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Monument Design Process and Facility

View Pictures and Read Descriptions of City Monument Company Designers, Builders, Facility and Manufacturing Process

Monument, Headstone, Grave Marker and Gravestone Designer at the City Monument Company Manufacturing Facility in Miami, Florida (See Picture Below)

Monument Builder at the City Monument Company Manufacturing Facility (See Picture Below)

Bronze Marker Restoration and Granite Monument Sandblast Process

1. Bronze markers will naturally weather and patina after placement in a cemetery.  City Monument Company offers restoration or replacement of existing markers. A City Monument employee is removing the old finish and preparing the surface of the bronze for restoration to its original beauty. (See Picture Below)

2. After completely removing existing finish.  A base coat has been applied to begin the restoration process.  This hand sanding tool is used to remove any existing portion of the old finish. (See Picture Below)

3. After a new base finish coat has been applied, portions of the finish are removed to highlight the border, accent lines, and lettering. (See Picture Below)

4. The final step in the restoration process is the application of a protective finish coat.  It will preserve and protect the beauty of the bronze. (See Picture Below)

5. This is the finished product--restored to its original color and contrast. (See Picture Below)

6. Once the restoration is complete, the bronze must be remounted on a granite base.  This will ensure strength and durability. (See Picture Below)

7. Once the restoration is complete, the bronze must be remounted on a granite base.  This will ensure strength and durability. (See Picture Below)

8. Now the bronze marker is ready to be returned to the cemetery. (See Picture Below)

9. For our granite products, we use a sandblast process.  Here, one of our craftsmen makes sure the rubber stencil is affixed properly to the granite. (See Picture Below)

10. Once the stencil is securely glued to the granite, the piece is ready to be sandblasted. (See Picture Below)

11. Our sandblast operator oversees the blast process. (See Picture Below)

Do You Have a Question?

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View Jewish Monuments

We specialize in Jewish markers and monuments featuring Hebrew lettering, symbols and imagery. Browse galleries to get design ideas.
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Schedule a Consultation

Make arrangements to visit our Miami, Florida showroom and sit down with one of our designers to discuss ideas for a memorial or monument.
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Request a Brochure

Read about our company, products and services the old fashioned way. We will be happy to mail a color brochure to your residence at your request.
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Request an Estimate

Find out how much a grave marker or monument will cost. Let us know what you want and we will provide with you a price estimate.
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Caribbean Monuments

We design monuments for families that live in the Caribbean islands including Jamaica, Grand Cayman and the Bahamas.
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Customer Testimonials

Read what our customers are saying about our workmanship, gravestone design, artistry, product knowledge and service.
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Monument Buyers Guide

Learn the 5 essential factors in purchasing a memorial, including colors of stone, headstone designs and customization options.
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Ideas for Epitaphs

There is something special to say about everyone but summarizing a life in just a few words can be very difficult. Browse example inscriptions.
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We pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and want you to be 100% satisfied with the your family's monument, grave marker or memorial.
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Tour Our Workshop

Do you want to see how your family's monument will be crafted? Would you like to pick out your favorite color of granite?
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Miami Cemetery Info

Rules, bylaws, installation fees, maintenance and regulations for cemeteries in Miami and Dade County, Florida.
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Pet Memorials

Preserve your memories of joy with a landscape rock, dog or cat urn, etched portrait marker, bronze plaque or garden memorial.
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Planning Ahead

How do you want to be remembered? Help your loved ones make the right choice. Read "Have the Talk of a Lifetime".
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