Proper planning is the foundation on which all successful columbarium projects are built. Since 1984, Homecoming has been exercising this philosophy by facilitating the efforts of clients in all phases of project development. From assistance with site selection/multiple site study to offering a full range of award-winning architectural services to bring your columbarium project vision into focus, Homecoming will be there to support you throughout the planning stages.
Homecoming enjoys the privilege of having been actively involved in over 1,400 columbarium projects to date. We are dedicated to support the efforts of our clients as they endeavor to establish their project. Developing a columbarium project need not be overwhelming! Rather, let our knowledgeable and caring staff share its more than 34 years of experience in assisting clients in bringing their columbarium plans to fruition. Whether your project requires 40 niches or 4,000 niches, we look forward to being a trusted partner in developing your columbarium project.
As part of our unrivaled comprehensive services we are committed to offer support with every facet of your columbarium project. From an initial on-site presentation to our unrivaled continuing service (see our Continuing Service page), Homecoming will be your trusted partner in this endeavor. We will work closely with you and your organization to understand your needs, identify challenges and assist in defining the scope of the project.
We understand that the planning of each columbarium project will be unique and that each project will vary in scope from client to client. Our vast experience in this development phase of columbarium projects makes us uniquely qualified to partner with you on your columbarium project.
Once you have decided to move forward with developing your columbarium project, Homecoming will visit your location and provide an initial on-site presentation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to speak at length with your Homecoming representative to discuss our products and services.
While there, we can walk the property with you to discuss possible locations and provide feedback. This time will allow you to share with us your “wish list” of design possibilities.
Whether you choose our award-winning architectural services or you have an architect with whom you already work, Homecoming stands ready to assist in whatever capacity you request. If you choose to work with your architect, you can rest assured that Homecoming has the ability to collaborate with him/her on a professional level to facilitate their efforts. Further to this, we can offer insight with regard to the many different design considerations that come into play when a columbarium project is being developed.
One of the many considerations when designing a master plan will be determining the appropriate number of columbaria for your project. This will ensure there will be sufficient inurnment space for the life of the project. Decades of experience have revealed to us a correlation between the total niche count for phases as well as the total niche count for the master plan, and how these numbers directly relate to our clients’ demographics. We are happy to share this knowledge with the clients we serve to make certain the overall plan of the project will meet their needs, now and in the future.
Another design consideration will be the location and accessibility of the columbarium. Feedback from clients has revealed to us that a columbarium will become tactile. Many family members will feel the need to make physical contact with the facing stone of their loved one’s niche. This consideration can create a challenge in determining the proper location(s) of columbaria for your project.
While there are several design considerations that will apply to every project, many columbarium projects will be unique in their own way. Because of this, it is important to have a partner that has the breadth and depth of knowledge to meet all of the unique challenges that may be encountered during this phase of your columbarium project.
Our support does not end once your columbarium project is completed. Long after your columbarium becomes functional, Homecoming will remain your project partner, providing any continued support you may need. It is our goal to stand by as a resource for all the clients we serve, to answer any questions and offer advice as needed.
We provide continuing service to meet all of your memorial needs. Please see our Columbarium Continuing Service page.