Tag: cemetery

Finance

Assurant posts higher Preneed Sales and Profits

Assurant Preneed, a component of Assurant, posted higher revenue and higher profits in their 3Q 2018 results that were made public after the market on Tuesday.  You can read the company’s press release on its earnings report here. Assurant, a member of the Death Care Index (DCI), operates a world-wide conglomerate composed of three segments — Global Housing, Global Lifestyle, and Global Preneed.  The entire company has posted solid financials in 2018 reporting a $216.5 million profit for the first […]

Business

Being Determined to Stay the Course

Business decisions are generally not made lightly in the death care industry.  The same is true of public relations events put on by funeral homes and cemeteries.  Usually, these types of businesses are very thorough in their thought process so as not to annoy and/or lose a potential customer.  So once you have made a business decision to move one direction or plan a public relations event and then somebody complains to you or the media about such, What do […]

Cremation

Thinking of adding a Crematory?

Over thirty-five years as an owner operator of a community funeral home I made hundreds of business decisions.  Some were easy, some were hard, some worked out, some didn’t.  The one common denominator is that I did my research and thought that I was doing the right thing to either help the community or gain financially — and the best decisions were those that satisfied both of those criteria. One of the best decisions I made was in 2005, to […]