Experience the Difference
We invite you to discover who has made Family Owned Funeral Homes and Cremation Services the ultimate provider of creating healing experiences in the community. This section contains the heritage, vision, and the people behind Family Owned Funeral Homes and Cremation Services's reputation of quality, sincerity, and trust.
Is there any difference between a family owned funeral home, and a funeral home that is part of a corporate-owned chain?
Over the past several years, large multi-national organizations have been purchasing funeral homes at an alarming rate. The early nineties saw hundreds of family operated funerals homes across North America brought into the fold of large multi national firms. Recent media reports such as 60 Minutes, Time, and US News and World Report conclude that these death care business operations, while trying to maintain the facade of a family operation, quickly increase prices considerably and enforce merchandising policies on employees geared to significantly increase their bottom lines.
The funeral profession has a long, proud history of personal service provided by generations of local families with deep roots in their community. Today there are many funeral service providers from which to choose. What you may not know is that not all funeral homes are owned by families. While they may have been operating in your community for years, and their names have not changed, some funeral homes have sold out to national and even international conglomerates. These funeral service conglomerates are large corporations that are publicly traded on the stock exchange. This makes them responsible to their stockholders and board of directors to continually grow profits year after year. As a result you end up paying more money and receive less value for your funeral service.
Why are family-owned funeral homes the right choice?
The Familyowned network of funeral homes are family owned and have a single focus; providing the best quality service and value to our families and friends. We are not governed by corporate mandates or driven to increase profits. We know that our success depends upon how we treat each and every family we serve. It is our goal at all of the Funeral Homes in the Familyowned network not only to satisfy your needs but also to exceed your expectations.
Historically, funeral services have been provided by generations of local families who have deep roots in their community. When dealing with such an important event, turning to a funeral director whom you know and trust can make a world of difference. A family-owned firm will give you the personal attention and caring that you deserve, and the extra support that you will need after the funeral is over. You will also receive the outstanding professionalism that only generations of service can cultivate.
When choosing a funeral home, you may want to research whether or not a family owns the business or run by a large corporation. There is a difference. During the past 20 years, publicly owned corporations have been consolidating the funeral business similarly to what has occurred in other businesses. Recently, this trend has reversed because the corporate owned funeral homes have simply not measured up to the service that families receive from family-owned funeral homes.