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Our Process

WHY choose GINGRICH MEMORIALS?

Gingrich Memorials only offers the highest quality monuments that are crafted completely in-house at our headquarters in Middletown, PA. Unlike other monument suppliers, we are not dependent on the granite supplier to produce the finished memorial. By doing the work ourselves, from design to proper installation, we control how the finished memorial will look to ensure that the monument reflects your desires.

 

DOUBLE SANDBLAST PROCESS

We use a double sandblasting process on every memorial we manufacture. The first step in the double process method is to blast the polished area in the background panel. Then we blast the lettering and carve out the design. This creates far superior sharp edges on lettering and designs with more depth and detail, which will endure for a longer period of time. Many other monument manufactures use a “single process,” which saves time and cuts corners and costs. Below are examples of the two processes.

Bad Single Processed Engraving example
Single Processed Work
Example of Good Double Processed Engraving
Double Process

HAND-CARVED ARTWORK

We have a staff of granite artisans with over 75 years of experience, giving us complete control of the crafting process. Doing all the work ourselves gives us complete control on how the finished memorial will look, like with our hand-carved deep cut roses.

Gingrich Memorials Deep Carved Rose
Gingrich Memorials Deep Carved Rose
Their Rose Engraving
Their Rose Engraving
 

LASER AND HAND ETCHINGS

At Gingrich Memorials we have our own full-time graphic artist who can assist with the design process of the memorial. Personal photographs, emblems, patches, awards, vehicles, buildings, pets, poems, epitaphs etc. – The possibilities are almost limitless as to what can be etched onto black granite. Images that can be scanned at a high resolution are created with our state-of-the-art laser etching machine. What can’t be etched by the machine is hand etched by our gifted graphic artist. This process can take from several hours to several weeks, based on the complexity of the design. An example of the hand etching process is illustrated below.

We Do Our Own Foundations

To ensure that your memorial is installed properly, we do all the foundations (if the cemetery allows) prior to installation. Once the foundation is in, our staff installs all of our memorials.

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Featured Single Upright Monuments Mock Up
Single Upright Monuments
Featured Double Upright Monument
Double Upright Monuments
Custom Hand Done Etching
Custom Hand Done Etching
Bevel and Grass Level Markers
Bevel & Grass Level Markers
Granite Color Options
Granite Colors
Laser Etchings
Laser Etchings
Slant Monuments
Bronze Plaques
Bronze Plaques
Contemporary monument shapes
Contemporary monument shapes
Cemetery Vases
Cremation Options
Mausoleums
Mausoleums
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Estate Columbariums
Estate Columbariums
Pet Memorials
Porcelain Portrait Additions
Ceramic Portraits
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10% off all existing in stock granite inventory. Hurry sale ends May 31, 2024

***Excludes sale and clearance items and any existing orders