Braham Monument is a full-service company with access to most any memorial product, technology or equipment available. From design to installation, we can take care of it all.
Braham Monument was founded in 1907 by Gust Larson, a Swedish immigrant with knowledge of stone cutting, who started supplying cemetery memorials. Mr. Larson founded the business on the premise of offering a product of unequaled quality at a competitive price. His philosphy is still our standard today. We strive to uphold that same standard of quality that has sustained the company for over 100 years. We serve portions of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin with quality cemetery materials. Our normal delivery area is highlighted on the maps. (Delivery Area) Outside of that area, we may be able to install or ship to you or someone to install at a reasonable fee.
The process of buying a memorial is described below.
Buying a memorial is something you may do only once in your lifetime. You will be purchasing something that will last through the ages to commemorate the life of someone very special. It is a purchase that should be made unhurriedly, with great care and consideration. Before you make the purchase, we suggest checking with the cemetery to see what their restrictions may be on size, design and if there are any fees.
Once you know what type of memorial is allowed at the cemetery, the next question is usually “how much is it?”. This is a fair question as people should compare prices. The price of a memorial depends on the size of the memorial, the color of granite and finally the finish or polishing of the memorial.
Determining the size needed for your memorial depends on a number of factors. A rule of thumb is that anything for one person is usually two feet in length and anything for two people usually three feet in length. This may need to be adjusted depending on design or preference.
We sell granites quarried domestically and imported from all over the world. This can affect delivery times and pricing, although imported does not necessarily mean higher cost.
The finish of the memorial depends on how much of the area needs to be polished and/or specialty contoured. Polishing adds to the cost due to the man hours and materials involved in the process.
Designing a memorial is a wonderful way to convey a person's life. If a person loved the outdoors, a nature scene is an excellent way to portray that. If they were in a profession such as a Fireman, Teacher, Minister, etc., there are symbols that can reflect that. Using a person's profession and hobbies will help you in designing the memorial.
By utilizing the latest technology our Graphic Artist is capable of producing most any design possible.
Once a design is decided upon, a family must decide how much it is appropriate for them to spend. Granite is the most-used material and comes in a variety of colors. Many granite quarries are located in the Midwest but some granites come from outside the country. This is a reason for the varying prices. We are dedicated to helping families design a memorial of superior quality at an affordable price because we know a memorial purchase will last longer than any other purchase you make.
From the day we receive an order it takes about six to eight weeks until it is installed. Delivery times are longer if it a custom order, such as an unusual size or shape monument.
In choosing your memorial you should never feel pressured into buying. Whether you are making a purchase shortly after the death of a loved one or years later, you should feel secure in your decision to buy.
We hope this limited information helps you with any concerns you may have had regarding a memorial purchase and welcome your call if you have any further questions.