The New York State Monument Builders Association (NYSMBA) is an association of Professional retail memorialists throughout New York State. Designing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining personalized memorials using the latest technologies, while still adhering to the time-tested stone cutting methods of old is the challenge met by our members.

Founded in 1941, the NYSMBA has been a leading advocate for consumer protection. The independent business owners of the NYSMBA have agreed to operate their businesses in conformance with our Code of Ethics designed to offer the consumer a caring approach to the purchase of a memorial to departed loved ones.

Your choice of a NYSMBA member firm is the first step in the permanent memorialization of those you love. Our members are trained to offer guidance and consulting in all the details of memorialization. The association provides seminars and convention programs annually to allow its members to improve their ability to serve the public in this most respected and only visible area of the death-care industry. An informed and professional retailer is your best ally in the search for the perfect memorial.



The first video in the MBNA’s ambitious Remember Project. “the Art of Remembering” portrays the process of creating a memorial while highlighting some examples of contemporary memorial art.

Memorialist Bob Mattos explains how memorialization has played an important role in his healing process following the death and cremation of his brother.

A somber stone in a lonely corner of a cemetery doesn’t always fit the life of a loved one. Let the life of a special person live on in the memories of your children and grandchildren, by creating a memorial in a place where it can be seen and used daily.

“Memorial Art Inception to End” expands the story that was begun in the first Remember Project video “the Art of Remembering”. This video documents the immense amount of work and talent that goes into creating memorial art.