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Published: April 29, 2024 | Updated: May 3, 2024

About Dio & Co. Mausoleums

Dio + Co. specializes in crafting custom and sophisticated mausoleums and columbariums tailored to your preferences. A mausoleum is a standalone structure within a cemetery or on private property that serves as the final resting place for you and/or your beloved. Our custom mausoleums can accommodate a wide variety of features, including chapels or niches for cremated remains, and can cater to any number of graves. Each aspect, from shape and style to color and adornments, is fully customizable to reflect your unique vision and honor the memory of your loved one.

Types of Mausoleums

We design, construct, and install several different types of mausoleums. The variety of mausoleum crypts available is crucial in the design and customization process, ensuring a dignified and permanent resting place. This is why we offer a plethora of mausoleum crypts and customizations. Recognizing the significance of infusing personal touches into your loved one’s eternal resting place, we customize our process to align with your specific requirements and desires.

Let’s examine the different types of mausoleums available from Dio + Co.’s 80+ years of experience.

1. Single Crypt 

Mausoleum crypts come in different varieties, one of which is a Single Crypt Mausoleum. Single Crypt Mausoleums are designed for one individual. There are three primary categories of Single Crypt Mausoleums:

  1. Free-standing vaults positioned above ground, designed to accommodate a single coffin.
  2. Mausoleum Crypts with an external opening, like Garden Mausoleums.
  3. Walk-in mausoleums, such as Chapel Mausoleums, feature a crypt opening within the building. These private mausoleums often include spaces for sentimental artifacts like statuary, sculptures, vases, pictures, and stained glass windows while offering increased privacy for visiting family members.

2. Double Crypt

Double Crypt Mausoleums are specifically constructed to accommodate two individuals. These dual-person mausoleums serve as above-ground burial vaults and are available in various configurations. The options include the Garden Mausoleum, featuring a crypt opening on the exterior of the structure, and the Chapel Mausoleum, a walk-in design with crypt openings inside the building. Additionally, there are Couch Crypts, where crypts are positioned adjacent to each other, and In-and-over Crypts, where crypts are arranged either without a dividing wall or with one placed in front of the other. Each style offers distinct features tailored to different preferences and needs.

3. Private Family Mausoleum (Multi Crypt Walk-in/Estate Walk-in)

Family mausoleums, such as a Private Family Multi-Crypt Walk-in Mausoleum, offer a dignified resting place for multiple family members, embodying a tradition of honor and remembrance. These above-ground structures not only provide a secure and elegant memorial but also feature a variety of mausoleum crypt options, catering to the specific needs and preferences of families. Designed for traditional caskets and cremation urns, family mausoleums ensure the creation of a durable, top-tier, and visually striking memorial space. With over 80 years of expertise in mausoleum construction, we specialize in designing and constructing private family mausoleums, including garden and community mausoleums (also called public mausoleums), serving similar purposes within different settings.

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4. Westminster Family Crypts

Westminster Family Crypts offer flexibility in design, with options for crypts positioned either end-to-end or side-by-side. Each crypt can be personalized and tailored according to your preferences. Our skilled designers work closely with you to incorporate your vision and wish list, ensuring your satisfaction with the final product for you and your family’s everlasting memorial.

5. Vestibule Mausoleums

Vestibule Mausoleums offer versatility in size and design. Generally, they are compact structures resembling small houses or ornate buildings featuring a central door. These mausoleums can be customized with various amenities, including reflecting rooms, front or back loading options, inscriptions, stained glass windows or doors, steps, benches, and other embellishments.

6. Classically Style Walk-in Mausoleums

Walk-in mausoleums with classical styling feature elaborate architectural details inspired by classical or neoclassical designs. Classically Style Walk-in Mausoleums are adaptable to accommodate any desired number of crypts, providing a dignified resting place inside the structure where you can incorporate sentimental memorabilia and artwork. Characterized by their spaciousness, these mausoleums often feature steps leading to the entrance doors. Outside, you have the option to include benches, statues, and exquisite landscaping, enhancing the beauty and serenity of the surroundings.

7. Garden Mausoleums (Outdoor Mausoleums or Sepulcher Mausoleums)

At Dio + Co., our specialty lies in crafting custom outdoor garden mausoleums also referred to as sepulcher mausoleums. Unlike traditional mausoleums, Garden Mausoleums house crypts outside the main structure. Garden or sepulcher mausoleums are characterized by their open-air design, without a defined walk-in interior or entrance doors. Constructed with premium materials such as granite, bronze, precast products, and marble, our custom-designed outdoor garden mausoleums stand as enduring above-ground tributes. The serene and meticulously maintained grave site surrounding these mausoleums enhances the visitation experience, offering a peaceful outdoor setting for families to pay their respects.

Additionally, we specialize in creating outdoor crypt complexes and community mausoleums tailored to the needs of memorial parks and cemeteries.

8. Chapel Walk-in Mausoleums

Chapel mausoleums emulate the architectural form of a chapel and may even include a dedicated chapel room. Within the structure, some or all the crypts are situated indoors, providing an entrance and interior space for visitors. In certain cases, the building may comprise two garden-style mausoleums connected by a roof. When the structure is not completely enclosed, it is referred to as an ‘Open Chapel’ mausoleum.


There are many factors that affect the cost of a mausoleum, including structure size, granite color and quality, style, etc. The pricing for our mausoleums is tailored to the scope of each project. Our prices typically encompass the entire process, from custom design and construction, to shipping and delivery of the mausoleum. Additionally, we extend our installation services nationwide for mausoleums. If you are interested in receiving a free estimate, please complete this form and someone from our team will contact you to discuss your wish list. 

Private Property Mausoleums

Did you know that it is permitted in many states for either you or your loved one to be buried at home? In numerous states, individuals are permitted to conduct private property burials independently; however, it remains imperative to adhere to the statutes, rules, and regulations specific to your state and local jurisdiction.

If you are interested in designing a mausoleum for your private property, we’ll be happy to walk you through the entire process!


Prearranging cemetery memorialization has become a frequently requested service we provide and is commonly integrated into the estate planning process for modern families. While the conversation may be difficult to start, there are many benefits to planning ahead, like ensuring you receive the type of mausoleum you desire. To review more benefits of pre-planning and how to start the conversation, click here

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There are many things to consider before choosing the type of mausoleum you want, and one of the biggest factors is choosing the right company to design and construct that perfect final resting place. We’ve broken down the details for you, like the differences between high-quality and low-quality construction, variations in material, and our favorite tips in our free downloadable brochure. Access the free guide here

If you have additional questions, please contact us. Our team is happy to assist you, whether you’re just getting started or know exactly what you want.

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