to check with the cemetery for a list of their regulations prior to designing a memorial.
No. There is a separate fee for any additional lettering after the stone is set.
42 W. Colonial Hwy., Hamilton, Virginia-
H W Parker & Son Monument Company, LLC. is a family owned business located in the town of Hamilton in Northern Virginia serving Loudoun County and surrounding areas since 1981.
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