How Do I Choose the Right Memorial Company for MY Needs?
Losing a loved one is the hardest thing most people will experience.
All of us want to be remembered and want the same for special ones in our life. Creating a permanent headstone or memorial can do just that! Memorial headstones preserve family history and heritage for generations! There are many ways to personalize and make the stand out. Each family is different and so are their needs. Finding a memorialist to care for those needs shouldn't be difficult. A memorial headstone is valuable. Your family deserves the peace of mind and confidence having a permanent marker provides. By finding a compassionate memorialist to help you, you will be able to avoid pain, receive a professional product, and personalize your memorial to keep the life and memory of your loved one
But what is important when finding a memorialist? A guaranteed memorialist should:
Be a member of a national association
Offer protection programs
Guarantee Customer Satisfaction
Why Should I Choose Glacier Monuments for my Memorial Needs?
- Glacier Monuments is a member of the Monument Builders of North America Trade Association
- Learn about our Memorial Protection Program offering you peace of mind by insuring $10,000 worth of repair and replacement if your memorial is damaged or vandalized.
- Our customers are #1, always.
Family run business. Glacier Monuments has been a mother and son business for the last 30+ years. You are treated as part of our family.
Workers compensation insurance protects you rom any loss and lawsuits, giving your peace of mind, and preventing you from paying any workers comp penalties. Independent Monument Company: you will not be working with a big, cold, impersonal, inhuman corporate machine.
Trained by Elberton Granite Association
All memorials are designed and engraved in Northern Montana. Local business supports the local economy; this means jobs and income for you and your family too.
Montana's only Certified Memorialist on staff. One of only 120 in the world.
Unique, personalized Memorial Designs: Aided with the most advanced memorial design computer programs, our design staff produces premium products. We offer each of our customers the opportunity to sit down with one of our designers and personally have a role as their memorial is designed. Personalize your memorial headstone more by adding family sayings, pictures, artwork, or nicknames. Customize the font style, the color of the granite, and overall layout. Once we have finished a design, customers receive a paper printout rendering to sign off on. Shortly after finishing a design, they will receive a full-scale color print in their mail . This eliminates any misunderstandings about size or other elements and gives you the chance to change any decision. Customers can stay up-to-date with the production process by receiving emails or a phone call updating them with the progress.
Trademarked Designs. Make your memorial stand out by adding in Shape Carved Artwork, Native American Art, Speciality Montana Art, a unique Rocky Mountain Top, or custom laser etching.
If you don't need a full granite memorial but would still like an option to represent your loved one's life, consider a bronze plaque.
From Our Customers
I waited to purchase a headstone because after a death, many things need attention; a headstone was one that could wait. I also wanted it to be special so I had to look around and decide what to do. When I first saw the memorial, I felt sadness, yet pleasure that the headstone with information and a photo would help people remember our loved one. I enjoyed the size, design, good lettering, and nice photo placement on the memorial the best. I received a lot of careful attention to my needs and help clarifying my ideas. There were lots and lots of patience shown while I made the final decisions. I would definitely recommend Glacier Monuments to others. They have a big selection of stones and it was a pleasure to work with their team.
We looked at a few places and felt I was simply a customer to be dealt with. At Glacier Monuments, we sensed a genuine understanding of what we were experiencing as well as a desire to make this a family decision. Both our headstone and fountain step plaque held so much symbolism for all of us. It was a deeply moving time seeing our suggestions come together in a lasting tribute. The workmanship and materials are elegantly executed for a beautiful display. We benefited from feeling family pride, peace of mind, and gaining pleasant memories during this process. We would absolutely recommend Glacier Monuments to our friends and family; we always felt like we were a priority. The care and concern received are priceless. There was no pressure of any kind. The patience displayed as the family shared various desires was amazing. We would like to express a feeling of sincere gratitude to the mother and son team who reached out to so many in a difficult part of our lives.
The biggest obstacle I faced, preventing me from purchasing a headstone, was accepting the death of my father. I am pleased with the monument and the life it represents. The first time I saw the headstone I was overwhelmed, it is understated much like my father. Tasteful and elegant. The simplicity of the shape, the clean and elegant lettering, and the rope outline - all of these features reflected my father's life. I received courtesy from Ron & Carole throughout the process, I received meaningful communication, especially the full size photograph of the monument before it was completed, and the memorial was placed in a timely manner. I recommended Glacier Monuments to my relative and she in turn commissioned a monument for her daughter. I wholeheartedly recommend Glacier Monuments to anyone seeking a fitting memorial for a loved one.
I live in Virginia and my parents lived in Whitefish, MT. My father passed away in 2011. I went to Glacier Signs and Monuments with my sister and picked out a monument for my parents. Mr. Bealer and his mother own and operate the business. They are wonderful, compassionate people. The monument was completed in an adequate time frame and is beautiful. Exactly as I and my sister designed. Then my mom passed away this past January 2016, so her date of death needed to be added. Mr Bealer sent me a video of the monument being removed from the cemetery to be taken back to his shop to add the date and also to have it "pinned" to help prevent vandalism. He also sent me photos of the monument when it was back in place in the cemetery. He kept me informed along the way of the progress. They also have a very convenient payment plan if needed, where you can make payments online. Their work is fantastic and beautiful. It is done with love and respect. I highly recommend this company. It was a comfort and relief for me to do business with them, especially on something this important with me being over 2500 miles away and yet they made every effort to keep me informed and in the loop so I felt like I was there. Thank you.
From the moment my daughter and I visited the office, we were well taken care of. Choosing and designing a headstone is never an easy process and Ron and his mother/partner handled our situation with great sensitivity. They create beautiful and unique headstones as well as the more ordinary. They do their best to meet the desires and budget of their customers. We had numerous interactions on the phone, via e-mail and in person; all were handled professionally. I felt like we were their only customers when that was not the case at all. We had a great experience that I hope to not have to repeat any time soon! I worked with Ron Bealer to design a special headstone for my parents' graves. He has amazing design skills and was really easy to work with. He followed up with me multiple times to make sure that what his company would be creating met with my desires. I highly recommend this wonderful company.