Engraved Brick Fundraising FAQs

Engraved Brick Fundraising FAQs

Polar Engraving a brick engraving company that specializes in brick fundraisers and memorials was established in 1998 and quickly became one of the top companies in the USA specializing in successful brick and tile fundraising campaigns.

Since 1998 we have provided exceptional service and high-quality custom brick and tile engraving. We feel the quality of our engraving speaks for itself, request a free sample and see our craftsmanship! Customer service is our #1 priority and always will be. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your organization, we will always work hard to exceed your expectations!

Polar Engraving has been in business since 1998, we’re a family-owned and operated business. We’re not only a brick engraving company, but we are also members of the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) and we have a proven track record helping organizations with successful fundraisers and memorial projects.

Everyone! Organizations, charities, nonprofits, architects, developers, veterans, cities, etc.

For bulk orders of either bricks or tiles, please click here to download our order forms. Follow the instructions listed under the “read me” tab, and please be sure to complete the “shipping” tab. Once you’ve completed your order form, you can email it as an attachment to your email to [email protected], and we will email you an invoice within 24-48 hours. If you do not receive an invoice within 48 hours, please call or email us.

Engraved bricks are standard bricks with additional engraved visual marks like phrases, special art, logos, or symbols that are intended to continue people’s legacy.

Our innovative brick engraving technology utilizes a hybrid method that combines laser engraving and sandblasting allowing us to engrave complex logos, clip art, and custom artwork on both concrete and clay bricks.

We have the most transparent prices, please visit the pricing page

You can find our engraved bricks and tiles all over the country. Visit a location near you and look at the quality of our laser engraved bricks and tiles.

Yes, if your organization is considering a brick or tile fundraiser or memorial we would be happy to send you a free laser engraved sample brick or tile with your own custom text, logo, or clip art. We have several colors to choose from and engrave on both concrete and clay. You can order your free engraved paver or tile sample online or call us at 1-800-546-7993, and we would be happy to discuss your project with you.

Brick fundraising is a simple and effective way to raise funds quickly with no upfront cost. All other types of fundraisers include an initial investment.

Brick fundraising campaigns are one of the most popular and profitable ways to bring money to organizations. Also, engraved bricks create a lifelong memorial for all the donors involved in the project.

Set goals for your brick campaign: How much money do you need to complete your project? How many people are willing to get involved in your project? Try to target the donors in your community and see how much they are willing to spend on each engraved brick.

We can engrave any message, text, or phrase that you could possibly imagine. Also, you can add any clip art or symbol to your text, visit our extensive clip art library

The type of a brick fundraising idea directly depends on the details of your project. Please, visit our brick fundraising ideas page.

Yes, there are many ways we help organizations have successful and profitable fundraisers. We have the lowest price, so your organization gets to keep more of its fundraising dollars. We also offer many free fundraising tools to help you have a successful campaign. If you have any questions, you can always speak with one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff, just give us a call at 1-800-546-7993.

Yes, we recommend sealing your bricks. Be sure to ask your local contractor,
who will be your best advisor, based on the type of weather in your region.
Click HERE for instructions.

Yes, we recommend maintaining your tiles. Be sure to ask your local contractor,
who will be your best advisor, based on the type of weather in your region.
Click HERE for instructions.

Yes, all credit card payments are processed securely via PayPal or Stripe. In addition to this, all websites utilize secure encrypted data transfer protocols to further protect your donor’s data. You will know your website is secure by noting the lock in the upper left of your website navigation bar. If your organization is utilizing an outside payment processing platform, Polar Engraving is not responsible for the data security of PayPal or Stripe.

Our engraved 4″x 8″ bricks start as low as $19.50 each when you purchase 5 or more in that size. We have the best and most transparent pricing in the industry. Please click here to see the pricing for all of our products. Shipping is always free, with no exception within Continental USA.

