We know that, in today’s economy, it’s imperative that you know what options are available to you so that you can discuss the merits of each in the privacy of your home. Naturally we’re always here to answer your questions. Feel free to call us anytime to explore the variety of ways you can care for both your loved one’s memory and their physical remains.

Caskets are made in a wide variety of metals. They can be made from 20 gauge, 18 gauge, 16 gauge, Stainless Steel, Copper, and Bronze. They can also be made of Hardwoods and include a variety of species: mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple, oak, pecan, poplar and pine. Caskets are the choice of families and usually reflect the personally and/or wish of your loved one.

Burial vaults are lined and sealed outer receptacles used in cemeteries for underground interment. In most areas of the country, state or local law does not require that you buy a container to surround the casket in the grave. However, many cemeteries require that you have such a container so the grave will not sink in. Either a grave liner or burial vault will satisfy these requirements. Burial vaults provide the casket with lasting protection against subsoil elements such as ground water and the weight of heavy cemetery equipment.

Cremation caskets are specially designed for cremation and can be used for the traditional cremation service, as well as a direct cremation. These caskets come in many different varieties (all wood or wood by products) and styles.

Urns are permanent containers for the cremated remains. A wide range of prices appropriate for burial, niches, scattering, keepsakes or discreet placement in a home are available. Your personal plans for the final placement of the urn can play an important part in your selection process.

If you plan on ground burial for the urn, most cemeteries require it be placed in an urn vault. Lined urn vaults give urns varying levels of protection from subsoil elements and the weight of the earth and cemetery maintenance equipment. A lined urn vault is made of high-strength concrete and reinforced with durable plastic or a combination of durable plastic and metal (bronze, copper, or stainless steel).