Planning a memorial is usually something people do once in a lifetime. We at Jahn Monuments are here to guide you through the process and create a memorial that will last forever. Our goal is to provide you with enough information to be confident in the choices you make and to assure you will be more than satisfied when the monument is placed in the cemetery.

What Determines the Price of a Memorial?

One of the most commonly asked questions is “How much does it cost?” The answer you might hear from others is “We have the lowest price,” but we know the lowest price isn’t always the best choice. We strive to go above and beyond what is necessary to satisfy your needs and budget with a memorial price that is fair and reasonable.


The number one contributor to the cost is the quality level or grade of granite used. Just like all natural products, there is usually a range of grade levels. Grading granite might be compared to grading lumber with as many as seven grade levels from economy to select determined by the knots, wanes, warping, splits and other factors. If you have ever considered purchasing a diamond, you learned there is a range of quality levels in this natural product. A one carat diamond will have numerous pricing levels based on the stone’s quality.

These rules apply to granite as well. From economy to the most select, we will show you the differences. No matter what quality level you select, you can be confident knowing what to expect from the granite you choose.