Monument Industry Update 2022
While the monument industry continues to be largely affected by supply chain delays, we continue to persevere.
Multiple industries are suffering at large due to supply chain issues, and shortages, and are now working on rebuilding. Remember we are all doing the best we can with the staffing shortages, supply shortages, drastic cost hikes, communication breakdowns, and emotional stresses of impatience. This is the reality of the situation. Patience, kindness, support, and understanding are appreciated. We have your best interest in mind, we know you are grieving, understand how important this purchase is to you, and value the opportunity to serve your family. We encourage all to purchase pre-need to have peace of mind, save on costs, and join the queue.
Check out this set of articles that give insight into what is happening in the monument industry:
Great news! We are making progress after just over 2 years of complete chaos that was mostly out of our control. We just have to keep moving forward, adjust when needed, and stay committed.
Finally, we are pleased to say products, materials, and supplies, though still delayed and still with shortages are moving within the market again. We are pleased that wait times are getting shorter, communication is getting better, and we have more staff again. We are still backlogged in many areas but improving every day. Most of our staff are new and have been learning and training to serve you better.
We appreciate your patience with us at Monument Advisors and the entire memorial industry. If you do not get a quick response on status or a call back right away, rest assured we know you want things completed as soon as we possibly can, we haven’t forgotten you, we want to do the best job possible, and we want to do quality work and offer quality products, and it is more important in the long run to do it right then do it fast. You and your loved one are important to us. The cemeteries need sustainability too.
Thank you for choosing the Monument Advisors Team.
Frustrated about the delays, unknowns, slow movement, unanswered progress, and more?
Everyone is experiencing the same issues.
There are multiple articles around the world you can read to better understand the problem. Every monument is custom-made. Increased demand, backlogs, stencil shortage, compound shortage, staffing shortage, transport and production delays, port restrictions, significantly increased costs, quarry and company buy/sells, expansions, new hires in training, and more…
Patience and kindness are appreciated. We are professionals who refuse to lower our quality and craftsmanship standards or moral business ethics over impatience because you or your loved ones matter to us. We want to keep cemeteries sustainable for years to come and the last time a name is used to be done just right. We have your best interest in mind for this once-in-a-lifetime purchase.
Everyone is doing their best to be honest and communicate what they do know. One client is not more important than another. All lives matter and deserve to be remembered.
Did you make the right decision to buy when you did? If you haven’t purchased yet should you wait?
Costs are only going to continue to go up. Spend your money wisely you need the monument do you want to pay more or less for it? If you had waited you would only be placed in line down the road so your wait would be even longer.
We are all in this together. Thank you for trusting us with the honor of creating a story in stone with a one-of-a-kind piece of art to mark a moment in time and have a place to go to reminisce fond memories.
Fall Into Savings Event
October 13, 2021 – November 30, 2021
We all know pricing is going up. We are expecting price hikes from manufacturers to be greater than normal for 2022 due to rising costs, shortness of staffing, increased transport rates, material and supply shortages, and increased death rates industry-wide.
Stop in our office and ask for a virtual appointment, or request a home visit. Learn how monuments are made, look at color and warranty options, participate in an interactive digital design session, and enjoy the peace of mind your wishes are carried out to completion.
Let the Professionals Handle It!
Proudly your only locally owned cemetery monument company. Buy local, help us grow, and support more local and statewide jobs, multiple families, and see the difference in quality, craftsmanship, warranties, and guarantees.
IMPORTANT INDUSTRY UPDATE
We now offer virtual appointments if needed for any area across Nebraska. You and your loved one’s well-being matter to us. So, we have added additional ways to communicate if you feel coming to our office, the funeral home, us coming to your home, is not a safely distanced or sanitized possibility in these uncertain times.
We can walk you through set up over the phone on any of these apps: Facebook Messenger, Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Google Meetings, Google Duo, Microsoft Teams, Hangouts, or WhatsApp.
Simply Call 1-855-23PSALM(77256) for needs across Nebraska
or local 308-675-1520 or email email@example.com
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Alan Lepler started in the memorial industry 1980, with the largest quarrier, manufacturer, and retailer in the Midwest. Watertown Monument Works, of his hometown Watertown, SD. He took on the challenge of learning and growing the company into multiple states. He moved with his family to Nebraska through the purchase of Norfolk Memorials of Norfolk then Desch-Paine Memorials of Grand Island. Watertown Monument Works later sold to the largest quarrier, manufacturer, and retailer in the world, Rock of Ages of Vermont. Alan transitioned with the sale to manage their new Midwest division. Several years later Rock of Ages sold their retail locations to Sunburst Memorials of Minnesota and converted to a very selective dealership model instead. Alan remained with Sunburst for a limited time through the transition then opened Monument Advisors as Nebraska's only Rock of Ages dealer and Multi-source provider. Today the legacy continues by Alan’s daughter Kelli Lepler. Her great passion for the industry, Nebraska communities, sustainability, and the same high quality product and service standards drives the company vision forward. She leads with plans for diversification and expansion in mind. The Monument Advisors team is growing. They consist of a collaboration of educated, trained, and experienced multi-generational professionals and apprentices. Together their ideas, dedication, and teamwork forge the company into the future.
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