Standard ground shipping within the continental U.S. is ALWAYS free with all orders. There are no hidden fees or additional charges for things like a lift gate, pallet jack, limited access, or residential delivery. Small orders are shipped via USPS or FedEx in boxes. Larger orders are shipped via freight on a pallet(s). All freight trucks are equipped with a lift gate and pallet jack to make your delivery as easy as possible and is INCLUDED in the price.

That really depends on how much you charge your donors and how well you market your fundraiser. We would highly recommend offering all sizes of brick or tile we carry and using a tiered pricing approach. Check out our brick fundraiser page to see our potential profitability chart.

The best answer is you know your donors best. Every community is unique, as is every project. We know organizations that charge as little as $40 for an engraved brick or tile, and organizations that charge several thousand dollars for the same size brick or tile. To maximize the profitability of your fundraiser, we recommend the following: be sure to offer donors multiple sizes, this will give everyone the opportunity to participate in your project. Offer bricks and tiles with clip art, logos, or custom artwork option at a higher price than text-only brick or tiles. You can also offer the larger-sized brick as “business brick” to bigger donors and include their logo for a premium. Please feel free to give us a call if you need more tips or have questions.

We can engrave any clip art from our expansive library and most custom logos or artwork of your choice for just $6 per engraved artwork with no set up fees. For custom logos or artwork send us your high resolution (Preferably black and white no shading) file as an attachment to [email protected]. Placement of clip art, logos or artwork will be left to the discretion of our engravers.

Please view our clip art library.

Customer warrants that he/she has the right to license the rights granted under this Agreement to use any Licensed Materials and that he/she has obtained any and all necessary permissions from third parties to license any Licensed Materials, and that use of any Licensed Materials in accordance with the terms of this Agreement shall not infringe the copyright of any third party. The Customer shall indemnify and hold Polar Engraving and its employees harmless for any losses, claims, damages, awards, penalties, or injuries incurred, including reasonable attorney’s fees, which arise from any claim by any third party of an alleged infringement of copyright or any other property right arising out of the use of the Licensed Materials by Polar Engraving or any Authorized User in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. This indemnity shall survive the termination of this agreement. NO LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ELSEWHERE IN THIS AGREEMENT IS APPLICABLE TO THIS INDEMNIFICATION. The Customer agrees that the jurisdiction for the purpose of this Agreement shall be Collier County, Florida, USA.

If you are ordering within the state of Florida yes, we are required to by law unless you are a tax exempt organization. Please send us your tax exempt certificate when ordering. If ordering out of the state there is no sales tax.

Any organization engaged in a brick fundraising campaign, donor recognition or memorial project can benefit from these free tools.

Free Custom Engraved Sample:
A free sample including your custom text and or clip art or logo will help you obtain approval for your project. Once approved, you can continue to use your free sample to market your project. You can order your free engraved paver or tile online, or you can call us at 1-800-546-7993 to discuss your free engraved sample.

Free PowerPoint Presentation:
We have created a PowerPoint presentation to help you obtain approval for your project, and it can be modified by your organization to suit your needs.

Free Donor Website:
Polar Engraving can provide you with a free customized donor website for your project. Simply provide us with the required information, and we will design it for you. Allow your donors to order online, track and manage your orders all in one place. For more information about our free donor websites and to see some examples.

Free Donor Brochure:
We can create a free brochure order form along with your donor website. You will just need to print them out.

Free Brick Locator:
Ideal for larger projects. Your donors can easily find their commemorative bricks within your project. Check out our brick locator tool.

Learning Center:
Our learning center makes it easy to find all the marketing tools and tips you need in one place to help you have the most successful fundraiser possible. The Learning Center is a great place to start your fundraising campaign!

Customer Service and Support:
Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is always available to help you with any questions you may have. Customer service is always our #1 priority, call us anytime at 800-546-7993

We have the best turnaround time in the industry. Once your invoice is paid in full, our standard production time is 3-6 weeks, and we ship as soon as your order is engraved. You will receive an email with tracking information once your order has shipped, and the freight company will make arrangements with you for delivery. If you have a deadline, please be sure to note it in writing on the “shipping” tab of our order form. We can also accommodate rush orders for an additional fee. The rush order charge ensures we start working on your order the next business day after we receive payment but does not include rush shipping.

