Roberts ~ Shields Memorial Company

Established 1898
Over 100 Years of Providing
the Highest Quality Memorials

Granite - Bronze - Marble



quality coping colors stone gallery 1 bench gallery 1 vase gallery Jewish
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what is coping

Coping refers to the stone “walls” that are used to enclose some cemetery lots.

Coping is the one item which requires the most amount of time to install even though most companies spend the least amount of time on it. If your cemetery has coped lots, notice how many of them are crooked, uneven, not level, have no seemed joints, and generally are falling apart. Now look at our work ... you can see why we're able to provide a 50 year warranty on all of our work - even coping.

  best materials for coping

Granite or marble is the best choice since they match the monument on your lot and are permanent. We use only the highest-quality granite and marble for coping, not “seconds” or discarded / inferior scraps. We level each piece of coping with the lot and use an industrial joint compound on each piece.

Why is it Difficult to Find Quality Coping Jobs? It is a time-consuming labor-intensive job that requires experience and a commitment to get the job done right. Leveling the stone over such a large area is very difficult as is installing a proper foundation. Our experienced craftsmen (three of which have over 40 years experience each) have done thousands of coping jobs and will do the job right!

high quality   low quality

High-Quality coping with perfectly level and aligned jointed corners with a firm foundation
Low-Quality coping is not level, aligned, or jointed properly and has no foundation

High-Quality coping showing perfectly straight, aligned, and level sides
Low-Quality coping showing sides that are not straight, level, or intact
High-Quality - On sloped lots, sometimes taller coping is required to level the lot...but installing this taller coping requires skill and experience.
Low-Quality - This taller piece has begun to fall backwards; they are trying to brace it with metal pipes. Don't settle for this low quality job.

High-Quality finished coping lot

Roberts-Shields Memorial Company, Marietta, GA (Metro Atlanta area)