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About Our Mausoleum Construction Company

Rome Monument is a nationally recognized mausoleum construction company, mausoleum contractor, mausoleum builder and installer with over 80 years of experience as a design/builder of high quality private family mausoleums for cemeteries and memorial parks. Rome Monument also designs and manufactures community mausoleums and columbariums. We design, build and install single crypt mausoleums, two crypt mausoleums, walk-in mausoleums, above ground burial vaults, private estate mausoleums, family mausoleumschapel mausoleums and garden mausoleums for families throughout the United States. Rome Monument also sells community mausoleums, private columbariums, church and community columbariums, crypts, urns and niche nameplates and plaques.  Rome Monument is one of the leaders in the cemetery monument and memorial industry.

Download Our High Quality Family Mausoleum Design And Construction Catalog

Download the High Quality Private Family Mausoleum Design and Construction Catalog

Browse pictures of 1 crypt mausoleums, 2 crypt mausoleums, private family mausoleums and stately walk-in mausoleums in this PDF guide. Learn how Rome Monument designs and builds elegant mausoleums using high quality granite, impeccable construction standards and old world craftsmanship. Get an understanding of the customization and ordering processes. Learn about high-grade granite, mausoleum foundations, base courses, architectural options and landscaping considerations. 


Chapel Mausoleums Sold By Rome Monument Start at $180,000Mausoleum Design Plans and Construction Contracts

We draft mausoleum design plans using CAD software and present these drawings and renderings to our clients for approval before beginning construction.

The mausoleum construction drawings we produce and submit to our clients include precise dimensioned architectural plans, structural plans, electrical plans and mechanical specifications. We present out customers with construction contracts that define how much it will cost to build their mausoleum.

Click here to view pictures of mausoleums designed and built by Rome Monument.

Mausoleum Construction Standards

If you are want to know how Rome Monument designs and constructs high quality family mausoleums, watch the video titled "High Quality Mausoleum Design and Construction Overview". In this video, Rome Monument shows you how to tell the difference between high quality mausoleum and low quality mausoleum design and construction. In addition to a superior, professional design, the quality of a mausoleum depends on such factors as the reputation of the granite quarry, the quality of the granite, foundation, base course, side walls, roof and joints, among other construction elements.

Our rigorous and meticulous mausoleum construction standards ensure the following safeguards and customer service requirements. 

  • Safe and permanent
  • Quality construction, craftsmanship and reliability
  • Engineering excellence
  • Thorough site condition acceptability
  • Competent architectural design and structural analysis
  • First-rate granite and marble installation
  • Design and construction for seismic load protection
  • Solid concrete foundations
  • Resistant to hurricanes and storm damage
  • Resistant to fire and use incombustible materials
  • Plumbing work complies with provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code
  • Properly ventilated mausoleums and crypts
  • Electrical work complies with the provisions of the National Electrical Code
  • Adequate drainage
  • Permanently secure and protected doors, windows, walls and crypts
  • Proper selection of building materials
  • Compliance with existing zone laws
  • Prevention of 'mausoleum odors' created by decomposing human remains
  • Adequate crypt foundation plans
  • Top-end mausoleum niche manufacturing and installation
  • On-time and on-budget
  • Surpassing performance requirements
  • Qualified field supervision and management
  • Timely delivery and installation of mausoleums
  • Professional installation methodologies
  • Quality control
  • Adequate warranties
  • Permitting process, inspection and third party vendor compliance
  • Post construction support
  • Reliable mausoleum cleaning, maintenance and restoration services

Prices For Private Family Mausoleums, Single Crypt Mausoleums, Two Crypt Mausoleums and Walk In Mausoleums

How People Commission the Design and Construction of a Mausoleum

The design and construction of a custom mausoleum from Rome Monument starts with a personal consultation at your home, office, or our showroom.  To get started on your private family mausoleum: 

The video below shows you examples of custom designed private family and estate mausoleums for sale by Rome Monument. It also explains how you can order or purchase a completely customized private family mausoleum from a Rome Monument Showroom in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, or from your home anywhere in the United States. Once designed and constructed, the mausoleum is delivered, assembled and installed in the cemetery of your choice.  You can order, buy, purchase and commission a Private Family Mausoleum with any number of crypts in different styles, shapes, sizes, and price ranges


In the video show above, Rome Monument takes you through the steps on how a mausoleum is designed and built. It follows the construction of a Greek Neoclassical-style mausoleum for the Pappan family of Pennsylvania that was installed in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver Pennsylvania in 2015. Rome Monument is a mausoleum construction company, mausoleum contractor and mausoleum builder with over 80 years of experience as a design/builder of private family mausoleums for cemeteries and memorial parks.
The Pappan family took advantage of Rome Monument's Pre-Arranged Cemetery Monument Plan - pre-need planning that allowed the Pappan family to pre-design, pre-plan and pre-pay for a truly high quality, completely customized monument prior to their passing and according to their wishes. 
The Pappan family met with Rome Monument who drew up designs and detailed plans for the structure. The main portion of the mausoleum was constructed with American Gray granite. The blue pearl granite door was sculpted with crosses to symbolize the Pappan family's Christian faith. The two memorial benches in front were made from blue pearl granite.  The mausoleum design incorporates classical architecture by using fluted turned ionic columns as one element. The family name carved above the entrance features polished hand tooled raised letters. The mausoleum rests on a triple base course of granite. The roof stone is accented with decorative molding. Rome Monument took about one month, on-site in the cemetery, to complete the construction. The complete mausoleum required 4 large truckloads of granite. Many of the components were prefabricated in the production facility before being assembled on-site. We rigorously followed mausoleum construction standards during the construction of the mausoleum.  You can see aerial video footage of the Pappan Family Mausoleum in the video below titled "See Inside Large Mausoleums Built for Famous Americans". 