If you need your order sooner than our regular production time we can accommodate Rush Orders. Rush orders will be fulfilled within 7-14 days of receiving full payment and ship right after. Rush orders are an additional $50.00 for orders under $500 or 10% of the invoice total for orders over $500. Keep in mind that this does not include rush shipping.Regular ground shipping is always free within the Continental U.S. Your order will be sent ground unless you request expedited shipping, which can be added to your order and invoiced separately from your rush fee. While we’re unable to guarantee shipping times, we rely on our shipping partners to deliver on time service.

Your fundraiser can be ongoing for as long as your organization wants to raise money.

We can engrave in any font or language, please click here to see our most popular fonts. Only one font per organization. If no font is specified on your order, Arial will be used.

Depending on the font selected, we suggest 18 to 20 spaces per line (including blank spaces, letters and characters). This is our standard for engraved bricks or tiles without clip art. With clip art, we suggest no more than 15 spaces per line for 4” x 8” brick or tile. Below is a chart with specific information for each brick and tile size. Please contact us if you have a special requirement, we’re very flexible and would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

We are only able to engrave line art, please contact us if you’re not sure your artwork can be engraved, we would be happy to help you.

In most cases, yes but your organization would be responsible for the cost and logistics to get your bricks or tiles to us, and we would only do them in batches of 20 or more. We do require a sample brick or tile to do a test engraving to be sure the brick quality meets our standards for engraving. If you choose to use your own bricks, there is a one-time setup fee of $20 per size brick or tile you will be ordering. This allows us to create a custom template for your bricks or tiles. If your brick or tile is the same size as what we stock, there will be no setup fee. If your brick or tile size varies from what we stock, please call us for a custom quote at 1-800-546-7993.

Yes, we can, depending on availability. Please contact us for a quote.  If we cannot,  look locally. The colors we offer are standard and easy to match. You can use your free engraved sample to find a matching color brick locally.

We carry 4 different colors in concrete: beige, gray, tan and red. We also offer clay bricks in red only. To view our color choices and sizes please read our engraved bricks page.

We offer 2 types of tiles, black porcelain, black sugar tile & quarry tiles.  Quarry tiles come in beige, gray, and red. To view our color choices and sizes, please read our engraved tiles page.

They are both good for engraving, however we’re one of the only companies that engraves in both clay AND concrete for the same price. We carry one of the highest quality clay bricks in the industry, it is a dark rich red color and has an antique look. Concrete bricks have a smoother finish and are more durable than clay bricks.

We do not provide installation services, we always suggest contacting a few local licensed professionals to compare price and services. Since installation will be your biggest expense you may be able to get a local company to donate some or all of the installation. You may also want to look within your own organization for answers or installation expertise.

We recommend contacting a local professional for your brick or tile installation. Most organizations use a sand bed installation for the bricks. This way blank bricks can be easily removed and replaced with engraved ones allowing you to continue your fundraising campaign for years to come.

We use a hybrid method that combines both laser engraving and sandblasting. The engraving is then painted using the same paint used on tombstones, so it’s extremely durable. Your bricks and tiles will look great for years to come. With over 24 years in business, we have not had one project replaced. Our highly skilled engravers are able to engrave intricate logos, custom artwork, and detailed fonts. We want to provide you with the highest quality engravings possible and the very best customer service and marketing tools to ensure a successful campaign!

Yes, please click here for details

No, we do not require a contract, we know you will be satisfied with our engraving services, products and customer service! We have happy customers, just read our customer testimonials and you will see.

We don’t have a minimum order quantity, you can order as little as one brick ($69), in order to get our lowest pricing, you must order at least 5 or more per size brick or tile. See our pricing page for more details.

You can place as many or as few orders as you wish, we do not require any specific order minimums.

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