Selecting a Mausoleum
Decide how many entombments the mausoleum will be built for
Discuss with family members the option of a private mausoleum. A private mausoleum can be built to accommodate a single entombment or over twenty entombments for the whole family and future generations.
Choose an appropriate cemetery
Visit Several Cemeteries to find the perfect location. Remember that not all cemeteries allow private mausoleums to be constructed. Once a cemetery is selected you must choose a suitable location within the cemetery.
Establish a budget and understand all the costs involved
1) Payable to the Cemetery
Purchasing Cemetery Property: Several cemetery plots will need to be purchased from the cemetery. Rates vary at every cemetery; figure $1,000 - $3,000 per grave. The number of graves you must purchase depends on the size of the private mausoleum.
Select a type of granite finish for color and personalization.
Perpetual Care: This is a maintenance fee that the cemetery collects in order to keep the property and the surrounding area looking beautiful for future generations. Figure 10-15% of the cost of the mausoleum.
Mausoleum Foundation: A foundation must be constructed on which the mausoleum will be set. Most cemeteries will construct the mausoleum foundation themselves or Great Mausoleums can construct the foundation for you. Figure about $2,500 for a small sarcophagus and up to $10,000 for large buildings.
2) Payable to Great Mausoleums
Private Mausoleum Construction
The cost of constructing and setting the mausoleum on your cemetery property. Prices vary greatly depending on the design and materials used in the construction of the mausoleum.
Working with a Qualified Mausoleum Builder
Great Mausoleums is an experienced builder of quality private mausoleums allowing our clients to maximize the value of the purchase. Three generations of experience allows Great Mausoleums to design custom mausoleums that are tailored to each client while working within a budget.
The Value of a Perpetual Warranty
Many of the private mausoleums we construct are constructed with a full perpetual warranty. Great Mausoleums warranty is the strongest in private mausoleum construction and will allow for peace of mind for generations.
Basic Payment Terms / Standard Industry Terms
These are basic terms and Great Mausoleums will work with each client on a case-by-case basis.
How long does it take to build a private mausoleum?
The time to complete construction varies greatly depending on the complexity of the mausoleum and the availability of the granite chosen for the construction. Average construction time for a private mausoleum is 4-6 months.
Select a Type of Granite Finish for color and personalization.