Famous Mausoleums
Wikipedia says that a mausoleum is an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or people. A monument without the interment is a cenotaph. A mausoleum may be considered a type of tomb, or the tomb may be considered to be within the mausoleum. Some of the most famous mausoleums in the world include the Mausoleum of Augustus, Grant's Tomb, Lincoln's Tomb, Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Tomb of Cyrus, Hamilton Mausoleum, Palmer Chapel Mausoleum and the Lenin Mausoleum. If you want to see inside large mausoleums built for famous Americans, watch this video. Other famous mausoleums located around the globe include the Anıtkabir, Humayun's Tomb, National Pantheon of Venezuela, Qianling Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Castel Sant'Angelo, Tomb of Jahangir and Mausoleum of Genghis Khan.  They are some of the most elegant pieces of architecture on the planet.  A very interesting article about famous mausoleums was written by Douglas Martin for the New York Times is titled "Deathstyles of the Rich and Famous".  The term “mausoleum” comes from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the grave of the King Mausolus, who was a prominent Persian ruler during the 4th century BC. Other notable and famous mausoleums include the  Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Mausoleum of Hadrian, Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, Artigas Mausoleum, Imam Husayn Shrine, Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania, Mausoleum of Diocletian, Holy Cross Mausoleum, Bourguiba Mausoleum, Mausoleum of the Shirvanshahs, Shah-i-Zinda, Great Pyramid of Giza, Terracotta Army and the Taj Mahal.  Another interesting story about mausoleums was written in 2015 by Adam Selzer. It is titled "Touring the Tombs: The Mysterious Mausoleums of Chicago’s Abandoned Cemeteries". Louis Henry Sullivan, a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Martin Ryerson Tomb (Egyptian Revival Style) and the Getty Tomb, both of which are located in the historic Graceland Cemetery in Chicago. The mausoleum for Carrie Eliza Getty is a great example of Sullivan’s architectural style.
To contact Rome Monument by phone to learn about custom mausoleums for sale: 724-770-0700

Download Our High Quality Family Mausoleum Design And Construction Catalog

Download the High Quality Private Family Mausoleum Design and Construction Catalog

Browse pictures of 1 crypt mausoleums, 2 crypt mausoleums, private family mausoleums and stately walk-in mausoleums in this PDF guide. Learn how Rome Monument designs and builds elegant mausoleums using high quality granite, impeccable construction standards and old world craftsmanship. Get an understanding of the customization and ordering processes. Learn about high-grade granite, mausoleum foundations, base courses, architectural options and landscaping considerations. 

Rome Monument Inc. | North America's Highest Quality Monument, Headstone And Mausoleum Builder


In this video, you’ll learn how Rome Monument Inc. designs and builds the highest quality headstones, monuments, and mausoleums in the USA. Rome specializes in 100% personalized gravestones, with our customers directing us to build whatever their hearts desire. Unlike other monument companies, cemeteries and funeral homes, Rome does not offer you a limited number of cookie cutter options that you select from a design brochure or online form. You tell us your design idea, we build it! 

In this Rome Monument Inc. corporate profile video, you’ll see some of the monuments that families had us build that you won’t find anywhere else. That’s because our personalized memorials are built according to your individual requirements, desires and specifications. This means the shape, size, granite color, etchings, engravings and funerary artwork are one-of-a-kind and totally unique to your family. In addition, each personalized headstone design is individualized with exclusive adornments and special touches to meet the needs and situation of each family. We are frequently called on to design memorials that use symbols, designs and imagery as well as custom artwork created by the families themselves with the help of our monument designers. Rome designs and fabricates cemetery monuments that reflect the passions of the people memorialized: a hobby, their faith, their religion, sports, career, military service, outdoor scenes, flowers, angels, hearts - even a car or motorcycle. The choice is yours.
In this video produced by Rome Monument, Inc. in April of 2020, you’ll see our in-house certified master carvers and craftspeople sculpting, hand etching, lettering, polishing and sandblasting at the Rome Monuments Works Artisan Center in Monaca, Pennsylvania. Next door to the monument production facility is our granite monument and quarried rock warehouse, one of the largest in America. Rome gets its beautiful, high quality granite from the most reputable quarries in the United States, Canada, and around the world. 

About Rome Monument, Inc.


Rome was founded by stone craftsman Michael Dioguardi, who emigrated from Rome, Italy to Rochester, Pennsylvania in 1930, bringing with him the skills and techniques he learned from Italy’s master sculptors. Now a 4th generation family owned business, Rome is one of America’s leading cemetery memorial companies. In addition to designing and building monuments, we ship them to cemeteries, homes, parks, and other locations throughout the United States. We can also install and assemble monuments on site, including large mausoleums. At Rome, we encourage our customers to order their monuments pre-need, prior to their passing, in order to get the exact memorial they want and to avoid any hassle or financial burden for their heirs. Our showrooms throughout Western Pennsylvania offer customers the opportunity to learn about our products firsthand.

Rome Monument Expands Installation Area Across U.S.
Posted on February 26, 2019

In January of 2019, Rome Monument, a mausoleum design and construction company based in Pittsburgh, purchased two new custom monument trucks. The private family mausoleum builder now has the manpower and equipment to deliver and install high quality single crypttwo cryptwalk-in family mausoleums and multi-crypt above ground burial vaults in all 48 states. Both of the new mausoleum installation trucks purchased by Rome Monument use truck-mounted articulating cranes to set and install granite mausoleum foundations, walls, roofs, doors, crypts and heavy stones. Rome Monument is currently very busy manufacturing and building mausoleums purchased by private customers in large cities and wealthy communities all across the continental United States. Private family mausoleum prices start at $15K. Some of the new mausoleum installation areas in the United States are listed below.