Testimonials

Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, OH “When Lake View was considering a columbarium near the historic Wade Chapel and Wade pond, we wanted to ensure the product was of the highest quality and blended with the appearance of the section.  Gerardo and his team at Columbarium by Design (CBD) assured us of this from the beginning and did not disappoint.  From initial design to final walkthrough, Gerardo was there every step of the way.  Presenting us with different design ideas and options for a columbarium in a space that we struggled to find the right product for, was invaluable.  The final product exceeded expectation and has been an exciting addition to Lake View’s grounds.  Gerardo’s continued follow up after installation has been beneficial in knowing the support for his product and of Lake View adds to our confidence in future projects with CBD.”

Andrew Bales, MSOL, MSM Director of Family Service

Benet Hill Monastery, Colorado Springs, CO

In 2019, the Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery decided to expand St. Benedict Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado with a columbarium. We contacted Gerardo Garcia, owner of Columbarium by Design. When we met with Gerardo, we made it clear that we did not want any trees to be cut down and we asked that the columbarium blend with the forest as he designed and constructed the Columbarium Garden.  In the fall of 2020, he and his team accomplished our request with great integrity and beauty. The first phase of this project is completed. We have two attractive walls that have expanded our capacity to 68 niches. It is a stunning addition in our sacred forest on these holy grounds.

Sister MT Summers OSB / Treasurer

Smith Life & Legacy, Maryville, TN 

When my business partners decided to embark on a new initiative for our cemetery, we were so blessed to find Gerardo Garcia and his excellent team at Columbarium by Design (CBD). With hopes of helping our cemetery embrace the paradigm change of cremation, Gerardo helped us through every stage of the process – from initial ideas to concept development to construction and completion. CBD provided us with everything we needed to bring our initiative to full fruition…and it turned out even better than we hoped. I greatly appreciate Gerardo’s personal interest in our cemetery and helping us conceive ideas that will better support the changing needs of my client-families. If you are looking for an update or some fresh new concepts for your cemetery, you will appreciate the professionalism and camaraderie of CBD. Please consider this a full 5-Star review.  

C. Lynn Gibson
Ph.D., DPhil, CFSP / Managing Partner 

Sunset Memorial Park / French Funerals-Cremations, Albuquerque, NM

“We have worked with many quality suppliers in our various projects, but Gerardo and his team are quickly becoming vital partners in all of our future expansion.  The columbarium and mausoleum products and designs produced by Columbarium By Design offer us a level of flexibility, adaptability, and cost effectiveness that is unmatched with our other suppliers.  Gerardo has the ability to integrate new property into old construction in a seamless way that has been a huge benefit to our cemetery.  They can design from scratch, or adapt to an existing design/theme fluidly.  In addition to the sheer flexibility of their designs and construction methods, they have enabled us to truly maximize limited existing space with high volume niche cabinets permitting multiple inurnments.  The niche cabinets we’ve chosen are 15”H x 15”W x 24”D, allowing for oversize urns, or up to four standard urns per box.  This capacity allows us to double or even quadruple the number of placements in the same footprint of space, maximizing both revenue and the utility to our families.”

Chris Keller
Vice President, French Funerals-Cremations/Sunset Memorial Park

Santa Fe Memorial Gardens, Santa Fe, NM

“Columbarium by Design worked with us closely from start to finish and was flexible in accommodating the changes that take place in most major construction projects.  They helped us in creating a new Santa Fe landmark that has been receiving positive comments from residents and from our religious communities.”

Tim Rivera / Owner

Masonic Cemetery, Las Cruces, NM “During the expansion of Masonic Cemetery, owned by Aztec Lodge #3 AF&AM, a gazebo was built with the intention of installing niches and creating a columbarium.  We met Gerardo Garcia through our association with Sal Perches of La Paz-Graham’s Funeral Home.  Mr. Garcia came on site to visit with me to determine our needs in order to provide visual layouts of possible options.  After much consideration, this option was chosen to best serve our customer’s needs with both beauty and grace. Columbarium by Design, LLC. installed the niches in a timely and professional manner.  Everyone we dealt with was courteous and a pleasure to work with.  The staff of Masonic Cemetery would highly recommend this company to aid you in the design and implementation of your columbarium needs.”

Eduardo Medina / Worshipful Master of Aztec

Perches Group, Cd. Juarez, Chih, El Paso, TX & Las Cruces, NM “We have worked with Gerardo at both sides of the border and It’s my pleasure to express our recognition to his professionalism. I am a dear friend of Gerardo and I recommend to anyone doing business with him. In fact, he is not just my friend, he is also my business advisor for my 4 Columbariums, 2 Mausoleums, 2 Cemeteries and 11 Funeral Homes.”

Salvador Perches / President & CEO

American Cemetery Services, LLP | Roberts Funeral Homes Inc., State of Ohio “Our experience with Columbarium by Design on our first project with them was exemplary.  Gerardo was great to work with starting from the design phase through the final installation.  He had great ideas and insight, was attentive to our needs, and responded quickly to design plan changes.  He was always prompt and communicated effectively throughout the process.  We look forward to future projects with Columbarium by Design.”

Kirk D. Roberts / Director of Sales

Horan & McConaty, Denver, CO “Gerardo and his team have helped us design and implement cremation memorialization throughout our properties.  We have made better decisions and improved our sales with Gerardo’s advice and support. Integrity. Quality. Value. Service after the sale. All are reasons I rely on and recommend Columbarium by Design.”

John J. Horan / President & CEO