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Creative, personalized headstones in Perry, NY

 We promise quality for your peace of mind.

Since 1880, Gibney Monument Works of Perry, New York, has been serving the area with quality monument services, including personalized headstones and lettering.  We are a family-owned business, offering you the finest headstones and monument repairs to suit your specific needs.  Our caring staff is here to assist you through the process, so contact us today to discuss what you're looking for.

Exceptional Service on All Monuments

At Gibney Monument Works you will find a large indoor and outdoor monument display, and we also have on-site granite artists who specialize in personalized headstones.  We invite you to view our Picture Gallery to see our quality work for yourself and gain insight into everything we have to offer you.

Purchasing a Memorial

Consulting a Monument Builder & What to Look For

Purchasing a memorial is a major investment of time and money and should be undertaken with great thought and care. Gibney Monument Works recommends careful and relaxed planning when purchasing a memorial. 


Whether you are making immediate or pre-need arrangements for a funeral or purchasing cemetery property, there are several options for purchasing memorials and we at Gibney hope you choose us.  In fact, a good argument can be made to delay the purchase of a memorial until such time as other financial matters are complete and you are able to make decisions without the pressing emotion of loss and heartbreak.


Since cemeteries have regulations regarding the size and type of memorial in certain areas of the cemetery, it is wise to consult with the cemetery of choice before you purchase your cemetery property. 


Visit our Picture Gallery to see the different styles of memorials.  If you are unable to visit our showroom, discuss your needs with our staff.   We can help you over the phone to design a memorial and then complete all that is required to produce the memorial from inscription to installation.  Other products such as bronze embellishment and reproduction photos are available to incorporate into your tribute. 


We can help you decide on the appropriate text, floral, epitaphs and meaningful symbols for your memorial. Gibney Monument Works will prepare drawings and have you review a completed Detail Proof to help you visualize the finished memorial as well as to check for any possible errors before the final work is started on the stone.




Styles of Monuments

For those families that already have grass markers and want to continue with that style, we will strive to create the  marker to match the existing grass markers.


Slant and bevel markers are midway in height between flat markers and upright monuments. They come in single or double in size and can be personalized with symbols or inscriptions.


Upright monuments come in a wide variety of styles, shapes and sizes, providing a full range of creative and personalized works of art.


Things You Should Know About Cemeteries

Ask questions before you buy a cemetery plot and be sure you receive satisfactory answers. The price of plots varies from cemetery to cemetery.  Each cemetery has different rules and regulations regarding memorials.   Ask what kind of memorials are allowed.   What types of art may or may not be allowed on your memorial.  Some cemeteries may impose restrictions on the size or color, which could limit your choice.  When you purchase a cemetery lot, be sure to know what is or is not allowed and if there are limitations.  Be an educated consumer.


Many cemeteries charge a variety of fees for installation of the monument, perpetual care, maintenance, and other add-on services.  There are also fees for the concrete foundation used below memorials to minimize tipping and shifting of your memorial over time.  

Reasons to Purchase a Pre-Need Monument

Increasingly, people are choosing to purchase their own memorials before the need arrives.  By planning ahead, you can select the style, size and color you prefer.  A personalized design, which you can help to create, can reflect your beliefs, values or whatever is meaningful to you.  What do you want to tell future generations about yourself and your family?  This is your opportunity to make your personal statement for history.


You can save money.  Purchasing a monument before the need arises means that you are utilizing today's dollars.  Like everything else, it will cost less now than in years to come.  It is less traumatic and emotional to purchase a memorial in advance. You have the opportunity to discuss the purchase with all the family members.  Most major purchases are completed with the interests of all members of the family. This is one of those major purchases.


Choosing a Monument, Styles, & Cost

Cemetery memorials range from flat, beveled or slant markers that lie on the ground to elaborate, multi-piece upright monuments.  Some cemeteries may also allow the additions of crosses, statues and flower vases to a monument. We encourage you to gather or request the cemetery rules and regulations and read them through to gain a thorough understanding of what is acceptable to be added to the memorial as well as memorial size requirements.


Most monuments are made from granite because of its durability, its reasonable price and its availability in a wide range of colors, including gray, black, red, pink, brown, green, and blue.  Bronze is often used for flat markers and for embellishments to monuments.


Granite comes in different qualities, some of which may not be suitable for cemetery memorials.  Gibney Monument Works will be able to show you fine quality granites that will accept different styles of lettering and design work.  Be sure to look at quality, finish and design, as well as size, if you are comparing prices.


We have an extensive display of monuments.  This allows you to see a variety of colors, shapes, and lettering styles that are available.  Pictures or brochures do not depict these important differences.

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