What is memorialization?
The art of honoring the lives of those loved, celebrated and respected. Throughout history, the most desired way to do this is by erecting monuments. A monument should last until the end of times and the purchase of one should not be made hurriedly, but instead with great care and consideration.
How long has MBNA been around?
The Monument Builders of North America has been in existence since 1906.
Why is granite used in monuments?
Granite is used for monuments due to its durability, hardness and natural beauty.
Why should I purchase a pre-need monument?
We have more and more people every day purchasing pre-need monuments. By planning ahead, you have the options of selecting style, color and size you prefer. A personalized design will help you portray your life and beliefs about yourself to future generations. You can also save money. Just like everything else, the cost of granite is gradually increasing. Purchasing a monument before the need arises means that you are utilizing today's dollars.
It will be less traumatic and emotional to purchase a monument pre-need as well.
What form of payments do we accept?
We accept cash, checks, money orders, cashier's checks and debit card (in hand) without any additional fee.
Any form of credit cards will be charged 3.79%. Debit over the phone also charges the fee.
How do I clean a monument?
Clean according to stain:
For mildew on marble - use full strength purex with medium bristle nylon brush. Soak thoroughly with purex, let set 5 minutes. Making sure the stone stays wet, start scrubbing. Make sure you rinse all purex off well.
For mildew or dirt on granite - use a mild dish detergent and medium bristle brush. Rinse well.
How long will it be before the monument is installed once purchased?
We are currently 6 months out from the time of purchase.
What is your guarantee?
Rowland Monuments guarantees that all our memorials are composed of 1st quality granite. Should any natural imperfections in the granite appear within one year of purchase, the memorial will be replaced without cost or expense to the purchaser upon their request. We are not held accountable for vandalism or an act of God, which includes tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.