Common Questions

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE BEFORE THE MEMORIAL IS IN PLACE?  Once the final design is agreed upon by the family, there are still more factors. If your granite is from the local territory, it might take 8-12 weeks. If your granite choice is from Africa or India and not a stock piece, it could take about 20 weeks. We also factor in the weather (see the next question).

CAN MEMORIALS BE SET ANY TIME OF THE YEAR?  Each cemetery has specific times of the year that they allow memorials to be set. Memorials typically are set when the ground is thawed and is solid enough for the truck. Typically we place memorials between April and October, depending on frost.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE A MEMORIAL FROM CAPITAL CITY MONUMENTS?  Selecting the right memorial for yourself or for a loved one is a difficult decision. In selecting Capital City Monuments, you gain the assurance of quality craftsmanship, finest designs, and the best value. I offer a no-pressure policy, a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, compassion, and a flexible schedule to fit your needs.

Personalized memorials reflect the uniqueness of those it memorializes. Although most memorials provide the basic information (name, date of birth, and passing date), sharing emblems or pictures of the life that was lived is a great way to honor that life. Who was this person? What were their passions, who were their loved ones, and what were the ways by which they’d like to be remembered? Capital City Monuments is to here to assist you in creating a design that speaks of the person’s life. Please see more on the
 Welcome page and on the About Us page.

The cost varies widely based on the type of memorial, size, granite choice and the other options you choose:  granite choice, type of memorial (upright, bevel, slant, flat, etc.), edge designs (polished, sawed, rough), additional lettering and etchings, solar lights, and so forth. For a price inquiry, please contact Randy Schumacher at, or (605) 224-4411, or visit the showroom at 313 S. Pierre Street in downtown Pierre, South Dakota.

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Capital City Monuments Pierre SD

Serving Central South Dakota 

313 S Pierre St.  Pierre SD 57501

(605) 224-4411