What’s New

Update:
It is 2022 where is my monument?

Frustrated about the delays, unknowns, slow movement, unanswered progress, and more?

Google:

the monument industry covid


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

Be Wise…

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. 

Monument Advisors

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

All domestic color orders placed from Labor Day 2021 and on will not be installed until Spring 2022 and all import color orders placed from Labor Day 2021 will not be installed until Summer and Fall 2022.
We cannot control COVID-19 outbreaks, supply shortages, staffing shortages, transportation delays, increases in costs, and communication delays.
If you are still waiting for installation or final date lettering, then we are still waiting too. We are short-staffed, every order has been delayed, supplies are scarce, costs have risen dramatically, and communication from manufacturers is difficult since they are all experiencing the same problems as well.
Your patience and understanding during these uncertain times are appreciated. We are all in this situation together, no other company has more availability or better circumstances than any other.
Kelli Lepler
President/CEO

NOTICE

NOTICE: to our clients who have preferred the import colors. India manufacturing is running at 45% to 60% capacity. Blocks of import colors are delayed and raw material, transport, and industry-related supplies are experiencing shortages and delayed. All costs are on the rise. As of today Imports from India are on a 14-21 day lock-down prior to export.
China imports are also experiencing similar delays. This is not business as usual, unfortunately. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work through these uncertainties together.
Your business is important to us. Thank you for choosing Monument Advisors.
Kelli Lepler – President/CEO

IMPORTANT UPDATE

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE!
DID YOUR LOVED ONE PASS AWAY FROM A COVID-19 RELATED DEATH? FEMA is now offering to financially help! THIS PROGRAM COULD PAY FOR OR A MONUMENT FOR YOUR LOVED ONE. Our Professional Memorialists across the state can assist you in moving forward with closure and create a place to share fond memories.
Beginning Monday, April 12, families may begin applying for the COVID-19 Funeral, burial, and MONUMENT Reimbursement. See below for details about the application process.
FEMA has requested we inform our families to be aware of scams. FEMA will not contact anyone until they have called FEMA or have applied for assistance. Tell families not to disclose information such as the name, birth date, or social security number of any deceased family member to any unsolicited telephone calls or e-mails from anyone claiming to be a federal employee or from FEMA. If there is a doubt about a FEMA representative being legitimate, hang up the phone and report it to the FEMA Hotline at 800-621-3362 or the National Center for Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721. Complaints also may be made by contacting local law enforcement.
FEMA will begin accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 201 through their dedicated call center.
COVID-19 Assistance Line Number
Applications begin on April 12, 2021
844-684-6333 / TTY: 800-462-7585
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time

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 info@monumentadvisors.pro

Flexible Payment Plans

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.

Authorized Dealer

Title Address Description
Monument Advisors
2545 W Old Potash Hwy, Grand Island, NE 68803, USA

2545 W Old Potash Highway
Grand Island, NE  68803
Phone: 308-675-1520

Home Office Location
2545 W Old Potash Highway
PO Box 398
Grand Island, NE  68803
Phone: 308-675-1520
Fax: 308-675-1522
1-855-23PSALM
info@monumentadvisors.pro