Columbarium – Financial Planning Options

Understanding the financial feasibility of a columbarium for a cemetery can be a daunting task. Every cemetery has its own unique needs. Budget, interment trends, space allotment, landscaping considerations and local markets are all forces that affect the cost, size and complexity of the columbarium.

Affordability and Value

Sometimes it does not pay to buy the cheapest. What initially seems like a “great deal” may come at a cost further down the road. What should be paramount in every purchase is quality craftsmanship and sound engineering. When deciding on a columbarium that needs to stand the test of time and the elements, investing in the highest quality product is imperative.

At Sunset, we are confident that our product is one of the best-engineered structures on the market. With our 100% granite exteriors, corrosion resistant materials such as Aluminum and Nylene and our concealed security hardware system, Sunset’s quality is exemplary. With over 20 years experience and a solid reputation in the industry, we will be happy to share references from our many satisfied and loyal customers.


Benefits of Columbarium

Columbaria provides interment and economic options for those in the community who have chosen cremation. Statistics show that two in five people choose cremation for either economic reasons or concern for land use and the environment.

Columbaria maximizes cemetery real estate and extends the life of the cemetery. Areas not zoned for traditional or full-body burials, due to area size limitations or geotechnical conditions, are now usable due to columbaria.

Columbaria creates an economic avenue to assist with operation and maintenance costs so the cemetery can work toward self-sufficiency.

Custom Design Does Not Have To Be Expensive.

As a custom manufacturer, each columbarium can be artistically or structurally modified in order to create that unique piece that will enhance any cemetery’s creative vision. We can customize through granite selection, roof design, artistic engravings, laser etching, interior niche configuration sizes and Aluminum or Nylene niche interior options.

We have a Sunset Columbarium that can meet your budget. Sunset delivers the highest quality and one of the most secure designs on the market to date. Our models are engineered with the latest in technology and built to accommodate North America’s extreme weather conditions. Our smaller base entry models are timeless. Cost efficiency can be found in our Nylene interior niche option, but also by effectively utilizing the columbarium footprint to its greatest advantage. We are happy to share these and other financial savings strategies with every customer.

Return on Investment Calculator

To alleviate this calculation stress, Sunset Memorial & Stone has created an easy to use calculation tool designed to assist our customers with their future columbarium purchase.

To alleviate this calculation stress, Sunset Memorial & Stone has created an easy to use calculation tool designed to assist our customers with their future columbarium purchase and when presenting business case models to Civic Council or Cemetery Boards. Our calculator will help determine how many columbarium niches the cemetery can support annually. Cemetery Management can use this tool to help forecast future revenue possibilities. Our ROI calculator provides financial projections based on historical statistics and future interment estimates.

We offer our ROI calculator free of charge to all Sunset Memorial customers. Simply complete the following with your contact details and cemetery or funeral home, and we will gladly forward our calculator to you.

Feel free to Contact Sunset Memorial & Stone directly or come by our office and visit our showroom.


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