Caskets are made of basically two materials, they are either metal or wood. The premium metals are made of bronze and copper. Bronze and Copper caskets will not rust, deteriorate or corrode. Standard caskets are made of Stainless Steel. Standard caskets, like premium, resist rusting and corroding, but are in a more affordable price range and offer many personalization options. Then there are basic steel caskets, which are not permanent. There are also caskets made of Mahogany, Walnut, Oak, Cherry, Poplar and other types of woods. Most of the metal caskets we display are protective caskets (they will seal), while the hardwood caskets are non-protective.
An outer burial container is required by all local cemeteries. Most families choose to place the casket in a sealed burial vault, however this is not required by law, it is strictly a family's preference. We also offer a wide variety of outer burial containers. Some people refer to them as vaults, however, a vault is a sealed container that is water tight and air tight. This is not required by law, although most cemeteries have a requirement of at least a concrete box or grave liner which is not air or water tight. However, we normally use Wilbert Burial Vaults, which are also the finest in quality available.
Container Options for Cremation include: Hardwood Caskets, for those desiring something more traditional; Cremation Caskets for those wanting a simple yet dignified casket constructed specifically for cremation; and Basic Cremation Containers.
Memorial Urns are permanent containers for the cremated body. We offer a wide range of styles and prices appropriate for burial, niches, scattering, keepsakes or discreet placement in a home. Your personal plans for the final placement of the urn can play an important part in you selection process. Some urns are ornately designed for display purposes while others are very basic in style. Many of the urns can also be personalized with engravings or laser designs.
Urn Vaults are protective containers in which urns are commonly placed. In many cases, where families desire to bury the urn-encapsulated remains of their loved one, cemeteries will require the use of an urn vault. Much like burial vaults for caskets, urn vaults protect the urn from being crushed, and protect the ground above them from caving in over time.
Our staff can assist with floral tributes from family and friends. A wide variety of selections are available that can be displayed at the service, ceremony or visitation.