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Ordering a Monument in Advance

Information About Ordering a Monument in Advance and Assistance with Planning Ahead

One of the most important gifts you can give your loved ones is the gift of planning ahead. You can make the decisions regarding the design of a lasting memorial and have it created to fulfill your dreams and expectations. At Krause Monument Company, we will assist you in designing a memorial, choosing the colors of granite to be used, designating the inscriptions, and pre-paying the costs of the memorial.

By planning ahead, you ensure that you will have the exact memorial that you envisioned. By taking these steps, you can alleviate stress and potential conflicts created when grieving family members are confronted with these decisions. Krause Monument Company is one of the few memorial dealers that is licensed by the State of Illinois to provide this service. Your payment is escrowed in an account to guarantee you and your family that the quality and craftsmanship of your order is achieved.

Another advantage of planning ahead is that the price of the memorial will be protected from future price increases. The cost today will be the final cost-it will not increase as the cost of living increases. When you order a memorial from Krause Monument Company, you pre-pay for the costs of materials and labor, thus protecting your family from paying the cost of future price increases.

You can give your family this gift of planning ahead by contacting any one of our Krause Monument Company branches. We will be happy to assist you with your plans.

Monument Buyers Guide

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Planning Ahead

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