As with many goods and services offered today, the option of importing a mausoleum from overseas is an option. There is a distinction between imported granite that is assembled and manufactured in the USA and mausoleums that are fully-quarried, manufactured and assembled outside of the USA. We usually refer to mausoleums that are fully-quarried, manufactured and assembled overseas as imported mausoleums. Great Mausoleums always recommends American made mausoleums.
Domestically manufactured mausoleums allow Great Mausoleums to control all aspects of production and guarantee the highest quality finished product produced with a perpetual warranty.
While an American-made mausoleum may cost more than an imported mausoleum, our experience has shown us that most families are better off over the long term in selecting a domestically manufactured mausoleum. A domestically produced mausoleum is usually better-crafted, fully-warrantied and delivered to the cemetery in a timelier manner.
The Paneque mausoleum is an eight crypt private mausoleum manufactured entirely in the United States. Polished Rockville White Granite was selected by the family with Sierra White shutters on the interior of the building. There is a removable alter inside the building with ample space to keep cremation urns.
There is a decorative lintel and columns on the front of the building. Waukegan Architectural manufactured the bronze door.
The mausoleum was prefabricated and delivered to Brookside Cemetery in Englewood, NJ. A very large crane lifted the 62,000 lb. structure and safely landed it on the foundation.
While Great Mausoleums is capable of building a private mausoleum anywhere in the United States. Our preference is to work with clients that are within driving distance from New Jersey. Mausoleum clients require a responsive builder who is familiar with the requirements of each cemetery.
Our focus is to offer the highest quality service in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. We are often able to recommend a qualified mausoleum builder outside our service area.
The cost of building a private mausoleum is determined by a number of variables. Each variable is discussed below.
1. Cemetery Costs
Cemetery Property: Land is purchased directly from the cemetery. Most cemeteries have plots set aside for private mausoleums. The cost of the property varies depending on the cemetery but it is not uncommon for a mausoleum plot to cost between $50,000.00 and $100,000.00 in New York and New Jersey.
Perpetual Care: This is a maintenance fee that most cemeteries collect from the family. This fee varies depending on the cemetery and usually costs between 10-10% of the retail cost of the mausoleum.
Mausoleum Foundation: A foundation for the mausoleum must be constructed. Most cemeteries will construct the foundation themselves. The cost of the foundation will depend on the footprint of the mausoleum. Many cemeteries charge a fee of $1.00 per square inch for the foundation. This results in an average cost of $7,000.00 for a simple sarcophagus or $15,000.00 for a large family mausoleum.
2. Mausoleum Costs
Private Mausoleum Construction: The cost of manufacturing, delivering and installing the mausoleum on your cemetery property. Prices will fluctuate given the size, design and materials used in the construction. We generally recommend a family budget approximately $25,000.00 per crypt when planning a private mausoleum.
Traditional Payment Terms: 1/3 payment due upon signing contract, 1/3 payment due upon approval of plans, 1/3 payment due upon delivery to the cemetery.
Only a qualified mausoleum builder has the knowledge, experience and the financial stability necessary to manufacture a private mausoleum. Choosing a mausoleum builder based solely on price is often a mistake. Be cautious of prices that seem too good to be true. Often the low prices are a result of low quality granite and poor craftsmanship. Great Mausoleums manufactures all of their private mausoleums in the United States using the highest quality materials and craftsmanship.
A qualified mausoleum builder should be able to clearly spell out all the costs involved in constructing a mausoleum. Only a qualified mausoleum builder has the experience necessary to turn your idea into a mausoleum that fits your budget. Experience allows reputable organizations to come up with creative designs and find ways to achieve the desired effect while staying within each client's budget.
Barre Grey Granite, quarried in Barre, VT is the most common granite used for mausoleum construction in New York and New Jersey. Barre Grey Granite is a consistent granite from a quarry that can produce the large blocks needed for mausoleum construction. Material pricing is very competitive when compared to other granite types.
Mountain Rose Granite, quarried in Vermillion Bay, Ontario Canada is a popular option for private mausoleum clients in New York and New Jersey. Mountain Rose Granite is a beautiful option in polished and steeled finishes. Material pricing is competitive.
Rockville Granite, quarried in Rockville, Minnesota is another popular option in New York and New Jersey. Most commonly produced with a polished finish, Rockville Granite is a most competitive material.
Jet Black Granite, Mahogany Granite and American Red Granite are higher priced materials for private mausoleum construction.
One should consider personal preference, budget and accessibility of material when choosing a granite type for their private mausoleum. Great Mausoleums will help to educate clients on the available options and provide guidance on material selection.
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