Credibility...

MBNA is the voice of memorialists in North America and around the world.

Craftsmen...

MBNA education and networking opportunities serve its members for the betterment of their customers.

Memorialization...

The art of commemorating the lives of those loved.

Mission: To define and promote permanent memorialization in a viable, innovative and diversified way for the membership and to enhance the awareness of permanent memorialization by the general public and the remembrance industry.

Monument Builders of North America

Monument Builders of North America (MBNA) is THE voice of memorialists in North America and around the world, continuing to serve members for the betterment of their customers.

When you purchase a monument, headstone, grave marker or memorial from a Monument Builders of North America member, you are assured of ethical, honest business practices from someone who is committed to his industry and monument art. The majority of members are multi-generational memorialists and headstone designers who have learned the exact art of stone carving from their fathers and grandfathers. Remember, for an exceptional work of monument art, always purchase a headstone from an MBNA member.


Purchasing a Memorial

Purchasing a memorial is a major investment of time and money and should be undertaken with great thought and care.

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Find a Monument Builder

When you purchase a monument or headstone from an MBNA member, you are assured of ethical, honest business practices from someone who is committed to his industry and art.

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Certified Memorialist

Certified Memorialist® designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available in the memorial industry.

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Deadline is December 30

This thirty second shows how a design is cut into a thin sheet of rubber and prepared for sandblasting.

Stone is polished by hours of work by a skilled craftsman. There is no "coating" that is applied. The beautiful, nearly permanent shine on memorials is created by a series of diamond impregnated pads, water, and a skilled craftsman. If the polishing process is done incorrectly, the stone can overheat causing the stone surface to prematurely crumble.

A grave marker is one of the only pieces of artwork that an average family will ever buy. These hand-made tributes to the life of a loved one serve many important purposes for a grieving family, but they are also an important permanent record that will tell an individual's story to the generations that follow.

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